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I have an Itchy red recurring rash on buttock?

I have an Itchy red recurring rash on buttock?

This one will: require in person evaluation to make an accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?

Red itchy bumpy rash stared on neck spreading down back and middle of arms now on face burning up?

Dermatitis: You may have a form of dermatitis. Also if you have warmth this may be a sign of vasodilation from an allergy reaction or possibly be related to a skin infection. A picture would help to tell what is happening. Consider a healthtap consultation. ...Read more

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For past few months recurring rash on ring finger. Starts itchy / burning & red w bumps that when popped have clear liquid. Keeps coming back. Help?

For past few months recurring rash on ring finger. Starts itchy / burning & red w bumps that when popped have clear liquid. Keeps coming back. Help?

Allergy/irritant: Two possibilities come to mind: (a) soap or detergent got trapped in the ring causing the irritation (b) you have become allergic to the metal in the ring. Stop wearing your ring for a week to see if this helps. The next step would be finding out whether it's the detergent (take ring off when washing) or the ring metal. See allergist/derm to detect which metal you are allergic to for the latter. ...Read more

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21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

21y Male Itching balls, then flat red rash on penis head, now few itchy bumps on balls (1cm each) itchy Rash on inner thighs Itch mostly @ night?

May be fungus/yeast: It is very difficult to diagnose any kind of rash in genital area without looking at it. My guess is that it is a fungus or yeast infection. Try any antifungal like Monistat-derm. Follow the directions of using it properly and if not better in a week, see a Dermatologist if you can or see a family doctor. ...Read more

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Bacterial infection, reoccurring, blistery like pimples, itchy and tender, come back each month on my left ankle, leaves scarring after gone?

Bacterial infection, reoccurring, blistery like pimples, itchy and tender, come back each month on my left ankle, leaves scarring after gone?

See a doctor: How do you know it is a bacterial infection? It certainly could be... However, recurrent skin lesions in the same spot can be allergic (contact dermatitis), something like shingles (viral), very rarely cancer or autoimmune. The only way to be correctly diagnosed and treated is to go and see your doctor quickly. ...Read more

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Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.

Rash-like, itchy, lumps/bumps. Mainly on back and neck. Starting to itch and rash on chest. Armpits itchy.

Allergic reaction: The severity of allergies varies and can range from minor irritation to anaphylaxis (shock) — a potentially life-threatening emergency. If your symptoms after starting a new medication, call the doctor who prescribed it immediately. If you are developing a breathing problems call 911. ...Read more

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Past mth keep getting itchy red bumps on face, neck, &chest. What could it be?

Past mth keep getting itchy red bumps on face, neck, &chest. What could it be?

We have to see it: We can't tell you what that is until we see the rashes. The most common itchy rash at your age group in the us and during the winter is eczema. You might try to use more moisturizer. You should go see a local doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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What may cause recurring back pain?

What may cause  recurring back pain?

Many things: Causes of low back pain include: overuse, strain, or injury. Aging. Herniated disc. Arthritis. Compression fractures. Illness. A spine problem you were born with. ...Read more

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Recurring 3-8 months itchy bump butt crack/tailbone when wipe to keep dry painful,use hydrocortisone/lotrimin 2-4 week gone but returns what could be?

Recurring 3-8 months itchy bump butt crack/tailbone when wipe to keep dry painful,use hydrocortisone/lotrimin 2-4 week gone but returns what could be?

Hard to say: Your cream contains both a cortisone (which nonspecifically suppresses inflammation even from an infection) and an anti-fungal. Thus it is hard to tell as to which ingredient had worked for you. If this problem keeps on returning, it'd be wise to ask your doctor to check this out for you. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Folliculitis?: This sounds most like folliculitis, or some other bacteria infection. Almost certainly not herpes -- both the symptoms (pus if popped) and location are wrong. And I'll bet this doesn't look much like your previous genital herpes outbreak(s), right? Anyway, see a doctor and take it from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?

It is really: difficult to guess at correct diagnosis without visualizing a lesion. This would be best handled by an in-person dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What could this pinkish / red blotchy hive rash covering my chest, stomach, neck, sides & back be?

What could this pinkish / red blotchy hive rash covering my chest, stomach, neck, sides & back be?

Hard to tell: It is difficult enough to find a cause for a skin rash even by examination, it is nearly impossible to even make a guess without direct examination. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes reocurring fever blisters on buttocks?

What causes reocurring fever blisters on buttocks?

HSV 2: Herpes simplex virus type ii or genital herpes is the most likely cause. Frequent recurrences can be prevented by oral acyclovir, valacyclovir or famvir (famciclovir). Good luck. ...Read more

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Should I self treat itchy, red bumps on toes?

Should I self treat itchy, red bumps on toes?

You could: It sounds like you have the beginning of athletes foot. Try an antifungal for a week. If it does not help see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Rash on face, neck, scalp, one spot on scrotum, intense painful itch, headache, fatigue. high stress. ?

