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Bumps with puss not scabies told it's exscama but I don't think it is it hurts and itches n it's sometimes yellow puss and white?

Bumps with puss not scabies told it's exscama but I don't think it is it hurts and itches n it's sometimes yellow puss and white?

Some possibilities: Small pustules like you are describing might represent an infection of the hair follicles in the involved areas. If they are small in size and superficial (shallow) then you might try keeping the area clean and applying triple antibiotic ointment (Neosporin, etc.) twice per day until better. If it persists or worsens or if yo see spreading redness then you should see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more


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Can you die from scabies? My daughter may have scabies she is a virgin and she doesn't want to go to the doc the bumps only appear when she itches

Can you die from scabies? My daughter may have scabies she is a virgin and she doesn't want to go to the doc the bumps only appear when she itches

Scabie is not lethal: However, I would really encourage that she see the physician as her condition doesn't sound like scabies. Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks & genitals). ...Read more

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I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

I am suffering scabies for 2 weeks, applied permetherin 5% 2 times, no improvement. When itches, I use hair blower aiming the bumps, is it ok to do so?

Scabies Treatment: The topical medications used to treat scabies are: crotamiton 10%, petmethrin 5%, and lindane 1%. The oral medication is Ivermectin at 0.2mg/kg by mouth one time. You can try a different medication. However, has a skin scraping been done and scabies mites seen. If not, you may not have scabies. ...Read more

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My mom for 5 months has had bug crawling sensation all over her body and it itches with not sure if it's scabies or sars but she is sick all the time?

My mom for 5 months has had bug crawling sensation all over her body and it itches with not sure if it's scabies or sars but she is sick all the time?

Or.. .: If there is no obvious rash before the itch, she may be suffering from a neurodermatitis. This is a skin condition that occurs in people with depression, anxiety disorder, ocd, and others. Alternatively, this could be a medication reaction. She should check with her doctor for assessment and referral. ...Read more

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My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

Many causes: An allergy to food or medication. A reaction to an internal problem such as liver or kidney. Persistent itching requires blood tests. It is alsonpossible to have itching from an atypical case of scabies where it is difficult to find mites. Treatment with Elimite (permethrin) one application is safe as part of treatment, just in case. ...Read more

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Scabies on my feet itches to much and the cream that doc gave me seems to not be working cause im up all night with itches please help a shot maybe?

Scabies on my feet itches to much and the cream that doc gave me seems to not be working cause im up all night with itches please help a shot maybe?

Treat the source: Scabies is a challenging problem to treat. Not only do you need to use the proper cream (ie: Elimite or permethrin) for the proper amount of time, you need to treat the source by washing all clothes, linens, towels, anything in contact with your body in hot water. Anything not washable needs to be sealed off for 3-5 days so the mite does not reproduce. Ivermectin is an oral medication. ...Read more

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I was stung by four bees in two weeks. But after I'm stung the area swells, itches, and bruises. Am I allergic at all?! please help! Thanks!

I was stung by four bees in two weeks. But after I'm stung the area swells, itches, and bruises. Am I allergic at all?! please help! Thanks!

Perhaps: Bee venom often induces swelling and itching even if you are not allergic to it. However you reaction may also signal the presence of bee venom allergy. If you have no other problems such as fainting, breathing problem, or throat swelling, no further treatment is indicated. Be sure to scrape out or use tweezer to remove the stinger nearest to the skin when you get stung again next time. ...Read more

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All over body pain and unexplained bruising. All tests come back normal. The bruises on my chest itches and is painful. What could be wrong?

All over body pain and unexplained bruising. All tests come back normal. The bruises on my chest itches and is painful. What could be wrong?

We Can Not Guess: We can not guess what could be wrong with you without more detailed history, pysical exam and what tests you have had. And what if any treatment has been recommended by your treating doctor who ordered the tests you state. I will follow up with the doctor or consult a dermatologist for secong opinion ...Read more

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Last night I was sitting outside and something either stung me or bit me. Today it itches but is painful to touch w. Bruising. Should I see a doc?

Last night I was sitting outside and something either stung me or bit me. Today it itches but is painful to touch w. Bruising. Should I see a doc?

Bite: It may have been a spider bite. It it gets worse over the next 2 days instead of better, have it seen. Be seen for any infection concerns. Keep it clean and apply a topical antibiotic if you have no allergies. All the best. ...Read more

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Very bad bruise and it itches why?

Very bad bruise and it itches why?

Healing: If it is a very bad bruise, cells are damaged and release chemicals that may cause itching, such as histamine from mast cells. Also as a wound, the bruise, heals it contracts and this causes itching from the contraction. ...Read more

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I got bite by a mosquito I think. On my boob, still itches looks like a bruise. This is from Saturday night.

I got bite by a mosquito I think. On my boob, still itches looks like a bruise. This is from Saturday night.

