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I have these little red blemeshes with a whitish center that itch like crazy there's no pus and ther not blisters and there's no bumps there like little circles all over my hands and feet
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I have had a rash on my feet for the past four to five years. It comes and goes and gets especially worse in the summer months.  The rash gets really itchy especially at night to the point where the skin peels and cracks and sometimes creates open sores. I've used all sorts of over the counter creams to no avail and even some medicated creams and antibiotics. Nothing works. thought it was athlete's foot but the area between toes are never affected.  Mostly the area affected is the arch of foot, the top on foot and top of the toes, if ever. I don't know what else to do I have tried everything, even some weird home remedies. Help me, I don't know what else to do!!!! Thank you
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Hi, I'd encourage both of you to post in the public forum, as well as taking a look at our "Ask an Expert" forum.    

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A few days ago I was watering my cucumber plants, and my arms brushed against the leaves.  My skin erupted into a rash about 10 hours later.  It has been 3 days and the rash is still there.  It is only mildy itchy, but very unsightly.  I went to the doctor, but she didn't know what to do about it, just told me to use the cream that I have for my eczema on it (temovate).  I took some benadryl, but that doesn't doesn't seem to have done anything.  I also used some rubbing alcohol on it.  It isn't open or anything, like I said just a little itchy and very unsightly.  What else can I do?  Everything else I've read about this says it will go away within a few hours, but it has been 3 days!  Help!
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i have been battling a skin condition only on my face and chest.. i'm not sure if it is hormonal.. my dermatologist, says it is and had treated me for staph.. they start as a little red dot, and escalate into a painful lesion.. then it blisters and scabs and takes weeks if not months to completely go away, but not without leaving a dark scar.  
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Read about MORGELLONS
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For the last four or so years I have been plagued with extreme itching of the arms and shoulders.  The itching is predominately on the upper arms and inner shoulders and slightly more on the right than the left.  My arms are always bloodied and sore from the scratching.  Sheets and clothing are stained.  My doctor has prescribed various things.  As of yesterday I take100MG Trazodone and 10MG Singulair - also included are Benedryl and Melatonin.  In case the itching is so bad that I still can't sleep she has prescribed 5MG Diazepam.  It's not working tonight!!  Before yesterday I took 50MG Doxepin and 10MG Singulair along with the Benedryl and Melatonin.  That worked somewhat for a couple of months but then back to this terrible itching.  Any ideas that we might not have already tried?  Tjhanks.
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For the past few weeks I have had tiny little flesh colored blisters all over my chest, neck and arms.  I have had this once before, but it went away within a couple days.  This has continued to spread and group more.  It has blanketed everywhere with no specific shapes in mind.  The blisters have clear liquid i them.  They look like pimples, but they are not red, they do not itch. They are fleshed tone and it is more annoying because it is making my skin dryer than usual.  What do you think this is?
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dear doctor,

Please i have got spots (big ones) on my forehead, it started with one, i pumped it and the they reached 10 big ones. That happened in a week , and they opened all on each other and they had a transparent fluid in them. I used Oxygen water to clean it many times a day. I am so worried they r now dry but pale red colored. Knowing that last year same time i had for a whole month whitehead little spots many many around my penis, was hurting and itching and as well i use to clean it with the same product.
I am so terrified to have that again, specially that i never had anything or that kind of spots in my body. Please let me know why i had that? and how to prevent it!

I am 35 years old, oily skin.

Awaiting your fast reply,

and thank you in advance.

Abo.
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What kind of rash is this? i have had it for about 2 years. it is like blisters i have gone to doctors and have been told it is self inflicted but i'm not doing it. it is like the skin comes off and then it is really itchy and weepy. i really need help they apear and then go away then come back. please HELP?!?
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I am a parent that is has concern for child's health.  
He has had asthma for 6-7 years
random seasonal allergies that have seemed to develop (urticaria)
suffered from cronic (chronic) ear infections as a young child
currently has a conjunctiva .. without a cause as of yet
also suffers from alopecia areata...
I am wondering if all of these issues can be from 1 single source?????? please help.. He is to young to have so many aliments!
We live near Pittsburgh Pa...My son is on medical assistance
If u can offer any help or recomend a dermatologist
or other specialist I would greatly appreciate it!
Thank you very much
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I have broken capillaries on sides of my nose. It is red in colour.can any tell me about cream that can  erase it
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I've had a problem several times over the past year with my skin cracking or tearing during sex with my wife.

The tears run across the shaft in the same direction as the wrinkles do when my penis is soft.  We wait a few days between sexual sessions but it still happens again.

The only thing different after 15 years of sex between us seems to be a yeast infection and of course, age.  I am 60.

