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Doctor insights on: Can A Itchy Red Rash On The Upper Abdomen Be A Form Of Herpes

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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L am diabetic and have had a really bothersome red itchy cracked skin with some occasional blistering patches in the fold beneath my abdomen/ upper th?

L am diabetic and have had a really bothersome red itchy cracked skin with some occasional blistering patches in the fold beneath my abdomen/ upper th?

Be seen: Diabetics are at risk for infection and you may be dealing with strep/staph or a yeast infection. Be checked and treated. Check your blood sugars. Poor control can trigger infections. All the best. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Possible: Herpetic rash tends to be in a cluster of small blisters that can be itchy or can burn and be painful. The blisters then can break leaving the area with shallow ulcers that will eventually crust over and go away --- to recur again at a later date. ...Read more

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Red rash on abdomen very itchy?

Red rash on abdomen very itchy?

Had to tell: but such rashes could be contact dermatitis or reaction to bites or infections. May respond to topical steroids or anti itch topicals ...Read more

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Odd rash on lower abdomen red and itchy flaky hafd for two years?

Odd rash on lower abdomen red and itchy flaky hafd for two years?

? Nickel dermatitis: Many possibilities but common is a nickel dermatitis from the button on your jeans. I would apply otc Hydrocortisone 3x daily (rx works better if you go to a dermatologist) and avoid wearing any pants with buttons. If it goes away and you want to wear jeans again, you will need to apply 3 coats of clear nail polish before you wear them every time. Please get checked if not resolved. ...Read more

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Hey?Am having a rash all over my stomache and it's itchy .Little red bumps can it be herpes? Only my stomach

Hey?Am having a rash all over my stomache and it's itchy .Little red bumps can it be herpes? Only my stomach

Unlikely: Herpes usually affects a small patch of skin, not a large area (like your entire abdomen). There is usually a raised reddish area with a cluster of tiny fluid-filled blisters. They may itch, but usually there is tenderness over the skin even before the bumps appear and there is more pain or irritation than itching. The bumps open up and become tiny scabs as they heal. See a derm if it persists. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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