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71 y/o male developed bilateral macula popular rashes on thighs with no crusting. ER doc said hives however the rashes have not decreased.

71 y/o male developed bilateral macula popular rashes on thighs with no crusting. ER doc said hives however the rashes have not decreased.

Can't tell: Hives may be called a form of rash but not all rashes are hives. Hives usually subside within a few hours but rash may last days if not weeks. At age 71, I would usually recommending using a moisturizer on the skin ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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My husband has a bilateral forearm rash that looks much like hives. It has been present now for over a month. It does not itch, skin is dry. Ideas?

My husband has a bilateral forearm rash that looks much like hives. It has been present now for over a month.  It does not itch, skin is dry. Ideas?

See a doctor: Those non itchy skin rashes can be a lot of things depending on how old your husband is. Risk for malignancy is higher in older individuals. Since it has been there for several months, it is a good idea to come see a dermatologist to get a correct diagnosis and rule out malignancies. ...Read more

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Why bilateral armpit rash after swimming 1 min? I cannot use antihistamines 'cos severe anticholinergic effects (dysphonia, dry mucose). Montelukast.

Why bilateral armpit rash after swimming 1 min? I cannot use antihistamines 'cos severe anticholinergic effects (dysphonia, dry mucose). Montelukast.

Topical creme: There are multiple topical compounded cremes and ointments containing antihistamines which can be applied locally but not get absorbed systemically. Ask your doctor to prescribe some. ...Read more

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Can spilling protein in urine cause rash in bilateral legs like red sores that itch a times?

Can spilling protein in urine cause rash in bilateral legs like red sores that itch a times?

Possible: But not likely...Usually, medical conditions that can lead to rash and sores on the legs can also be the cause of kidney inflammation and protein loss in the urine. Protein losss is usually the result and not the cause. However, if you have a significant amount of protein loss, it can lead to leg swelling and fluid retention increasing cellulitis and redness. Sores can be from pressure. ...Read more

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Can spilling protein in urine cause rash in bilateral legs like red sores that itch at times?

Can spilling protein in urine cause rash in bilateral legs like red sores that itch at times?

Related, not cause: Rashes and proteunuria could both be part of the same disease: hsp, iga, sle, drug reaction, more... It is not likely that the proteinuria caused the rash. ...Read more

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I have a burning rash on my forearms, bilateral legs and torso.I had rituxan (rituximab) 2.5 weeks ago and octagam 1 week ago rash started 4 days ago. Interaction?

I have a burning rash on my forearms, bilateral legs and torso.I had rituxan (rituximab) 2.5 weeks ago and octagam 1 week ago rash started 4 days ago. Interaction?

Other concerns: It may not be interactions but rather allergy to either one. The concern is it may not even be that but other problems such as virus infection especially due to immunosuppression. It is best to see your doctor to have it diagnosed. Allergies usually itch not hurt. ...Read more

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Bilateral calf/knee pain after rest. Pain subsides with movement. Calves tender to touch. No redness, rash, swelling. No strenuous exercise before.

Bilateral calf/knee pain after rest. Pain subsides with movement. Calves tender to touch. No redness, rash, swelling. No strenuous exercise before.

Get an evaluation: Pain in the calf area usually comes from one of the 2 muscles in the area (gastrocnemius or soleus) but it can be cause by referred pain from other structures. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My father has a very itchy, red rash with some scabbing on bilateral hands, neck, and chest. He also has redness around both eyes. What could this be?

My father has a very itchy, red rash with some scabbing on bilateral hands, neck, and chest. He also has redness around both eyes. What could this be?

Dermatitis: That's great that you care enough to ask. There are so many possibilities. Need more clarification such as how long , palms vs back of hand , occupational / recreational exposures and other history that could narrow it down. Shooting from the hip I would explore eczema and/or contact dermatitis. He can definitely be helped. ...Read more

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Can drug rashes linger?

Yes: Depends on the type of reaction and the specific drug, it may linger on for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Are rashes often serious?

Are rashes often serious?

No: Rashes usually are not serious, but you should always see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes random rashes?

Rash: So many things cause rash. Skin is the largest organ in/on the body. To get the best diagnosis for a rash of any kind, it is recommended to have a doctor look at the rash to confirm and provide appropriate treatment based on the evaluation. Infections, irritation, allergy, medications, etc can all contribute to rash. ...Read more

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What causes blisterd rashes?

What causes blisterd rashes?

Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to develop a blitering rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do when u get rashes?

What to do when u get rashes?

Rashes: Rashes may occur with viral infections, such as herpes zoster; fungal infections, such as a yeast infection (candida albicans);allergic causes; bacterial infections, such as impetigo; and sexually transmitted infections (stis) . Rashes may also occur as a symptom of a more serious disease, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or some types of cancer. Treatment of the rash depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Hoe to best treat butt rashes?

Hoe to best treat butt rashes?

Skin: There are probably a thousand different rashes so without more information or seeing the problem it is unlikely you will get much here on health tap. Skin is probably one of the most difficult things to diagnose online. It is such a visual part of evaluation and treatment as a physician. But, if the rashes are persisting please get in to your family doctor to be seen soon. ...Read more

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Why do rashes spread so easily?

Why do rashes spread so easily?

Some spread some not: Some rashes can be contagious from one part of the body to others. Some rashes represent the over enthusiasm of the immune system to a virus or infection and since the virus is everywhere in the body, so is the rash. Other rashes don't spread at all. It really depends on the rash. ...Read more

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Why I have rashes around my body?

Why I have rashes around my body?

Rashes: Without seeing the rash i can only surmise that you have hives. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief and see a dermatologist. ...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