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rash that looks like nettle stings

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Parvovirus: Parvovirus b19 causes the classic "slapped cheek" rash; in older kids, it can cause a rash called palpable purpuric gloves and socks syndrome, that ma ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Urticaria/Hives: Rarely, a reaction to medication, food, food additives, insects, parasites or infection is identified as an underlying cause of chronic hives. But in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Used to get this in: Scotland - owie ! the stinging nettle (urtica dioida) contains different chemicals depending on the subspecies, which can include: serotonin, histami ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Minutes to days.: The stinging nettle (urtica dioida) contains different chemicals depending on the subspecies, which can include: serotonin, histamine, formic acide, ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
Contact Dermatitis: Over the counter (otc) cortisone 1% can be helpful to relieve itch and irritation. If not calming enough, you may need to take him to your pediatrici ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Try topicals: Topical medications, like cortisone or diphenhydramine, should help reduce your discomfort. You may also try applying the medicine and then covering t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
38 years experience Dermatology
Rash and pain: If the rash and muscle pain are related , medical evaluation is suggested as it could be a rheumatologic condition such as connective tissue disease.
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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Lake swimming: If he has been swimming in lake, consider "lake itch", or swimmers itch.
A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: Your child's rash may be the hives. See if she responds to benadryl (diphenhydramine).
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin: When skin gets so dry and irritated, it becomes very sensitive so that lotions and creams can sting and burn. Avoid excessive washing or doing dishes ... Read More
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