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A 41-year-old member asked:

i have a red itchy rash all over my body. what could this be?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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Doctors opinion on red itchy swollen rash all over entire body since heat wave started?

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Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?

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I have rash, red spots and patchy, not itchy on my upper body mostly breasts, armpits and groin for a week now! please help?

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Rash: In order to give you proper medical advice, a doctor needs to look at your rash, please see your doctor about this.
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A female asked:

Im experiencing red itchy bumps that turn into rashes in random spots of my body no new products or anything when they heal they bruise ?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Red random rashes: More info needed, and visual exam, to begin to guess what could be going on. Dermatologists are the best at diagnosing this type of problem, especially if biopsy is appropriate. It could be a form of atopic dermatitis (eczema) or something more serious like vasculitis, low platelet count, or even scabies. Trusted products can sensitize too, after long use; contact dermatitis is always possible.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

My skin has been red and hot all over my body (except my face) after playing basketball for an hour. Slightly itchy as well. Is this a rash frm sweat?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: Some people when they exercise will get a histamine response that can cause red parches to appear, somewhat similar to an allergic reaction. It seems to be more common in people who exercise irregularly and often gets better with more regular conditioning.

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