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    Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes the skin to become reddened, dry and cracked. Read more →

    I seem to get a rash on my face towards the end of most weeks (or weekend) Not sure if it affects it, but I work in an air conditioned office all week. It's itchy and unsightly. Once the rash is out, if I moisturize, it stings and seems to make it worse. The rash will probably last for a day and then the skin in the affected areas seems to go peely for a day. I tried nappy rash cream on it on Saturday (left over form when I had a tattoo) and it seemed to dry out the skin and cure the symptoms. I haven't got a clue what it is. I have no other skin complaints





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    I have this as well but every day, the doctors told me to use a 1% steroid cream for eczema. It burned, and now I'm back to the same circle of itching redness, peeling then red again! If you found out what it was please let me know. I'm on my way to the doctors again as It really hurts. If they say anything worth while ill post it on here.

    My mother has a rash that has appeared on the pam of her hands and the soles of her feet ,it's red were the the rash is and like dry hard skin and hacks like the skin is splitting,it's really sore for her.she seen her GP last week and he gave her a moister/steroid cream,he couldn't say what it was.I was just wondering if u could give me any information on this type of rash and if anything u could advise to treat it I would be really grateful for ur help.





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    i have the same thing i was told it was excema

    I have a skin rash under my breast. have been given tablets for yeast but they didn't work. Then given Betnovate cream, the rash cleared up in a week time. After stopping applying the cream the rash came back. I have been using it for a month and the rash didn't clear up. Went back to GP who now also gave me Epaderm cream. Was told that I have a skin allergy and probably have to use for the rest of my life. Have been given repeat prescription for both. Would like a second opinion.





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    I have had a rash for the past eight weeks i am 16 and in college the rash is on my hands and inner arms up to my elbow, my shoulder and neck area, around my eyes and ontop of my forehead. The rash is red and blotchy on areas, when touched the rash feels like its burning. very itchy. dead skin when itched. The rash on my neck hurts to move my head down and move my arms. WHAT IS IT !!





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    It may be exma (sorry about spelling) but if you havent already go to your GP to get it checked out.

    Hi, I'm 15 and a week ago I began to develop a small pink, blotchy rash on both of my hips (at first it seemed to be dry skin). over the week the redness calmed down but the rash continued to develop. A couple of days ago I notice the rash was going red again and was itchy whenever I got warm e.g. In the shower, it is still itchy now and is still developing over my hips and up my sides. I haven't eaten different foods, used different wash products or used different washing detergents. I have also tried a cream called epaderm which is for eczema and dry skin but I haven't noticed any difference. Any advice??





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    Hi my thighs rub and get sweaty and i than get a really bad rash thats red and tends to swell and sting really bad, its like a red lumpy blister rash, and when it goes down the skin peels I dont know what it is but could anyone help to tell me?





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    hi, my face keep coming up in a horrible red rash, which also produces dry skin and flakes off where the rash is. Could you help me by telling my what this condition is and how it can be treated please ? P.S, i have tried almost every cream available on the market and none of them have worked for more than a day or two as it just comes straight back again.





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    For the last two years my skin has become very sensitive and I cannot go in the sun without getting a rash all over my body which will last for at least a week. I have tried antihistamines, aloe Vera, everything and nothing works. It is very strange as I used to b able to Sit in the sun all day and now I can't because of this rash and it ruins my holiday. Can you suggest anything else I can use? I even get it when I have had a shower now and have no contact with the sun.





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    I have endometriosis however my question is more about a strange rash on my belly. I know it is because I use a hot water bottle at that time of the month. I like it to be very hot(but the heat never seems to penetrate down enough to that pulsing ache in my womb). The rash is also on my thighs since I am often in the curled position with the hot water bottle resting on my thighs and across my belly. At first I didnt really notice the rash begin it was so faint and then over time it got worse and worse it sort of looks like the capillaries have burst under the skin as it is quite blotchy white and red. Can I repair this damage? Or am I stuck with this rash as another symptom of endometriosis? Thanks.





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    I am 25, Male and suffer from a really bad shaving rash to the extent that it gets to painful. I have tried all sorts of shaving balms, creams and soups but no luck. Even tried different types of shaving. Every time I wet shave I use a new blade and skin rash still causes me a huge amount of pain to skin about neck. Been to the doctors and he give me a roll on lotion called zineryt, this does not help matters and give me a burning sensation when I come to apply it. This makes me not want to shave because of the pain, discomfort and look to the skin after I have shaved. Hope someone can help?





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    Hi, i'm 27 and for the past five years i have had a reoccuring rash over my chest and underneath and around my arm pits, its extremly itchy! The doctors advise steriod creams but this works only for a short period and leaves my skin dry and red. The rash becomes more severe when i go abroad, i can only use certain deodrants and the rash also appears if i sray perfume onto my skin...how do i get rid of this for good?? any feedback welcome!





