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Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Psoriasis or eczema?: Around the elbow, it is possible that this represents psoriasis or eczema but it could be a variety of other diseases, many of which may be easily treated or may require additional diagnostic tests. ...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


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Skin rash on the inside of both my l & r elbows since yesterday. No known allergies prior to this. It's more noticeable after shower. What could it be?

Skin rash on the inside of both my l & r elbows since yesterday. No known allergies prior to this. It's more noticeable after shower. What could it be?

Eczema: Apply vaseline on the 2 areas after showering, and do it on a regular basis, at least 2 times a day, if it does not resolve, you can apply Hydrocortisone on it and if it continues to be a problem, see your doctor for a prescription cream, you may need to be test for allergies ultimately. ...Read more

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I have a red skin rash on the inside of elbows of both arms.?

I have a red skin rash on the inside of elbows of both arms.?

More information: How long have you had it? Does it itch or hurt? A variety of skin conditions can cause such a condition. Your best bet is to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness). The rash is located on my left upper arm fron the elbow up and on my neck.

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness). The rash is located on my left upper arm fron the elbow up and on my neck.

Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose and treat without seeing a photo of the rash or seeing the rash in person. Please set up a live consult with a doctor on this site or see your regular doctor. You can try a over the counter anti itch cream like hydrocortisone to help with the itching in the meantime. ...Read more

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My 8 year old daughter has been on miralax (polyethylene glycol) since she was a year old. For the past 2 years she has had a skin rash on elbows and knees. Any link possib?

My 8 year old daughter has been on miralax (polyethylene glycol) since she was a year old. For the past 2 years she has had a skin rash on elbows and knees. Any link possib?

DETAILS????: Why is the child using a laxative? If there is not a very, very good reason, this needs serious attention from a DR, preferably a gastroenterologist. No, the rash, probably eczema or psoriasis, is not due to miralax (polyethylene glycol). This is best addressed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head, elbows, knee, bumps, cheeks, neck, arm. Her dad has psoriasis. Cud it be d same n is it serious? Using cetaphil.

My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head, elbows, knee, bumps, cheeks, neck, arm. Her dad has psoriasis. Cud it be d same n is it serious? Using cetaphil.

Itchy?: At this young age, I would be more suspicious of eczema (atopic dermatitis) which may be linked to food allergies as well as airborne allergens. If these rash itch, then eczema is more likely. If you are using Cetaphil lotion, be sure to use it regularly and apply it within 3 mins after bathing. Talk to your pediatrician. A discussion of eczema can be found elsewhere. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since I took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch?

I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since I took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch?

Allergy: Sound like a reaction to the medication. Itching can usually be helped with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc. Just follow the directions on the package. You should also call the doc who gave you the medicine to let them know your symptoms. ...Read more

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Rash on elbows. Like tiny bites with black pin head. Itching. Felt better after anti histamine?

Elbow rash: Rash on both elbows can be due to psoriasis or from irritation, reaction to clothing, eczema also known as atopic dermatitis. If applying cortisone type ointment doesn't help, consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

Ezcema: Rashes in the "antecubital fossa" (inner elbow) are typical of eczema. So unless something contacts that area alone (not likely) consider ezcema the most likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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Some kind of rash on my elbow, underarm and back of my neck it is bumpy and skin colored. When you scratch it a lot and over time, it will get tougher and the area appears to be pink. If I keep scratching and scratching until it bleeds, it will become dry

Some kind of rash on my elbow, underarm and back of my neck it is bumpy and skin colored. When you scratch it a lot and over time, it will get tougher and the area appears to be pink. If I keep scratching and scratching until it bleeds, it will become dry

This: This really does sound like eczema. That was my first thought before I even read your doctor's diagnosis. You could also be dealing with a dermatitis, due to an allergy. I recommend you request allergy testing or blood testing (check with your doctor regarding prices), and also a higher strength triamcinolone cream or another steroid cream like Elocon is good. Keep the areas hydrated. Use vaseline, aquaphor, or eucerin cream (in a jar).
Good luck. ...Read more

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Rash on elbow skin in olecranon region. Not sure if contact dermatitis from band aid, or something else.

Keep it clean: Moisturize it if dry and chaffed, then apply hydrocortisone 1% OTC twice a day for few days, avoid the band aid, if that doesn't help see your doctor ...Read more

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A kind of rash on both my arms above elbow region. It is blakkish and looks like dry skin. Its itchy sometimes usually when the skin is dry. Help?

