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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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I have a skin rash on the inside of my leg and it itches, what can it be?

I have a skin rash on the inside of my leg and it itches, what can it be?

Dr. Can look at it: A rash can be from many causes, such as: viral infections, other infections, medication causes, strep throat, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams or lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means any rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance needs to be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi! I have an lump under the skin on my leg which itches when I'm hot. What could this be? Is it dangerous? Thanks!

Hi! I have an lump under the skin on my leg which itches when I'm hot. What could this be? Is it dangerous? Thanks!

Lipoma: Lipomas are soft lumps that feel like little nodules of fat and occur under the skin. They usually move and don't usually hurt. They don't go away and are nothing to worry about. If the lump is tender or warm or draining then get it looked at. You should have this looked at to make sure that is what this is. There are other things it could be. ...Read more

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Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?

Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?

Rash: This may have been an insect bite with an allergic response or an area of contact dermatitis from something that touched your skin. Apply cortisone cream, but if redness spreads and burning persists, an infection of the skin (cellulitis) may be present and requires antibiotic treatment (pills and cream). Your physician will advise you. ...Read more

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I got some kind of fungal infection in my legs, that area is black for now. It itches a lot, sometimes when I scratch I rip of. Some skin.

I got some kind of fungal infection in my legs, that area is black for now. It itches a lot, sometimes when I scratch I rip of. Some skin.

Intertrigo or Tinea: Where exactly is your rash, between your inner thighs/groin folds area? You can have a yeast (intertrigo) or fungal (tinea) infection. When the skin heals up, it usually results in a darker discoloration. Try a combination of Hydrocortisone over the counter (cortaid) and antifungal cream (clotrimazole, tinactin, (tolnaftate) lamisil) 2x/day for 2 weeks or so. Keep the area clean (gentle cleansing) and dry. ...Read more

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I have this bug bite that has yellowish liquid in it on my left leg near my calf. It is surrounded by red skin. It itches and I am having calf pains?

I have this bug bite that has yellowish liquid in it on my left leg near my calf. It is surrounded by red skin. It itches and I am having calf pains?

Insect Bite: Signs and symptoms of an insect bite result from the injection of venom or other substances into your skin. The venom causes pain and sometimes triggers an allergic reaction. The severity of the reaction depends on your sensitivity to the insect venom or substance and whether you've been stung or bitten more than once. See your doctor as the bite may be infected. ...Read more

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My 3 year old grandson has very bad dry patchy skin which itches terriable. I have noticed it on his back, belly and now on his little legs and bottom?

My 3 year old grandson has very bad dry patchy skin which itches terriable. I have noticed it on his back, belly and now on his little legs and bottom?

Atopic eczema: Most commonly, this turns out to be atopic eczema. Treatment usually involves mild corticosteroid creams (children are more sensitive to steroids than adults), medicated baths, and various skin emolliating techniques. Most kids outgrow it, but how long that takes varies considerably. A dermatologist will make a precise diagnosis and tailor a treatment plan to your child's specific situation. ...Read more

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I have a dark skin place between my legs, in both legs, near my pub area and it itches a lot, there are some acne around it, I don't know what it is?

I have a dark skin place between my legs, in both legs, near my pub area and it itches a lot, there are some acne around it, I don't know what it is?

Fungal infection: You may be describing a fungal infection. Inflammation in the skin can cause pigmentation to accumulate. Bacterial infections can do the same thing but either way you should go see a doctor. Keep the area dry in the meantime. ...Read more

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*urgent*after using clotrimazole2% vaginal cream, I got irritation on skin, legs, shoulders, it itches, look like small hives. I stopped using it, still itch?

Drug reaction: Drug reactions can have different forms. Hives (urticaria) is one of them. Any medication can produce hives. First thing to do is stop the medication. Hives are due to histamine release in the skin. Antihistamines usually help reduce this reaction. If antihistamines do not help, please see your doctor. If there is any swelling of lips, tongue or throat, please go to emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 4 Y/o daughter has a skin rash after being bit by mosquito, but the rash is all over her hands & legs and it itches.

My 4 Y/o daughter has a skin rash after being bit by mosquito, but the rash is all over her hands & legs and it itches.

Poss. Allergic...: It could be an overt allergic reaction to the bite especially if it is hive like. There are many other causes for it too, but the rash has to be seen by a doctor to assess it. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help if allergic, but please have it seen. ...Read more

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I have found something behind my ear gooey, my head itches, found brown mushy like things that looks like it has legs! /I'm clean wash hair daily! Help!

