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Rashes That Itch
I have this recurring rash that itches but is also sensitive ans sunlight makes it worse. It is only on the upper part of my body what could it be?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is the only way you can find out. ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I have a rash right above my ankle, I had two little cuts on my ankle that itched & over the past two weeks is has become a rash that itches horribly.
Rash from scratching: I suspect that the rash (at least in part) is probably from your scratching that area which itches you. So have you tried either covering it to make it more difficult to scratch, put some moisturizing cream on to tone down the itch, or something over the counter such as Bacteen which has a temporary cooling/numbning effect? Your doctor can prescribe more potent creams to get you to not scratch it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have psoriasis so i've been laying out in the sun and i've got a rash that itches? What could this be and what can I do to prevent it for happing?
Itchy sun rash: Sun exposure rashes could mean a reaction to your sunscreen or a "sun allergy" like polymorphous light reaction (pmle). 90% of sun rashes are due to pmle, but there are other conditions that can make you sensitive to sunlight. If the rash is from the sun, the areas that were exposed to the sun would be most affected. Also, sunburn would make your psoriasis itch. This needs evaluation. ...Read more
I was diagnozed with Epidermo Dermitis Localista- i have inflammation rash that itches .prescribed Betametazon ointment. will it go away if i apply it?
Yes it should: although you already tried travocort cream the Betamethasone has a good chance at helping. I would take cool showers and use glycerin soaps instead of real soap. When you get out of the shower you should apply a good moisturizer to your wet skin prior to toweling dry..then towel dry. then apply the Betamethasone 2-3 times per day for a week or less. Antihistamine is a must if itching at night. ...Read more
Stasis dermatitis : Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more