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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
Likely: A fungal infection, try lotrimin (clotrimazole) or another fungal cream, if it hurts may have superimposed bacterial infection and need antibiotics. My guess is that daily application of lotrimin (clotrimazole) for 4 weeks will do the trick. It will stop the growth as your skin grows it out, not immediate. ...Read more
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Many: Spider for one. Fire ants can do the same but the bumps are usually small. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak like bronchitis. Medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more
Hives: Red itchy bumps may be hives, bed bugs, mosquito bites, spider bites, poison ivy and many other things. Of course more detail is needed to help you but an antihistamine pill like Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg once daily could help reduce the itch. A steroid cream may be helpful too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis of the eyelid is mediated by a type IV hypersensitivity reaction in allergic contact dermatitis and by direct toxic effect in irritant contact dermatitis. It is more often caused by a product applied to the hair, nails, or face than by products applied directly to the eyelids. See your dermatologist for treatment and a patch test to find out what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Allergy Likely: These symptoms are typical from allergic responses. Commonly, these could be from either environmental/seasonal allergy or a contact dermatitis type response (surface flare or inflammation due to coming in direct contact with something you are sensitive to). If basic allergy medications or eye drops do not give adequate relief, see your primary doctor or an allergist or ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have tiny red bumps like pimples all over my upper arm and sides of stomach and it spreading. Dr told it is miliaria. His treatment didn't help.
Miliaria: No - not contagious often referred to as a “heat rash” or “prickly heat, ” miliaria most often occurs in hot, humid climates or when babies are over-bundled. The rash can contain tiny sweat blisters and/or small red bumps. It shows up most often in skin folds and covered areas, and usually goes away within a few days. ...Read more
Miliaria: Often referred to as a “heat rash” or “prickly heat, ” miliaria most often occurs in hot, humid climates or when babies are over-bundled. The rash can contain tiny sweat blisters and/or small red bumps. It shows up most often in skin folds and covered areas, and usually goes away within a few days. ...Read more
It is just: A matter of time .Should have cleared by now unless your baby also have problems with cradle cap which may have made it worst. This is a very common rash seen in almost all babies ranging from mild to severe. Wipe face off with water.Avoid wool type clothings which may irritate the rash more.Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Heat rash: Nope it doesn't.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you apply antiperspirant on sweaty underarms, could you get a heat rash (miliaria) or any other type of rash?
How do I differentiate cholinergic urticaria with miliaria rubra?I got rashes all over my body only after a few weeks of excercise.
CU changes rapidly.: Cholinergic urticaria (cu) will change within a few hours, if not, within a day; comes on more rapidly and leaves more rapidly. Cu will blanch. Taking a hot shower can bring cu instant on. Antihistamines done aggressively will help cu but not so much the heat rash of miliaria rubra. Cholinergic urticaria tends to be more uniform in appearance. ...Read more
Many causes...: Red cheeks can be a sign of sunburn, rosacea, cellulitis, acne, lupus, side effects of medications (flushing symptoms), dermatitis due to topical preparations/soaps/lotions, signs of viral infection (exanthems), just to name a few. Get to a doctor so they can look at this and begin to tender a diagnosis. Only then can a proper treatment or recommendation be made. ...Read more
Red eye: the most common reason for red eye is simple infection and allergy but there are more serious causes for red eye and irritation, if there is no change in vision, no pain with eye movement, no blurry vision most likely the reason is either eye infection (accomponied with discharge) or allergy (accomponied with itching and watering). for allergy try to avoid allergen, for infection see your doctor. ...Read more