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can you get the rash all over your body?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Depends on the rash: Some rashes go all over the body, such as chicken pox and strep scarlet fever. Other rashes can go all over the body, but tend to like being in certain parts of the body, such as eczema. Acne only affects the parts of the body that has sebaceous (skin oil) glands. So, the distribution of a rash usually depends on the diagnosis for that particular rash.
Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology 47 years experience
Yes: This can be caused by an allergy or by a direct irritation to a drug inside your body. To happen from the outside of your body you would have to have the causative agent ( example=poison ivy) be spread all over your body.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you get a rash on your body due to constipation?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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 constipation and the rash. Some medications cause constipation, and one can have a rash if allergic to the same medication. Some people with thyroid hormone imbalances get constipation and rashes. A primary care doctor can help figure things out.
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Could your "rash" be hives? That raises a whole bunch of different possibilities for correlation with constipation.
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Can you get the varicella rash on both sides of the body during an outbreak?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice: The varicella rash or herpes zoster rash/ infection appears only on one side of the body. It follows a nerve pattern. Can be on the face or down the leg. It may cause corneal erosions if into the eye. It even may cause encephalitis if into the spine. I strongly recommend the vaccine.
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How to get rid of a body rash?

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Dr. Gary Beach
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Many different Rx's: Depends on what is causing the rash: allergy, fungal vs bacterial infection? See your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Are there sure ways to get rid of this body rash i got somehow today?

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Derm app: There are so many rashes that exist, it would take more information to answer your question. You can download a dermatology app to your smartphone for free, take a picture of your rash, and send it to a dermatologist. You might be able to get a free and accurate answer.
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Why does my whole body get rashes at random times?

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Rashes: Don't know. This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment.

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