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Can I Tell If A Rash Is Dangerous By Looking At It
Rashes: Basically the answer to your question is, "no". Making these diagnoses is the parlance of the dermatologist. Parlance of the lay patient is to bring the rash to us for analysis. The same is true with any bump or change in the skin of which you are unsure. ...Read more
Depends on...: The underlying cause has to be determined first. ...Read more
That would depend on: The cause of the rash. See your dermatologist for accurage diagnosis. ...Read more
Need more info: Too many types of rashes to help, see an MD/dermatologist to help. Bring with photos along with the who what when where of your brother's story. How long has he had it for, does it hurt, sting, itch, anything help or aggravate, any travel, any medications? ...Read more
Many possibilites: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Lilies are toxic to humans, cats, dogs, and goats. Eating the leaves leads to kidney damage and failure and some species like the "lily of the valley" can also cause cardiac problems. As for contact allergies, as long as you wash your hands after contact, I would think you are safe. ...Read more
Usually either: Irritation contact dermatitis or pressure dermatitis so try using pure cotton clothing, apply cornstarch to keep skin cool and dry, and hydrocortisone if actually rash appears. Make sure you get up and move around to avoid long pressure and excess heat. If not better see doc ...Read more
Cortisone cream: You can use a hydrocortisone cream. However, it is important to figure out the underlying cause of the rash. I would recommend seeing your physician. It could be something as simple as the type of eye makeup you are wearing or it could be the initial presentation of Lupus or Psoriasis. ...Read more
I m suffering from hemoroides from 2 year. Now I have got red rashes around my anus tell me how to treat that..
Hemorrhoids: You need to have a Dr. Examine you and see what is going on. Then that can be treated. ...Read more
What to do if I have red rashes developing on my neck. At first they don't itch. Can anyone tell me what it might be?
Need exam to know.: Visualization of lesion with complete history would be necessary to try to answer this with any accuracy. Take care. ...Read more
These small rashes are appearing everywhere and have been for almost two weeks. They don't itch, burn, nor contagious. Can you tell me what it is?
See your doctor: Its unfair to you for us to try to guess what kind of rash you have over the internet. Your doctor will be able to see it and feel it and give you an accurate answer. ...Read more
Cortisone 10: Cortisone 10 may stop eczema, if you really have eczema. Anything stronger than cortisone 10? you need to seek for help from dermatologist. ...Read more
Most commonly fungal: Infections affect the feet. If there is redness, scaling and itching it is often a fungal infection (tinea pedis). But it could also be scabies if it is in between the toes, flea bites or even cellulitis (bright red, painful and swollen), to name few. Any rash that does not resolve should be examined. ...Read more
Different diseases: Pimples is a layperson's name for the lesions of acne. There are several kinds of allergic rashes several: Allergic urticaria (hives); angioedema (swelling of the lips, eyelids, of the skin, hands, etc); atopic dermatitis (allergic eczema) affecting mainly babies and children, usually due to food or environmental allergy; allergic contact dermatitis (allergy to nickel, perfumes, soaps etc.) ...Read more
Call your doctor now: Lamictal rashes are common, and fall somewhere in the spectrum between benign and annoying or dangerous. Once in a blue moon they can be life-threatening. Call your doc immediately so it can get looked at, and so you can be supervised when stopping the drug. If it covers a lot of the total surface area of your body, feels hot, and is blistering like a sunburn go straight to ER. Hydrate well now. ...Read more
Yes: Poison ivy rashes are due to allergic contact dermatitis. You will have worse reactions with each encounter with poison ivy. You may also develop allergic reactions to other contact sensitizers such as nickel or certain common cosmetics. Use hypoallergenic lotions (e.g. Vanicream, Vaniply, CeraVe) and soap (Unscented Dove). Bothersome - see an allergist/immunologist or dermatologist. ...Read more