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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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What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

SLE : Malar rash is a sign of SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis ) there are other other autoimmune diseases which can also have this rash. there are many rashes which can look similar and be mistaken for a malar rash. The most common is rosacea. You will need an evaluation by someone with experience. If you have other symptoms see a rheumatologist. If the rash is your only symptom see Dermatology. ...Read more

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Is the malar/butterfly rash a permanent rash?

Butterfly rash: Malar rash is commonly associated with lupus and can vary in intensity over time, a dermatologist can help advise you on topical medications. ...Read more

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Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Psoriasis vs Eczema? Differences? On 1yr face. Dry flaky patches on cheek. Pinkish areas on chin.

Eczema possible: Sounds like eczema is possible as at this young age it tends to present on the face. Moisture rashes are common too. Psoriasis is very unlikely to appear at this age (maybe unheard of?). ...Read more

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Uneven bumpy face due to acne?

Uneven bumpy face due to acne?

Acne scars: There's nothing you can do about this on your own. If you want, a dermatologist can treat you with dermabrasion, fillers, microsurgery and/or a laser. I'm sorry you weren't treated when you should have been. Before you make your decision about seeking care, notice that hollywood "tough guys" from tommy lee jones to jet li seem to have deliberately kept theirs for "character." it's your choice. ...Read more

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Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?

Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Skin conditions are very difficult to diagnose without a picture. However, this could be either severe acne or seborrheic dermatitis. See your doctor or a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Baby face rash from pacifier?

Baby face rash from pacifier?

Hygiene: May be unrelated. May also be from saliva accumulating on lips/cheeks. Make sure you gently and frequently wash child's face with warm water to remove saliva. Make sure pacifier is cleaned often. If rash persists, see pediatrician. ...Read more

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Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

Flaky dark skin patch face in nasal labial fold on face?

FLAKY NASOLABIALS: This may be seborrheic dermatitis. With no photo i cannot be sure. Shampoo your scalp (yes, scalp) daily with a tar shampoo. Use an o-t-c Hydrocortisone cream daily for a couple of weeks (only). Find out which foods may be causing it; then eliminate them. Cut out stress. If no better, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more

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Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness,butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

See a doc : A 1:80 Ana is barely abnormal but seeing a rheumatologist for an evaluation would be a good idea - the eval would include a history and examination and possibly some more detailed blood testing to see if anything important is going on. ...Read more

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Skin on arms, forehead, ears, cheeks and around lips tingling somewhat redddish. Headache minor, allergic reaction? No diet change nor environment.

Skin on arms, forehead, ears, cheeks and around lips tingling somewhat redddish. Headache minor, allergic reaction?  No diet change nor environment.

SKIN SYMPTOMS: Symptom suggest a possible hypersensitivity reaction. If you have not already tried it, and if your symptoms have persisted, you may try and antihistamine which you can obtain over the counter. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is perhaps the best in the short-term. If your symptoms do not respond, follow up with your doctor would be appropriate. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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Sotolol causing itching skin on face neck & jaw?

Sotolol causing itching skin on face neck & jaw?

Possible allergy: You may have an allergy to the medicine. Do not abruptly stop it. Contact your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Numbness in face forehead throat tongue lips ?

Numbness in face forehead throat tongue lips ?

Brain problem: If this is not stressed induced than you need to seek medical evaluation for potential brain problems. This grouping of signs/symptoms refers to specific anatomy locations. ...Read more

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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