I have found something behind my ear gooey, my head itches, found brown mushy like things that looks like it has legs! /I'm clean wash hair daily! Help!

Sebaceous cyst: There are many kinds of cysts we all can get. It has nothing to do with hygiene. See your PCP to discuss what can be done about it. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Had itp. Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands. Scalp aslo itches. Tried steroid cream, it didn't help. Now also have purple veins on legs?

Had itp. Now itchy red puffed skin on face, neck, hands. Scalp aslo itches. Tried steroid cream, it didn't help. Now also have purple veins on legs?

See doctor: Although itchy skin per se is not alarming, when it is associated with purple veins on legs, the problem is likely serious. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Small skin colored lumpy area on shin two wks ago that itches. Has since gotten quite large and on left shin too. A lot worse at night, wakes me.?

Small skin colored lumpy area on shin two wks ago that itches. Has since gotten quite large and on left shin too. A lot worse at night, wakes me.?

Itchy.: Before things get worse, maybe its time you have your shin (s) evaluated. The remedy could be as simple as a topical cortico- steroid application. ...Read more

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I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too

I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too

Sounds like LSC: Lichen simplex chronicus is the thickening of your skin after chronic itching and scratching. If you scratch hard enough you can cause weeping and even secondary infection. Try aquaphor and AM lactam to reduce itching and help healing. Sometimes you may need prescription strength cordran tape to help from derm. ...Read more

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I have a inner boil on my back thigh with no head. Everytime I touch it or when I wash and I run a rag across it, it hurts and itches at the same time. It also feels like a tender hole behind my skin. What should I do?

I have a inner boil on my back thigh with no head. Everytime I touch it or when I wash and I run a rag across it, it hurts and itches at the same time. It also feels like a tender hole behind my skin. What should I do?

Boil/ sebaceous cyst: This sounds like, you may have either a deep sebaceous cyst or an ingrown hair. Apply moist heat to the affected area, if it does not come to her head within a few days I highly suggest you see a surgeon for further evaluation and treatment. You may need to have this area opened and and explored. Take Care.
It could also be just a fatty tumor, except for the pain. ...Read more

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Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer?

See your derm: Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. While skin cancers in 25 year olds are not common it does happen occasionally.

Remember to protect your skin by limiting your exposure to UV radiation and when you are out wear sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. ...Read more

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My penis itches my knee itches my arm itches forearms its white discoloration dry skin on my penis?

My penis itches my knee itches my arm itches forearms its white discoloration dry skin on my penis?

Need more info...: How long have these itches been? How these bother you? Have you lived in a new house or eaten something new? . All these issues need to be addressed. As to Rx, try moistening the skin with gentle washing with no harsh soaps or... and applying creams for dry skin + lightly touch 1% hydrocortisone caream to the itchy spots and see... Of course, seek evaluation and counseling timely. Best wishes... ...Read more

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2 bites on right calf, small white blisters I the center, red and swollen around the blisters. Hard knot under the skin. Itches. No fever.

2 bites on right calf, small white blisters I the center, red and swollen around the blisters. Hard knot under the skin. Itches. No fever.

Fire ant bites: Most likely fire ant bites, they will go away without treatment in several days. The white center is not an indication of infection, so it is best not to break the blister. Just put a bandage over them to keep your little one from scratching. An over the counter antihistamine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl) will likely help the itching along with a cool compress. ...Read more

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I have pcos and diabetes. I've been noticing my skin darkening in my groin area and it itches and is spreading to my upper thigh. What is it?

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I have pcos and diabetes. I've been noticing my skin darkening in my groin area and it itches and is spreading to my upper thigh. What is it?

Acanthosis Nigricans: This could be acanthosis nigricans, which in your case, may be caused by Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia. Usually you don't have symptoms, but sometimes it could be itchy. Have your doctor take a look at it to make the correct diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I hv brownish discolored patches bilaterally on lower limbs. No itching/skin elevation, pain. Patch fades and recovers on othr places bt confined to leg?

See dermatologist: Patches could be benign and possibly related to sun exposure or serious and possibly related to IgA related immune disease or histiocytosis or other. You should discuss with your doctor and may need a skin biopsy to learn more. ...Read more

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I have red patches ans scaly skin on palm and legs and heavy itching and ige levels goes very high over 1200?

Eczema: Sounds like a classic case of atopic dermatitis or eczema. See an Allergist or Dermatologist to confirm and receive appropriate treatment. Poorly controlled eczema can cause elevated serum IgE levels. If you have other atopic conditions like allergic rhinitis this can also contribute. Topical steroid creams are helpful for patches, antihistamines for itching. ...Read more