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I have white, flaky, rash under armpit, should I be concerned?

I have white, flaky, rash under armpit, should I be concerned?

Try lamisil (terbinafine) cream: If you try some topical antifungal cream and the rash goes away it was probably a fungal infection, but if the rash persists, I would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A 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


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I have got rashes around my gluteal region they are non itchy dry flaky causing discolouration around the area...

I have got rashes around my gluteal region they are non itchy dry flaky causing discolouration around the area...

Gluteal rash: Rash in the gluteal area can be seen with chronic moisture from sweating, prolonged sitting or from wearing certain tight fitting clothing materials. Try wearing white cotton panties and avoid very tight fitting clothes like jeans. For further evaluation and advice, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic.
Irritant dermatitis is the most common type. It's caused by contact with cosmetics, and others. Treatment is with prescription strength topical cortisone such as Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more

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How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.

How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.

Eczema: Rashes with dry looking, flakes, itchy are likely to be eczema. Heat rash are pinpoint red rash. For eczema you need a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

I have mildly red + flaky rashes around the mouth and nose-crease area. I don't know how they appeared. Would Mederma help reduce the symptoms at all?

Mederma for scars: Mederma is an over-the-counter medication that is indicated for the use of scar reduction. It should not be used to treat any other dermatologic conditions. It would be useful to visit your doctor for assessment of your condition. ...Read more

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Has had dry, flaky skin on his penis for months. No rashes, bumps, pain or itching. What could it be? Used anti-fungal cream too. Nothing.

Has had dry, flaky skin on his penis for months. No rashes, bumps, pain or itching. What could it be? Used anti-fungal cream too. Nothing.

Flaky skin: That problem may be related to diabetes, several sexually-transmitted diseases, and xerosis or eczema. Examination by a dermatologist is advised. ...Read more

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Is flaky skin sign of a rash resolving?

Is flaky skin sign of a rash resolving?

Not necessarily: Flaky skin can be the beginning sign of a rash or can appear after a rash has resolved. ...Read more

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Weird skin rash on shoulders - looks burned and flaky when dry?

Weird skin rash on shoulders - looks burned and flaky when dry?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders (edges) and fine scales. The patches are often dark reddish-tan in color. The most common sites are the back, underarms, upper arms, and chest. ...Read more

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Full body rash mostly on my back that is itchy, flaky & dry looking. It started about a wk ago & I did change soap about 3 weeks ago. Is this the cause?

Full body rash mostly on my back that is itchy, flaky & dry looking. It started about a wk ago & I did change soap about 3 weeks ago. Is this the cause?

Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to decide on a cause. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals (the soap?), excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, the doctor may recommend over-the-counter cortisone cream two or three times a day for 1 week. For fungal infections like t. Versicolor, selenium shampoo may be recommended. ...Read more

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When my skin is really dry, it becomes white and flaky. Is it an eczema rash?

When my skin is really dry, it becomes white and flaky. Is it an eczema rash?

No.: People with eczema often complain that their skin is dry, but dry skin, in and of itself, is not the same as eczema. Treatments are completely different as well, so if you aren't sure what is going on, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

Hives?: Hives are an allergic type of rash that can be related to a reaction to medications, foods, underlying infections, collagen vascular diseases and even cancer. When all of these causes are ruled out we often attribute them to stress. Treatment usually includes antihistamines and sometimes more aggressive treatments such as Prednisone or a new drug that just got approved for chronic hives - xolair. ...Read more

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What's an effective treament for a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

See an eye doc: First step is to get a diagnosis. There are multiple issues that could cause what you describe. I recommend you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a flaky rash on the to part of my right finger on my palm side and a tiny ump in the crease of my finger only on this finger?

I have a flaky rash on the to part of my right finger on my palm side and a tiny ump in the crease of my finger only on this finger?

Skin irritation: Hard to tell from your description, but irritation of the skin on the hands is common, and usually caused by something your hand came in contact with - from lifting, or using a tool, or from a glove. If it doesn't get better, see a dermatologist ...Read more

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I received lymecycline from the doctor and I've been taking it regularly for about amonth. I've recently noticed like a flaky grey rash, is this bad?

? allergic to drug: See your doctor and he or she can determine if you are allergic to it. If so you should stop taking it. K sometimes a biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What kind of rash do I have. It on the tip of my finger. It itches. The top layer of skin is dead and flacky. I have little spots under the sking?

What kind of rash do I have. It on the tip of my finger. It itches. The top layer of skin is dead and flacky. I have little spots under the sking?

Rash: Herpetic Whitlow is a painful cluster of the small vesicles on the tip of the finger. Another possible cause of the similar rash is an impetigo, or bacterial infection.
In the case of dyshidrosis, there could be small vesicles under the skin of palms and fingers. It cause itching and the skin may became scaly. Dyshidrosis could be treated with the steroid creams. ...Read more

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Can energy drink cause a rash? I've had energy drink everyday for a week and got an itchy, red rash. When it stops itching its white and flaky looking

Can energy drink cause a rash? I've had energy drink everyday for a week and got an itchy, red rash. When it stops itching its white and flaky looking

Maybe: You can be sensitive to artificial colors or flavors in energy drink. It s best to stop for now. If there is residual rash that is not fading you may need prescription cream. See a dermatologist if it persists after stopping energy drinks. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

How can I get rid of a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

Topical corticostero: Topical low potency corticosteroids such as over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1%. Also, consider moisturizing soaps and shampoos. ...Read more

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Odd rash on lower abdomen red and itchy flaky hafd for two years?

Odd rash on lower abdomen red and itchy flaky hafd for two years?

? Nickel dermatitis: Many possibilities but common is a nickel dermatitis from the button on your jeans. I would apply otc Hydrocortisone 3x daily (rx works better if you go to a dermatologist) and avoid wearing any pants with buttons. If it goes away and you want to wear jeans again, you will need to apply 3 coats of clear nail polish before you wear them every time. Please get checked if not resolved. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot.?

I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot.?

Get checked: It's hard to make many guesses with that description. Could be anything from sunburn to allergic reaction. See a doc in person or do a virtual consult so someone can visualize the area. Get better soon! ...Read more

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I have a terrible rash in between my buttux and it's been there a while its at the bottom of my tail bone with white flaky skin it's itchy?

I have a terrible rash in between my buttux and it's been there a while its at the bottom of my tail bone with white flaky skin it's itchy?

See your doctor: A would need to see the rash in order to diagnosis it. Once diagnosed a doctor can come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My son recently started getting a red flaky rash on his cheeks and left hand and I haven't changed anything. My half brother has eczema could it be?

My son recently started getting a red flaky rash on his cheeks and left hand and I haven't changed anything. My half brother has eczema could it be?

Possibly!: Eczema is dry, allergic, sensitive skin, and can run in families. Please see my post 'eczema and you' on healthtap for full treatment suggestions. I hope it improves quickly! ...Read more

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I just have a itch on my vagina with a flaky rash and there are 2 bumps on my v and the rash is not spreading. I am not sexually active. No burning?

I just have a itch on my vagina with a flaky rash and there are 2 bumps on my v and the rash is not spreading. I am not sexually active. No burning?

Yeast?: Sounds like it is genital yeast infection (flaky itchy rash)and with all that itching and scratching there was skin breakdown that led to secondary bacterial infection (2 bumps).Try otc Lamisil (terbinafine) and neosporin. Both three times a day. Lamisil (terbinafine) for a mnth and neosporin for 10 days. No improvement in ten days, see a md. Primary doc fine no need for OB gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more