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Hands started itching 1 week ago. No visible rash. Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling. No change in hydration, products, foods.

Hands started itching 1 week ago.  No visible rash.  Some skin-colored thickened skin on fingers, peeling.  No change in hydration, products, foods.

Possible eczema: Sounds like eczema-Contact Dermatits. However, there is usually a rash in this situation. Are you using any new soap or hand lotion? You can try 1% Hydrocortisone Cream over the counter. ...Read more

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Day 14 post circumcision- gland of penis is starting 2 flake with dots of dry skin...normal?

Day 14 post circumcision- gland of penis is starting 2 flake with dots of dry skin...normal?

Here are some ...: Congratulate for being able to cope with post-circ care up to the present - 14 days. What you described suggests your post-circ incision has evolved reasonably well. Based on what it is now, it's still most advisable to leave the incision alone, and you may shower it but dry it soon and keep it as dry & clean as possible. In 1-2 weeks, the look of your post-circ penis will be different then. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex 10 months ago. Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

Unprotected sex 10 months ago.  Dry cough dry itchy skin. Red bumps on thighs. White tongue. Cuts won't heal. Athletes foot. Nail changes Oral hiv neg?

HIV: Sounds like you're having some pretty common health annoyances & are worried they're due to HIV. First, the chance of of getting HIV from 1 encounter is very low (1 in 1250 exposures for vaginal penetration). The oral HIV tests are pretty accurate (about 92%) but to be extra sure and give you peace of mind, call your gyn or PCP to get a blood test. It's quick and confidential. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stinging skin sensation around eyes Flaky facial skin & dandruff Sore, dry and tight facial skin Hot skin and feaver. No allergies. For 4 weeks. ?

Stinging skin sensation around eyes 
Flaky facial skin & dandruff 
Sore, dry and tight facial skin
Hot skin and feaver.
No allergies. For 4 weeks.

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See dermatologist: Flaky skin lesions on the areas described may be from seborrhea which can be treated with several topical agent s including antifungal products. However the hot skin and fever are not expected with this condition. Thus it is best for you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sudden and increasing itching all over body since a few days. Start w/ feet. No visible signs. Skin not dry. No new cosmetics. Bloodwork seems normal.

Sudden and increasing itching all over body since a few days. Start w/ feet. No visible signs. Skin not dry. No new cosmetics. Bloodwork seems normal.

No rash?: Isolated itching is due to irritated nerve fibers in the skin. Normal labs (liver, kidney, blood count) essentially rules out underlying diseases. Irritation can be from contact (irritating soaps, detergents, other occupational or home exposures), sunlight, hot water, fung etc. Even if not visibly dry, daily washing removes protective lipids. Address these & use Aquaphor/CeraVe/Cetaphil liberally. ...Read more

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Sometimes oral temp normal while skin is fever? 12 weeks of 99.4-102.9 skin temp. 5 antib, blood work (lupus, hiv, hep, ra) neg. Day 7 of doxy tmp 101.2

Sometimes oral temp normal while skin is fever? 12 weeks of 99.4-102.9 skin temp. 5 antib, blood work (lupus, hiv, hep, ra) neg. Day 7 of doxy tmp 101.2

Well, that's a tough: One. You have a fever of uncertain origin, maybe. It seems as though you are checking it a lot though. I would stick with oral temp only. Do you feel bad? Chills, night sweats? Did u get chest x-ray? If not feeling bad and oral temps normal, i would try to get on with it. Cont abx but go just with oral, if normal consider that no fever if having no illness. Keep seeing doc though. ...Read more

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Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??

Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. any ideas??

Yes: You have a mycoplasmal chest infection and erythema multiforme until proved otherwise. It's not a perfect fit for what you describe, but this is common and seriously enough that you need to be seen by a specialist, hopefully in derm. ...Read more

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Scab on top lip no past of cold sores or dry/cracking lips. 2 wks now, keeps scabbing & peeling (not picking) Have tried keeping wet 1wk then dry 1wk?

Scab on top lip no past of cold sores or dry/cracking lips.  2 wks now, keeps scabbing & peeling (not picking) Have tried keeping wet 1wk then dry 1wk?

See your doctor: Since it is persisting for 2 weeks, you should see your doctor to have it evaluated. In the meantime, look for any changes in products you use on lips, toothpaste, facial cleansers to make sure no new ingredients have caused an issue. ...Read more

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Experiencing hair loss in shower & brushing. Hairs have whitish wisp on ends. Scalp itchy w/white flakes. Had spontaneous miscarriage 3 mos. Ago. Help?

Experiencing hair loss in shower & brushing. Hairs have whitish wisp on ends. Scalp itchy w/white flakes. Had spontaneous miscarriage 3 mos. Ago. Help?

Maybe related issues: There are sudden hormonal shifts w/miscarriage. Those shifts put many of the normally growing hairs on scalp into a resting phase. At the end of 3-4 months of this resting phase, hairs shed. Many of them should grow back unless there are other underlying health issues. If there was a significant blood loss w/miscarriage, hair loss could also happen. Flakes are most likely seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

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18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

Roseola?: Typically a viral illness with fever, and rash. Rash usually appears when fever subsides. Like any other viral illness, management consists of symptomatic care. ...Read more

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3 yo has scrape. Started out light and it's getting darker red around and scabbing over yellowish red. Using abx ointment. Is this normal healing?

3 yo has scrape. Started out light and it's getting darker red around and scabbing over yellowish red. Using abx ointment. Is this normal healing?

Healing : It could be normal and not necessarily due to an infection, though if your child is picking and scratching at it, she could be introducing bacteria into the wound. Best to continue a topical antibiotic for prevention. If it gets more red esp if spreading and there is pus draining from it, there may be a need for an oral antibiotic. You may clean it daily with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect it. ...Read more