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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 a UTI cause you to break out in random rashes on different areas of your body? That come and go quickly

Can a UTI cause you to break out in random rashes on different areas of your body? That come and go quickly

Hives?: It seems you are describing hives, these can be due to the treatment medication if you are taking any for your uti. Call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can a elevated blood serotonin level cause you to break out in random rashes?

Can a elevated blood serotonin level cause you to break out in random rashes?

Serotonin Syndrome: Read==>http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/serotonin_syndrome. A rash is not a typical symptom, but flushing may occur and this can be interpreted as a rash. I assume you are under a doctor's care for your serotonin elevation? Even if you are, if this is a new development for you, it should be best to follow up with your provider to make sure that you haven't entered a high blood pressure phase. ...Read more

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I was told I was allergic to dairy years ago and when I ate cheese and icecream I would break out in itchy rashes which would go away after a couple days. I recently was diagnosed with crohns and have not gad any dairy in the last 3 months but seem to s

I was told I was allergic to dairy years ago and when I ate cheese and icecream I would break out in itchy rashes which would go away after a couple days. I recently was diagnosed with crohns and have not gad any dairy in the last 3 months but seem to s

Cut off: Theresa you were cut off so I don't know your Q. Cow's milk allergy triggers (among other sx) an immediate, itchy welts (hives) that last minutes to hours, but not days. It seems you had reintroduced cow's milk. Not aware of relation to Crohn's/IBD. Other food allergies can be related, tho (food induced protocolitis-but this is blood in stool of babies). Resubmit w more detail. ...Read more

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If I been taking amoxicillin and some how begin to break out in little rashes that itch so bad on my legs and back do u go to the hospital for special?

If I been taking amoxicillin and some how begin to break out in little rashes that itch so bad on my legs and back do u go to the hospital for special?

Stop the Amoxcillin: You may have an allergy to this drug for which there are alternatives. Stop the Amoxcillin and contact your prescribing doctor for another option. ...Read more

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I was wondering why I break out with a rash when my body gets hot like from the sun, a shower, food I eat, or when I get upset?

I was wondering why I break out with a rash when my body gets hot like from the sun, a shower, food I eat, or when I get upset?

Heat urticaria: There is a condition called urtacaria which cauese histamine to be released and cause red itchy bumps. This has many causes such as chemicals, stress, heat and cold. If this is causing distress, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why did my 4yr old son break out into a rash?

Why did my 4yr old son break out into a rash?

Umm, hard to say.: There is really nothing specific about the rash you describe for your son that gives us a clue as to what exactly is going on medically. A cough with a rash conjures up all sorts of possibilities....Does he have fever? Does the rash go away--or is it persistent? Is the rash itchy? ... Is it smooth or rough? . ..As you can see, there are too many questions unanswered. See your pediatrician soon. ...Read more

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Could escitalopram be making me break out in a rash?

Possibly: One can be allergic to any drug or to other components of the pill.
Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you call it if you break out in a rash when people touch you?

What do you call it if you break out in a rash when people touch you?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. You probably have a varient of dermatographia, dry skin that causes hive like look with light irritation, sunlit, heat, water. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause you to break out in a rash?

Can anxiety cause you to break out in a rash?

Anxiety: Yes, but so does other things like medications, irritants, toxins, etc. Let a dermatologist have a look. ...Read more

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My cousin has chickenpox and I came in contact with him. When will I break out in the rash?

My cousin has chickenpox and I came in contact with him. When will I break out in the rash?

Depends: At a listed age of 37, it is likely you had it as a kid and are not susceptible. About 96% of adults who do not remember having it test positive for immunity. The incubation period for those who are is 10-21 days from first contact until the rash appears. ...Read more

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I have an 8 month old baby that breaks out in a rash every time he eats. Anyone know why that may be.?

I have an 8 month old baby that breaks out in a rash every time he eats. Anyone know why that may be.?

May be food allergy: It's probably a good idea to talk with your pediatrician about this. Your baby might have a food allergy. It could be related to the type of milk he is drinking or it could be specific foods. Occasionally doing some limited food allergy testing may be helpful to determine the cause if a food elimination diet trial (or change in milk if he is on formula) does not solve the problem. ...Read more

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After being in the sun for a while my skin breaks out into a rash that looks like goosebumps. Why?

