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Scaly Itchy Bumps On Skin
Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. It's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots.????
One foot has small red itchy bumps and scaly peeling skin. 2 different dermatologists diagnosed 2 different conditions. Still no relief. Help.
For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?
Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more
I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?
Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Itchy rash, starts out as tiny hard red bumps that can get scaly and sore, with hard white centers, also has dark fibrous material coming out.?
Consult: Please send us a photo. Could be spider bite, eczema or other inflammatory disease. ...Read more
Bug Bite?: This works for many types of bug bites - mix 2 parts baking soda with 1 part water. Apply to affected areas 5 to 6 times per day. ...Read more
Me and my husband have red itchy bumps on skin. They are RECURRENT. Had it few months ago and have it again now. No bugs or insects anywhere.
Rash: Cannot tell without looking at it, I highly recomend seeing your primary care doctor ...Read more
Dtr gets red itchy bumps on skin (esp. Feet) in weather warmer than 50 deg F. It is not a fungus or infection, only feels better with cold bath. Why?
Likely heat rash: Heat rashes are very common especially in moist places like the groin, arm pits, and feet. They can take many forms and can itch or not. Usually triggered by hotter temps that you describe but there are substantial individual differences in the level of heat and moisture required for triggering. If it is a huge problem for you, see a Dermatologist for suggested treatment. ...Read more
Manymany causes: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This is probably eczema. ...Read more
Photosensitive: It appears that you have developed a photosensitivity to the sun. You did not mention as to why long the bumps stayed with you after having been away from the exposure since this would also help to narrow down the possibilities. If you develop large and itchy hives, the condition is known as solar urticaria. The treatment is the same- avoid sun exposure. ...Read more
I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps, my skin is turning white. Could you please tell me what this is?
Need to see it: This will be something best addressed in person or if you could open a virtual consult with pictures. Best of luck! ...Read more
Yes: Itchy red skin is classic for allergic rashes, and these can present as small bumps (papules); they can also present as hives (raised lesions), macules (flat patches), and blisters. In some cases, especially when long-standing, skin can be dry & flaky and become thickened. The location of the rash on the body is important and can help make the diagnosis. A skin biopsy is needed in difficult cases. ...Read more
Rash: You rash needs to be examined for proper diagnosis, please see your doctor about it. ...Read more
Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. ...Read more
Found a tick on my head a little while after that I noticed the itchy bumps on the crown of my head?
See details: If the tick was not attached and engorged (filled with blood) it is not an issue. The bumps are likely unrelated. ...Read more
If I didn't get the head of a tick out of my crown of my head can ot cause itchy bumps on the crown of my head?
Get it out: Yes it can cause itchy bumps and even a secondary infection. You need to get all of the insect parts out. ...Read more
Itchy bumps won't go away on my face, if I scratch my skin raises and gets so dry and a dark red color. What is it?
? allergy: Any itching skin rash makes me suspect of an allergic reaction to either a medication (have you started taking any new pills recently?) or contact dermatitis which is allergy to any local skin applications like, sprays or skin creams/scents. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the time being, it might help and it is available over the counter. If the reaction is severe or does not settle down then you should see doct ...Read more
About 7 weeks of itchy bumps all over that made my skin severely dry. Bumps scab and fall off. What is this?
?: Can be urticaria or something else, please see your doctor ...Read more
When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?
Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more