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Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Hi so I have little tiny red dots on my left arm and it itches also it has a rash should I take something stay home or what is it help please?

Hi so I have little tiny red dots on my left arm and it itches also it has a rash should I take something stay home or what is it help please?

Rash: A rash like this is difficult to assess without much more information. In general, itching a rash can make the itch much much worse and is not recommended. You may be coming into contact with something (skin care product, detergent, etc) that is irritating in which case avoidance may help. Good skin hygiene with frequent moisturization can help to reduce itch. Sometimes an antihistamine can help ...Read more

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My daughter has like a rash that itches everynight and she has little red dots all over no fever nothing what could it be?

My daughter has like a rash that itches everynight and she has little red dots all over no fever nothing what could it be?

Allergic rash: This sounds like an allergic rash to me. Check on the detergent you wash her clothes with ir some soap or lotion she uses every day. Good Luck ...Read more

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I'm 14wks pregnant and just got a rash on my chest and abdomen with tiny red dots, some raised, some flat. It rarely itches. Is this serious?

I'm 14wks pregnant and just got a rash on my chest and abdomen with tiny red dots, some raised, some flat. It rarely itches. Is this serious?

See Dr: Probably you will want to see a dermatologist. Have you been treated for melanoma? Why 3 antibiotics? Throw away the neosporin because it often causes rashes. No diagnosis possible without exam. ...Read more

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Had sex w a dif kind of condom. 2days later got a rash, itches so bad doesn't burn when I pee. But tiny red dots all over. Herpes or just an allergy?

Had sex w a dif kind of condom. 2days later got a rash, itches so bad doesn't burn when I pee. But tiny red dots all over. Herpes or just an allergy?

Contact allergy: Herpes don't itch and the time of onset is compatible with a contact allergy to the condom with latex being the likely suspect. Some latex brands are more allergenic than others. ...Read more

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Small dot red rash between my breast that itches. I get pimples there when I sweat but never anything like this. It also got a lil crust after itching?

Small dot red rash between my breast that itches. I get pimples there when I sweat but never anything like this. It also got a lil crust after itching?

Yeast infection?: Yeast loves to grow in warm, dark, moist places on your body. It could be a yeast infection. A staph infection is another possibility. You could try treating it with a yeast-cream. If it doesn't go away, you might need an antibacterial ointment such as Mupirocin (Need a prescription). Ultimately, if it doesn't go away, its best to have a doc look at it and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

Hives?: Hives are an allergic type of rash that can be related to a reaction to medications, foods, underlying infections, collagen vascular diseases and even cancer. When all of these causes are ruled out we often attribute them to stress. Treatment usually includes antihistamines and sometimes more aggressive treatments such as Prednisone or a new drug that just got approved for chronic hives - xolair. ...Read more

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I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

Multiple: How long does the rash last after you got out of the sun? Do you have the same issues after exercise? The problem can be due to what is called cholinergic urticaria which usually occurs during the cooling off period after an increase in core body temperature (hot shower, sun, exercise, stress etc). If this is what you are experiencing, then taking an antihistamine prior to the exposure may work. ...Read more

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My baby has a red spot behind her neck that itches her alot, the edges get lil rashes. At times, what can this be?

My baby has a red spot behind her neck that itches her alot, the edges get lil rashes. At times, what can this be?

Eczema or birthmark: This can be a type of eczema or mild inflammation of a birthmark typically called a "stork bite." moisturize the area with vaseline multiple times per day for 1 week. If that doesn't work, follow-up with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a very red rash in the inside creases of my upper thighs burns and itcheS hydrocortizone helps itching and burn but not redness.?

I have a very red rash in the inside creases of my upper thighs burns and itcheS hydrocortizone helps itching and burn but not redness.?

Rash and steroids: Hard to know the cause of the rash. However, dermal fungal infections typically prefer skin folds because of optimal heat/dampness. Hydrocortisone would tend to exacerbate fungal infections (even despite improved itching). One might want to see a physician to confirm diagnosis and set course of optimized treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

Show your physician: It's impossible to diagnose a rash without looking at it. Next time it flares up, don't take any medicine for it and don't apply anything topically-- these can change the rash and make it difficult to diagnose. Then have your physician look at it right away. ...Read more

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My butt itches almost exclusively in the middle of the night/early morning, maybe related to dampness. There is no visible rash or even much redness. What antifungal or other cream/powder to use?

