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I have small red tears/dry skin spots on my inner thighs and around my scrotum. They constantly itch. They look like bites but they are not raised. ?

I have small red tears/dry skin spots on my inner thighs and around my scrotum.  They constantly itch.  They look like bites but they are not raised. ?

Candida: This is most likely candida, which is a yeast - a distant relative of the skin fungus that causes "jock itch". Try one of the over-the-counter anti-fungal creams; if that doesn't work, you'll need to see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Penis got a small red skin spot that looks like its burnt. No sexual contact?

Penis got a small red skin spot that looks like its burnt. No sexual contact?

Have it: checked by your doctor. It's hard to diagnose a skin condition on this platform, since we cannot actually see it. It may be just a blocked gland in the skin, but could be the beginning of an infection...so please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have really blotchy red skin, then little spots on the inside of my arms, and they really hurt when I even blow them, and it's really warm here.

I have really blotchy red skin, then little spots on the inside of my arms, and they really hurt when I even blow them, and it's really warm here.

Likely dermatitis: You probably have dermatitis. This is inflammation of the skin with itching or soreness, of various causes. The causes range from allergic to autoimmune. If the symptoms persists and cause significant pain or discomfort, you need to see your PCP for Dermatology referral. ...Read more

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How long until retin-a micro evens out my red skin tone ? I've been on it for 9 weeks but still have red spots and red uneven tone in cheeks and chin.

How long until retin-a micro evens out my red skin tone ? I've been on it for 9 weeks but still have red spots and red uneven tone in cheeks and chin.

Never: Retin-a does not get rid of redness. It will help with acne. Consider oracea, Metrogel or finacea for the redness around the bumps. Also redness reduction creams can help. If you have brown spots you may need a laser. ...Read more

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I have red skin like rashes/spot like formations that form at night over my body and disappear overnight. What is it? And what could be the cause?

I have red skin like rashes/spot like formations that form at night over my body and disappear overnight. What is it? And what could be the cause?

If it disappears: Completely overnight, you are probably reacting to something that you consume or come in contact with before you go to bed. You can try antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine otc. If it persists, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What's a good cream for small red skin lesions?

What's a good cream for small red skin lesions?

Can't make a : recommendation without knowing what the skin lesions are. Recommend annual head to toe dermatologic assesment of skin. It could be evaluated at your annual check up. ...Read more

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What are red skin eruptions that are small and look like tiny raspberrys?

What are red skin eruptions that are small and look like tiny raspberrys?

Cherry Hemangioma ?: If the color is really red and almost pin point in size, likely to be "cherry hemangioma" which are benign generally. If they should start to grow or change, you need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small, raised red/ skin coloured bump on my chest. It's been there for about 5 weeks, not sure if it started as a bite? I've tried cortisone

I have a small, raised red/ skin coloured bump on my chest. It's been there for about 5 weeks, not sure if it started as a bite? I've tried cortisone

Red bump: This may be a hemangioma which is a benign growth of tiny blood vessels called capillaries. These don't blanch when touched and are not likely to change or disappear. Of course a physician or dermatologist would have to inspect the spot to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

I have a small circular patch of dry red skin on my arm. I thought it was ringworm but my medication from the past doesn't work. Help?

Rash: A number of conditions can cause a circular rash including eczema (nummular type) , ringworm, etc. . Eczema often responds to moisturizers and a corticosteroid cream after a few days. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Small cluster of small white pus bumps on my hind thigh. Layer of red skin surrounding it. Its itchy. What is it and how do i get rid of it.

Small cluster of small white pus bumps on my hind thigh. Layer of red skin surrounding it. Its itchy. What is it and how do i get rid of it.

See a physician: You are describing something like allergic dermatitis (eczema) or possible infectious lesions, someone needs to look at the lesions in order to make a diagnosis and treatment can be given. You can do that by visiting your local physician or request inbox consultation on healthtap ...Read more