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What Causes A Non Itchy Rash On The Shoulder
Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you got into contact with something that irritated the skin on your hands. Think carefully about any new products, soaps, laundry detergents, etc, and try to avoid them. Were you out in the woods near poison ivy perhaps? Use a gentle moisturising cream like cetaphil or neutragena if the skin is dry. Use hydrocortisone 1% twice a day for up to 10d if it starts to itch. ...Read more
Infection autoimmmue: Either an infection, mainly viral, or if there is no sign of an infection then an immunologic process could be occurring, such as an allergic reaction, or an autoimmune process. If this persists or recurs then it needs to be evaluated by a board certified allergist. ...Read more
What kind of insect or spider bite causes bumps in a cluster that swell and are intensely itchy? It is on my right shoulder.
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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
Eczema vs dermatitis: This sounds like inflammation of the skin localized to one spot. Dermatitis is a fancy term for inflammation of the skin. Try treating with either a topical steroid such as Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or an anti-itch lotion such as sarna or sarna for sensitive skin. If this does not resolve it, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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
What is the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?
Shingles: There is a good possibility,,with that history than you have Herpes Zoster or "Shingles" This is due to re-activation of the Chicken Pox virus in a nerve (nerves) where it causes a tiny chicken pox like "bump" in the skin at the end of the nerve. There is medication for this disorder even after the rash breaks out so contact your Primary Care Physician for advice. Good Luck ...Read more
Make sure not herpes: Whenever a rash seems "clustered" you have to always worry about that scarey diagnosis, "herpes". Herpes infection may occur anywhere on the body. It almost always itches but also you typically feel pain and tingling in the area too. It is usually a simple diagnosis to make when seen. Please see a dermatologist and hopefully it is something else. ...Read more
Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry itchy rash: It is difficult to give an accurate diagnosis without a picture of your skin. The most common cause of dry itchy skin with or without a rash at this time of year is "winter itch." with the cold air outside and the air usually overheated and dry inside your skin gets all dried out. The treatment is with lots of moisturizer and humidifiers indoors. Other causes would be fungal rashes or allergies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very itchy reoccurring & slightly raised
type of rash on both palms of hands. What could be the cause? Thanks
This is in all: liklihood hand dermatitis or eczema. People can be genetically susceptible, or be in frequent contact with an irritant, or have allergies. Irritants include water, detergents, solvents, cold, heat, friction. Dermatologist can pinpoint cause. Then minimize contact with irritants, use non-soap cleanser, minimize water/dry well, use moisturizers, possibly cotton gloves and topical steroids. Good luck ...Read more
What would be some of the causes for an unexplained rash that is on face, arms, trunk, back. It itches?
See a dermatologist: When you go, bring all pills, creams, vitamins. You need a complete evaluation by a skin specialist. ...Read more
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