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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Can adults get fifth disease without face rash?Last week had cold symptoms now for a week i've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Can adults get fifth disease without face rash?Last week had cold symptoms now for a week i've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. ...Read more

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I have patches of an itchy rash on arms and legs. When it started i thought it was ringworm but none of the OTC meds have worked. I have pics. Ideas?

I have patches of an itchy rash on arms and legs. When it started i thought it was ringworm but none of the OTC meds have worked. I have pics. Ideas?

There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. Could we see the photos? ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on arms an top of my legs an belly they seem hot an worse then wot can it be?

I have a itchy rash on arms an top of my legs an belly they seem hot an worse then wot can it be?

Allergy: most likely,it is an allergic reaction,could be a contact dermatitis.you need to figure out what you are allergic to and stop it. meanwhile take benadryl,and apply hydrocortison cream. ...Read more

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Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Itchy White Spots: This sounds like something known as dyshidrotic eczema, but without a picture or more description of the rash, it's hard to know. Would check with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Other symptoms..?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many different illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches,nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes.However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above.If you are unsure, see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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My 7 month old has blotchy rash over arms and legs with warm hands and feet is this bad?

My 7 month old has blotchy rash over arms and legs with warm hands and feet is this bad?

Fifths disease.: A blotchy rash on the arms and legs in a 7 month old infant speaks for fifths disease, a virus caused by parvovirus virus 19. ...Read more

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I have red itchy, pinprick, blotchy rash on my leg, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy, pinprick, blotchy rash on my leg, what is this and treatment?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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