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    I'm a 29 y.o female and I have a similar condition on my abdomen, underarms and neck. My doctor tells me it is eczma and like you I have been prescribed a steroid cream (betnovate). This does the trick, although it does come back if I don't use it for a week or two. I can't tell you how to get rid of it for good, but my doctor did also prescribe me an intense body moistureiser called doublebase which keeps it at bay and also seems to negate the drying effects of the steroid cream.

    I have a really sore rash under both my boobs, can anyone advise me, if there is a name for it, or has anyone else got/had this. The rash itself is, very red and angry looking, the skin under my breast sort of peels, it can get very itchy, l keep putting Sudocrem on the rash, which seems to cool it, but does not take it away. I wear a sports bra most of the time apart from bedtime. I am a 38b and like a lot of ladies, my boobies have decided to go south. Can anyone give me any advice on this horrible rash? Thank you in anticipation.





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    Sounds like a fungus such as those that cause athletes foot or jock itch. They like warms places where moisture is present such as underneath your breasts where sweat can accumulate. Check with your doctor to be sure, but an antifungal cream may work.

    Go to ur gp and ask for betnavate cream

    Hi I have had a skin rash for years. Its getting worse and is upsetting me as its the summer and I want to wear shorter skirts, etc. The rask is on the tops of my arms and the front of my thighs and is starting to spread to the sides of my lower leg. The rash on my arms is flat and unshapped and on my legs is the same. I took citrizine which made the rash on my legs turn into small pimples and the rash on my arms looks lighter. I have checked on the net for skin conditions but have no idea what I have. My dr is rubbish and I feel like crying all the time. please help me





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    i get that sometimes - its caused by heat and sweat, its not heat rash as such but more that the environment is causing the skin to rub together. try something like sudocreme until the actual sore bits have healed and then use talc under your breasts to keep the area dry (dont use deodorant. i've tried it and it creates a rash all of its own since its too harsh for that area) the little skin coloured spots *do* sound like a rash of some description, especially if they're spreading - go along to your doctor and ask them to check it out.

    I have been suffering with a rash for nearly a year now.Started off with a throat infection which i was given penicillin for then came the rash... Drs won't say i am allergic to penicillin though.afetr 6 months of rash and swelling I have been refered to a skin specialist. Given me anti histamine plus Montelukast which has done nothing.GP has given me steroids as it got so bad.Consultant said this would be a last resort:( So I am chasing up appointment for help.I am so very down about it.It is making my life a misery,I am getting married next summer....and am in turmoil rash will ruin my day. Any drs on here with any positive help???





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    The girl worried about her shaving rash, To avoid shaving rash NEVER shave against the grain i.e the opposite direction the hair grows. I shave all my pubic hair off and only get shaving rash if i've shaved in a upwards stroke rather than downwards. A good quality sensitive shaving gel will help get a smooth finish without the rash. Shaving is something i believe skin gets use to. Also try to only shave a maximum of every other day in that area to let skin recover even better if you can do it only 3 times a week. Never use a blunt razor you will cut yourself and it may get infected if the razor isn't clean. Hope this helps.





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    I have a reoccurring red bumpy rash that appears under my breasts, it is not a heat rash as it happens in all weathers. It is not at all itchy but it is painful and sore. Since this has been occurring I also seem to have little skin coloured spots/pimples that started under my breasts and seem to be slowly spreading to my tummy and neck, these do not disappear like the rash does.





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    i get that sometimes - its caused by heat and sweat, its not heat rash as such but more that the environment is causing the skin to rub together. try something like sudocreme until the actual sore bits have healed and then use talc under your breasts to keep the area dry (dont use deodorant. i've tried it and it creates a rash all of its own since its too harsh for that area) the little skin coloured spots *do* sound like a rash of some description, especially if they're spreading - go along to your doctor and ask them to check it out.

    Thanks Eleni, i will go to my gp the next time i have a falere up so he can see the full problem.

    I have skin tags growing around armpit and neck area , recently it' flares up in a rash and skin tags are dying and falling off , can't no longer use deodrents as it causes a rash , started about 2 months ago skin tags seem to grow daily and get itchy and sore before dying off





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    Hi, I've been getting a rash for a quite a long time, it's hives, a circular wheel looking type of rash, and it's raised off the skin. Also whenever I go to the gym, wherever I have applied pressure onto my skin the next morning I can guarantee there will be the hives in that area. I have asked the doctors but they have been no help. Any info would be greatly appreciated





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    I have a slight rash that i have had for 4-5 months now. It's not painful and very occationally itches. I have had unprotected sex with a number of girls before and since having the rash and no-one has complained of any problems. It's patchy and becomes inflamed when i have intercourse. Also the skin on the head of my penis is very dry whixh leads me to believe it's a skin or bacertial related problem not an STD. Am i correct? And if so what is the best form of treatment?





