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I'm curious as to what are some treatments to heal skin rashes?

I'm curious as to what are some treatments to heal skin rashes?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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What are signs that a rash is serious and needs to be examined right away?

What are signs that a rash is serious and needs to be examined right away?

When: You have symptoms like severe pain, fevers, large blisters, is "draining lots of fluid or blood", is spread over a large area of the body, or the rash is close to the ear or eye's. These are warning signs that concerning problems are evolving. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's more likely to cause skin rashes?

I'm curious as to what's more likely to cause skin rashes?

Many things: "rash" is a generic term for a red or discolored area of the skin that can be due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, or to other, non-infectious causes. A more specific answer can be given by your doctor after they see the rash and take a medical history from you. ...Read more

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Skin rash infection on upper arms?

Skin rash  infection  on upper  arms?

Needs examination: A rash on your arms could be due to many reasons. Allergy, eczema, contact dermatitis, viral infection, disease, Autoimmune diseases. You may need to see a Dr to diagnose the cause and treat accordingly ...Read more

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Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Our baby has skin rashes all over his face and even to his body.What could be the cause and how to treat it?

Rash: How old is the baby? Without looking at the rash, in person, hard to make right diagnosis and hence give you right suggestion. Consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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How is a skin rash treated?

How is a skin rash treated?

Describe your rash..: Rashes such as poison ivy/oak, fungal(ringworm), bacterial infections (impetigo) etc.. Can be cured. Rashes such as eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis etc...Are not curable, only treatable. Viral rashes such as chicken pox, measle, roseola etc..Will heal on their own with or without treatment. Without knowing what type of rash you have, i can't advise how to cure it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 month infant has a rash that keeps recurring after treating it with eucerin skin rash cream what could be causing the skin rash?

My 3 month infant has a rash that keeps recurring after treating it with eucerin skin rash cream what could be causing the skin rash?

Allergy: A recurrent rash may be a sign of allergy or sensitivity to foods, clothing, lotions etc. Keeping a symptom diary can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

Itchy pimple rash on pubic area, cause?

No waxing or shaving: Tretinoin (retin-a) cream can help decrease skin plugging or hyperkaratosis. Topical tretinoin cream may thin out the epidermis, reduce the buildup of dead skin cells, and decrease hair embedding into the follicies. Topical corticosteroid creams with a mild strength can be applied to reduce inflammation of inflamed ingrown hairs. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more