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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

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