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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
Are there any non-blanching red dot rash conditions that mimic Petechiae? Are all non-blanching red spots 100% Petechiae?
Skin rash: Many kinds of skin rash could behave this way. Most non-blanching red spots are NOT petechieae. If this has persisted for some time and you are otherwise well, probably it's nothing serious. But see a dermatologist to figure out what's going on. ...Read more
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.?
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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Healthy 8 yr old developed raised red rash that blanches. Otherwise healthy. Rash since yesterday...Breast BONE area both sides. Slight itch. Help?
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
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?
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
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
See doctor: To have a more thorough history and examination to diagnose the rash. ...Read more
Can't tell.: Rash is a very broad topic. Dermatologists spend their whole life studying them. Really need to give us a better description of the rash - location / appearance / itchy or not, etc - so that we an kind of limit the things it could be. ...Read more
Yes, but: The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977. It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon. ...Read more
Sometimes: If there is a clear relationship between experiencing a stressful situation and the onset of the rash, and it keeps happening this way, then the rash is clearly stress-induced. But rashes come and go for many reasons, and your doctor can help you evaluate what is going on. Rashes, and other illnesses, worsen with stress, though stress may not be the primary problem. ...Read more
Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that can be itchy. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It can: We call this nummular eczema. Sometimes a drug reaction may also affect only one or more locations and this is called fixed drug eruption. In atopic dermatitis, the rash tends to affect the bend of the elbows and knees more commonly than others. Of course, if you keep on scratching the itchy area, you are perpetuating the rash. ...Read more
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