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I have extremely itchy abdominal area mostly chest and back.Its been 3weeks now and getting worse, have small red spots around the area.Ththanks?

I have extremely itchy abdominal area mostly chest and back.Its been 3weeks now and getting worse, have small red spots around the area.Ththanks?

Hives: Hives can cause red itchy spots. Treatment consists of antihistamines and avoidance of the cause which could be from a variety of problems including infection, allergy, hormonal issues, autoimmune problems, etc. I recommend seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks.House is free of bugs.No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks.House is free of bugs.No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

Contact dermatitis?: Have you changed laundry detergents or fabric softeners recently? You are describing the itching in areas that are in close contact with your clothes so that would be my first thought. Weather changes, dry skin, harsh soaps can also cause dry itchy skin. If you notice any red bumps or areas of irritation, see your doctor to ensure not scabies or other bites... ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
Daily
Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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What is wrong with my skin? Red, dry, itchy spots on my chest that seem to be spreading. Help!

What is wrong with my skin? Red, dry, itchy spots on my chest that seem to be spreading. Help!

No way to know?: Rashes are difficult at best when seen by the doctor. One would need more information and a look to know how to give you a diagnosis. Contagious? Infection? Fungal? Parasitic (scabies and such)? Contact dermatitis (poison ivy/oak)? Systemic disease with rash (lupus and other)? Syphilis? Eczema? Allergic reaction? The story goes on and on. I am so sorry i cannot help you! get seen. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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Whenever i get hot i get red patches on my back, chest, and stomach that's itchy and burns and it keeps getting worse. What could this be?

Hard to say: Without seeing it. Could be hives or other rash. Could be an allergic reaction or a rash that just comes for a reason no one knows. Try zyrtec, store brand is fine, once a day, saran lotion for itching as much as you want, and stay away from hot showers . Try to figure out triggers so you can avoid the rash if possible. You will probably need the help of a doc. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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Itchy red spots appeared overnight in my upper chest. They range from half to a quarter of an inch and have no visible raised head. Any clue ?

Sudden itchy rashes: on the torso usually have allergy or hypersensitivity causes. I would monitor and apply an antihistamine cream or ointment and monitor for duration, relief or change of symptoms. ...Read more

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