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Likelihood Of Non Itching Scabies Rash
Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more
HIV? : Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Scaly mildly itchy rash at side of fingers for 2-3 years(only at fingers-no irritant involv)no luck with antifungal tx.Dyshidrotic eczema or infection?
Contact/irritant: If you have dry skin, you will need to use a thick moisturizer after washing your hands whenever possible. Wear vinyl glove when washing dishes or anything else. Avoid scented soap of any kind. After washing hands before going to bed, apply some moisturizer on the hands and wear non-latex gloves overnight. Consider getting patch testing to find out whether contact allergen plays a role. ...Read more
Yes, but not all: Itching all over the body can be a symptom of allergic reaction. However, this symptom is seen in dozen's of other conditions both benign and more serious. See a doctor to have this checked out. A thorough history will often cut right to the cause. However, a more thorough workup may be needed to find the correct cause. ...Read more
Can a rash from scabies spread after permethrin treatment of the mites are killed? Just did treatment last night, rash on cheek now, not itchy
Probably not but: Even if the mites are killed, they have left some droppings behind in the skin areas where they had visited. The allergic reaction to the droppings may linger on for a couple of more weeks. However it is uncommon to involve the face and thus the problem may not be scabies. ...Read more
Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?
Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more
Non itchy skin color raised patch no scale over both elbows & knees, all of same duration treated with mild steroid no response. probable diagnosis?
Difficult to know: A chronic rash is difficult to diagnose without more information about you and visualization of the rash. A Virtual consult may help. With the information given, granuloma annulare comes to mind. Usually there is a central depression within a ring sized flesh colored patch. If stretched, you will likely see smaller papules. They sometimes herald thyroid disease. Low potency steroids fail. ...Read more
No: Lamictal was originally developed as an anti-seizure medication but is now mostly used for bipolar disorders. It has a list of possible side effects longer than your arm, even if you are a gibbon - and one of those side effects is itching. There are plenty of legitimate treatments for pruritus due to atopic dermatitis; try Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) or see a dermatologist. ...Read more
AED: Trileptal anti-epileptic drug. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is not common, but seek immediate medical attention if it happens. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: fever, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat/lymph nodes), joint/muscle pain, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Rec. See you doctor for evaluation and blood sodium level. ...Read more
Does scrotum itching , and anal itching is a sign of aids or HIV no more symptom , last 4 months staph bacteria ? No cold fever, only those...
Itching: No. It could be many things.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cause of blister-like rash all from waist up, each blister approx 1mm in diameter. Very itchy! skin coloring underneath is blotchy. Rxn, allergy?
Blisters: There's no way to tell what this might be without taking a look at it. A dermatologist's eyeballs are the most important tools she/he has to work with, and in order to make the diagnosis, we have to see the patient. ...Read more
IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..
Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine): don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 50mg is usually ok but it will make you sleepy. See your doctor tomorrow if you can if rash is still bothering you. Cool shower should help with the itch. It is obvious you have a bad allergic reaction. Go to ER if you develop throat tightening, short of breath, wheezing, or other concerning symptoms other than rash ...Read more
Can pityriasis rosea only have herald patch with 2 small dots on other parts of body?all non itchy.how to tell difference of psoriasis n Pityriasis R?
Typically PR has: more spots and more diffuse presentation over torso and upper arms and legs. But anything is possible. It is very different than psoriasis vulgaris which has large plaques with silvery scales on top, PR has small macules (flat) that have oval shape with minimal scale. Guttate psoriasis can more mimic PR however distribution is different and lesions round not oval. A dermatologist will know the dif ...Read more
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