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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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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me. I got red rashes after 2 days of itching. Tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my face that resembles pimples but it's itchy and burning. What could it be?

I have a rash on my face that resembles pimples but it's itchy and burning. What could it be?

Facial rash: Could be eczema, which can be allergic in origin, milk products or others, seborrheic dermatitis (a type of eczema) could be rosacea but that is unusual in younger individual (-usually > 30 yo may respond to topical metranidazole, or doxycycline), or contact dermatitis (like poison Ivy), rarely lupus) usually not itchy) sarcoid or impetigo (infection needs antibiotics). f/u w/ dermatology ...Read more

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Itchy pimple like rash on back. Slight burning/tingling sensation. No fever. What could this be?

Itchy pimple like rash on back. Slight burning/tingling sensation. No fever. What could this be?

Rash: Hard to say without a picture. Possible allergic reaction to something, an infection, shingles... If it isn't better in a day or two or it starts to spread, become red, hot and more painful see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had fell asleep for a couple of hours until I felt my face burning & itching I woke up to this red rash over my face and a pimple. What can it be?

I had fell asleep for a couple of hours until I felt my face burning & itching I woke up to this red rash over my face and a pimple. What can it be?

Insect bite: The pustule may be the result of an insect bite or sting, with the burning and itching red rash being a local reaction. This type of rash may improve with Benedryl, but persistence or worsening could indicate a skin infection (would require prompt treatment by a physician). ...Read more

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Have a painful rash on thigh, clusters of pimples. Before they came out there was a burning sensation that lasted for a few days. Could it be herpes?

Have a painful rash on thigh, clusters of pimples. Before they came out there was a burning sensation that lasted for a few days. Could it be herpes?

Could be shingles: Clusters of vesicles on a red patch could be herpes simplex or herpes zoster (shingles). Both start as pain/itching, although shingles is more likely to be painful. Shingles usually has several/many clusters of vesicles in a linear (dermatomal) distribution. Not all clusters come out at one time. Please see your dermatologist for treatment. Shingles is contagious to people who never had chickenpox. ...Read more

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I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?

I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?

See dermatologist: A cluster of red pimples that itch and burn on one side of the body sounds like shingles but a month sounds a bit long. Time to get checked out. ...Read more

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Yeast infection plus burning, tingling in legs (no rash), two small pimple like bumps (1 near groin, 1 on butt) 1 on groin went away already. Related?

Yeast infection plus burning, tingling in legs (no rash), two small pimple like bumps (1 near groin, 1 on butt) 1 on groin went away already. Related?

Yeast/pimples: Probably NOT. Vaginal yeast infections are exactly that - vaginal. It sounds like you may have had two small infected hair follicles - folliculitis that have at least partially resolved (as this can) on their own. I would avoid trying to "pop" them and use moist heat or simply monitor the remaining one. ...Read more

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My knee cap has itching and burning sensation. There is no rash in skin thus far. What can it be. Help.

My knee cap has itching and burning sensation. There is no rash in skin thus far. What can it be. Help.

Knee pain: Hello ~ try stopping all pressure (kneeling) on it and apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone and see what happens. I suspect it may swell because I think you have a mild pre-patella bursitis.thanks ...Read more

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I have had an itchy, burning, stingy rash on my chest, arms (that look like round bites), hips, right rib cage and a few behind my knees and ankles.

I have had an itchy, burning, stingy rash on my chest, arms (that look like round bites), hips, right rib cage and a few behind my knees and ankles.

Itchy burning rash: In a new bed? Could be bed bugs, or could be eczema (hydrocortisone cream), psoriasis (cortisone or systemic meds), fungal (may respond anti-fungal cream,) or pitryiasis rosea -a viral infection that resolves in 6-8 weeks. If traveled to South America, Caribbean could be chikungunya. F/u/ w/ dermatology.

https://www. Aad. Org/public/diseases/rashes/pityriasis-rosea#overview ...Read more

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Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Lupus flare: The symptoms you are describing sound pretty severe. The rash on the elbows and knees is consistent with psoriasiform lupus and I am concerned about your back pain which could be related to pancreatitis. Since you know you have an autoimmune disorder, I would make an appointment with your rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

Also Lyme disease: If you have been bitten by a tick or live near the woods (or frequently go camping), consider getting tested for Lyme disease as well. Some of the symptoms, especially the (migratory?) rash are reminiscent of Lyme disease. ...Read more

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I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

Exposure to plant.?: Have you been hiking... short pants..., insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash (poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain, spreading redness. See MD to check for infection (cellulitis. ...Read more

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Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other?

Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other?

Skin Rash Leg/itchin: It is very difficult to say exactly what it can be for sure without looking at the rash. But from description it seems you have some kind of contact dermatitis of allergic type as it is only limited to one leg.
You should see your doctor to have it diagnosed and treated properly as it may be fungus or some other infection causing the rash. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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My knee hurts and it has a pimple and it is kind of puffed up a little, why?

My knee hurts and it has a pimple and it is kind of puffed up a little, why?

Could be a sign of: Deep infection. See your doctor for an evaluation. Dangerous signs are fever, increased redness at the site and increased pain. ...Read more

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What can I do for pimples on the knees?

What can I do for pimples on the knees?

Keep clean: If it is from shaving, this is folliculitis.
It is treated with good washing and using a clean razor once it has healed. You can wash the skin with rubbing alcohol several times a day to help clean it up. Some people are more prone to this. If it is not going away or worsening, see your family doc or a dermatologist to get an antibiotic to help clear the skin. Get seen to get best treatment. ...Read more

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Why black pimple head is coming in elbow and knees?

Why black pimple head is coming in elbow and knees?

Ingrown hair?: It may a condition called ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are hairs that have curled around and grown back into your skin instead of rising up from it. Sometimes dead skin can clog up a hair follicle. That forces the hair inside it to grow sideways under the skin, rather than upward and outward. It may look dark because of hair inside. ...Read more

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Red Pimple on back of knee with a small hole in middle of it. Can this be a bite or boil. How can I tell?

Red Pimple on back of knee with a small hole in middle of it. Can this be a bite or boil. How can I tell?

? boil: Hi Joshua 180.
If it is a red swelling with a hole in it, (pus?) its probably a boil so put hot compresses on it for few days to accelerate to bursting. A bite usually is of a less angry nature, tends to be more diffuse and takes longer to manifest the signs of acute inflammation being: rubor, tumor, calor, dolor, functio laesa ~ redness, swelling, heat, pain, loss of function! (Pathol 101) :-) thank ...Read more

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Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?

Grandson has pimple-like outbreak behind one knee. Hard encapsulated. They are painful at times. What could this be?

Possibly boils: Hard, painful pimples suggest a localized skin infection usually caused by the bacteria staph aureus. A possible reason it is behind the knee is that your grandson may have eczema which is often behind the knee and makes one more susceptible to staph infections. ...Read more

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MY 6 month old has a pimple on his knee. Its big and hard. I popped it 2x white and clear puss came out. Not sure what to do.

MY 6 month old has a pimple on his knee. Its big and hard. I popped it 2x white and clear puss came out. Not sure what to do.

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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Why do get a pimple on my knee?

Why do get a pimple on my knee?

Pimple: Generally speaking, a pimple on the knee is caused by an infected hair follicle. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more