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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this.Have you used any cream or ointment.See your doctor or a dermatologist it cou ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Get a diagnosis: Get a proper diagnosis. It could be fungal (tinea capitis) or bacterial (cellulitis) or allergic. These are all treated differently so it is important ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See derm: You need to see a dermatologist to find out what this may be. It is certainly abnormal .
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Eczema : Can be itchy red and burning in patches treat with cortisone creams.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably fungal: It is probably tine cruris. See a dr.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: A dermatologist is best qualified to diagnose and treat this problem. I would be concerned about scabies which can cause these symptoms.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not sure of question: Common, mild virus infections can do both. They get better without treatment in a few days. Strep infection of tonsils can have really bad complicati ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Rash: Need to see a picture of this to help you. perform a virtual consult for help
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Oliga
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hives: You probably have hives (urticarial) and skin condition is called a wheal and flare. Treatment with antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) o ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with lo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See a dermatologist: It is impossible to give specific answers without being able to visualize the rash. See your family doctor or a dermatologist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Seward
21 years experience in Dermatology
There : There are several possibilities for this one including fungal infection, yeast, or intertrigo (a condition of irritation in the groin). Other possibi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, inse ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: A docto it r will need to see the rash to diagnose it a picture(seeing the rash) is worth a thousand words. !0 people can describe the rash 10 differe ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
ACNE ?: Or other kind of dermatitis. Best seen and treated !
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Is it flat, pebbly, blistery? How long present? How large an area involved? Any contact with pois ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Had to tell: but such rashes could be contact dermatitis or reaction to bites or infections. May respond to topical steroids or anti itch topicals
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Skin bumps: Unable to diagnose without seeing the bumps, so go see your doctor. Possibilities include, but are not limited to: rash, infection, drug reaction, a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
From: A viral exanthema, to reaction to a medicine or an insect bite, go have these check, specially if other symptoms develop. Good luck!
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience in Podiatry
Possible: Infection from scratching. Sounds like a dermatitis of some variety. Try otc cortisone and if this doesn't help see dermatologist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience in General Practice
Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. A ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Photo/derm: unable to diagnose without photo documentation or direct examination.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the rash. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your ... Read More
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