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Rash gets itchy at night, its maculopapular in some areas about 3cm x 2cm in most areas. Its mostly at chest, neck, abdomen, shins. Better in day?

Rash gets itchy at night, its maculopapular in some areas about 3cm x 2cm in most areas. Its mostly at chest, neck, abdomen, shins. Better in day?

Many causes: A number of conditions that present with your symptoms and generally itching gets worse at night. See your doctor about the rash, it can be as simple as dry skin but it also can be a skin infection. ...Read more

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Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Jock itch: See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis. My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin. It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more

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Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms

Many swollen neck lymphs. Itchy eyes. Hard lumps started on collarbone (was painful now isn't), more painless ones formed in 3 months, rib cage, shin, back of neck few on chest. Good blood work, blood counts, crp, clean chest x-ray. No other symptoms

Lymph glands: Generalized enlargement of lymph nodes are seen in infectious mononucleosis, malignant blood dyscrasias and other infections. I'm not sure that they would be found on the rib cage itself or on the shin bone. I recommend an evaluation by a hematologist or an infectious disease specialist. A lymph node biopsy as well as other tests may be advised by the specialist. ...Read more

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Why is my scraped shin itchy?

Why is my scraped shin itchy?

Ok: Histamine is released as well as there is more exposure to raw skin. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on shins?

Itchy rash on shins?

Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! I think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more

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Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more

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I have really itchy shins and I scratch them until they bleed?

I have really itchy shins and I scratch them until they bleed?

Underlying cause: You need to find out the underlying cause; are there insect bites? Some metabolic problem? Scratching usually only worsens the itch, and scratching until you bleed leaves you vulnerable to infection. Discuss with your doctor about possible causes and maybe a medication to help with the itch itself. ...Read more

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Causes of itchy skin on front shins and forearms?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have itchy spots on my shins which can be yellow and they itch! And it's not from shaving?

I have itchy spots on my shins which can be yellow and they itch! And it's not from shaving?

Need to see dermatol: You need to see dermatology and get a correct diagnosis. There are a variety of possible diagnoses ...Read more

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I have a rash on both of my shins, it's very itchy and I can't even sleep very well at night anymore. Can anyone help me out?

I have a rash on both of my shins, it's very itchy and I can't even sleep very well at night anymore. Can anyone help me out?

Shin rash: A rash on both lower legs usually means something has gotten on you or something you work around that could have gotten on your pants legs and onto your skin. Think about what you are around. Or have used on your skin. Steroid cream is the answer. ...Read more

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I am thyroid patient. How to avoid itchy area on face..

I am thyroid patient. How to avoid itchy area on face..

Itchy area: Ask your Dr. To check out the area as there may be a simple cream you can take to cure the itchiness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My right shin has been feeling itchy. Should I go see a doctor?

No: If there is no rash, I think you should hydrate your skin twice a day and see if it goes away. That often cure an itch. ...Read more

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I have 4 bites on my shin. Itchy. Not too painful. But on my calf, there is about a 2x2 inch red splotch. It's smooth. What did this? Dangerous?

I have 4 bites on my shin. Itchy. Not too painful. But on my calf, there is about a 2x2 inch red splotch. It's smooth. What did this? Dangerous?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities. In someone who has other bites visible, it could be another bite or a bite that has gotten infected. It would really take an exam to say. I would encourage you to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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I keep getting rashes all over my body very itchy now it is on my head coming up in lumps seems to get worse in winter and on my shins I will scratch?

I keep getting rashes all over my body very itchy now it is on my head coming up in lumps seems to get worse in winter and on my shins I will scratch?

See a doctor: Eruptions of this nature may be infective, allergic, non-infectious inflammatory and even rarely due to underlying malignancies. Working out the cause for these may take a prolonged investigation by an experienced clinician. See your pcp and if they cannot handle this they may refer you to a dermatologist or allergist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Itchy rash with bumps. Really itchy at night on shins and forearms?

Possobly hives: If the itchy bumps go away in 24 hrs, and then come back; or they have an appearance of " moving around", they are probably hives. But there are a lot of skin rashes looking like itchy bumps, like bug bites.... Better to consult a dermatologist or allergist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a metal shelf fall on my shin in December and it's still bruised and super itchy, what could be the problem?

I had a metal shelf fall on my shin in December and it's still bruised and super itchy, what could be the problem?

Bone contusion: By the way you describe the injury, you could have sustained a bone contusion, which characteristically can take awhile to get better. Don't hesitate to be seen and examined. An MRI can potentially help to confirm the diagnosis. There are other possibilities as well. ...Read more

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I have very itchy "bites" (but they are not). One-two/ day for10 days. No pets/husband fine. Most are on my shin/ankle. Some elsewhere.?

I have very itchy "bites" (but they are not). One-two/ day for10 days. No pets/husband fine. Most are on my shin/ankle. Some elsewhere.?

Let try to help: Why you are using Acyclovir? If you use for herpes simplex? that could means that you have shingles?
Check with your family Doctor and see if agree. ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my shin that feels swollen and itchy. Is this normal? If so, how can I relieve it?

