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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

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What are little red painful itchy bumps on neck?

What are little red painful itchy bumps on neck?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a little red itchy watery bump on my toe its really itchy?

I have a little red itchy watery bump on my toe its really itchy?

Fungal infection: This itchy bump can be many things, from a fungal infection to poison ivy. Try over the counter cortisone on the itchy spot and see if that helps. If it has liquid in it be careful not to get the liquid on any other part of your foot or body as some fungus spreads by liquid contact. If it gets worse, spreads or does not go away in a few days seek medical assistance for treatment. ...Read more

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Hi my names alyssa & for over a month or so i've gotton these little itchy red bumps that turn into a rash & have an uncontrollable itch please help !

Hi my names alyssa & for over a month or so i've gotton these little itchy red bumps that turn into a rash & have an uncontrollable itch please help !

Contact allergy?: Good morning, alyssa uncontrollable itch with a rash suggests that your local immune system is either fighting a fungus or rejecting a contact allergen. Description of the rash as well as location will help to make a diagnosis. Local application of cortisone cream can reduce symptoms due to contact allergen. If it is a fungal rash, antifungal creams help. Please see your doctor to for management. ...Read more

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I have a few little itchy, red bumps on the outside of my hip. I thought they were bug bites but they won't go away, for 5 months. What are they?

I have a few little itchy, red bumps on the outside of my hip. I thought they were bug bites but they won't go away, for 5 months. What are they?

Rash: The physical examination performed by an evaluating physician is critical for diagnosis of rashes. Questions about the cause of a rash cannot typically be answered unless the rash description involves great details. ...Read more

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Yesterday after showering i noticed little itchy red bumps on my face, neck, and chest. What could this be its itches bad and red. Sound serious?

Red bumps: You may be breaking out in urticaria caused by the hot water from the shower. This is known as cholnergic urticaria. Take tepid or luke warm showers rather than hot showers. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if necessary before you shower. ...Read more

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I have had this irritation on my hand for a few weeks.Its first started as little itchy red bumps now its a big red blotch that itches when i wash my?

I have had this irritation on my hand for a few weeks.Its first started as little itchy red bumps now its a big red blotch that itches when i wash my?

Hard to say: Difficult question without a picture, but hand eczema can look like this and is common. Usually pretty itchy but can get painful if there are cracks or open skin. Treatment is topical mid potency steroids and avoidance of irritants. ...Read more

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Why do I get a rash on my lips now and again? Red little bumps itchy and swollen. Corners of mouth as well.

Why do I get a rash on my lips now and again? Red little bumps itchy and swollen. Corners of mouth as well.

Seems like cold sore: Your description sounds like that of a cold sore, which appears as groupings of little fluid-filled vesicles about the corners of the mouth, not both simultaneously but successive bouts can alternate from side to side. It's a viral infection, for which most people in society (85-905) have the causative virus, so it's very common. ...Read more

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Red little bumps, itchy& sore around vagina.Yellow discharge. painful.What is it? How do I get rid of it? What caused it? Thank you

Red little bumps, itchy& sore around vagina.Yellow discharge. painful.What is it? How do I get rid of it? What caused it? Thank you

Infection : Sounds like you have an infection which could be herpes. Whatever type of infection it is you need to be seen and treated ASAP at your primary care provider's office, a OB/GYN,or an urge care clinic. Today! ...Read more

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