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Why am I breaking out in a mildly itchy rash on my wrist?

Why am I breaking out in a mildly itchy rash on my wrist?

Rash: It is possible that you have developed an allergy to something. A good review of anything that may be coming into contact with the involved area may help you determine if allergy is likely. Otherwise having a dermatologist evaluate the rash would help you. ...Read more

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Started breaking out in itchy rash 6 weeks ago. Been to doctor. Don't know what it is. Had biopsy. Help?

Started breaking out in itchy rash 6 weeks ago. Been to doctor. Don't know what it is. Had biopsy. Help?

More info?: It would help to know the results of your biopsy in order to determine etiology and better guide treatment. Itchy rash could be due to various causes including poorly controlled eczema, chronic urticaria (hives), contact dermatitis, etc. Treatment with corticosteroid ointments usually help improve most rashes, if severe sometimes oral prednisone is required. Talk to doctor for more detail. ...Read more

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I got an itchy rash on my neck folds, wrists and a little on my face, what could it be?

I got an itchy rash on my neck folds, wrists and a little on my face, what could it be?

Dermatitis NOS: Dermatitis (not otherwise specified) is a generic term, as rashes over the computer can not really be diagnosed. See a dr. For an evaluation and the proper dx, good luck. ...Read more

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Increase in vaginal discharge and strong odor. Also breaking out in itchy rash all over body but mInly in thigh area?

Increase in vaginal discharge and strong odor. Also breaking out in itchy rash all over body but mInly in thigh area?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have a personal physician, please seek care at your city of count health department. ...Read more

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Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Poison ivy?: Itchy rash with blisters, on back of hands and wrist could be from a few conditions. I would think about poison ivy first, and the hand and wrist could be the area of contact. Scabies is another condition to be thought of. Any contact allergy can present with this also. ...Read more

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Real bad itchy rash on arm by wrist. That's spreading n I itched them so bad they r open n pus comes out. N they be burning. Itch bad. Help swell a lil?

Real bad itchy rash on arm by wrist. That's spreading n I itched them so bad they r open n pus comes out. N they be burning. Itch bad. Help swell a lil?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & see a doc: If the rash is bad, and especially if there is pus coming out, you should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. In the meantime, otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (25-50mg every 4-6hrs for an adult) can relieve itching and swelling, but may make you feel sleepy, so be careful driving, etc. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my left wrist on the 11th. The orange stuff they used caused a very itchy rash and I told them I was allergic to betadine. Any ideas?

I had surgery on my left wrist on the 11th. The orange stuff they used caused a very itchy rash and I told them I was allergic to betadine. Any ideas?

? iodide allergy: It sounds like a possible allergy to iodides (iodine-containing substances). If there is a rash in areas which were coated by the "orange stuff", that represents a "contact dermatitis". Contact the surgeon to confirm it was an iodinated substance, and note for the future your iodine allergy. ...Read more

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4 yr old son has non-itchy rash for 10 days on knees, elbows, wrists. Rash is raised and started as spots but now joining. Gp said coxsackie not sure.

4 yr old son has non-itchy rash for 10 days on knees, elbows, wrists. Rash is raised and started as spots but now joining. Gp said coxsackie not sure.

Rash in kids: Rash is a common symptom of many viral illnesses. Coxsackie virus causes rash but also may have other accompanying symptoms including fever. If in doubt get a second opinion especially if it last longer especially if ur child has other symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach.?

I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach.?

Bedbugs or virus: While viral illness could be the cause, don't forget about bedbug ties. Also need to consider what medications/vitamins have recently been taken. ...Read more

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Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Have neuro sx, loose stool, flushing, itchy rash on wrist jnts-1 has lump in skin. B12 is ^ w/o supplements.? Is & what dr to see besides pcp/ neuro

Poss celiac: Symptoms could fit celiac disease which can have neurological, digestive and skin manifestations or symptoms. You should see pcp but recommend you ask to have celiac blood tests run in addition to any other work up advised. A neurology and gastroenterology consult may be indicated & helpful given symptoms you mention. ...Read more

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What? Extremely itchy rash on thighs, stomach, wrists -perfectly round papules (clear fluid), early menses with dark brown flow, and huge purple zit.

What? Extremely itchy rash on thighs, stomach, wrists -perfectly round papules (clear fluid), early menses with dark brown flow, and huge purple zit.

It is important to: Seperate these phenomen. The period is not related to rash onset. The papules could be a few things but if itching like crazy, at night, u may have a skin mite, bed bugs or something requiring permetharin cream. The zit is likely coincidental and, if your periods are bad then itching all over and having a zit will put u into disaster mode. Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone cream, get into doc. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash in my hand?

Itchy rash: An itchy rash can be from a contact allergy or dryness, or eczema and multiple other reasons, you need to see a doctor to take a good history from you for a proper diagnosis and then medications can be prescribed accordingly and avoidance measures can be discussed. A dermatologist can help too. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on top of hand, white bumps, it's been a couple months now, what is it?

Itchy rash on top of hand, white bumps, it's been a couple months now, what is it?

? allergy: Since the rash is itchy, it may be an allergic reaction to something that comes in contact with the hand such as creams, detergents, gloves, etc. Apply cortisone type cream and if the rash persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Every time I masturbate I end up with an itchy rash on my hand. It isn't contagious and goes away on its own after a week or so. What could it be?

Every time I masturbate I end up with an itchy rash on my hand. It isn't contagious and goes away on its own after a week or so. What could it be?

Irritation: You may be allergic to the rubber in the dildo if you are using one. Try Hydrocortisone cream or wear non-latex glove next time. This is certainly not the usual outcome. I am more concerned about your suicidal thoughts. Have you consulted a professional or called the suicide hotline to get help? If not, I strongly urge you to do os. ...Read more

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I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?

I have a red, sometimes itchy rash on the palm of my hand that flakes skin sometimes. It's been there about a month. Eczema?

Its possible.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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