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Doctor insights on: Red Blotches On Skin That Itch

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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I have frequent head aches (daily), and migraines that I'm not prone too! I now have red blotches on my skin that don't itch and aren't raised! ?

I have frequent head aches (daily), and migraines that I'm not prone too! I now have red blotches on my skin that don't itch and aren't raised! ?

See your doctor for: Answers. Your physical exam and possible lab tests if waranted will help answer your question to rule out possible thyroid issues, food allergies, secondary trauma issues (serous fluid) versus allergic rhinitis (season allergy) or something else?

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My skin is extremely itchy and hot, and tiny bumps and red/purple/black blotchy bruises appeare after it stops itching. What could it be? Please help?

My skin is extremely itchy and hot, and tiny bumps and red/purple/black blotchy bruises appeare after it stops itching. What could it be? Please help?

Need eval: You should see your pcp and get further evaluation. There are many things causing itchiness on skin from dry skin, skin allergy, skin infection, drugs, diabetes, kidney disease, certain primary bone marrow problems etc. Get yourself checked.

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My skin itches whenever I play sports like basketball even when exposed to sun, red spots appear in my skin and itches. Please help me. Thanks!

My skin itches whenever I play sports like basketball even when exposed to sun, red spots appear in my skin and itches. Please help me. Thanks!

Conditioning: It is usually felt to be a histamine response. In my experience, it seems to happen to people who do not exercise regularly. So regular exercise and conditioning and doing a good warm up before playing can sometimes help. Thank you for your question.

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My skin itches so bad everywhere even where my penis area it be bumps and red spots on my stomach out of the blue it is something wrong with the insid?

My skin itches so bad everywhere even where my penis area it be bumps and red spots on my stomach out of the blue it is something wrong with the insid?

More info needed: Rashes require a proper history and physical. If you can provide pictures or have a full exam by your doctor you are more likely to have a proper diagnosis. Good luck

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I have a red blotch on my inner thighs it itches. Just noticed yesterday I'm worried about it please help me.?

I have a red blotch on my inner thighs it itches. Just noticed yesterday I'm worried about it please help me.?

Fungus?: It might be a fungal infection. Try some over the counter anti fun gals like Clotrimazole or terbanifine. If it doesn't go away, please haven someone look at it good luck!

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I have an insect bite that has caused a red blotch about 2 inches by 3 inches and itches for about 5 days any ideas of what this could be?

I have an insect bite that has caused a red blotch about 2 inches by 3 inches and itches for about 5 days any ideas of what this could be?

Insect bite: Sounds like local allergic reaction to the insect bite, if the area of redness is not spreading and does not feel warmer than the surrounding normal skin then just apply over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream and take appropriate dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the reaction and itching. If any tenderness or warmth then chance of secondary infection and needs to be seen by physician.

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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.

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Noticed that this rash is red, small little bumps, and it's kinda blotchy on both of my breasts and it itches. What does this sound like?

Noticed that this rash is red, small little bumps, and it's kinda blotchy on both of my breasts and it itches. What does this sound like?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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I have a horrible rash on my crotch, testicles and it is now in between my buttocks. It is red and blotchy, and burns and itches terribly.

I have a horrible rash on my crotch, testicles and it is now in between my buttocks. It is red and blotchy, and burns and itches terribly.

Fungal infection: What you described suggests a fungal infection, like ringworm or jock itch. You may try over the counter medication for ringworm, like Lamisil. If that does not resolve the issue in a week or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex.

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I have a red blotchy rash around my vaginal area particularly between each lip and my leg. It itches and sometimes burns and I've noticed one bump.

I have a red blotchy rash around my vaginal area particularly between each lip and my leg. It itches and sometimes burns and I've noticed one bump.

See doctor: If you are sexually active, what you described is consistent with herpes and may be other sexually transmitted infection. It would be prudent to see a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health!

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Skin itch (no redness) started 2 yrs ago, feet & hands, then scrotum. It comes & goes. Now it itches more, puffy eyes and redness on neck. What is it?

Rash: Might be hives which look like a mosquito bite which are red, raised and intensely itchy. They can pop up on any part of the body. But I don't like the rash spreading to the scrotum. Maybe it should be seen just to be safe.