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Skin Welts After Scratching
Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?
See a doctor: Many different causes of itching rash including eczema, allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, psoriasis. Best to see your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Temporary relief from oral antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra and topical cortisone creams. ...Read more
Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more
Dermatographia: Some people have really sensitive skin. If you scratch your skin, you will get a raised rash on the affected skin. There is nothing to do about this, aside from taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). Try writing words on your skin with your fingernails. If it works, you have sealed the diagnosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Sunburn: If you are using a tanning bed and are getting the symptoms you describe then this is probably a sunburn, plain and simple. Of course, as a dermatologist, i would recommend against tanning beds. If you are getting these symptoms then you are basically burning your skin just as if you were being exposed to sunlight. ...Read more
Very oily skin no matter how much washed. Painful itchy skin. Rash on back face neck scalp. Skin hurts. New soap. Reaction maybe?
Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more
Sometimes my hands will suddenly get extremely itchy and swell. Skin reddens from scratching. My skin isn't dry?
24f boobs were itching, I scratched them an noticed a red rash appearing from scratchin them kept scratchin an started to bleed. Now red raised rash?
Dermatographism: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. You may have more than one problem causing this. ...Read more
My Daughter is experiencing skin rash (quality: itchy, blisters, bumpy, red)and skin redness or irritation after a rug burn on her back?
Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?
After putting ice directly on skin with heat rash, i developed itchy rash where blisters are joined red and itchy.was not itchy before it.whats this?
Cold urticaria: Rarely, you can develop hives due to Exposure to cold temperature. This is called cold urticaria. Though usually harmless, if the reaction affects the whole body, it could turn out to be as serious as any other allergic reaction. Please consult your doctor for some needed tests or to carry medication to deal with an emergency. ...Read more
I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.
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