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Dr. John Chiu
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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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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...: 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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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 an itchy rash on arms a top of my legs a belly they seem hot a worse than wot can it be?

I have an itchy rash on arms a top of my legs a belly they seem hot a worse than 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, (diphenhydramine)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?

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

Can't diagnose with: Available info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...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?

Other symptoms..?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many 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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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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Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Sounds like hives: Which can be triggered by allergies, & stress. Sometimes an antihistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, allegra, or zyrtec can help, as well as avoiding any triggers. Sometimes it can be associated w celiac disease and/or wheat allergy. Nickel can be another trigger. If it worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have itchy rashes, small pink and white bumps, only on my arms and legs. Not applying anything atm. What should I do and what cud it be?

I have itchy rashes, small pink and white bumps, only on my arms and legs. Not applying anything atm. What should I do and what cud it be?

Moisturize your skin: Rashes can be dry skin. Avoid hot too much soap baths. Moisturize with simple skin oils such as vaseline after each bath of once per day. Be nice to you skin, wear sunscreen if you are white. Do not scratch? Avoid all other chemical skin applications. ...Read more

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Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?

Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?

May be hard to find: About 50 % of cases of itching without rash, one is not able to figure out the cause. Of course, the common allergens are something inhaled that the histamines in the body react to; or some new perfume or scented lotion, deodorant or something else new used on skin. Suggest taking an otc antihistamine daily, take only lukewarm showers. Will likely go away in 2-3 weeks. If not, the usual: c the doc. ...Read more

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For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs.  They start out as tiny little spots.  Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes.  I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area).  What

Dry skin?: First try applying a moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. For the rash, topical hydrocortisone for a few days may be helpful. However, if this is a persistent or worsening problem, I would recommend a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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Have a rash on arms and legs burn and icth what could it be?

Have a rash on arms and legs burn and icth what could it be?

Possibilities : Include eczema, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral/bacterial infection, food/meds allergy etc. But then only ur pcp or dermatologist can accurately diagnose it. Take care! http://www.Healthline. Com/health/rashes. ...Read more

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My daughter has a rash on her arms and legs... Not itchy or aggravating her. What could it be?

My daughter has a rash on her arms and legs... Not itchy or aggravating her. What could it be?

Ketatosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. Cerave sa cream which is otc can be effective. ...Read more

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What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more

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Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Location,location: We are not able to see any lab or pictures you have to upload. That is reserved for the paid concierge site. The fact the rash is in an exposed location can mean the sun had something to do with it, or the sleeves kept her from touching the triggering factor. This could be something like poison ivy, or other contact agent. ...Read more

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I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs i never seem to have any energy?

I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs i never seem to have any energy?

Get rheumatologist: This may be a condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis, that needs evaluation by a medical joint specialist — rheumatologist. There may be bloodwork needed, and may need prolonged treatment depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red speckled rash only on arms and legs. Not itchy or painful. Looks exactly like chicken pox, however, I've already had pox as a child.

Red speckled rash only on arms and legs. Not itchy or painful. Looks exactly like chicken pox, however, I've already had pox as a child.

Rash: Best to have it looked at or send a picture. There are other viruses that cause a similar rash to chicken pox. Usually chickenpox starts on the trunk. It may have been something you came in contact with? All the best. ...Read more

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6 year old finished 10 days of amoxicillin 24 hours ago. Now has red non-raised rash on arms and legs, bothering her much. Is she allergic?

6 year old finished 10 days of amoxicillin 24 hours ago. Now has red non-raised rash on arms and legs, bothering her much. Is she allergic?

Mgt: Allergic reactions to antibiotics can occur but more details are needed.
Is the rash blotchy? Does it fade? I would recommend being seen by your PCP. If there are any other symptoms such as respiratory or GI problems, please see the ED. ...Read more

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My 13 month old is restless due to itchy rash on arms and legs. Consulting pedi in the morning. Is it ok to apply benadryl cream to sooth him?

My 13 month old is restless due to itchy rash on arms and legs. Consulting pedi in the morning. Is it ok to apply benadryl cream to sooth him?

Avoid: Using benadryl cream as it can be very sensitizing to the skin. Make sure your child's nails are clipped short so he doesn't scratch himself. Try over the counter calamine lotion or aveeno soothing cream. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

Yes: Chlorine is very caustic and destroy skin. You can either use castor oil to area or muscle rub cream. Soak with epsom salt and baking soda in tub 3tbsp epsom salt and 1tbsp baking soda to help skin. ...Read more

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Red, raised, rash on arms and legs, allergic raction from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Red, raised, rash on arms and legs, allergic raction from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Reaction to Depo: Can happen, usually due to the carrier the progestin is in, but could also be the progestin itself. Unfortunately, once you get the shot, you are along for the ride. Allergy treatment is about the best you can do, usually using an anti-histamine. A natural approach is quercitin, a natural antihistamine found in the skin of red apples. ...Read more

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ER doctor prescribed me Keflex for possible mastitis and UTI knowing I'm allergic to penicillin. I am on day 3 and have an itchy rash on arms and legs?

Possibly allergic: Cephalexin (Keflex) and related antibiotics (the cephalosporin group) are chemically similar to penicillinl. Although penicillin allergic persons usually can take them without problem, occasional cross reactions occur -- i.e. you may be allergic to the cephalexin. Check with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash that just showed up because my arms and legs get really itchy? I haven't eaten or done anything strange? What could be wrong?

I have a weird rash that just showed up because my arms and legs get really itchy? I haven't eaten or done anything strange? What could be wrong?

Hmmm, mystery?: Rashes can be very difficult to figure out because so many things can trigger them, from insect bites, to foods, to infections. Sometimes even stress can provoke an itchy rash. If you have fever, shortness of breath, wheezing, throat swelling or facial swelling, go to a clinic or hospital immediately. If not, keep the skin clean and dry, drink plenty of water, and see a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Possible hives: You may be having a reaction to something. Follow up with your doctor to have him or her check your rash. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it in person. You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching if you are not allergic to it. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash (very itchy) on the back of my arms and legs now state ting to progress to body. Also, have severe chest pain in centre of chest?

I have developed a rash (very itchy) on the back of my arms and legs now state ting to progress to body. Also, have severe chest pain in centre of chest?

Here are some ...: If this cluster of symptoms is new, urgent attention is needed; if recurrent, you should know how to handle it. But to solve the uncertainty, a systemic evaluation to rule out allergy-based disorders or serious cardiovascular issues should be sought. To better collaborate with Doc for maximizing healthcare merit, please peruse the article in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish ... ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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