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Red Scaling Rash (Overview)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can be oozing and uncomfortable.


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What is the definition or description of: red scaling rash?

What is the definition or description of: red scaling rash?

Red scaling rash: Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can be oozing and uncomfortable. ...Read more

Red Scaling Rash (Overview)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can be oozing and uncomfortable.


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Could my baby be getting scaling red rashes on her knees due to the carpet?

Could my baby be getting scaling red rashes on her knees due to the carpet?

Yes: The rash could be physical irritation from the carpet. It could also be a symptom of eczema or contact dermatitis. The first thing to do is apply some thick ointment to the rash and cover with long pants. If it is itchy, you could try some Hydrocortisone cream. If it is painful or oozing, this might require medical attention. ...Read more

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Me & my fiancé are experiencing a red burning itchy scaling rash. Me on my butt & in the lining of the cheeks. Him on his inner thighs & stomach?

Me & my fiancé are experiencing a red burning itchy scaling rash. Me on my butt & in the lining of the cheeks. Him on his inner thighs & stomach?

Contact allergy?: May be a contact allergy that could be cause by laundry soap or other additive if you both use the same washing machine for clothes and sheets. Could possibly be bed bugs as well. Best to have your primary care examine the rash, and may need referral to a dermatologist. In the mean time, try to figure out what common environmental exposure you both have, and do some trial and error changes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, flaking or scaling). : Skin redness or irritation. Not contagious. Rash 3 weeks Original rash looks like it's healing but skin around it is red and raised with tiny clear fluid blisters?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, flaking or scaling). : Skin redness or irritation. Not contagious. Rash 3 weeks Original rash looks like it's healing but skin around it is red and raised with tiny clear fluid blisters?

Sound like a burn: Your symptoms are suggestive of a burn, or sunburn, as in a 1st degree burn, where you have redness and blisters but no true deep skin damage. It is typical for a rash to clear and have blisters left over; they are tiny areas of inflammation fluid left over from the active rash process. It sounds like it is resolving. If it persists are recurs, you should probably see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, flaking or scaling). Only on neck, little red patches, seem to transfer with contact (scratching).

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, flaking or scaling). Only on neck, little red patches, seem to transfer with contact (scratching).

Many causes...: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams or lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?

Should be examined: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots that itch may be part of an allergic reaction, an irritant or chemical reaction, an infection, or a disorder inside the body. "Generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Bluish or purplish spots may be blood spots. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. Rashes at work may be due to chemicals in gloves, solvents, detergents, etc... ...Read more

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Had rash for past 2 weeks. Started in face, spread to trunk and limbs. Small raised red dots and few larger irreg, scaly patches. No itch. What's it?

Had rash for past 2 weeks. Started in face, spread to trunk and limbs. Small raised red dots and few larger irreg, scaly patches. No itch. What's it?

Rash: Do you have any underlying condition? Autoimmune disease? DM? Could be eczema, psoriasis, reaction to medication or food or other product, sometimes with strep can get rash, can be fungal infection like ringworm (scabies is usually itchy). Since it is 2 weeks and spreading, seek medical attention at doctor/ urgent care /dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red crusty rash from outside ankle bone to baby toe hurts but no swelling what could this be?

Red crusty rash from outside ankle bone to baby toe hurts but no swelling what could this be?

Skin condition: Possibly could be a form of athlete's foot. You could try a topical anti-fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If no relief, I would recommend evaluation by either a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pimply/red bump rash on my inner thighs by groin. Some have whiteheads/blister appear & peeling skin. Mild itch/discomfort. What could be?

I have a pimply/red bump rash on my inner thighs by groin. Some have whiteheads/blister appear & peeling skin. Mild itch/discomfort. What could be?

Friction: This type of eruption may be due to friction near the groin along with heat and moisture. Start be avoiding the wearing of tight jeans or pants. Wear boxer shorts. Try applying a combination corticosteroid and antiyeast cream like mycolog. See your Physician or a dermatologist if the eruption persists or worsens. ...Read more

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I have ITP and I'm starting to get scaling skin on my chest what should I do?

I have ITP and I'm starting to get scaling skin on my chest what should I do?

See dermatologist: ITP (immune thrombocytopenia) is probably not related to your scaling skin on chest. You may have dry skin or other skin conditions. If moisturizing does not help or more scaling skin or associated with rashes, please see dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a scaling skin which only occurs on both hand palm and foot palm...It also does not cause me any harm or whatsoever. Is this normal?

