For years I've been having this skin problem. It's affected mostly my torso and lower backside/upper back thigh area, never my face or limbs. I had raised itchy bumps that would spread all over the area on which it formed. At one point, the length of my torso and almost my entire backside was covered in these bumps, which I had scratched enough for them to bleed a little and then turn into brown, scaly, dried-up scars. Eventually, with enough topical creams, the scars fell off and I'm now left with a darkened patch of skin on my stomach, as well as all over my backside, and they look like bruises (luckily, though, they've been lightening over the years and are not as noticeable as they once were). Now, the small itchy bumps are returning. I have a small cluster on my stomach where the big one used to be, and another one on the back of my upper thigh. I've been applying hydrocortisone cream, but I'm afraid it's not enough because it seems to be spreading, and I'm afraid of what it could be. Has anyone ever experienced this before? What could it be? Just eczema or something more serious? Along with the usual advice about seeing my doctor, I'd really like some insight.
It seems like you are suffering from a fungal infection suggested by the itching sensation.Stop using a hydrocortisone cream, you will require antifungal medication for which you must consult a dermatologist and get it examined and receive a confirmed diagnosis.
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Itchy localized rash can be due to allergic dermatitis, eczema, scabies, contact dermatitis, shingles, psoriasis, fungal infection like or Tinea. If there are itchy bumps then it could also be warts, which is a HPV infection. Scaly rash could be due to atopic or contact dermatitis, psoriasis or even eczema.
It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage without examining the rash. Please consult a skin specialist.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.