My butt itches almost exclusively in the middle of the night/early morning, maybe related to dampness. There is no visible rash or even much redness. What antifungal or other cream/powder to use?

Powder only: Dampness causes irritation, powder will help you stay dry. Check your room temperature for comfort. Chose sheets that have high cotton content and density for your skin comfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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Saturday AM, shaved vaginal area, and had rash with redness and swelling by lunch time, itches and burns when touch just on 1 side of labia, what?

Saturday AM, shaved vaginal area, and had rash with redness and swelling by lunch time, itches and burns when touch just on 1 side of labia, what?

Razor "burn": When a close shave of any area on the body is done with a dull razor or without shaving cream, skin cells are exfoliated and injury to the underlying dermis causes a red itchy rash. Unfortunately, this has occurred to your labia and because you are dominant with either your left or right hand, the opposite labia in your non dominant hand got the brunt of the "injury". ...Read more

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I have a small rash ory dy itchy spot on my breast for almost two weeks it itches but bo redness or swell or pain what can I use to heal it?

I have a small rash ory dy itchy spot on my breast for almost two weeks it itches but bo redness or swell or pain what can I use to heal it?

Eczema or ringworm?: Dry and itchy spot is probably eczema. You could try 1% Hydrocortisone cream otc for a week. If that does not help then an topical antifungal for 2 weeks could help with ring worm. If neither don't work then a trip to your doctor id warrented. ...Read more

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I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.

I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.

Heat rash or eczema?: Keep her cool and dry. Dress her with cotton (not synthetic) clothes. Use an emolient cream like Epimax, not aquaeous cream or petroleum jelly. It could be eczema, in which case she may need a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I been taking Diflucan (fluconazole) this morning I woke up with redness on my face burning red rash on my neck and itches. Could it be allgeric reaction?

I been taking Diflucan (fluconazole) this morning I woke up with redness on my face burning red rash on my neck and itches. Could it be allgeric reaction?

Yes: Nearly any drug can cause an allergic response and you need to avoid Diflucan (fluconazole) until proven otherwise. Notify your doctor to see if you need medical attention if the problem is bothersome or worsens. In the meanwhile try topical hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Rash: If he has a cold make sure it is not strep which can give a fine generalized rash
if the cold is allergies
the rash behind ears suggests seborrhea or oily skin
make sure your shampoo is gentle and does not have conditioner
keep that area dry ...Read more

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I have red spots on my mons pubis. Looks like rashes. Itches mostly at night. Just 3 spots. What could this possibly be? I have no STD's

I have red spots on my mons pubis. Looks like rashes. Itches mostly at night. Just 3 spots. What could this possibly be? I have no STD's

Needs to be seen: Spots, Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Consider a Healthtap virtual visit. ...Read more

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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more

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I've been developing a skin colored rash on the outer edges of my hands every evening. It itches, so I've been using hydrocortisone cream. No redness.

I've been developing a skin colored rash on the outer edges of my hands every evening. It itches, so I've been using hydrocortisone cream. No redness.

See details: These questions are impossible to answer without being able to visualize the rash. If you are concerned, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is there a particular kind of rash that is red, pimply, sometimes itches, and is painful?

Is there a particular kind of rash that is red, pimply, sometimes itches, and is painful?

Many: A variety of rashes can cause this. Fungal infections, bacterial infections, eczema and shingles are possibilities. Location may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the back of my leg and it itches really bad?

I have a red rash on the back of my leg and it itches really bad?

Leg itch: A natural question would be to ask if you came in contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. In any event, if the rash is not spreading you can try Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) creme which is over-the-counter. This should help to clear it up. If the rash is spreading you should probably see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi my wife has red rash on her shoulder back. It burns and itches and she has been having it for a week?

Hi my wife has red rash on her shoulder back. It burns and itches and she has been having it for a week?

Shingles?: If the rash has been there for a week and the symptoms are extremely bothersome then get it seen. Rashes are best diagnosed visually. It's possible it is shingles, a viral skin inflammation that requires a specific treatment ...Read more

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I have had a raised red rash for about a month or so. It has gotten bigger in last few wks. It itches and burns. It's the only one I have.

I have had a raised red rash for about a month or so. It has gotten bigger in last few wks. It itches and burns. It's the only one I have.

Dermatitis: Inflammtion of skin is called Dermatitis. If it is circular with clear center; it could be Fungal infection.e.g.Ring worm Rx Antifungal median.
Otherwise all other kind of Itchy skin lesions can be treated with Cortisone cream and may use Bebadryl ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more