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Why do I have dry skin, weird rashes, tiredness and stress?

Why do I have dry skin, weird rashes, tiredness and stress?

Rule out low thryoid: You should see a doctor to have your thyroid checked and find out what the rash is. If s/he thinks you are depressed or nervous, s/he may treat you or refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist depending on the severity of the situation. Most psych conditions, even if brought on by a physical problem, respond best to a combination of therapy and medications, especially medications if severe. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

Herpes: No. Herpes is not a rash that is extensive. It is a small very painful cluster of blisters. Now, reactivated Chicken Pox, or SHINGLES, can be a one sided extensive rash. But, it usually includes very painful blisters. ...Read more

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Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

RED ITCHY RASHES: SORRY, STRESS WILL NOT CAUSE THESE. THINK OF INSECT BITES, MEDICATIONS, POISON IVY, ETC DO YOU HAVE A CAT OR A DOG? HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN THERE? ...Read more

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Is developing inflamed joints, muscle weakness, and a skin rash after having a chemical stress test normal?

Is developing inflamed joints, muscle weakness, and a skin rash after having a chemical stress test normal?

No: This usually does not happen. There may have been an underlying issue that presented itself with the symptoms after the stress test. Seek the help of board-certified allergists to further evaluate this problem. ...Read more

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Can rashes be stress induced?

Can rashes be stress induced?

Sometimes: If there is a clear relationship between experiencing a stressful situation and the onset of the rash, and it keeps happening this way, then the rash is clearly stress-induced. But rashes come and go for many reasons, and your doctor can help you evaluate what is going on. Rashes, and other illnesses, worsen with stress, though stress may not be the primary problem. ...Read more

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I get really bad stress rashes and i need to know how to get rid of it asap please i need a remedy?

I get really bad stress rashes and i need to know  how to get rid of it asap please i need a remedy?

Can't make diagnosis: Unfortunately, with the limited descriptioin you have given, it is impossible to make a diagnosis or recommend a therapy. Many skin conditions, while not caused by stress, are aggravated by it. You need to see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I've had severe allergic reactions to nuclear stress tests in the past (rashes), and I am scheduled to have a Hida Scan. Should I cancel it?

I've had severe allergic reactions to nuclear stress tests in the past (rashes), and I am scheduled to have a Hida Scan. Should I cancel it?

No: the nuclear medicine doctor who will conduct the test will take a history first, and either use a different material or refers you to an allergist for an advice on wether you need a premedication before the study ...Read more

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


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