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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Itchy ring like rash above anus, goes onto both "cheeks" Has been there for couple weeks. Getting larger, not spreading to other areas. What is it?

Itchy ring like rash above anus, goes onto both "cheeks" Has been there for couple weeks. Getting larger,  not spreading to other areas.  What is it?

Anal rash: Most likely you have a yeast infection of the anus and buttocks. It can be very itchy. You can use over the counter anti fungal cream such as miconazole or clotrimazole twice a day applied to clean dry skin to treat this rash. Treat until the rash resolves. If it does not resolve, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Dermatitis vs fungal: An 'itchy' rash in the axilla (arm pit) may be a 'contact dermatitis' or a yeast/fungal infection. An otc treatment for dermatitis is Cortaid (hydrocortisone 1%) and the treatment for fungal infection is otc 'anti-fungal' e.g. Lotrimin (clotrimazole). Dermatitis may be caused by exposure to chemicals/fragrances in deodorant/anti-perspirants so a hypo-allergenic subsitute may be needed. Get seen if no better. ...Read more

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Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Best to have it : Looked at.Hard to say without additional information.May just be heat bumps and dry skin.In the meantime, you can take some antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin , Allegra , zyrtec or any generic equivalent to stop you from itching and avoid skin infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing  rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated .Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more

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Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

Itchy  red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck  spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection  scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

It could: Tinea versicolor can be spread by contact. I would go to be seen and confirm since the treatment for an infection so widespread would be an oral anti fungal. ...Read more

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At nite I have extremely itchy upper arms, crawling feeling, No rash lumps skin problems eczema etc allergy tabs don't relieve it?

At nite I have extremely itchy upper arms, crawling feeling, No rash lumps skin problems eczema etc allergy tabs don't relieve it?

Dry skin: Use only unscented soap to wash and apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing to trap more water in your skin layer and probably in another 12 hrs +/- bathing. If this does not help, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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33yo, f, healthy/no allergy.Torso's been itching, now my back for 1mo(?), especially at night. No rash or bumps. Applied lotion, still itches. Plshelp

33yo, f, healthy/no allergy.Torso's been itching, now my back for 1mo(?), especially at night. No rash or bumps. Applied lotion, still itches. Plshelp

Usually dryness: As long as no other symptoms(fever aches fatigue etc) ...Could be mild reaction to soaps detergents etc. Try a few weeks dove soap sensitive skin.(o oil of olay)no body wash ..All free/clear detergent frequent moisturizing (eucerin cerave curel vanicream ) maybe Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec for itching(read all labels) if no better few weeks see your dr. ...Read more

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Clustered red & white itchy bumps in one area on my right torso at the waistline, my right armpit is itchy now too. Any suggestions for meds & diagnos?

Clustered red & white itchy bumps in one area on my right torso at the waistline, my right armpit is itchy now too. Any suggestions for meds & diagnos?

It's hard to : Diagnose and treat without a direct physical exam. Possibilities may include eczema, fungal/tinea etc. Go see ur pcp or derma for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! http://www.Healthline.Com/health/rashes. ...Read more

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Have an itchy red rash in between groin and leg area. Otc meds available?

Have an itchy red rash in between groin and leg area.  Otc meds available?

Lotrimin,lamisil (terbinafine): This could be fungus infection which will respond to antifungal creams such as lotrimin, micatin or lamisil (terbinafine).If persistent see md for prescription oral meds if necessary. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old  is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I have red rashes with around neck without itching and pain , it is spreading to chest .

I have red rashes with around neck without itching and pain , it is spreading to chest .

? allergic/heat rash: it could be a contact dermatitis--do you wear a chain or jewellery.could be a heat rash apply calamine lotion,avoid contact with metal,take benadryl (diphenhydramine) ...Read more

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I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

Which treatments?: If you have used over the counter anti fungal treatments (nystatin, miconazole, etc), you may just need a prescription strength anti fungal. If you have used OTC hydrocortisone, it may have taken away the inflammation, but not affected the yeast. See your dermatologist if the symptoms persist. Try adding in an over the counter nystatin powder to keep the area dry and disrupt the yeast. ...Read more

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I've had a cluster of skin colored bumps on my left elbow for 3 weeks. There is no itching and no rash. What can I buy over the counter to cure it?

I've had a cluster of skin colored bumps on my left elbow for 3 weeks. There is no itching and no rash. What can I buy over the counter to cure it?

Bumps: This could be molluscum contagiosum or other warts. Over time, these will go away but it may be months. An over-the-counter wart remover may work, but dermatologists have better tricks up their sleeves. ...Read more

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STINGING ITCHING rash covering entire neck and private area. It's been here for several weeks. Meds for infection did nothing. nothing helps.whattodo?

STINGING ITCHING rash covering entire neck and private area. It's been here for several weeks. Meds for infection did nothing. nothing helps.whattodo?

Dermatologist: Itchy rash persisting in the neck and genital areas suggests an allergic reaction to something coming into contact with these regions- possibly clothing, cosmetics, jewelry,etc. Yeast or fungus infections can occur in the groin. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. In the meantime try a cortisone type cream or ointment to see if it helps. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more