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I very recently went on a beach trip. The day I got back home a red, bumpy and extremely itchy rash developed and is spreading. What could it be?

I very recently went on a beach trip. The day I got back home a red, bumpy and extremely itchy rash developed and is spreading. What could it be?

Rash: A number of conditions may cause itchy red rashes including allergic contact dermatitis from some product or plant exposure on the skin, an allergy to the sun (polymorphous light eruption) or even swimmer's itch to name a few. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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What does is mean if I have a bumpy itchy rash on my chest back and shoulders and face?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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I have a small itchy rash on my right buttocks to the right side, which feels bumpy slightly, should I be concerned?

I have a small itchy rash on my right buttocks to the right side, which feels bumpy slightly, should I be concerned?

Many possibilities: 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

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I had gallbladder out in July and I have a small bumpy itchy rash around the incisions...any idea what it could be?

I had gallbladder out in July and I have a small bumpy itchy rash around the incisions...any idea what it could be?

See surgeon: Check with surgeon as to whether there is a suture left behind (if non-absorbable). Are you using any topical preparation on the area? If so, you have be allergic to it. ...Read more

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Circular bumpy itchy rash side effects of bedbug?

Circular bumpy itchy rash side effects of bedbug?

Bed bugs: Bed bug bites may
have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

Reaction?: If you have a new medication, vitamin or skin/laundry product, you could be causing this type of rash. Try to eliminate dyes and perfumes used in products on the skin, in the shower and laundry. If rash continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get an itchy rash on my right arm once every 4 weeks. It goes away in 4 or 5 days. The skin is bumpy with small red pimples only in that area. WHY?

ITCHY BUMPS ARM: YOU MUST BE A DETECTIVE.
WHAT DO YOU DO EVERY FOUR WEEKS THAT YOU DO NOT DO AT OTHER TIMES?
HOBBIES?
WORK?
YOU ARE PROBABLY TOUCHING SOMETHING OR DOING SOMETHING THAT YOU DO NOT DO IN THE OTHER THREE WEEKS.
BE A DETECTIVE AND WRITE BACK WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHAT IT IS. . . ...Read more

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Can taking dbol cause a red bumpy itchy rash on the lower half of your body above your private area?

WHY??: Why would you want to use an anabolic steroid? Was it prescribed by a Dr??? Or do you hope it will turn you into a fantastic hulk? What is the "rash" on the lower half of your body? If there is no medical indication for steroid therapy you should avoid it and ignore the exaggerated hype about any benefits. You should also see a dermatologist about the rash. ...Read more

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Red bumpy painful itchy rash in reaction to adhesive spray used for pt taping. Discontinue use or just treat rash after?

Red bumpy painful itchy rash in reaction to adhesive spray used for pt taping. Discontinue use or just treat rash after?

Contact dermatitis: You need to stop using the thing that caused the reaction and treat it by using a topical steroid cream, in case of severe reaction a systemic antihistamine or even oral steroid like Prednisone may be needed. ...Read more

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What to do for the past 2 days I've gotten a bumpy red itchy rash all over my body. It only happens after my volleyball practice?

What to do for the past 2 days I've gotten a bumpy red itchy rash all over my body. It only happens after my volleyball practice?

Cholinergic urticari: This is called cholinergic urticaria occurring during the cooling off period after a rise in core body temperature. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine 1-2 hrs prior. This is not dangerous to your health and may go away after a few years. ...Read more

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I have derm appt - but in mean time I have red bumpy ITCHY rash on part of lower right leg. It's now started on left. What could this be?!

I have derm appt - but in mean time I have red bumpy ITCHY rash on part of lower right leg. It's now started on left. What could this be?!

Could be minor...: Dermatology is all about appearance. I am guessing it is an erythematous papule ("red bumpy"), which honestly could be an insect bite, or contact dermatitis, both of which are common. However you mention pregnancy; there is a condition called PUPPP: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, which are terribly itchy red bumps! See what the dermatologist thinks! ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my butt crack. Its red and a little bumpy. It can get sore and tender. What could this be? How can I help sooth the pain?

I have an itchy rash on my butt crack. Its red and a little bumpy. It can get sore and tender. What could this be? How can I help sooth the pain?

Rash: Couple things come to mind based on location: warm, dark, moist area is perfect spot for fungus to take up residence. Other possibility is shingles (reactivation of the chickenpox virus). See your fp to examine rash to determine what it is & to provide appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Daughter has skin colored bumpy itchy rash spreading on body tried betaderm & aquaphor. Not working. Allergy meds don't help either. What could it be?

Daughter has skin colored bumpy itchy rash spreading on body tried betaderm & aquaphor. Not working. Allergy meds don't help either. What could it be?

