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Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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My back has been itching for about 2 or 3 days and finally someone looked at it and there's little red itchy bumps all over my back what could it be?

My back has been itching for about 2 or 3 days and finally someone looked at it and there's little red itchy bumps all over my back what could it be?

Could be allergies: Rash and itching most of the time could be due to allergies, another condition could shingles, take over the counter allergy medicines and creams, if no better in 24 hours see your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've had little red itchy bumps on my armpits and groin area (inner thigh) for the past few days. What could it be?

I've had little red itchy bumps on my armpits and groin area (inner thigh) for the past few days. What could it be?

? Infection: of hair follicles, or fungal infection, keep the area clean and dry, avoid tight clothing/underwear, try OTC antibiotic cream, unless allergic to it , if fungal infection, OTC antifungal cream can help too, if no improvement in few days, please see your doctor for proper management ...Read more

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I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

I have little red itchy bumps that turn into really deep scabs that take a long time to heal. Bumps occur on arms and upper back what could it be?

Keratosis pilaris: Is quite common. They generally only get itchy if your skin is dry. They only scar if you pick at them. You can use an exfoliant and a loofah. Acne is also possible. ...Read more

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I get very little red itchy bumps on and around my ears that seem to be stress related. What could this be? they also sometimes bleed or have fluid

I get very little red itchy bumps on and around my ears that seem to be stress related. What could this be? they also sometimes bleed or have fluid

See a physician ASAP: Lesions that are little blisters and bleed require medical attention. Stress may be a trigger, "the straw that broke the camel's back", but very unlikely to be the cause of the problem See a dermatologist or board-certified allergist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have little red itchy bumps all over my upper legs lower stomache and somewhat on my arms, help!?

What to do if I have little red itchy bumps all over my upper legs lower stomache and somewhat on my arms, help!?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have . If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up . If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?

There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?

Possible: Some people can get a "heat rash" that worsens when the skin is hot and usually gets better when cooled. However, to really be certain you should have this problem examined. ...Read more

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I had a bump on my stomach, it started off as a little red itchy bump, it has turned into, almost the size of a quarter bump & now as puss coming out.

I had a bump on my stomach, it started off as a little red itchy bump, it has turned into, almost the size of a quarter bump & now as puss coming out.

Abscess: It sounds as if you have a superficial abscess on your abdomen. You should treat it with warm soaks and triple antibiotic ointment. If you get a fever or the redness start spreading, please see your regular doctor ...Read more