This is not normal: You may have one of several things going on. First, could be having an allergic reaction to something you use on your skin or something you take. Second, could just be a case of not enough hydration in your skin or entire body for that matter. Drink more water, use extra virgin olive oil to nourish and moisturize skin. Lastly, it could be fungal infection (athlete's foot). See a foot doctor asap. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I have penile psoriasis but I need clarity. I do have images. Experiencing a large amount of scaling/cracking. Redness/dryness.

I'm pretty sure I have penile psoriasis but I need clarity. I do have images. Experiencing a large amount of scaling/cracking. Redness/dryness.

Psoriasis on Penis: Penile psoriasis appears as many small, dry red lesions on the glans or shaft of the penis. The usual scales that are associated with psoriasis are normally not present on the penis. The skin may be scaly, or smooth and shiny, and can be found on circumcised or uncircumcised penises. Luckily, there are several treatments available for penile psoriasis like otc topical cortisone. ...Read more

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I have a lot of itching on my pubic area, eyebrows and scalp. Redness on eyebrows and scalp area with scaling on scalp, and loads of flakes! Help!

See Physician: Many conditions can cause redness and scaling as you describe. The constellation of pubic, brow and head may indicate lice. Your physician should be able to ascertain if this, or other dermatologic conditions exist. ...Read more

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8 months baby girl. Few weeks ago she started having rashes around her neck and now it has spreads on her back & front, it's itchy, dry, scaling. What can we do?

8 months baby girl. Few weeks ago she started having rashes around her neck and now it has spreads on her back & front, it's itchy, dry, scaling. What can we do?

Dry skin: Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis is characterized by dry, sensitive, itchy skin. The skin is unable to maintain moisture in these patients. Sometimes it is caused by an allergy. Hydration with an emolient is the most important preventative strategy. Bath her only once a day in luke warm water, dress her in cool cotton clothing. Sometimes cortisone cream is needed in acute flare ups. ...Read more

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Infected rashes and peeling skin at the sam time?

Infected rashes and peeling skin at the sam time?

If you're asking...: ...Whether you both can occur at the same time, yes. Most rashes peel as they go away, the same way a sunburn does. You shouldn't assume your rash is infected, though, unless a culture has been taken and is positive -- in which case you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Had clean mammo 5 months ago. Clean. For abt ten days I have had intermittent nipple pain. No discharge or redness or scaling. How likely is this cancer?

Had clean mammo 5 months ago. Clean. For abt ten days I have had intermittent nipple pain. No discharge or redness or scaling. How likely is this cancer?

Unlikely, but...: ...Any new breast symptom, including pain, should prompt a visit to the doctor if it persists for more than a few weeks, if for no other reason than reassurance. A normal mammogram is encouraging but not foolproof. ...Read more

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How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4

How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4

Eczema: The key to treat your eczema is to treat the dryness. You need to apply a thick moisturizer, such as vaseline and try covering the affected skin by wrapping it with gauze overnight. ...Read more

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I have a skin irritation around just the lower area of my nose around my nostrils that is itching, with redness and scaling. I saw my doctor after it?

I have a skin irritation around just the lower area of my nose around my nostrils that is itching, with redness and scaling. I saw my doctor after it?

What did he say: You have been examined by your docto, what was his diagnosis and what he prescrived for it
it may be due an infection or contact dermatitis.Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have dry peeling skin on my right breast. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola. Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

I have dry peeling skin on my right breast. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola. Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

Probably: This probably is a case of dry skin. This might be caused by friction from exercise (especially runners) soaps, hot showers, hot baths - basically anything that can strip away the oils that keep our skin from drying and peeling. If it doesn't improve with a skin moisturizer, it is best to see your Dr to determine why. ...Read more

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Peeling skin/air filled blisters on fingers of each hand, randomly appear. No pain, redness, itching, no symptoms but peeling and blisters?

Blisters on hand: May be dyshidrosis, a form of eczema or eczema. Antihistamines may help as can topical steroids may help in short term but long term can repredispose to infection and/or skin thinning. Would f/u /w/ dermatologist.

https://nationaleczema. Org/eczema/types-of-eczema/dyshidrotic-eczema/ ...Read more

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How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

Red rashes: Steroids can clear red red rashes in several days depending on the strength, but prolonged use can cause red rashes. Obviously, the drug has to be used carefully. ...Read more

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My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

Pruritus ani: We call this condition as pruritus ani. Commonest cause is intolerance to milk products. If you are using formula milk/ pasturized milk which we adults use from groceries, consult your paediatrician who will recommend the right formula, substituting a non lactose containing preparation. ...Read more

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