Are you sure it's: A bruise. Bruises tend not to be itchy, but I guess it's possible. Is there a way this could from an insect bite. Nonetheless, one simple thing you can do is try cold packs over the area to help with the inflammation that is likely causing the swelling and itching. Try some ice with a bit of water, in a ziplock bag, wrapped in a moist towel, placed over the area for 10mins 3-4X/day. ...Read more

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I believe I have cystic acne should I have my thyroids checked and what should I do its also very itchy.?

Get Rx that works: This is the 21st century and nobody needs to have cystic acne, or anything that looks like it. If this is cystic acne, your primary care physician will probably start you on both a topical (clindamycin with a retinoic acid derivative, perhaps) and a systemic antibiotic, or if you're a lady, discuss the oral contraceptive pill. If tough, you have a right to a dermatologist's big guns. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a circle rash size of a fifty cent piece very itchy on shin have stopped using perfumed soap etc?

What is a circle rash size of a fifty cent piece very itchy on shin have stopped using perfumed soap etc?

Ringworm: It sure sounds like a skin infection commonly called ringworm. This is treated with anti-fungal medications, many of which are available at the drug store without a prescription. ...Read more

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Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?

Itchy redness on neck, shaped like butterfly. No history on thyroid problem, so what could be the cause? Should I go to ER or urgent care for this?

Rash: The differential diagnosis of rashes is very large. A physician typically needs to see your rash in person and get a history to make a diagnosis.
Bactrim can cause a serious rash so call your treating MD immediately for instructions. I noticed you have a skin abscess and a mild fever, but it is unclear how long you have had the abscess or where the abscess is. See MD to ensure improvement. ...Read more

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Itchy shins with pimple like bumps that are sore and clear liquid running from them when popped?

Itchy shins with pimple like bumps that are sore and clear liquid running from them when popped?

Folliculitis: You might have folliculitis but it could also be a eczema. See your dermatologist for the exact answer. ...Read more

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I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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E45 Itch relief cream is the only cream that moisturises and relieves my itchy shins. What can cause a deficiency in Urea in the skin?

E45 Itch relief cream is the only cream that moisturises and relieves my itchy shins. What can cause a deficiency in Urea in the skin?

Urea skin: Nick P570 ~ you been talking to GrandMa again and now have a ton of old wives tales to tell? Urea is a substance excreted only in the kidney and the bowel. There's none in the skin as far as I know! ;-)) ...Read more

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Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

See a dermatologist: No antihistamine will help you unless you want sedation. Do you have swelling of your legs? Swollen veins? You will probably find relief with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream before sleep. ...Read more

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I have a itchy burning skin rash on my body is it due to they thyroid, I have taken thyroxin for years?

I have a itchy burning skin rash on my body is it due to they thyroid, I have taken thyroxin for years?

Maybe (not). . .: It might also be due to your oral antihistamine or seroxat (paroxetine). Lots of other possible reasons. New soaps/lotions/detergents? New clothing? Recent travel or camping? Bottom line: go see your doctor & tell him/her about your concerns. Also be sure to give timeline as to when rash started relative to any of above, eg new bottle of medications, perhaps due to switch in generic manufacturers. ...Read more

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I have no other symptoms apart from my palms being red and itchy sometimes? I have astma and an underactive thyroid if this helps?

I have no other symptoms apart from my palms being red and itchy sometimes? I have astma and an underactive thyroid if this helps?

Palmar erythema: Can be due to heredity
occurs in at least 30% of pregnant women
other causes: liver disease/cirrhosis, wilson disease, hemochromatosis, hyperthyroid, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, malignancy, smoking, mercury poisoning, and meds such as amiodarone, gemfibrozil, and Cholestyramine can cause palmar erythema.
Some have no known cause.
Check with your doc... ...Read more

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I was bitten by blackflies on my shin and developed an itchy rash after 2 days. It's been 2 weeks & I have had headaches & a low fever. What now?

I was bitten by blackflies on my shin and developed an itchy rash after 2 days. It's been 2 weeks & I have had headaches & a low fever. What now?

Black Flies: The bite of the black fly can cause itching & marked local swelling which may continue for weeks.
With heavy biting Black Fly Fever can occur with symptoms to include fever, headache, nausea & swollen lymph nodes. Secondary infection may occur. In Africa, Central & South America – it can transmit a nematode that causes River Blindness. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Light orange grouped specs of pigmentation on bottom half of legs, not itchy, not contagious, but has spread more on shins. It's darkens when in sun.?

Purpura?: Good morning,
non-itchy, scattered red dots on the bottom half of legs, spreading on to shins may need an evaluation for purpura, a blood disorder, cutaneous vasculitis (immune disorder of blood vessels), blood vessel diseases of unknown cause, or platelet dysfunctions. All these conditions are rare. Most common conditions are associated with itching. If the rash persists, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) around healing shin wound.?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, red or bluish purple) around healing shin wound.?

Uncertain: This may be a reaction to whatever topical medications you placed on and around the wound. If not you can discuss it with your physician ...Read more