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Prolonged scalp and leg rash, with a sudden different rash on arm.

Prolonged scalp and leg rash, with a sudden different rash on arm.

These rashes may or: may not be related. I suggest you see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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 bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

What causes pimple like marks on the buttocks?

Acne: If you are unsure what it is see your doctor, otherwise if it is acne see a doctor for prescription creams to apply. Start using salicylic acid to was the acneic area on your buttocks when in the shower. Avoid baths and hot tubs, lakes and oceans (oxymetazoline) until clear. ...Read more

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Causes of rash like bumps on the lower cheeks and neck?

Causes of rash like bumps on the lower cheeks and neck?

Rash: Could be hives but could also be irritant dermatitis from fabrics or the detergents or soaps....But you should have it everywhere if that were the case. Likely hives. Simple initial treatment is otc antihistamine and possibly some anti-itch creams. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?

Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?

Post a photo: Many things can look as described. Both chicken pox (unlikely) and scabies are intensely itchy. Scabies does not form visible blisters but tracks with bumps spread out at relatively even intervals. Other viral illnesses can cause rashes similar to what you describe as can contact reactions. ...Read more

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Red rash symetrical on arms and top of legs.no lumps or itchiness.

Red rash symetrical on arms and top of legs.no lumps or itchiness.

Rash: We would need to see the rash to help diagnose it. Suggest a visit with your doctor or virtual consultation. ...Read more

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What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. Discuss any medications or drugs you have taken or are taking. This could be signs of serious reaction, allergic or immunologic, to bacteria, drugs, chemicals, or other infections. ...Read more

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Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms. ?

I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.

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This is unusual: Leah, you really need to see a clinician both to get relief from the symptoms and find the cause. You can take over the counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching, but the soreness is strange and could mean it is something more than just an allergy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

I have red bumps/ pimple like on my arms, some on legs and feet. It itches. What's the cause of this?

Keratosis pilaris : rubra. Keratosis pilaris occurs when the human body produces excess amounts of the skin protein keratin, resulting in the formation of small, raised bumps in the skin often with surrounding redness. Harmless. See a dermatologist if concerned. ...Read more

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What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

What can cause a severe, itchy, spreading rash? Its on all limbs, chest, neck and upper back. Started on arm. Have other things w/ chest & stomach to.

Allergies vs. inf: Allergic rash is one reason. Also, infection, usually viral may present this way. Pityriasis rosea, an interesting disease, that is common in your age group may present this way. There is a mother or herald patch, which is the first lesion to appear and then other similar, usually salmon colored lesion start spreading. There is some scaling associated with the lesions. Benign. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of blistering, itchy patches on the upper torso of the body and itching is worse at night? Feels like something crawling @

What could be the cause of blistering, itchy patches on the upper torso of the body and itching is worse at night?  Feels like something crawling @

Contact Dermatotis: Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin. Contact dermatitis is a localized rash or irritation of the skin caused by contact with a substance that is foreign to the body. Substances that commonly cause contact dermatitis include plant sap, metals, cleaning solutions, cosmetic additives, perfumes, industrial chemicals, and latex rubber additives. ...Read more

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I get bumps on insides of my lower arms sometimes looks something like a rash or hives without the red. It doesn't itch. What can this be?

I get bumps on insides of my lower arms sometimes looks something like a rash or hives without the red.  It doesn't itch. What can this be?

Millia?: It could be millia, a benign condition where pores/glands clog, but do not become infected or inflamed. You could try to Google it (millia) and see if it seems similar to what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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Could type two diabetes cause a maculopapular rash on your face arms and legs that is occasionally itchy?

Could type two diabetes cause a maculopapular rash on your face arms and legs that is occasionally itchy?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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 sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading?  
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Exposure to plant..?: Have you been hiking... short pants...,insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash ( poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain , spreading redness .. see MD to check for infection ( cellulitis . ...Read more

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My six year old son has a pimple like rash on upper inner legs they ooze and pus and are itchy what is this and how to treat it?

My six year old son has a pimple like rash on upper inner legs they ooze and pus and are itchy what is this and how to treat it?

Pustular rash: Your child may have impetigo, an infection of the skin. See your pediatrician so he can make a proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper medication. ...Read more

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Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Pimple like rash on back of arm, what is this and what is a treatment?