After being in the sun for a while my skin breaks out into a rash that looks like goosebumps. Why?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are many different things that cause this. ...Read more

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What makes my 4 year old break out in itchy rash whenever she eats anything with tomatoes?

Workup/Mgt: I agree that a food allergy panel called a CAP test is indicated. If the rash occurred particularly within 4 hours of eating the tomatoes, an allergic reaction is most likely. The itchiness as well indicates an allergic reaction. Avoiding the food, and using an antihistamine by mouth is part of the management. I would also suggest a discussion about pediatric epi pen with your physician. ...Read more

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The reason why I asked, I did break out with a rash, and I heard the chemical methyl Salicilate can be harmful even when absorbed in skin.

Thank you: Thank you for clarifying. See. That is how we talk. I am sure this rash will be minor and self limited. Ben Gay is used by thousands of humans every single day. It is designed to be absorbed into the skin. It is not harmful to humans. ...Read more

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Please answer! Could you break out in a rash or hives from quitting smoking?

Please answer! Could you break out in a rash or hives from quitting smoking?

Maybe, maybe not: Quitting -- nice job doing that! - can cause 'withdrawal symptoms' for a few weeks to a month. People may be irritable or stressed, which can cause hives. It's not common but can happen. If you use a medication to help you quit, this could be an allergic reaction. Also, quitting may cause levels of medications you take to go up or down. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Http://1.usa. Gov/1jzskux. ...Read more

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I break out in a rash and hives after taking most antibiotics. Am I very skin sensitive or allergic?

I break out in a rash and hives after taking most antibiotics. Am I very skin sensitive or allergic?

Sounds like allergy: There are some people who appear to have a propensity to develop allergic reactions to a variety of medications and it sounds like you may be one of them. Might help to check with a local allergist. ...Read more

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My child has eczema but today has started to break out in a rash all over his body. Nothing in his diet or home has changed.?

My child has eczema but today has started to break out in a rash all over his body. Nothing in his diet or home has changed.?

Same or different?: Rash same or different than his eczema, and if so, how? Eczema, or atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing rash by definition. It will spontaneously flare on its own as well as flare from triggers varying from environmental changes, stress, and potentially food allergy. Seek an allergist to identify such porential triggers. ...Read more

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Is there a home biopsy that I can do when I break out in a rash in order for my doctor to test it? Never break out at the doctor office to test.

Take Photos: A biopsy is a procedure that entails removing a tissue sample (in your case skin) & can only be performed by a trained medical professional. Rashes require visual inspection to diagnose & unfortunately diagnosing a fleeting rash can be challenging. Suggest you take photos or video at next outbreak & bring to your doctor for review. Also note duration, frequency, other features (eg. Itching, etc). ...Read more

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Can a urinary tract infection cause you to break out in a rash?

Can a urinary tract infection cause you to break out in a rash?

Not usually: Could be a side effect of antibiotics taken for uti. ...Read more

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Is it normal to break out with a rash on my stomach while pregnant?

Is it normal to break out with a rash on my stomach while pregnant?

May be normal: As our bellies and breasts stretch, sometimes the skin becomes red and itchy.
Dry skin will make it worse as it becomes much more sensitive.
Estrogen can also cause skin irritation and itching.
Try moisturizing and avoid binding clothing or snaps that contain zinc, as you may be sensitive to these things. ...Read more

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Is a nervous rash normal? When iget nervous even if only slight I break out in a rash on my chest and arms. What cause it? How can I prevent it?

Is a nervous rash normal? When iget nervous even if only slight I break out in a rash on my chest and arms. What cause it? How can I prevent it?

Skin and anxiety: It is well known that clinical problems affecting epidermal tissues are triggered or complications due to anxiety and/or depressive features. A reactive rash to stress is less specific than psoriasis, acne, or other skin problems. In order to prevent to prevent your skin breaks, you miay ask your doctor for a time limited trial on Alprazolam or Lorazepam among other anxiolytic medications. ...Read more

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When I sweat my face and upper body break out in a rash. The rash is extremely itchy and burns. Lasts for 5 minutes. Only happens when I sweat. Why?

