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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Itchy rash: At 50, your skin may be more dry than when you were younger, use moisturizers daily and if the symptoms continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read more

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Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Yes: Alcohol increases the blood flow (thus the temperature) to the skin and red wine has been found to contain a histamine-releasing factor. Both conditions tend to make itching worse. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin on my thighs during physical education class, especially when I am sweaty. Is this skin rash?

Fungus?: It sounds like a fungal infection, commonly known as jock itch. Use an antifungal spray or powder, such as gold bond or desonex and see if it helps. If not, see your physician. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?

Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?

Agree and...: You don't give us much information but is it small sandpaper "goosebumps"? If so, may be keratosis pilaris which is famous for coming back again & again. This rash is caused by keratin plugs in hair follicles and is worse in winter & in those with dry skin, eczema. When you see the doctor, they would treat it with retin a, or cream with vitamin d, urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Allergic to Effexor xr.. Been taking it for half a yr drs didn't know why i had rashes/itchy skin swollen etc. :-( been taking for half a year?

Allergic to Effexor xr.. Been taking it for half a yr drs didn't know why i had rashes/itchy skin swollen etc. :-( been taking for half a year?

Acquired allergies : Most reactions to medications including hives and dermal hypersensitivity reactions are acquired and occur after you have taken the medication for a while. Once you are allergic, if you stop and then take the medication again, the allergic reaction can happen more quickly. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

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


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more


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