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Can you develop a skin rash or have skin irritation after having an epidural?

Can you develop a skin rash or have skin irritation after having an epidural?

Yes: Could be reaction to disinfectant or tape.If minor will resolve. If worse may need prescription cream to speed resolution. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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On my chest area, I have a skin irritation that appears round in form, is not itchy or bumpy rash. And is not contagiouse, what could this be?

On my chest area, I have a skin irritation that appears round in form, is not itchy or bumpy rash. And is not contagiouse, what could this be?

Tinea. Seborrhea: This could be seborrhea or may be tine versicolor, a mild fungal infection. Both will respond to topical antifungals such as ketoconazole cream. There are other possibilities but itvis not possible to tell from that description. ...Read more

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I have a skin irritation or a rash on my back that is spreading. Is there a cream or ointment I should use? The rash started on my upper back and spread to my lower back

I have a skin irritation or a rash on my back that is spreading. Is there a cream or ointment I should use? The rash started on my upper back and spread to my lower back

This : This is very challenging to answer without a clinical examination so i would recommend you see a dermatologist. It could be many possibilities, including tinea versicolor (common on the back), eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, folliculitis, fungal infection, or other possibilities. Read more about these conditions at the link below. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

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Can using bleach cause skin irritation far as rash and itchy skin?

Can using bleach cause skin irritation far as rash and itchy skin?

Yes: Yes, bleach can certainly irritate the skin and cause inflammation and dry, itchy skin. ...Read more

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Do I have to use female condom and my partner his condom all the time since I have HPV?? Doesn't condoms cause rash/itchiness/skin irritation? Help

Do I have to use female condom and my partner his condom all the time since I have HPV?? Doesn't condoms cause rash/itchiness/skin irritation? Help

It's your choice: Almost everybody has a few strains of HPV. Even the dangerous strains produce only lesions that are manageable if detected early -- with a woman's pap smear and a man simply keeping an eye on himself, the danger to life is minimal. Many couples like condoms, but if you're monogamous and dislike them, it's really your decision. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burning sensation under my left breast. I dont have a rash or any skin irritation and it doesn't hurt to touch. ?

I am experiencing  burning sensation under my left breast. I dont have a rash or any skin irritation and it doesn't hurt to touch. ?

See your doctor: There could be several causes behind your breast pain, such as benign breast pain, infection, allergic reaction, hormonal changes, or even malignancy/cancer. Iit is important to see your doctor for an examination in the case of any concerning breast symptoms. ...Read more

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I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think i'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?

I was prescribed selenium sulfide 2.5 shampoo and think i'm having an adverse reaction (skin irritation, no rash), how long before it goes away?

A few days: The irritant or allergic contact reaction should go away in a few days without continuing contact. A topical cortisone may hasten the recovery a little. ...Read more

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My daughter has a skin irritation/rash around her face when she eats certain food not sure what it is ava age 3, healthy no known allergies so far immunizations up to date? Thinking it might be red dye #40?

Rash: This could simply be a basic irritant dermatitis due to little ones getting as much food on their face as they get in their mouth. And the food can irritate the skin. Also, kids will lick around the mouth, causing irritation. See the pediatrician for evaluation or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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On fluconazole for yeast infection/skin irritation/rash. skin around vag opening is peeling, using clotrimazole & hydrocortison. How long until better?

On fluconazole for yeast infection/skin irritation/rash. skin around vag opening is peeling, using clotrimazole & hydrocortison. How long until better?

A few days: Symptoms should be improved within 2-3 days and pretty much gone in a week or so. If not, check back with the doctor or clinic where you are being treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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My pubic hair has grown out and now i have very itchy red bumps all over my pubic region. Is this a skin irritation or something more serious ?

My pubic hair has grown out and now i have very itchy red bumps all over my pubic region. Is this a skin irritation or something more serious ?

Likely Follicilitis: If you've shaved that area you are prone to developing a Follicilitis of the hair roots. This can become infected or just cause bumpy areas. ...Read more

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What is it? I have skin rash (quality: bumpy) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation

What is it? I have skin rash (quality: bumpy) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation

Eczema: This time of year it is typically eczema. Start with a quality skin moisturizer and then see a dermatologist if it does not improve over the next two weeks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness) . The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritation. What should I do?

Many possibilities..: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams or lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Skin Irritation (Definition)

Irritated skin is inflamed. It can be swollen, red, peeling, hurting, burning, injured, scratched, cut, bitten, a rash, or anything that causes irritation or inflammation. Skin allergies can ...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