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Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Many possibilities: There's a long differential here, from seborrheic dermatitis to allergic or irritant dermatitis to a yeast or fungus infection - hives - something called erythema multiforme - the list goes on and on. A lot depends on how long it's been present, whether it itches, its precise appearance, etc. You really need to have a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more

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Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters  started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician.If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment.In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful rash on palms and soles, more on the palms. Peeling, leaving flat pink areas?

Painful rash on palms and soles, more on the palms. Peeling, leaving flat pink areas?

Dyshidrotic eczema?: A dermatologist may be able to identify eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis rubra pilaris, contact reaction, etc. Therapy to be determined by diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and  feet that blister wen scratched?

Psoriasis?: Although it is very difficult to diagnose rashes without actually looking at it. But it sounds like early psoriasis by the distribution and description that you have given. Please consider uploading pictures and consulting a dermatologist here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Lacy rash on legs and arms fungus?

Lacy rash on legs and arms fungus?

Hard to say: This description it is hard to say what you have. You should see a dermatologist so a diagnosis can be made. ...Read more

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Red dots/patches under the skin on my fingers and palms?

Red dots/patches  under the skin on my fingers and  palms?

Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

?fungal: More than likely this is a fungal rash (jock itch) but should be looked at by md if no improvement after treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Itchy, red bumps on legs/ankles?

Dermatitis: Of some sort. Rashes or skin conditions are much easier diagnosed by seeing them. You can try an over the counter cortisone creams nd if no improvement see the dermatologist. A prescription med may be needed. Try not to itch. ...Read more

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Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Is it flat, pebbly, blistery? How long present? How large an area involved? Any contact with poison ivy personally or a pet? Any exposure to ticks? Any exposure to measles/chickenpox/etc? See pcp for evaluation & treatment of rash. ...Read more

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Red pinpoint dots on skin and lids. What?

Red pinpoint dots on skin and lids. What?

Angiomas: There are many different types of angiomas. An angioma is a benign growth that consists of small blood vessels. These tumors can be located anywhere on the body. Some of the different types include spider angiomas, cherry angiomas, and angiokeratomas. The cause of most types of angiomas is not known. Cherry angiomas are due to aging and do not have any known significance. ...Read more

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Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Psoriasis or eczema?: Around the elbow, it is possible that this represents psoriasis or eczema but it could be a variety of other diseases , many of which may be easily treated or may require additional diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Itchy bumpy rash mostly on shoulders, back, palms and fingers?

Itchy bumpy rash mostly on shoulders, back, palms and fingers?

Need eval to know.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin on hands peeling?

Use hand cream or lo: Use any moisturising cream or lotion and the new skin will come. ...Read more

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Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Get examined: It could be eczema, folliculitis, blood disorder/vasculitis, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?

I've had a red blotch on top of my foot for about 5 years. It doesn't hurt or itch most of the time, but the skin is more sensitive to touch. Any idea?

Nondiagnostic: A red blotch is not enough of a description required to make a diagnosis. One would like to know the size, shape, flatness or raised configuration,whether the redness is homogeneous versus multicolored, any change over the years, etc. A physician or dermatologist would need to inspect this blotch in order to advise you. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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2 yo developed redness, blotchy, and hives on tops of hands and feet,face,arms yesterday. All of these keep appearing and going away and appear 2days?

 2 yo developed redness, blotchy, and hives on tops of hands and feet,face,arms yesterday. All of these keep appearing and going away and appear 2days?

Various causes: Recurrent hives in a 2 y/o is most commonly a associated with viral infections. Another possibility would be a newly developed food allergy or an allergy to the Prilosec. Try giving a ½ tsp of Cetirizine twice a day for a week then stop it and observe. If it returns then look at the above mentioned factors and restart the anti histamine and maintain it for 4,weeks. If it returns then it's Chronic ...Read more

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Why are my feet and ankles turning blotchy red?

Why are my feet and ankles turning blotchy red?

Vascular related: The coloration in your feet and ankles can many times be related to bloodflow. In particular, if you keep your feet down, gravity tends to keep the blood in the are, the feet can sometimes swell, but they become discolored, in some instances - blotchy, red. Elevate your feet to see if the color changes. If so, then it's normal. But if you aren't sure, have your feet checked by podiatry. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot redness, foot itching, and big patches of skin ?

I am experiencing foot redness, foot itching, and big patches of skin ?