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    im 15 and i have been shaving for a while, i tryed hair remover creams but it doesnt seem to work. now my hair grows back quickly and stubbly which leaves a red rash and spots. i found that sudocreme works to help with the rash, but only for a few hours. how can i get rid of the hair with out a rash to give me smoother skin for longer? (except for waxing)





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    hi i'm 15 to and actually aint long started shaving and i got a few spots but kinda fade after a like 2/3days not like aa full coverd rash i just wish it would be smoother and i apply baby lotion on afterwards to give it moisture so it's not to dry.

    ive had a purple rash on my stomach around my belly button and the same colour rash on the base of my spine. when the rash was discovered on my spine i had a blister that started small and grew till it burst. the rash isnt itchy but is hot to the touch. since the rash appeared 5 months ago ive also had constant headaches im not sure whats going on please can you help me?





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    hi was just wondering if anyone could help the problem ive got is ive got a sort of rash on my testical sack which ive had for around 6 months now it red and sore also the skin peels as if it dry skin ive been to the doctors about it and have seen to different doctors they both said its sweat rash and ive been given numorous creams but they dont seem to be working has any body had the same problem if so could you help with advice as its really uncomfortable thanks





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    hi i'm 21 and when i was about 12 i caught scabies off a friend i had treatment and it went away but i was left with horrible scars on my legs but ever since i suffered from scabies i keep breaking out in rashes on my legs and its when i shave my legs and if i don't shave my legs the rash will start to clear up with sudocrem but it never clears completely its always there no matter what and i don't know what it could be i don't think its scabies because my partner never gets a rash or itches but since last saturday i got a rash on my hips and arms and my armpit and the rash is drying out and its leaving my skin looking brown/purple colour i'm only asking on here because like someone on here said their doctor said they didn't know what it was and never sent them for any tests like most gp's don't its like they expect you to just live with it where as the doctors on embarrassing bodies send people for tests even if its just a simple swob i think they are brill any idea on what could be wrong with my skin would be great cos i'm nearly 6 months pregnant and want it sorting before she is born





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    Hi, I'm 22, and a month or two ago I developed a rash under and on my breasts. It is quite faint, and not a great bother, just a few speckles of pink skin that sometimes changes shapes, gets darker or lighter. I haven't yet found it serious enough to consult a doctor. I wondered if it is related to the new pill I started about 4 months ago, that made my facial skin around my mouth quite spotty and rash-like for 2 months and then faded. Or is it more serious?





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    Hi, I'm 22, and a month or two ago I developed a rash under and on my breasts. It is quite faint, and not a great bother, just a few speckles of pink skin that sometimes changes shapes, gets darker or lighter. I haven't yet found it serious enough to consult a doctor. I wondered if it is related to the new pill I started about 4 months ago, that made my facial skin around my mouth quite spotty and rash-like for 2 months and then faded. Or is it more serious?





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    i have recently been getting darkened dry patches of skin around my mouth, a dull brown colour... that if left un moisterised becomes flakey and white in colour. ive used different creams most in which makes the rash hot and makes it sting. It also seems to spread slightly further out, if i apply the cream too often. After about a week the rash will slowely clear up. I think i get this rash when im stressed or on my period. my doctor doesnt seem to have any ideas on what it could be.





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    Hi I seem to have the same problem for the pass 15 years it normally happens when stressed or during my period I've also been doctors but no solution it's really embarassing as it does get dark below my lipS around my mouth I Also wish to find help to cure this ilness please help

    My name is Viktoria, I am 14 years old and I get a rash when I get hot, exercising or sometimes stress. I've had this for around 2 and a half years, and its really disrupting me, even with things like PE, where I get very embarrassed. The periods in which I get the rash lasts for about one hour and climaxes about three minutes after exercise or immediately when I he hot or stressed. The rash starts at my neck in big red blotches, and then moves on to my face, arms, stomach and legs. Except from my face, it is more spotty everywhere else, with about a 2mm radius. Usually, I get raised white lumps on my rash, exactly like a nettle rash. The worst time was when I had just done an 800m run, and my body felt like it was boiling up; my scalp was burning red, as was the rest of my body. I have been prescribed many antihistamines including loratadine and cetirizine, which barely touched the rash. One year and a half ago, I had a condition where my hymen did not break and around 2 litres of blood was trapped; this almost made me have septicaemia. Many doctors believe that this may have caused a shock to my immune system and that it could be overworking itself, and hence producing a rash. Also, 5 years ago, I had skin scould syndrome, which could have perhaps influenced this, I'm not really sure? Is there cure?





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    youllll be ok its just a shaving rash which does irritate the skin i recomend that u change to a hair removal cream but be careful because some creams can also irritate the skin also and can burn you if you leave it on too long i suggest you try veet hair removal cream for sensitive skin that can be purchased in poundworld but i suggest you wait untill your rash clears up before you use anything else because hair removal cream cant be used on broken skin . i hope it heips

    Hi, Im 24 years old, and i have suffered from a skin rash since i was about 16. Everytime i get in the shower, go to a swimming pool, beach, if it rains or even sweat, this rash always appears all over my body. Its very itchy, and its very embarrassing when people stare. There is a single (usually) white spot that arises, which is surrounded by a red rash. Its been getting progressively worse as the years go on. I went to my GP a few times and he told me not to waste his time and take antihistimines, which do not help. I just want to know what i've got, so maybe i can control it. This is making my life difficult, Please help!





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