Rash on face, neck, scalp, one spot on scrotum, intense painful itch, headache, fatigue. high stress. ?

Rash: You are reacting to something in your life. Please see your doctor right away. Some allergic reactions can be fatal if they constrict breathing. It could be from medication, laundry detergent, food, or other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Itchy back in the evening only?

Dry skin : Probably too busy in the day to pay attention . Is true with a lot of things, when active and buy we are distracted and don't pay attention. At night when settleling down we start to notice them ...Read more

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What can I put on an itchy back?

Xerosis: Moisturizer.Most common cause is dry skin by far. Apply after shower for best results. ...Read more

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I have an itchy back, what should I do?

Family practice : It sounds like excema or dermatitis from sweating. You treat it with cortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch. Watch for a rash or persistence see your dr if it continues. ...Read more

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Which are some inexpensive remedies for itchy back?

Which are some inexpensive remedies for itchy back?

A $2 bamboo: Back scratcher works well. Prevent skin on the back from becoming too dry. Believe it or not - most people don't need to soap up their back every time they bath or shower. You can use a gentle soap when you shower - preferably one that has some lotion. Moisturizer applied to back can help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an itchy back and i'm a 14 year old male?

What do you suggest if I have an itchy back and i'm a 14 year old male?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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I wake up in the middle of the night with a very itchy back, but would feel much better just before day breaks. It started since winter.?

Some more details?: Anything else you can tell us? Any rash associated with it? Where on ur back is itchy? Is it relieved with scratching or does the itch remain? Does anything else help (i.E cooling the area down, any meds). ...Read more

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I've had dry scabby bumpy itchy back of the knees for almost a year now, I don't know what it could be ?

I've had dry scabby bumpy itchy back of the knees for almost a year now, I don't know what it could be ?

Eczema or psoriasis: This could be eczema or psoriasis. Try hydrocortisone cream. You may need MD to prescribe a higher concentration though. The pharmacy should have mild cortisone cream available. ...Read more

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I woke up two mornings ago with a very itchy back that soon spread to my entire body. Severe itching and sensitive skin. I feel completely healthy.

I woke up two mornings ago with a very itchy back that soon spread to my entire body. Severe itching and sensitive skin. I feel completely healthy.

Medication?: The top two reasons that come to mind would be a medication reaction, if you are taking medication, vs. Possibly a contact dermatitis; have you recently changed laundry soap or softener? ...Read more

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I've had dry, scabby from scratching , itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?

I've had dry, scabby from scratching , itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?

TryThisForTwoWeeks: After a year of dryness and scratching I can assume it's a mess back there.That's a common place for eczema-like rashes and there are a few ways to beat it.At this point you should consider a dermatologist to sort it out. But if you're short of time and cash start by using a moisturizing cream that contains lanolin and a mild topical steroid like 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Use each three times a day ...Read more

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Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.

Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.

Honestly without: seeing your mom I can't be sure. If you are worried and these spots are relatively new, see a dermatolgoist. If they are cherry angiomas which are tiny pink papules (bright red pinpoint dots) those are benign, but i would see a doctor to be sure. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Itchy back of neck area for yr, past month got worse with rash spread to armpits and 3 swollen nodes on back neck. What could this be?

Itchy back of neck area for yr, past month got worse with rash spread to armpits and 3 swollen nodes on back neck.  What could this be?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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My five year old son has been complaining about an itchy back for months. Lotions, oil, even rooibos tea seem to help in the short term. No allergies?

Itchy back: If he has dry skin then he may have eczema which means you have to moisturize the skin regularly in order to control dryness and itchyness and flare ups of rash. He also may get itchy back from sweating, and the effects of artificial fabrics or wool clothing-try to but plain cotton shirts and rinse out detergents well. I wouldn't necessarily attribute allergies as a cause unless he has hives. ...Read more

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I get an itchy back frequently with pink/red spots like unraised pimples. What is this how to fix?

I get an itchy back frequently with pink/red spots like unraised pimples. What is this how to fix?

Urticaria : Studies show people with allergies and hypersensitivity can develop hives on their back in response to an allergen , possibly in your detergent, possibly in the environment. I advise allergy testing and a full medical exam with your physician. Take a pregnancy test and try Benadryl, an over the counter antihistamine, to try to alleviate your itching and apply 1% hydrocortisone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I take biotin 10,000 mcg Solgar. And so far I'm breaking out so much and getting painful itchy back acne. Help? I need biotin for hair loss nd thining

I take biotin 10,000 mcg Solgar. And so far I'm breaking out so much and getting painful itchy back acne. Help? I need biotin for hair loss nd thining

Not the biotin: biotin is used to help with hair loss and nail growth as well as some skin conditions. It should not cause back acne or rashes unless you are allergic to it. You can try decreasing the dose or holding it for a few weeks to see if your acne improves but if it doesn't you should see your doctor to discuss causes and treatment options. ...Read more