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    What causes itchy rashes all over body?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi there,

I've recently been experiencing some itchyness and rashes/flaky skin all over my body (even my inner ears). I'm trying to cut out any recent changes to see if that helps, but will see a dermatologist if it continues. However, I suspect it might be a form of Seborrheic Dermatitis.

My main concern if there are any other risks if it is, in fact, the case. For example, I know Seborrheic Dermatitis is considered an inflammatory disease. If you have skin inflammation, does that mean other internal things (organs, blood vessels, etc.) are also inflamed? What about markers of inflammation like CRP that are important for health? I guess I just want to make sure this condition doesn't put me at risk for other things (heart disease, etc.) because it's inflammatory in nature.

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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Seborrheic dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
It can be seborrheic dermatitis.
It only affects skin not the internal organs.
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area.
This Will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 22 hours later
Hi there, and thanks so much for your response!

So just to clarify, even if this rash continues, you aren't alarmed about internal inflammation or long-term serious health consequences (aside from the rash itself)?

I'm attaching a photo of the most prominent area, which is my neck. It's a little tough to see, but you can see some red rings if you look closely, and this part tends to itch a lot, as does the rest of my face, my crotch, sometimes even my scalp and inner ears. Intensity seems to vary.

Thanks for your help/advice!
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Seborrhea

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up and photograph.
It is seborrhea.

It is a common inflammatory condition with fungal infection.
Just relax it is a common thing and it will never spread to internal organs.
You can use Clotrimazole cream twice daily and use Ketoconazole shampoo.

This should help you.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 4 hours later
Thanks so much for the help. I'll look into the products you mentioned!

Did I likely do anything to cause this? Will it eventually go away/clear up with your suggestions?

Also, a couple new symptom...the tip of my tongue feels mildly irritated...is this also consistent? Also, the patch near my neck feels a bit rougher than the rest of my skin and has flaked a bit.

Thanks for the patience with my followup questions!
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 28 hours later
Brief Answer:
Your skin is sensitive

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
You have not done anything wrong.
Your skin is sensitive.
Just reduce your oil intake.
Neck skin is rough because it mainly affects the neck.
Just follow the advice given by me.
You should get response.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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