Possible tick bite: Sometimes a 'bruise' like rash can develop after a tick bite- so I would advise you to show this to a doctor who could help you. Both ticks and mosquitoes inject saliva when they bite, so the result can be an itchy spot later on. Ticks like skin folds, so not sure if this bite is closer to your arm pit or something where it would be a good spot to hide? Ticks (nymphs) can be VERY SMALL too. ...Read more

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I have a brown spot kind of looks like a bruise on my buttcrack. It doesn't hurt but at times itches. 1st noticed when I fell. Any ideas?

I have a brown spot kind of looks like a bruise on my buttcrack. It doesn't hurt but at times itches. 1st noticed when I fell. Any ideas?

Hard to say: But if it appeared after you fell and you landed on that area, it may well be a bruise. Otherwise hard to say without a picture of the area to see. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my inner thigh abt six inches above the knee. It started small but is grwing w/sevrl bruises. It itches & idk how I got it. Worry?

I have a bruise on my inner thigh abt six inches above the knee. It started small but is grwing w/sevrl bruises. It itches & idk how I got it. Worry?

Not sure but the: Only way to find out is monitor it to make sure it doesn't evolve normally and go away. Bruises tend to enlarge briefly for 1-2 days, then change color from red/black to green/yellow, then start to fade. If you continue to have bruises throughout your body, then you need to get checked out for certain diseases by a healthcare provider. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a redness around half of the glans closest to the body. Sometimes it itches or feels like a bruise but mostly not. No disfunction. Have photos.

I have a redness around half of the glans closest to the body. Sometimes it itches or feels like a bruise but mostly not. No disfunction. Have photos.

Evaluation: The best thing is to see physician for evaluation. Pictures help, but detailed exam is much better way to go. ...Read more

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I have a bruise with a red raised circle at one end of the bruise and it itches. Should I be concerned?

I have a bruise with a red raised circle at one end of the bruise and it itches. Should I be concerned?

Bruise w/red circle: If the bruise is recent, it may itch. Some areas of the bruise may be more red or raised than others depending on the impact of the trauma. A typical bruise will start resolving in a couple of days, turning from purple to green to yellow then gone all together. If the redness persists or the bruise has not started to go away in a couple of days, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a severe itchy, bruising rash that peels away the skin and itches terribly? What is this called or what causes it?

What causes a severe itchy, bruising rash that peels away the skin and itches terribly? What is this called or what causes it?

Itchy rashes: There are a whole host of rashes that cause itching and if scratched long enough will cause sloughing of skin. Please be more srecific or enclose a pivture so we can help you. ...Read more

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I have this bruise like thing on arm and it has reddish brown spots around it. It doesn't hurt but itches and now I have a fever. What could it be?

I have this bruise like thing on arm and it has reddish brown spots around it. It doesn't hurt but itches and now I have a fever. What could it be?

Celluliltis of arm: Because of the fever go to your physician for evaluation and treatment
You will likely require antibiotic therapy
If fever is above 101F best go to ER for immediate evaluation
Staph aureus, Group A streptococcus are common skin invading infecting organisms ...Read more

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Hit my elbow and it bruised. Bruise is now gone but there is a lump on the inside of my elbow. It still hurts, but it itches really bad. Is that normal?

Hit my elbow and it bruised. Bruise is now gone but there is a lump on the inside of my elbow. It still hurts, but it itches really bad. Is that normal?

Not exactly: Sound like you have developed a condition called "Olecranon bursitis, " commonly known as "baker's elbow." This is due to increase synovial fluid collection in the Olecranon bursa as result of the initial injury to the area. It is body's response to injury and/or inflammation to the region. However, other possibilities, include: hematoma and infection, which needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Shins are sensitive: Shins do not have a lot of padding there so it is easy to get a small bump and end up with a bruise. If it does not heal up notmally as a bruise should in a week to 10 days then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Its like round, purple bruise, it also itches and sometimes feel a burning sensation. What could this be, this is on my arms

Its like round, purple bruise, it also itches and sometimes feel a burning sensation. What could this be, this is on my arms

Many possibilities: If there is only one, it could be a bruise. If many of them, possibilities include eczema, ringworm, contact dermatitis to something you're allergic to, and a variety of less common, more esoteric problems. A dermatologist needs to examine you directly in order to tell you exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Have a bruise on the back of my thigh for 2 wks it itches like crazy for 2 wks been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and itch cream not working I need suggestions plz?

Have a bruise on the back of my thigh for 2 wks it itches like crazy for 2 wks been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and itch cream not working I need suggestions plz?

See a dermatologist: Could be several things, mainly infection needs to be ruled out, cannot suuggest online, history and physical examination by a dermatologist or your doctor first is needed, good luck ...Read more

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Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Rash: Your history is interesting but I am not sure it is related to the miscarriage. You do not describe where the rash is, but you need to have a doctor look at it for a proper diagnosis. Some individuals have cyclical hives with their menstrual cycles, and that may be your case. ...Read more

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I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?

I have been itching on and off for the last 3 years. No bruises or hives unless I scratch, sometimes the bottom of my feet itches. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) not worki?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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