Pityriasis?: There are several inflammatory rashes that appear frequently in children and a proper diagnosis is helpful in not only giving the right treatment but avoiding unnecessary treatment. In the derm word, a picture is indeed better than a thousand word. The rash could be eczema, requiring steroid cream.
For the other common rash, see link. ...Read more

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C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

Infection?: To know for sure what it is, you would need to see a Dermatologist. A common cause of your symptoms is a yeast infection or bacterial infection in the skin. These can usually be treated with non-prescription antifungal or antibacterial skin creams. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Non specific rash: You have given a non specific description of your rash
Is it elsewhere? First occurrence?
Try over the counter hydrocortisone 1%
It may work but if it is not enough go to a dermatologist and get stronger cream to put on it at least twice daily ...Read more

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Mysterious non-itchy rash on shin area and ankle swelling after sun exposure? It came up after a day on the beach, mostly standing, for several hours.

Mysterious non-itchy rash on shin area and ankle swelling after sun exposure? It came up after a day on the beach, mostly standing, for several hours.

Excess salt intake?: sunburn where missed sunscreen? Not worried if it goes away but would get it checked if not clearing in a few weeks ...Read more

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I started using a new body soap and it made my hips thighs and under arms break out in a bumpy red itchy rash. How do I cure it?

I started using a new body soap and it made my hips thighs and under arms break out in a bumpy red itchy rash. How do I cure it?

Allergies: Allergic reactions heal on their own without intervention. One just has to stop the exposure to the product or chemical causing the reaction. ...Read more

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Stopped differin (adapalene) 2 months (used 4 months with no problems).Mth I have a red bumpy slightly itchy rash on one side chin. Discontin. Cleanser that made me react week. Contact dermatitis or differin (adapalene) cause?

Stopped differin (adapalene) 2 months (used 4 months with no problems).Mth I have a red bumpy slightly itchy rash on one side chin. Discontin. Cleanser that made me react week. Contact dermatitis or differin (adapalene) cause?

Not Differin (adapalene): If it happened after you stopped the differin (adapalene) then I would not think it the cause. Contact dermatitis sis possible as is folliculitis and some other conditions. Seeing a dermatologist will help clarify what is actually the diagnosis and which treatment would be best. ...Read more

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Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?

Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?

Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis vs Ezcema. Excema would be treated with moisturizer and topical steroids, for perioral dermatitis, these are not helpful and would worsen the condition. Sounds most like perioral dermatitis. Things to try: reduce products, they clog and worsen the condition. Regularly cleanse. Try to touch your face less often. If no better, see a Dermatologist, or a doctor with expertise. ...Read more

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My son has a bumpy itchy rash on his outer elbows and knees. Recurs every few months only in these areas. Cortisone/anti fungal and anti bacterial cream not helping. No other symptoms. Not a rash I have seen before. Help!

My son has a bumpy itchy rash on his outer elbows and knees. Recurs every few months only in these areas. Cortisone/anti fungal and anti bacterial cream not helping. No other symptoms. Not a rash I have seen before. Help!

Dermatologist: Such an eruption may be seen in eczema, psoriasis or reaction to gluten in his diet. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat him. If he's already been seen by a dermatologist, I recommend getting a second opinion. Appropriate tests can be done. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing some intermittent mild pain with clicking in the right wrist for some time now. I'm 39, female, licensed massage therapist. Recently, swelling w/ a small bumpy, itchy rash has developed on the right wrist (ulnar-side) and pain on in

I've been experiencing some intermittent mild pain with clicking in the right wrist for some time now. I'm 39, female, licensed massage therapist. Recently, swelling w/ a small bumpy, itchy rash has developed on the right wrist (ulnar-side) and pain on in

Wrist popping: Considering your occupation, this could be as simple as a subluxated wrist bone. I have seen this many times. Seeing an osteopath or chiropractor may be helpful for you to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a red bumpy itchy rash on my scrotum. Been treating it for jock itch for 4 days, now I have blood blisters there. Any ideas on what this is?

I have a red bumpy itchy rash on my scrotum. Been treating it for jock itch for 4 days, now I have blood blisters there. Any ideas on what this is?

See answer: A yeast (candida) or fungal infection is likely the most common cause of a reddened, itchy scrotum which should respond to keeping it clean, dry and an antifungal cream. A contact dermatitis which is an irritation from an allergen is also common and may be from: changes in clothing material, soap, fabric softener, or any chemical. Responds best to steroid cream. Scabies infection also can cause. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Chicken pox?: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025

or shingles...

be careful, you might be very very contagious. There are some good antiviral medications. You should get checked out! ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more