Keratosis pilaris: is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. These bumps do no generally scar unless they are traumatized by excessive scratching. Dark spots that may remain after resolution or treatments usually fade on their own over time. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like rash only on the outter part of my arms it not itchy but it is really bothersome. What is it? I have had it for about a month now

I have a pimple like rash only on the outter part of my arms it not itchy but it is really bothersome. What is it? I have had it for about a month now

Rash: It's very difficult to diagnose skin rashes without a picture, but it could be patches of eczema (which don't always have to itch). If it's symmetric on the upper arms, we think of things like keratosis pilaris, which doesn't itch, but can be cosmetically bothersome. It doesn't sound like an urgent concern, and getting it checked in the next 1-2 weeks should be fine. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like rash on both of my arms. I've been told it looks like a pregnancy rash. What could this be?

Several things: I have not heard of a "pregnancy rash" on the arms only. There could be many causes from a contact dermatitis to keratosis pilaris to a photsensitivity. An examination by your dermatologist would clarify. ...Read more

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I have pimple like rash on upper left arm, down to my elbow. It seems to get a bit better with antifungal and hydracortizone creams. Possiblities?

I have pimple like rash on upper left arm, down to my elbow.  It seems to get a bit better with antifungal and hydracortizone creams.  Possiblities?

Staph infection: At worst, if they are real red pustules, they could be a topical staph infection. If they are skin colored small bumps, and you have a few on the other arm in the same place, it's a genetic condition called "hyperkeratosis pilaris". Creams help temporarily but do not cure or remove it. You may need to have somebody look at it to tell the difference. ...Read more

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I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore ?

I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore ?

Folliculitis: It is hard to say without seeing it but my guess is folliculitis. Itching can be present with folliculitis. Steroid creams help and good hygiene is important. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

Pimple like : Rash - sounds benign . Just observe for now. Do take a picture for documentation . In meantime , cover it with a bandaid to avoid getting irritated by your clothing. ...Read more

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I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my legs, waist, arms(severe) and neck. What can this be?

I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my  legs, waist, arms(severe) and neck. What can this be?

Exanthems (= rashes): such as yours are often impossible to diagnose with out the MD having the advantage of " laying eyes on it." Photos of good resolution can help but won't supplant good clinical evaluation. There are so many possibilities it wouldn't help anything to try to narrow down with such little information. On the other hand, a good dermatologist usually can nail it in a few minutes in person. ...Read more

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I don't have a fever but my body feels hot sometimes on my chest, tingling sensation all over and more in hands and feet. I have a raised pimple like rash on forearm?

I don't have a fever but my body feels hot sometimes on my chest, tingling sensation all over and more in hands and feet. I have a raised pimple like  rash on forearm?

Need more info: Rashes and unusual feelings should be monitored closely. Without further history it's hard to determine risks. Have you been outdoors lately? Tick bite? New medications? I would encourage you to get an appointment with a medical professional for a full exam and history. Drink plenty of fluids and rest in the meantime. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp) , rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples) , itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing  skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp) , rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples) , itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse , folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help , or autoimmune process . or food intolerence- gluten, milk . Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Rash on belly and chest has spread to top thigh and under arm. Spread wide apart and itches. Doesn't look like a pimple and not flakey have had 1 week?

Rash on belly and chest has spread to top thigh and under arm. Spread wide apart and itches. Doesn't look like a pimple and not flakey have had 1 week?

See a doctor.: It is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it. You should see a doctor who can determine the diagnosis and then prescribe the proper treatment. This could be hives, a contact rash, a bacterial infection or from a virus, among other possibilities. ...Read more

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He had a pimple like rash first on a Friday then on a Sunday complained of burning. What could have caused rash then UTI (staphylococcus)

He had a pimple like rash first on a Friday then on a Sunday complained of burning. What could have caused rash then UTI (staphylococcus)

Infection: Hi, I can recommend you to go to the doctor, so he can check since I do not see a picture of him and if he is infected the doctor will give you an antibiotic with an analgesic if it hurts and if he has already had an abscess It will have to be drained for its resolution ...Read more

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What can cause a recurrent red pimple like rash on the but checks on a child? She has jra and rash been on and off a while does not itch no fever

What can cause a recurrent red pimple like rash on the but checks on a child?  She has jra and rash been on and off a while does not itch no fever

ALL rashes....: ....To be properly diagnosed and treated, have to be seen by a doctor. There are lots of things that can cause a rash like you describe, and what to do about it, if anything, is determined by what's causing it. ...Read more

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Folliculitis (Definition)

A condition in which one or more hair follicles are swollen, usually when the follicles are damaged by friction from ...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