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Dr. John Chiu
2,616 doctors shared insights

Skin 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


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I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms. ?

I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms. ?

Rashes need exam for: diagnosis. Since it is not itchy or red and located just on the back, it does not sound like allergic reaction or viral exanthema. A common cause of papules on the back is miliaria, or heat rash, which is caused by blocked sweat pores. Alternatively, dry skin can cause blockage of the hair follicle and cause small papules or keratosis pilaris. This is benign, and is commonly seen on upper arms ...Read more

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I keep getting red weepy itchy rash on tops of hands that spread.if i scratch. goes away and comes back.

I keep getting red weepy itchy rash on tops of hands that spread.if i scratch. goes away and comes back.

See a dermatologist: Hand eczema may be related to allergy or irritation. A dermatologist will be interested in your work + other activities. Bring every product you have applied to your hands. You will respond to a prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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My sister has a red, itchy rash developing on her arms and legs. It started on her feet and has now spread to hands, knees, elbows. ?

My sister has a red, itchy rash developing on her arms and legs. It started on her feet and has now spread to hands, knees, elbows.  ?

Cannot say: Your sister could have eczema and allergic eruption or psoriasis.She needs to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Sometimes a skin biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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In my elbo pit, i have for some time, itchy rash, the whole area is red, the intensity of the itch and redness changes during the day and night.

In my elbo pit, i have for some time, itchy rash, the whole area is red, the intensity of the itch and redness changes during the day and night.

Eczema?: This is a common location for atopic dermatitis, or eczema. Taking a lukewarm bath followed by application of an emollient cream/lotion can help. Topical OTC hydrocortisone helps too. Also, examine if you have made any recent changes in skin care products, laundry detergents, etc which might be causing the reaction. ...Read more

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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm pain and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritati...

I am experiencing  arm pain and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritati...

Please see eval asap: Hi Given the severity of your symptoms, I would recommend seeking eval in person at an urgent care center. Rashes are very common, but also need to be visualized before prescribing treatment. We also need to determine if your arm pain is from the rash or if there is another issue going on. Hope you can get treated soon, best wishes ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved i would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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I very recently went on a beach trip. The day i got back home a red, bumpy and extremely itchy rash developed and is spreading. What could it be?

I very recently went on a beach trip. The day i got back home a red, bumpy and extremely itchy rash developed and is spreading. What could it be?

Rash: A number of conditions may cause itchy red rashes including allergic contact dermatitis from some product or plant exposure on the skin, an allergy to the sun (polymorphous light eruption) or even swimmer's itch to name a few. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more