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A 49-year-old member asked:

should i go see a dermatologist or my primary doctor for these skin rashes?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Rash: It will be cheaper to consult your primary care proivider. Howecver, complex rashes may be problematic for your pcp to diagnose. In that case, s/he will refer you to the dermatologist.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the different kinds of skin rashes a person can get from the heat?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Hmmm: I am not a dermatologist but yes you can get a rash from heat. You can get a rash from sweating. You can get a skin infection and get a rash. I think you need to consult a dermatologist if your rash persists/.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How can skin rashes be treated?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Curable vs treatable: 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 you how to treat/cure it. Consult doc. Good luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What can I do to deal with rashes from lupus? Are there any good remedies for skin rashes caused by lupus?

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Dr. Patricia Cagnoli
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
This : This is a very broad question since lupus rashes can be very different one form another. In general avoidance of sun exposure is recommended, at least during the hours of 11 - 4 and even complete avoidance for those patients that will have a rash every time the are out in the sun. The use of protecting clothing such as long sleeves, wide brim hats, long pants is recommened when outside. There is a line of uv filtering clothing that can be found online that is quite helpful particularly during summer. The use of sunscreen with spf 50 or above consistently year round and keeping in mind that uncovered fluorescent lights can also trigger a rash in very sun sensitive patients. There areof course several medications to treat the rashes including steroids, topical or by mouth, antimalarials great drugs to treat skin lupus, dapsone, thalidomide, and in some very severe cases immunosuppresive drugs.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which type of skin rashes/ or conditions last for several months?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
Chronic ones: Many skin disorders are chronic. See a dermatologist.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Can i eat sardines if I have skin rashes?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Unless you are specifically allergies to sardines, you can eat them and their should be no relationship to skin rashes.

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