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Are allergic rashes different looking from other rashes?

Are allergic rashes different looking from other rashes?

No: Many rashes have characteristic patterns of distribution on the body and many have distinguishing features on the skin; such as the silvery scale of psoriasis. Many rashes look the same and may have early or late features which make them indistinguishable from allergic reactions. A skin biopsy may be useful for identifying the true cause of a rash. ...Read more

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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


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Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Are there different kinds of diaper rash?

Yes: children who wear diapers can get different kinds of diaper rash. Common rashes can be from irritation alone, infection (commonly yeast [aka: candida]) as well as other infectious causes. If your child has a diaper rash, have it evaluated by your pediatrician to determine which treatment plan is best. Also, your doc can tell you a proper diaper care regimen to use, even when there is no rash. ...Read more

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What are pimples or allergic rashes?

What are pimples or allergic rashes?

Itch vs irritation: An allergic skin reaction is often associated with itching and usually has no pus.. Depends on the immune mechanism , it should lasts from hours to no more than a week without further contact. Pimples at your age usually occur around the mouth and are probably hormonally related. Pimples don't itch and there is also a white head associated with it. ...Read more

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What types of rashes are contagious?

What types of rashes are contagious?

Viral,bacteria,fungi: Many skin rashes are caused by infections such as herpes, zoster, staph, and tinea. These rashes are all contagious and need to be treated. ...Read more

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What are some types of rashes that don't itch?

What are some types of rashes that don't itch?

Rashes: There are many rashes that don't usually itch. However there are always exceptions. For example usually chronic plaque psoriasis, discoid lupus erythematosus, some drug reactions, vitiligo, acne do not itch to name just a few. Itching can be due to a peripheral origin (diseased skin), neurophysiological dysfunction in the nervous system (ie: cholestasis) , neuropathic ( ms ) or psychiatric. ...Read more

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What makes hives come out, and do the different types of allergies cause different sizes or different types of hives?

What makes hives come out, and do the different types of allergies cause different sizes or different types of hives?

Various: Hives can be caused by exposure to allergens in the environment, or various internal problems such as autoimmune to thyroid problems. Unfortunately, the size, location, and distribution of hives do not offer any clues as to why they're there. ...Read more

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What causes rashes that look like welts? In toddlers

What causes rashes that look like welts? In toddlers

Urticaria: It is usually due to an infection somewhere in the body. The second most common cause would be an allergy to something. ...Read more

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What could be some other causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

What could be some other causes for itchy skin other than dry skin?

Allergy,infection: Causes include scabies, a mite infection, a reaction to a medication, a reaction to laundry detergent, fabric softener, new clothing. In addition it could be sign of eczema where rash is not yet apparent. If significant and not improved with otc cream see dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

Children's eczema: what kind of things should they avoid (like pets, types of soaps, etc.)?

See a dermatologist: Eczema is not related to food. Genetics & dry skin are usual factors. Soaps can be important because caustic soaps such as ivory will aggravate it. Dove, eucerin, neutragena, cerave are good. Soak in bath, then use moisturizer. Probably will need prescription ointment; meanwhile try otc hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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What are some allergic reactions from natural rubber latex?

What are some allergic reactions from natural rubber latex?

Many-some dangerous: Latex allergy may cause allergic reactions ranging from sneezing or a runny nose to a rash, to throat swelling, to anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening condition. Your doctor may determine if you have a latex allergy or if you're at risk of developing a latex allergy. ...Read more

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What can rashes from flea bites look like?

What can rashes from flea bites look like?

Bump: A small red bump with some swelling around the bump. Very itchy too. ...Read more

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What are the different types of allergic rhinitis?

What are the different types of allergic rhinitis?

3 types: Perennial - year-round symptoms usually due to something in your home - house dust mites, animal danders, molds, cockroaches. Seasonal - symptoms occurring only part of the year due to outdoor stuff - tree, grass or weed pollens & molds. Intermittent - symptoms triggered by occasional exposure to things you are allergic to - typically someone else' pet when you visit their home. ...Read more

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Can the different types of HPV cause other skin symptoms besides warts, such as dermatitis?

Can the different types of HPV cause other skin symptoms besides warts, such as dermatitis?

Here are some ...: Any life event always displays itself at a certain spot on its course or pattern of full spectrum to reflect the host's coping ability; likewise, HPV infection does by showing no symptoms at all to full-blown cauliflower-like lesion, but not with "dermatitis" except catching superimposed skin infection by yeasts - candida, or bacteria - staph or strept, but rarely. ...Read more

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Can one have different kinds and intensities of allergic reactions to different foods?

Can one have different kinds and intensities of allergic reactions to different foods?

Yes: Definitely since one disease condition usually does not preclude you from getting another one. Certain foods are more dangerous than others in term of allergy. Peanut tops the list followed by tree nuts and shellfish. Some fruit allergies may just cause a transient itching in the mouth, other food allergies may cause anaphylaxis. However allergy to multiple foods is not too common but not rare ...Read more

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Are there different types of skin cancer? If so, what are they?

Are there different types of skin cancer? If so, what are they?

Many: There are many types of skin cancer, too numerous to mention here, ..But some common ones are squamus cell and basal cell. Malignant melanoma is more serious. If you have concerns, or suspicious lesions, see a dermatiologist for a thorough skin exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is latex allergy, and are there different types?

What is latex allergy, and are there different types?

2 types: There are immediate/allergic antibody mediated, within 30 min. Reactions and delayed/cell mediated, within 48 hr., reactions. The immediate type results in anaphylactic symptoms (hives, low bp, wheezing, etc.). The delayed type causes a poison ivy type reaction (itch, red, rough skin, possibly blisters). See an allergist; history, blood tests and patch testing can help to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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What are some causes for chest rash?

What are some causes for chest rash?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

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