When I sweat my face and upper body break out in a rash. The rash is extremely itchy and burns. Lasts for 5 minutes. Only happens when I sweat. Why?

There are many cause: Of urticaria or hives. Cold and heat can both cause a temporary hive eruption. I usually recommend antihistamines prior to activities that lead to sweating. But verify with doctor:) ...Read more

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Any kind of sun exposure & my forehead breaks out in a rash hives. Iput sunscreen on. I have only had the problem for the last 3yr no chge skin product?

Any kind of sun exposure & my forehead breaks out in a rash hives. Iput sunscreen on. I have only had the problem for the last 3yr no chge skin product?

? Solar urticaria: Or photosensitivity if on certain medications, avoid sun exposure as much as you can, sun screen is wise to use to avoid accidental exposure, OTC first generation antihistaminic as diphenhydramine can help reduce hives and itching, please check with a dermatologist / allergist for management, and possibly desensitization ...Read more

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I had fleas on me like 4 years ago and now every year when the weather gets nice or warm my legs start getting extremely itchy n break out in a rash?

I had fleas on me like 4 years ago and now every year when the weather gets nice or warm my legs start getting extremely itchy n break out in a rash?

Eczema?: This recurring rash each year in the spring on your legs sounds like eczema. The flea bites were probably a specific exposure. The key in eczema is the recurring temporal (certain time a year) nature as well as the "itchiness" Eczema runs in families, and is a chronic condition. We treat it with topical steroids, limited bathing and minimizing perfumes or dyes that your skin contacts. ...Read more

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Drinking to much beer, for long period of time, then breaks out in red rash all over body, which dries to a head few days later, any idea what it is?

Drinking to much beer, for long period of time, then breaks out in red rash all over body, which dries to a head few days later, any idea what it is?

Need evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. Quit drinking alcohol and see your doctor before you cause irreversible injury to your organs. ...Read more

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Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Since miscarriage, I break out in a rash right before and after my monthly. It itches really bad and welts up then bruises. Isn't ezcema, what is it?

Rash: Your history is interesting but I am not sure it is related to the miscarriage. You do not describe where the rash is, but you need to have a doctor look at it for a proper diagnosis. Some individuals have cyclical hives with their menstrual cycles, and that may be your case. ...Read more

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Recently, w/in an hour after sex w/o showering, I break out in a rash/hives in my groin/upper thigh/buttocks area. No blisters, just gradually go away?

Recently, w/in an hour after sex w/o showering, I break out in a rash/hives in my groin/upper thigh/buttocks area. No blisters, just gradually go away?

A couple: .. possibilities come to mind when considering hives that consistently occur after intercourse. Cholinergic urticaria (hives triggered by heat), contact sensitivity (latex condoms? Although this may more commonly be associated with poison ivy-like rash), seminal plasma hypersensitivity (semen allergy-usually person specific, but also usually a burning sensation). Can try otc cetirizine. ...Read more

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Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What could cause these?

YEAST RASHES: YOU ARE PROBABLY TALKING ABOUT MONILIASIS ALSO CALLED CANDIDIASIS.
SEVERAL CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE THIS IMBALANCE THAT ALLOWS THE OVERGROWTH OF YEAST. THIS CAN BE A RESULT OF:
1. HORMONAL IMBALANCE
2. WEAK IMMUNE SYSTEM
3. UNCONTROLLED DIABETES
4. STRESS
5. EATING A LOT OF SWEETS
6. ANTIBIOTICS
7. PREGNANCY
8. DOUCHING
SEE YOUR PCP. . . SOON
BEST LUCK! ...Read more

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Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What keeps causing these?

Keep breaking out into yeast rashes. What keeps causing these?

Usually: Warm and moist areas or if vaginal maybe from someone who cares it. Be checked if the reason is not obvious you may need some blood work. All the best. ...Read more

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What happens if I have just been exposed to the chicken pox, can I get a vaccine now to prevent breaking out in the rashes?

What happens if I have just been exposed to the chicken pox, can I get a vaccine now to prevent breaking out in the rashes?

Possibly: About 96% of adults that don't remember having CPX have blood evidence of prior infection and immunity. If you had it, you are likely immune. Post exposure vaccination may help prevent or decrease the intensity of the disease, but should be done within 72 hrs. ...Read more

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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