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Blanching Macular Rash
Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives often last for days to weeks but an individual hive lasts less than a day, resolves without leaving a mark on the skin, and may be replaced with other hives. ...Read more
Viral or allergic: Fleeting rashes are often allergy, heat, or viral. It is very hard to know without seeing it so I would suggest taking a picture of it and making an appointment with your pediatrician/physician. Taking a picture is very helpful since, like cars with funny noises that are gone when you see the mechanic, rashes can disappear when you see the doctor. ...Read more
Noticed a recurrent macular rash on my glans penis after intercourse. No pustules, no drainage, causes pruritis. Dermatologist or urologist?
Derm: See a dermatologist or your primary care physician first. ...Read more
What can cause this? Small macular orange/brown rash on trunk, spreads to a 2" circle leaving normal skin in middle. Lasts 6 weeks then starts elsewhere
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Yes.: Diaper dermatitis will usually blanch when you press on it; it's a sign that the skin is inflamed, and the little tiny blood vessels in it have dilated to bring more blood to the area. The fastest treatment for diaper dermatitis is to take off the diaper. While that may mean somebody will have to follow the baby around with a pooper scooper, the rash will clear very quickly. ...Read more
Woke up with a rash on one side of lower stomach. Blanches, doesn't itch at all, slightly raised tiny pink dots. What could this be?
It could be many: Things, most commonly a contact dermatitis. so I would try OTC hydrocortisone twice a day, if it doesn't resolve or gets worse in the next few days I would see a dermatologist for diagnosis as there are many other things this could be (including viral, bacterial, drug...) ...Read more
56y/o male with macular non branching rash on both lower extremities. Appeared suddenly. Feels generally unwell. Previous diagnosis of Lyme Disease.
Not Lyme: See a dermatologist. The rash is not related to Lyme. ...Read more
Rash that appears between lips and chin after eating sometimes, is red, macular, and starts to itch and flake?
Fever for three days then rash on face, neck and chest, 1 year old. The rash blanches when pressed and doesn't appear to bother her.?
My daughter has an itchy blistering rash that comes and goes on various parts of her torso. A piece of her skin has now blanched due to this. Help?
Exercised, then beach today, wore sunscreen and hat, light burn. I've a red, bumpy rash (blanches if touched) between my breasts, not itchy. What is?
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Chills, Uncontrol shivering yesterday; no high temp. ER said I was fine. Rash today thigh, red, blanch. Spots around no blanch. Itchy. Otherwise fine.
Virus: Most likely, this is a viral infection with exanthem (rash). Should be no problem in 3-5 days ...Read more
Rash on elbow. Non-itchy and not raised. Doesn't blanch. Feel well in self just a bit sick. History of dermatitis & eczema. Looks to be under the skin?
What is this rash? Spots are ~ size of a pencil tip, not raised, not itchy anymore. Antihistamines/steroid cream no effect. No blanching with pressure
See doctor: Time to see the doctor to see what it is. It seems you have tried the reasonable treatments already. ...Read more
My toddlers lab results came back and her WBC is within normal range 7.9 and her lymphs are really high. Doctor doesn't seem too concerned. Do I need a second opinion. She has a rash and some areas do not blanch she has fever and her breathing is becoming
RMSF?: I think I answered your question previously regarding rmsf. The results of the CBC with normal WBC and high lymphocyte count represents more of a viral infection with a rash. Further monitoring of the rash seems prudent. If the rash progresses, does not blanch and looks like blood clots, a repeat CBC may be necessary to look for decreasing platelet count found in rmsf. ...Read more
My infant daughter has a reddish lump that blanches on her upper thigh. I am not sure if this is a bruise or a rash? She has no fever or other symptom
Needs eval: Reddish lump in an infant could be a vascular swelling or abormality sometimes. It can also be bruising due to trauma. If is not not painful (diffult to tell in an infant) and no fever is present, swelling is usually not an infection. Make sure her pediatrician evaluates her swelling. ...Read more
Healthy 8 yr old developed raised red rash that blanches. Otherwise healthy. Rash since yesterday...Breast BONE area both sides. Slight itch. Help?
Yes: The natural history of macular holes is that of continued enlargement, to a point, and associated progressive decline in visual acuity. Additionally, there is progressive central distortion that evolves into a central blind spot. Macular holes are best treated as soon as possible, though not urgent, and after about one year duration the prognosis for good vision drops dramatically. ...Read more
Retinal break: A macular hole is a type of detachment of the retinal in the center of the vision. Many are spontaneous and some related to trauma. It causes a lowering of the central acuity and commonly is progressive unless treated. Treatment is done by retinal surgeons, is somewhat complex but commonly can reverse the process. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Explanation: We cannot tell what kind a disease is it not seeing the rash. Sorry. Go to any clinic for evaluation ...Read more
Hope for mac degen: Since 2006, injectable meds have been used as a treatment (not cure) for wet mac degen. The AREDS study showed the benefit of certain oral antioxidants for preventing dry from becoming wet. Dry ARMD is currently being studied with early results suggesting certain eyes with dry ARMD may be treatable with experimental medications. Trials are under way worldwide on some of these promising compounds ...Read more