A kind of rash on both my arms above elbow region. It is blakkish and looks like dry skin. Its itchy sometimes usually when the skin is dry. Help?

Dermatology: This condition should be diagnosed by a physician and preferably a dermatologist- it could be psoriasis, eczema, dry skin or a multitude of other skin conditions- cannot be diagnosed online. ...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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Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy, hot, the skin is red and so are the spots x?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash on elbow. Non-itchy and not raised. Doesn't blanch. Feel well in self just a bit sick. History of dermatitis & eczema. Looks to be under the skin?

Rash on elbow. Non-itchy and not raised. Doesn't blanch. Feel well in self just a bit sick. History of dermatitis & eczema. Looks to be under the skin?

Flare of eczema?: Difficult to determine without seeing rash. Non-blanching rash with a history of eczema is concerning for a possible flare. Would consider applying topical corticosteroids to area and monitor for improvement. If this fails have rash evaluated by doctor. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: And sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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I have a very itchy rash on 70 0/0 of my body. It seems very dry, it's not in the creases of my elbows or knees. I'm putting E45 on my itchy parts, .

I have a very itchy rash on 70 0/0 of my body. It seems very dry, it's not in the creases of my elbows or knees. I'm putting E45 on my itchy parts, .

Agree with Dr Hegab: 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

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I have 1 very dark smooth rash on my thigh and a crease of my inner elbow all on left side-went to a dermatologist & ER Dr. No one knows what I have?

Dermatologist: If the dermatologist was concerned he/she would have recommended a follow-up exam or a biopsy. Perhaps you would feel relieved if you consulted another dermatologist if the rash persists or worsens. ...Read more

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My 16 year old daughter has a rash under her armpit, elbows and on the crease of her arms?

Daughter has eczema: Your daughter has atopic dermatitis or eczema. The rash under her armpits may have been caused by a perfumed underarm deodorant. For treatment you might get a non allergic deodorant. A mid potent steroid would help in the other areas affected. ...Read more

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I get a repeating rash. It starts on the right side of my forehead, my jaw and my left elbow crease. It clears & pops up in my groin area. What is it?

I get a repeating rash. It starts on the right side of my forehead, my jaw and my left elbow crease. It clears & pops up in my groin area. What is it?

See a doctor...: The rash could be erythema migrans, yeast infection, an MRSA infection, erythema multiforme, herpes, hives....A picture is worth a thousand words- and your situation is no exception. Only by direct visualization and clinical context, can a physician answer your question with any accuracy. ...Read more

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I work in a veterinarian hospital as an assistant. Was wondering if I could of caught scabies from an infected dog? Have Itchy rash on elbow crease

I work in a veterinarian hospital as an assistant. Was wondering if I could of caught scabies from an infected dog? Have Itchy rash on elbow crease

Not Likely: Scabies is usually a diffuse reaction, not isolated to one area of the body. You might have eczema there or a contact dermatitis. If it does not get better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a raised bump on the inside of my arm in my elbow crease. It is itchy, has no rash. I have had an ear infection 3 weeks ago could this be an inflamed epitrochlear node? Should I be worried?

I have a raised bump on the inside of my arm in my elbow crease. It is itchy, has no rash. I have had an ear infection 3 weeks ago could this be an inflamed epitrochlear node? Should I be worried?

Difficult to know: This is the location for the epitrochlear lymph nodes, but this could just as easily be an epidermal inclusion cyst (sebaceous cyst) or a lipoma (fatty tumor) or something more serious. I would suggest you have it evaluated if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Skin rash on my arm and the inside of my groin what could it be?

Fungal infections?: My guess is either a fungal infection (tinea cruris) vs folliculitis/staph infection)... If you can post a picture of rash. A lot of md night be able to help out! In either case have a physician look at it please! Regards. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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Can you help me with this rash on my arm? Hi. I've been having some rashes on my right arm. They get somewhat red and they are really itchy. My skin dosent look blistered or dry. It does rise a little. I live in a college dorm and I've tried to look for b

Can you help me with this rash on my arm? Hi. I've been having some rashes on my right arm. They get somewhat red and they are really itchy. My skin dosent look blistered or dry. It does rise a little. I live in a college dorm and I've tried to look for b

I: I advise you to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. You may be dealing with an allergy, eczema, dermatitis, bug bites, etc. It is difficult to say without an actual exam. In the meantime try hyrdrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching.
Take care. ...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