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What can cause this? Small macular orange/brown rash on trunk, spreads to a 2" circle leaving normal skin in middle. Lasts 6 weeks then starts elsewhere

What can cause this? Small macular orange/brown rash on trunk, spreads to a 2" circle leaving normal skin in middle. Lasts 6 weeks then starts elsewhere

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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Macular rash on child that comes and goes. What is it?

Macular rash on child that comes and goes. What is it?

Viral or allergic: Fleeting rashes are often allergy, heat , or viral. It is very hard to know without seeing it so i would suggest taking a picture of it and making an appointment with your pediatrician/physician. Taking a picture is very helpful since, like cars with funny noises that are gone when you see the mechanic, rashes can disappear when you see the doctor. ...Read more

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Macular rash or urticaria?

Macular rash or urticaria?

Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives often last for days to weeks but an individual hive lasts less than a day, resolves without leaving a mark on the skin, and may be replaced with other hives. ...Read more

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What causes macular degeneration?

What causes macular degeneration?

Genetics: The predisposition for macular degeneration is inherited. It is a very complex disease with several, if not many genetic mutations contributing to risk. Additionally, there are other health factors that modulate disease risk. Most importantly nutrition, but also life style (smoking=bad), etc. Rule of thumb: if something is thought to be good for the heart, it probably also reduces amd risk. ...Read more

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What are the causes of macular degeneration?

What are the causes of macular degeneration?

Number of factors: Macular degeneration (amd) is primarily an age-related disease (age 50+), but there are genetic and environmental factors that contribute to age of onset and severity. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease (stroke, heart attack) are also risk factors for amd. Smoking is the top modifiable risk factor. Of course, there is a lot we still don't understand about amd. ...Read more

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What is macular degeneration? What are the causes of this?

Macular degeneration: Is when the layer of cells of the back of the retina do not function well, leaving deposits called drusen mostly in the central vision area, the macula. This is caused by the age ing process, things that can damage the retina cells, ie uv light, and can be related to nutritional deficiencies. This entity is called age related macular degeneration( amd). Risk factors include old age, family histor. ...Read more

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Will HPV cause rashes?

Will HPV cause rashes?

Yes: Hpv causes warts. The warts can be on the skin or on mucous membranes. They can also be internal, such as on the vocal cords or cervix. ...Read more

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What causes rashes/hives?

What causes rashes/hives?

Immune system alert: For some reason (often it is mysterious even with best efforts to identify the agent) some people's immune systems go into an emergency alert mode and send out defensive weapons to protect you from what it feels as a threat. Unfortunately, it usually is an over-reaction and causes more problems for you. If your dr agrees - a daily benedryl may help. Be ready with an epi-pin & 911 for emergency! ...Read more

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Can dry skin cause rashes?

Can dry skin cause rashes?

Dry skin: It does not cause rashes but scales. if you scratch then it will develop some time. Moisturizing cream or lotions will be helpful. ...Read more

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Can circumcision cause rashes?

Can circumcision cause rashes?

No reason why: Unless subject reacts to any antibiotics which may have been prescribed, or reaction to any skin sterilization substance or dressing, or allergic reaction to any suture material used. ...Read more

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Could face exfoliators cause rashes?

Could face exfoliators cause rashes?

Sure!: Any new product you use on your skin, inc. perfumes, detergents and fabric softeners, skin antibiotic ointments, as well as makeup, soaps, lotions, sunscreens & deodorants, has the potential to cause a local reaction, including a rash. It could be due to an allergic reaction or just to irritation from the product. Stop any new product if a rash develops and see if it goes away. Itchy? Benadryl! ...Read more

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Do smoking causes rashes on the face?

Do smoking causes rashes on the face?

Possibly: Whether smoking can cause a rash on the face may depend upon what you are smoking and when the rash is appearing. ...Read more

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Rashes cause by glucophage (metformin)?

Rashes cause by glucophage (metformin)?

Rare: Skin reactions to metformin have been reported, but are uncommon. Try stopping rx and then restarting at low dose after rash resolves if you can't find another more likely cause. ...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