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Can I tell if a rash is dangerous by looking at it?

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

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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


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Could you tell me what is the most effective ointment for rashes?

Could you tell me what is the most effective ointment for rashes?

That would depend on: The cause of the rash. See your dermatologist for accurage diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

Fungus: The difference between jock itch (tinea cruris)and non-fungal groin rashes is the presence (or absence) of fungus. It is a common condition that can be easy to clear up but it can also be easy to get again, like athlete's foot (tinea pedis). ...Read more

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My brother get rashes on body. Why he getting rashes? Please tell me sirs

My brother get rashes on body. Why he getting rashes? Please tell me sirs

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

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Can you tell me how I can prevent from skin rashes?

Can you tell me how I can prevent from skin rashes?

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

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Are lilies dangerous to humans? Any contact allergy rashes to it?

Are lilies dangerous to humans? Any contact allergy rashes to it?

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

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What to do if rashes occur after constipation please tell an ointment?

What to do if rashes occur after constipation please tell an ointment?

Need examination.: Constipation will not cause any sort of rash, so something else is causing it. We can't recommend a treatment without knowing the cause, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have rashes on my hips due to long sitting please tell me how to cure it?

I have rashes on my hips due to long sitting please tell me how to cure it?

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

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Please tell how to reduce rashes on eyelids can u suggest any home remedies?

Please tell how to reduce rashes on eyelids can u suggest any home remedies?

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

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Can you tell me how to rid of my eczema rashes?

Can you tell me how to rid of my eczema rashes?

Steroid creams: Steroid creams are the mainstay of treatment therapies that a doctor could prescribe to treat eczema. Other ways to treat may be to identify any causes of the eczema/dermatitis and subsequently decreasing the exposure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can you tell me how to get rid of my eczema rashes?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my eczema rashes?

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

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What causes foot rashes? And are they contagious? Are they dangerous on health?

What causes foot rashes? And are they contagious? Are they dangerous on health?

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

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Can you tell me what are pimples or allergic rashes, what's the difference?

Can you tell me what are pimples or allergic rashes, what's the difference?

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

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When is rashes dangerous when taking Lamotrigine (600 mg Bipolar)?

When is rashes dangerous when taking Lamotrigine (600 mg Bipolar)?

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

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How do I tell the difference between ringworm and other skin rashes?

How do I tell the difference between ringworm and other skin rashes?

Not: Difficult for trained professionals. Usually tinea corporisor ring worm is usually circular with central clearing while other rashes look different depending on the etiology ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's easier to get rashes once you've had poison ivy? I feel more sensitive.

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

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