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Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?

Not Zoster: Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris. Dyshidrotic eczema. Pompholix. Psoriasis. Id reaction. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Treatment for herpe symptoms burning itching bumps on private area?

Treatment for herpe symptoms burning itching bumps on private area?

Antiviral 4 outbreak: If you have been previously diagnosed with genital herpes, an antiviral medication may be prescribed during an outbreak: such as oral valtrex (valacyclovir). If you haven't been diagnosed, further doctor evaluation needs to be performed regardless , to determine if it's a herpes outbreak or a combined genital infection. Herpes can be transmitted between individuals without symptoms. ...Read more

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Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

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Small, nondescript, asymmetrical, itchy rashes reoccur on legs. Neosporin relieves but another appears.

Small, nondescript, asymmetrical, itchy rashes reoccur on legs.  Neosporin relieves but another appears.

See a dermatologist: No diagnosis is possible from this description. If if improves with neosporin it will improve with anything you rub in. Neosoorin is not known to help any skin condition. Worse, it is a common sensitizer causing allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy scalp and cold sores?

What causes an itchy scalp and cold sores?

Not one thing: Cold sores or herpes occur when your immune system is compromised. An itchy scalp is due to dandruff or seborrhea. Stress causes an overproduction of sebum which plugs up the pores and causes dandruff. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp) , rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples) , itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing  skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp) , rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples) , itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse , folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help , or autoimmune process . or food intolerence- gluten, milk . Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Home remedy for sore, itchy dry throat sinus area?

Home remedy for sore, itchy dry throat sinus area?

Easy Remedy: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. ...Read more

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Do herpes rashes itch?

Do herpes rashes itch?

They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...Read more

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Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores(look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Could bad cough, sore thoat, sinus conge/drainging, body aches cause red raised very itchy sores(look like raised pores) & itchy skin? Also have lupus

Flu?: You may just have the flu or another viral infection which causes skin rash also. If the rash lasts just hours only to reappear elsewhere, try antihistamine. If it lasts more than a day, try hydrocortisone cream. If these symptoms persist beyond 10 days or get worse, see your doctor. These are not lupus symptoms. ...Read more

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After new partner I've had frequent herpes prodrome symptoms but never lesions,sores,etc. Swollen groin nodes, itch, tingles, sore back. What to do?

After new partner I've had frequent herpes prodrome symptoms but never lesions,sores,etc. Swollen groin nodes, itch, tingles, sore back. What to do?

Doctor can check: If a patient sees no lesions, it is hard to guess whether or not any symptoms are from herpes. Her doctor can help, perhaps by doing blood tests for herpes antibodies. If symptoms are happening often, perhaps a trial of preventive medication can be done, if the blood antibodies are positive for herpes. The partner's antibodies should be checked too, because one can only catch herpes from a person. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more


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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more