Is it possible for a yeast infection to cause this kind of damage or weakened skin?
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hi i'm Athony. 17 years old i'm having a rashes around my testicles before up to now,,i keep on putting powder last week to stop irritation but it get worst yesterday it becomes very itchy,,then it become so red,, i went up to the pharmacy and they gave me fenitisil,,could it help me please give me some advice to stop this.
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hi i'm Athony. 17 years old i'm having a rashes around my testicles before up to now,,i keep on putting powder last week to stop irritation but it get worst yesterday it becomes very itchy,,then it become so red,, i went up to the pharmacy and they gave me fenitisil,,could it help me please give me some advice to stop this.
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I have these hard rice like sticks of oil that are in my facial pores.  It started in a small cluster at the corner of my nose just above my upper lip a year ago.  At first I thought it was a cold sore because it seemed to have that appearance and then I noticed that there were these hard rice like things that if I scraped against them with my fingernail I could pull them out - however, they would not come out if you squeezed them.  Then they would eventually come back.  They have now spread and seem to be all over my face and even my neck.  What could this be.  I have lately been exfoliating way to much just to keep them from looking so bad but my skin is getting very dry - Is there any treatment for this - has anyone out there had success in treating this?
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Feel free to post your questions in our main forum :)

kbmom75~ Sebum, the stuff that helps lubricate our skin can actually get stuck in pores and Keratinize (harden) so that when it finally gets pulled out it looks like a tiny grain of rice. Exfoliating will NOT get rid of these because it's literally like an Iceberg.  the part stuck in the oil gland is much bigger than the little hard bump poking out of the skin.
I get these occasionally and they are really hard to get out. sometimes tweezers can work. You should go see a dermatologist about it because he/she will have other options to use other things instead of exfoliators.

Sincerely,
Cindie
(Martikadragoon, CL Dermatology)
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Make sure to post these questions and problems on the forum where more people will see them and be able to help answer them.
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Some 44 years ago I burned my scalp with scalding hot water under a shower prior to swimming at the YMCA.  I developed a very itchy follicle infection afterwards, that grew slowly and  resulted in over 30 sores. None of the 20+ Dermatologist I visited achieved any improvement.  I tried lotions, potions, light treatments, red pulse laser light used to remove birth marks, etc.. Nothing helped.  They never took a tissue sample to analyze.

Recently I read Hydrogen Peroxide is anti-bacterial & anti-fungus.  It turns to O2 & Water when it hits the blood stream, a MD told me.

So a couple of weeks ago I started injecting a diluted solution directly into the sores.  Most of the smaller red spots cleared up, and the larger sores are showing progress.  Have you ever heard of Peroxide being used like this previously?

My Mother died from a skin cancer on her ear lobe, that grew and she was afraid of an operation for some reason.  If Hydrogen Peroxide injections had been into the sore when it was small, would it have killed the cancer?  Seems logical to me.
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Already during about 1.5 month hypostasis under an eye does not disappear!

It is complexly story, I can explain shortly what happened: About 1.5 months back I was impact in area of an eye bone, first has appeared a small bluish swelling near an eye is closer to a temple, then next day it flew under an eye - and the bruise with a swelling(like hypostasis) was formed.
Then I wanted to get rid of a bruise faster and started to spread special gel against bruises - 5 times each day (during 2 days). At 3th day of using this gel I decided to stop. And after I have washed off it in shower - as usually I have smeared the face with a usual cream with ehter oils and I have received а burn of a skin in area around of eye, because after washing off of any gels against bruises it is dangerously to render a fat cream with oils - will be burn (as I have found out later). I did not begin to do anything and have gone to bed.
Next day the skin around eye became overdried and rude with some dimness. Then I have gone to a drugstore and have asked something from burns (if it was possible to render around of an eye).
But as I already was afraid to spread something - I have decided to not spread anything medical any more. I just greased area around of an eye with a children's humidifying cream (the skin overdried from burn)- at first frequently, after - less often and less often...

The skin was softened (though some dimness remained still), and the the bruise has disappeared for a long time, BUT HYPOSTASIS(SWELLING) UNDER THE EYE DOES NOT DISSAPEAR STILL. Since impact this hypostasis has not decreased at all. what that? why so long - it is normal? what the reason why the hypostasis under an eye does not dissapear - it is the same hypostasis that from impact or it is alreay from other - from any gel/creme for example? or it is a burn has affected? or because of both? what to do and not to do?

