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Skin Redness (Definition)

Skin redness is a common symptom of inflammation or ...Read more


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What is the treatment of erythema ab igne caused by hot packs? I've violet patches?

What is the treatment of erythema ab igne caused by hot packs? I've violet patches?

Avoid heat : Avoid application of a heat source o the area. The discoloration should resolve with time, which will vary depending on your complexion. ...Read more

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I make biobsy and the result comes that I have annular erythema and the doctor told me there is no treatment .what the you thing there is something th?

I make biobsy and the result comes that I have annular erythema and the doctor told me there is no treatment .what the you thing there is something th?

An Annular Annoyance: Annular erythema doesn't mean it comes once a year. There are supposedly many causes that have to be investigated including bugs, drugs, foods and some more serious illnesses. That's for you and your doctor to figure out. In the meantime, topical steroids may quell some of the redness and other symptoms, like itching or burning. Often it will go away on its own, or with the help of the steroid. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal skin redness?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal skin redness?

Abdominal itch: First it;s important to determine the cause—contact dermatitis from elastic or metal, drug reaction from topical cream/lotion, fungal infection from damp, dark skin folds, etc. Otc antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zrytec may be enough for itching/hives; topical corticosteroid (cortaid, et al) can sooth itch & redness. {remember, a little steroid goes a long way; use the least amount needed. ...Read more

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Ringworm turned brown after two weeks of treatment. I am of darker skin. Redness,swelling and itching are gone. Is discoloration a sign of healing?

Ringworm turned brown after two weeks of treatment. I am of darker skin. Redness,swelling and itching are gone. Is discoloration a sign of healing?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized or infected skin heals, redness followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Normalization may happen faster with good skin care with hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.

Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...Read more

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I have itching in my scrotum with red skin.And whitich scars from infected hair follicles after shaving which was itchy and still.Whats the treatment?

Itching scrotal skin: Hi without seeing the sores I have to guess this is either a fungal infection or a folliculitis (infected hair follicles--usually caused by staph). I would try an over the counter anti-fungal for a day or two unless it is worsening. Then one would need to be seen by a good medical provider. ...Read more

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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9 treatment yesterday is we cleaned it thoroughly and put simple antiseptic on the entire area which is by the way the outline of his boxer shorts. It is even

Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area.  Temperature 99.9 treatment yesterday is we cleaned it thoroughly and put simple antiseptic on the entire area which is by the way the outline of his boxer shorts.  It is even

This : This rash could be a few different things. - impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics. - contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids. - viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection. The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does erythema multiforma take so long to go away?

Underlying problem: Erythema multiforme is often caused by an underlying problem, such as a smoldering infection or a chronic inflammatory condition. Until that is found and treated, the em will persist. Your doctor can help you find the underlying cause, if there is one. ...Read more

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Erythema dyschromicum perstans, what is this?

Ashy Dermatosis: Erythema dyschromicum perstans (ashy dermatosis) It is a benign skin condition which causes grey patches on the face, neck & trunk. ...Read more

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What causes antral erythema?

What causes antral erythema?

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What's erythema infectiosum?

What's erythema infectiosum?

5th Disease: Caused by parvovirus b19, it presents with high fever and rash appearing like slapped cheeks on young children. It spreads to trunk and extremities looking red and lacy, but resolves in about 2 weeks. Rash may come and go in response to heat over weeks w/o fever. Though very common, this virus can be harmful to a developing fetus. Pregnant women should avoid contact with those who have 5th diseas. ...Read more

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What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

Colon erythyema: Colon "erythema" just means the colonic lining looked redder-colored than was expected. This can be due to infection, inflammation, ischemia, but it can also be due to mechanical abrasion from the colonoscope, the chemical used to prep your colon, or even staining from having eaten red-colored foods before your test. Your doctor may have taken a biopsy to elucidate cause--give him a call please. ...Read more

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What could erythema be when found during a colonoscopy?

What could erythema be when found during a colonoscopy?

Nonspecific: Erythema is very nonspecific. If there is erythema in isolation, it may not mean anything. But erythema along with ulcer, or friability (fragile tissue), or other findings can be associated with colitis. ...Read more

Red Skin (Definition)

= erythema of the outermost layer of ...Read more