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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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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Read more

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Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Chicken pox?: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025 or shingles... be careful, you might be very very contagious. There are some good antiviral medications. You should get checked out! Read more

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I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

Depends: What you have is a skin rash which may sometimes be loosely called eczema by some. The potential causes range from a contact allergy, fungal infection to psoriasis. If topical hydrocortisone does not help, you would need to consult your doctor or a dermatologist. Read more

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What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

Allergic reaction?: An itchy rash on chest, arms and neck could be due to an allergic reaction. If it suddenly occurred overnight, it is is possible that is is due to a reaction from something in the bed like bed bugs. Try OTC antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) to see if rash resolves. If not, please see primary care provider. Read more

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I have a itchy rash in my under arms, what can cause that?

I have a itchy rash in my under arms, what can cause that?

Fungus or deoderant: I have found that the most common causes of underarm itching are from fungual infections and irritating deodorants. Read more

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What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

What would cause an intensely itchy rash on neck, arms, & legs?

Different causes: There are different causes of this type of rash includung allergy to foods, medications, etc. Have a physician or dermatologist evaluate the rash if still present. In the meantime if you're uncomfortable you could take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch but be aware that it can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. Read more

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What would cause a itchy rash on my back, arms and stomach. I am not allergic to anything.

What would cause a itchy rash on my back, arms and stomach. I am not allergic to anything.

Many causes: Need to know more about the duration of the rash plus the drugs you are taking to even take a guess. If the problem lasts less than a week, it is more likely from a viral infection Read more

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What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent

What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent

Itchy rashes: For skin rashes, a variety of skin conditions can present similarly with spotty itchy rashes. To get a correct diagnosis, we need to see and examine it so a correct course of treatment could be made. Spotty itchy rashes can be folliculitis, hives or eczema. They are treated differently. I would suggest you see a local physician. Read more

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Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx

Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! See a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. Read more

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My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months. He got a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.

My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months. He got a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.

Eczema or contact: Dermatitis are the two most common causes of localized itchy rash. But dr. Fisher is right: a picture is worth a 1000 words. If he wants a diagnosis along with his cortisone shot see a dermatologist or an allergist. The photo is of contact dermatitis. Read more

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I have a blotchy itchy rash on my chest and arms. What is it?

I have a blotchy itchy rash on my chest and arms. What is it?

Can't diagnose this: Without a medical history and visualization of the rash. Read more

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I have a white itchy rash on my back chest and arms. How to treat this?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Read more

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I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

I have an itchy rash with dry white spots on my back and arms. What might it be? Thanks

Many possibilities: Many possibilities include eczema or atopic dermatitis, tinea versicolor (fungal infection), psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, reaction to infection or medication (reactive erythema). See doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Read more

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Iv got a itchy rash under my up under my arms it looks like a heat rash how can I be sure that's what iy is?

Iv got a itchy rash under my up under my arms it looks like a heat rash how can I be sure that's what iy is?

Self-test: Try antifungal powder couple times a day for a few days--if improvement, that is likely what it is. If not, see your dr or a dermatologist for evaluation. Read more

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I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

Reaction?: If you have a new medication, vitamin or skin/laundry product, you could be causing this type of rash. Try to eliminate dyes and perfumes used in products on the skin, in the shower and laundry. If rash continues, see your doctor. Read more

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I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

I've got a red bumpy itchy rash that stared on neck and middle of my arms and now going down me back realy buging me now?

Allergy & autoimmune: Itchiness means inflammation cause is either allergy or autoimmune ie reaction to pills meds or sunshine Read more

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“I have a dark red, flat, non-itchy rash under my arms. I switched to natural deodorant about 3 months ago; could that be related? ”

“I have a dark red, flat, non-itchy rash under my arms. I switched to natural deodorant about 3 months ago; could that be related? ”

Several possibilites: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Inflammation, infection or insects can give a rash. Judging by the location, one would expect yeast or infection of sweat glands. Thru the main page, you can connect directly to me to ask more detailed questions http://www. Nerdpocalypse. Net Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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