and any way - this hypostasis will disappear sometime at all?
thanx!
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thanks med help for registering me...
i have 1 ques plz help me..
from 7-8 months ago i have itching on my testis with black color ring on outer layer of scrotum.... i used antifungal creams but i didn't get any help... its not progressing.. its remain as it's earlier.... what must i do????
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anyone please help me. i had scratched 3 marks of chicken pox on my face. i am very worried that this will give me a scar. i am currently having my chicken pox for 3 days now. please. someone help me?
what should i do and what cream/gel should i apply to lessen the chances of forming scars? and how long will the scars stay?
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I have  a rash of little clear bumps that have come up on my fingers and hands.you can not tell they are there without touching, but my fingers fell swollen and they itch a little, mostly if I put in warm water.
My hands are very dry and cracking and do this every winter but never had this rash with it. I am a little concern because my grandson had some kind of infection in a sore on his chin,, Dr never would say what it was just put him on antibitics.
Since then I have had a yeast infection, (which I never get) and now this on my hands. Could it be Bacteral ?
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I have extremely itchy bubble-like blisters predominantly on one index finger, but it does appear on other finger & both palms.  I also have what appears to be a different type of splotchy rash on my abdomen, forehead, chest, on the side of my left eye & on both ears.  At one time I had a rash on my eyelids but this has cleared up.  This has been going on for weeks, with varying levels of severity and it seems one area will heal & something new will pop up.  I’ve taken 2 rounds of steroids, currently using Triamcinolone Acetonide Cream USP, 0.1% & over the counter Hydrocortisone. I had negative results for on the T.R.U.E Patch test (29 allergens) that was performed by an Allergist. The Allergist would like for me to have blood tests my liver, kidney and thyroid function (I’m having blood drawn tomorrow).  The constant itchy, not to mention the appearance of various the various rashes/blisters is driving me crazy!  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. . . .
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my son is 33 years old.  sufferers from bipolar.  Has severe plaque psorasis all over his body..From his toes to his scalp.  He is on medicaid and is having a tough time finding a doctor to treat him.  He also needs financial assistance.  we live in Allentown, Pa. and are desperate hor help.  please, please help us.  thank you
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I am unable to use hardly any kind of lotion on my face.  The only thing that I can use for moisture is Clinique, the yellow lotion in the bottle.  Everything that I try to use, I can taste in my mouth and then I get a headache.  Does anyone else have this problem.  My daughter also has this problem.  I have had really severe headaches from trying to use a new lotion or cream on my face.  Even some of Clinique's products I cannot use.  Sometimes along with the headache I will be nauseated.  I used a sample hand lotion product in a store one day and within thirty minutes I could taste it in my mouth.  I got a really bad headache and had to go home.  I tried to wear contact lenses, but the eye solution would be tasted in my mouth within a few minutes.  I know this is unique, but someone else must have had this problem.
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over the last few days i have come out with a really spot chest. i also have an itchy red rash on my neck and on my cheek bones that is very irritating. just wondering if you had any advice on what it could be. thank you
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I keep posting in the forum, no one will reply....Help me please.
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I have a 7 year old son who lives with his dad. In December a pinkish clear growth popped up on his buttocks. My ex hisband just let it go and I found out about it today. It kinda looks like a blister and there are several more popping up. After I questioned my ex about not telling me and then he told me that there was an incident at his daycare where there were to brothers maybe 7 or 8 and they got caught kissing each other. My son toldhis father that one of the boys tried to kiss him and stuck his hand down my sons pants and touched his butt. Needless to say those boys no longer attend the daycare & I am sure there may have been something going on in those kids home.... I worry that the growth on my sons buttocks is not linked. Even though it looks like a blister it never pops.... Please help!!! I can't get him into a doctor for at least a week.
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Kindly help me in getting rid of the Dark Line from my nose it really look disgusting please help with some remidy.
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Angie~ if it's been there that long you have to get him to the doctor. I can't help based on the information you've provided. Do you have pictures of the area (not of his buttocks just of the spot)
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What skin diseases like white heads growing part of the body anywhere
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What skin diseases like white heads growing part of the body anywhere
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I was bitten by very small green insects that cluster near bulbs and tubes or any source of light during winter.The stings changed into small white plump round spots with a dark brown outer ring.When kept untouched the white part goes and only the dark brown color with a dotted dark face remains.But then I feel itching and as soon as I scratch, it comes back.This has happened and remained for more than a year now.Please suggest a remedy.
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I am a bit ashamed to admit this, but i used my wife's razor to clear some hair away from an abrasion that got infected.  I have since went to the doctor and got antibiotics for the abrasion, but have since developed small itchy puss or clear filled blisters on the area, and only the area, where i shave my leg at the knee.  What is it and how do i get rid of it? is there a home remedy i can use?
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hi,my biggest problem is my scalp.I got some kind of dandruff like Seborrhoeic dematitis and lots of them.My hair become dry and my scalp are itchy each time the weather is hot and when i'm sweating.There are also pimples like on the scalp.I've tried using SELSUN hair shampoo medicated for dandruff treatment but my hair got even drier than before but the itchiness subsides a little.The only problem is i want the dandruff to disappear.Sometimes it got so itchy that i scratch until the scalp sore and bleeds.i've tried so many methods but the dandruff thing would not go.I've tried using some lemon juice on the scalp one a week (traditional method), shampoo regularly and using coconut oil to avoid the hair become dry and brittle.The dandruff are still there.Is it some kind of disease? I want to know more about it and method to treat this condition.Thank you.
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hi,my biggest problem is my scalp.I got some kind of dandruff like Seborrhoeic dematitis and lots of them.My hair become dry and my scalp are itchy each time the weather is hot and when i'm sweating.There are also pimples like on the scalp.I've tried using SELSUN hair shampoo medicated for dandruff treatment but my hair got even drier than before but the itchiness subsides a little.The only problem is i want the dandruff to disappear.Sometimes it got so itchy that i scratch until the scalp sore and bleeds.i've tried so many methods but the dandruff thing would not go.I've tried using some lemon juice on the scalp one a week (traditional method), shampoo regularly and using coconut oil to avoid the hair become dry and brittle.The dandruff are still there.Is it some kind of disease? I want to know more about it and method to treat this condition.Thank you.
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Is it a disease when there are few very little pox type little bulging on penis in males
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