What could dry, scaly, itchy red skin be, around the neck?

Uncertain. This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment.

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Hi, my 4 yrs old son, he got itchy n red skin arround the neck. Is this eczema n what is the difference bitween eczema ointment, cream n lotion? Thx

M.D. visit. Eczema may be associated with allergies. It can involve various areas, including the elbows and knees. Eczema is treated with moisturizers and topical steroids. Lotion is easier to apply to a larger affected area and is less dense than ointment or cream. Limiting bath time to 15 minutes with luke warm water/apply moisturizer afterwards. Other causes incl insect bite or contact dermatitis. Read more...
Should see doctor. There are many different causes for red itchy rashes in children. Eczema is a possibility, but it usually appears in the folds of the arms and legs. I would suggest that he be seen by his pediatrician. Ointments are greasy feeling and tend to stay on the surface of the skin, while creams and lotions are more water-based and rub into the skin without leaving a residue. Read more...

On my right knuckle, I have a very dry, red skin and it's itchy and rough, what could it be? I also have it on my left knuckle but it is not as bad

Could be many. things including but not limited to lichen simplex chronicus. Try covering it with a bandaid every day after putting on some aquaphor, if it gets better, then continue but if not it needs to be seen by dermatologist. Read more...

What do you suggest if I currently have dry itchy red skin from acne medication, what do I do?

Get help. The over-the-counter agents that work, such as benzoyl peroxide, do this. Your phyiscian can help you find the best combination of prescription and topical meds for you. Read more...

I have a patch of itchy, bumpy, red skin on the back of my hand. I have noticed it before when I work a lot (i work in a restaurant) what could it be?

Hand eczema. There is every possibility this is a small site of hand eczema. We see this very often and people in your occupation because recurrent contact with water and soaps and detergents and so forth. I believe you should see a dermatologist to get the right advice on treatment to dry skin and treatment of hand eczema and you will get a cream that should help and be given and care instructions. Read more...

What fungus generally causes itchy red skin?

All fungi. All fungi trichophyton, microspsporum etc can cause itchy red skin and should be treated with topilcal antifungals and if extensive oral antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) Nizoral or sporonox. Read more...
May not be fungus. In my experience, most fungal infections do not itch. They cause burning sometimes, particularly in the groin and on the feet; but if you have an itchy red rash, it could easily be eczema, which does not respond to antifungal treatment. This is a common error. So if you apply an antifungal cream and nothing happens, see a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis. Read more...

Is there a fungus that causes itchy, red skin?

Yes. Most skin fungus will cause itchy red skin on the groin, on the feet especially between the toes b and can be treated with topical antifungal creams such as miconazole, terbinafine, or undecalynic acid. Read more...
Itchy skin. Any fungus that interacts with the skin can cause a red itchy rash either through an allergic contact dermatitis or an irritant contact dermatitis. Read more...