Infection and: inflammation most likely fungal: must be seen and evaluated. Consult your physician for direct observation, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Must be seen. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin redness or irritation (worsened by: after exposure to the sun) .on chest, neck, and face. randomly. it just turns blotchy ?

There are many: potential causes for the skin signs you are experiencing. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to suggest a diagnosis without being able to see the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider (preferably a dermatologist) for accurate evaluation and management. ...Read more

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What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

Allergic reaction: This is probably caused by an allergic reaction to either food, a drug you are taking, or something you came in contact with. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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Had blood work done. came ok except my choles was at 166. I went in due to my palms sole of my feet get red blotchy like a sunburn. Non diabetic.

Had blood work done.  came ok except my choles was at 166.  I went in due to my palms sole of my feet get red blotchy like a sunburn. Non diabetic.

Lo total cholesterol: Usually a total cholesterol of 166 is considered fine. There is hdl, ldl, trigly, vldl and other things. Speak to your doc for further explanation. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.

Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed , sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily"  when they are red/hot.

Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Rash, flat redness with tiny bumps & itch over whole body (not head/hands/feet) for 14 days now. Not on any meds. Worse at night. What could this be?

Rash, flat redness with tiny bumps & itch over whole body (not head/hands/feet) for 14 days now. Not on any meds. Worse at night. What could this be?

Have to look at it: It is difficult to give a correct diagnosis without seeing the rashes. Many things can present with tiny itchy bumps. You should see a local physician. ...Read more

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Me and my boy both have a rash on our hands and feet. gets itchy, blotchy looking under skin, skin peels, and seems to peel in circles. is it fungal?

Me and my boy both have a rash on our hands and feet. gets itchy, blotchy looking under skin, skin peels, and seems to peel in circles. is it fungal?

Certainly can be: but is there anything in your mouths because i worry about hand foot and mouth disease which is a virus. See a derm for correct diagnosis before you start treatment especially on your child ...Read more

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My dad has red blotchy hands, feet and inner thighs. He is allergic to penicillin but hasnt had any, and hasnt had any new food or drink. Any ideas?

My dad has red blotchy hands, feet and inner thighs. He is allergic to penicillin but hasnt had any, and hasnt had any new food or drink.   Any ideas?

Doesn't need to be: An allergic reaction, we are allowed to have other rashes too not related to drugs or foods, rash needs to be examined, with good history, please check with his doctor ...Read more

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Whenever i stand for long periods of time my calf’s, ankles, and feet get red hot and blotchy. they also itch very badly and sometimes even tingle and i’m really not sure why. i find it to be worse when i shower.

Whenever i stand for long periods of time my calf’s, ankles, and feet get red hot and blotchy. they also itch very badly and sometimes even tingle and i’m really not sure why. i find it to be worse when i shower.

Varicose veins: Many women develop varicose veins as they age and although a 16 year old is still young, genetics, pregnancy and obesity can cause them to appear early. They can be seen on the legs as thick purple veins or a grouping of tiny veins close to the surface. This can cause itching, redness, swelling of the feet and ankles that comes and goes. There are many other causes as well. ...Read more

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The skin on my feet is peeling. I am 34 years old and this has never happened. No itching, no irritation, no redness, no blisters.

The skin on my feet is peeling. I am 34 years old and this has never happened. No itching, no irritation, no redness, no blisters.

See below: Fungus or other type of infection, allergic reaction or contact dermatitis, inflammatory skin condition or superficial burn are all possibilities. If this persists or is severe, see Podiatrist or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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So my hands randomly started turning blotchy red and itching my feet where also red. What could this be? I have anxiety and was having a panic attack

So my hands randomly started turning blotchy red and itching my feet where also red. What could this be? I have anxiety and was having a panic attack

Were the lesions: Slightly elevated? I am wondering if you had hives. They can sometimes be triggered by stress. Are you receiving treatment for your anxiety? If not - why not? Take care. ...Read more

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I have been ta been taking phenoxymethylpenicillin for four days now I have a flat red blotchy rash on hands and feet and it burns i'm also 12wks preg?

I have been ta been taking phenoxymethylpenicillin for four days now I have a flat red blotchy rash on hands and feet and it burns i'm also 12wks preg?

???allergic rxn???: Penicillins are safe in pregnancy but you could still be allergic to it. I would stop taking it; take 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (it may make you sleepy, so don't drive); call & show rash to your ob. If having shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, call 911 immediately & inform your ob. There are many antibiotics which can safely be substituted in pregnancy. Let your OB decide if allergy or just a rxn. ...Read more

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