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Can you get a rash on your body due to constipation

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not "due" to it: Constipation does not cause a rash. A person can have both a rash and constipation, just as a coincidence, or due to a disorder that causes the consti ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Constipation: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an itchy, blistering skin disease that also associated with gluten intolerance. Rashes usually occur on the elbows, knees ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not enough info: If you have had a rash for over 6 months, you should consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. As for the constipation, it may be caused by tak ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
BCP ?'s: If "new bcp's" (combination type: with both estrogen and a progestin components) were started later than seven days after the last bcp's used, ovulati ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Need examination.: Constipation will not cause any sort of rash, so something else is causing it. We can't recommend a treatment without knowing the cause, so let a derm ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Assuming you do not: Have an infection or excessive moisture, desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or a&d ointment often helps. If they don't see your doctor for a correct di ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Likely unrelated: Of course, this time of year the biggest problem with itchy skin is dryness due to being inside with heated air. Generous moisturization is needed. Pe ... Read More
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please have your: child seen today by his/her doctor. A fever and rash may be a simple virus, but could be strep or a more serious bacterial infection. The hard stools ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor.: if your rash seems to be temporally related to beginning the laxative, then you should stop the laxative and see your doctor immediately. If it is af ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Skin rash-bloating: Many possibilities. Have you been troubled with constipation most of your life? Are you on any medicines? Please describe skin rash and is it itchy? ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Hard to say without more history and a physical exam - there are a lot of possibilities. My rec - see your doctor for an evaluation.
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