Actinic keratosis is a rough, scaly patch on your skin that develops from years of exposure to the sun. Symptoms include rough, dry or scaly patch of skin, color as varied as pink, red or brown and itching or burning. It can be simply diagnosed by examining your skin. It disappears on its own, but returns after more sun exposure. If it is severe, medication is recommended, such as fluorouracil cream and imiquimod cream.
Symptoms of a mild allergic reaction can include hives, itching, rash, scratchy throat, diarrhea and dizziness. Tests to determine what’s causing your allergy include skin tests and blood tests. In most cases, over-the-counter antihistamines, such as Benadryl can be effective for controlling mild allergic reactions. For a severe allergic reaction, you should seek emergency medical attention.
Athlete's foot is a common fungal infection. you’ll probably see itchy, scaly red rash between your toes, small, red blisters and ongoing dryness and scaling. Treat athlete’s foot as soon as you notice even minor symptoms. Prescription-strength medication is usually used.
Contact dermatitis is a red, itchy rash caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to it. Common irritants include solvents and shampoos. A patch test may be recommended to see if you're allergic to something. Usually it can be treated by home remedies, such as cool, wet compresses and an anti-itch cream.
Allergic eczema is a skin condition that occurs when a person's skin comes into contact with an allergen. The primary symptom of allergic eczema and other eczema types is a dry, itchy rash. Treatments for allergic eczema include applying hydrocortisone cream, moisturizing the skin with a fragrance-free moisturizer and taking antihistamines.
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. Common symptoms include red patches of skin covered with thick scales, small scaling spots, dry, cracked skin that may bleed, patients may also feel itching, burning or soreness. Treatments include topical treatments, light therapy and systemic medications.