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Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Don't know: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...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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Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched.Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?

Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched.Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?

Platelet count ok: You should not get symptoms of low platlets until your count drops to around 50 also petichiae in general do not itch. You probably have a fungal rash based on the location, but could be allergies as well. See your doc. ...Read more

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Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

HIV: This is conceivable, but no clinical findings are reliable in predicting HIV infection. If you have been potentially exposed it is wise to be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Blotchy red itchy rash following bronchitis ?

Blotchy red itchy rash following bronchitis 
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Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak like bronchitis. Medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more

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Red rash on abdomen very itchy?

Red rash on abdomen very itchy?

Had to tell: but such rashes could be contact dermatitis or reaction to bites or infections. May respond to topical steroids or anti itch topicals ...Read more

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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history? Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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Red spotted rash all over body?

Hives: This could honestly be a ton of things ... But the most likely explanation is hives/urticaria. Try identifying what has changed since it started (new soap, laundry, food, etc), eliminating the "trigger" helps. Also, consider trying an antihistamine (ie, Benedryl / Zyrtec). If you have any problems breathing - go right to the ER. If it doesn't resolve in a few days, see your family doctor. G'luck ...Read more

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Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?

TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...Read more

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Raised red bumps around ankles itchy infection related?

Raised red bumps around ankles itchy infection related?

No.: Because you're not mentioning the other hallmarks of infection, i.e. Warmth and drainage, this is more likely related to insect bites than infection, and the itchiness would also be typical of some sort of insect bite. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchy, red or bluish purple, flaking or scaling) , red palms (palmar erythema), pimples, fatigue, diarrhea (seve?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchy, red or bluish purple, flaking or scaling) , red palms (palmar erythema), pimples, fatigue, diarrhea (seve?

Need to see MD: It is difficult to assess without seeing the rash and how much if your body it involves. You may need blood tests to check your hormones, blood counts and kidney and liver functions. Given that you have several symptoms, it is best to see your doctor soon and get examined and tested. Good luck! ...Read more

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Skin rash, no itchy, no blister....Just two red dots?

Bite: It can be any type of rash, but there is a suggestive finding..Is there any insect in malaysia capable of this type of bite? Consult your dr, best of lucks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) . Brown spots on arms ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped) .
Brown spots on arms ?

Can't diagnose with: this info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read more

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What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Hives: You probably have hives (urticarial) and skin condition is called a wheal and flare. Treatment with antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often help with this. ...Read more

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Can brown red skin rash be a symptom of pityriasis versicolor?

Can brown red skin rash be a symptom of pityriasis versicolor?

Often is: Don't try to self-diagnose unless you're got at least some background. ...Read more

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What could cause rash or red / pink bumps on face?

What could cause rash or red / pink bumps on face?

Many possibilities: So many possibilities ranging from eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, photosensitivity, infection, reaction to medication, lupus or other collagen vascular disease. Need to see a dermatologist or primary doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Skin rash, reddish, round raised. Scattered, only on my elbow.?

Psoriasis or eczema?: Around the elbow, it is possible that this represents psoriasis or eczema but it could be a variety of other diseases , many of which may be easily treated or may require additional diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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What can I do for a petechial rash on legs?

What can I do for a petechial rash on legs?

See a doc: If the rash is truly petechial, then i would advise being seen for this. Petechial rash can sometimes indicate a severe type of illness. Get seen! ...Read more

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I have petechial rash on legs and ankles and some bigger darker bumps and was concerned had for about 2 years?

I have petechial rash on legs and ankles and some bigger darker bumps and was concerned had for about 2 years?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, as these have been around for two years, it is not likely to be serious. If you are overweight,losing weight would help (easier said than done).
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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I keep getting petechial rash on my legs after itching. It doesn't go away for at least a week. What should I do?

I keep getting petechial rash on my legs after itching. It doesn't go away for at least a week. What should I do?

Petechiae: There are many causes of the petechiae, or small.Like hemorrhages in the skin. One cause is schamberg's progressive pigmentary dermatosis, but there are many others. The person who is skilled enough to use the word petechiae should also know that they need to be seen for this problem by dermatologist. It's very important that you follow up on possible causes for these tiny hemorrhages. ...Read more

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I had bunion surgery nov 15/12 on my left foot and right ft bone shaved. Had rash was told it is petechial rash by walk-in clinic, help?

Read below: If you recently had bunion surgery, the rash may be reaction from one of the medications that you were placed on, or the bandage, or the anesthesia. You need to talk to your surgeon as he will know the answer and help you with this situation since he is more aware than anyone what medicines you are or were on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Petechial hemorrhage in strangulation, what to do?

Petechial hemorrhage in strangulation, what to do?

Don't get strangled: Hemorrhages caused because valsalva against a closed glottus and increased intravascular pressure ...Read more

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What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

Petechiae: Petechiae hemorrhage spots come from extremely small areas where you are bleeding into your skin. Many different things can cause petechiae. Some of the more common causes include: an injury, autoimmune disorder, reaction to medication, liver disorder, or bone marrow disorder. But it could also be something as simple as a nutritional deficiency. Try supplementing with vitamins b12, c, folic acid. ...Read more

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Petechial hemorrhage in left eye. Just noriced tonight. Fifty year iold female. No trauma?

Petechial hemorrhage in left eye. Just noriced tonight. Fifty year iold female. No trauma?

Strangulation?: Petechial hemorrhages may be from strangulation or seriously increased venous pressure. May want to ask about extracurricular activities! ...Read more

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I have had this non-specific itching on the middle of my back for over a year now. It drives me nuts. There is no rash or redness at all; just itchin?

I have had this non-specific itching on the middle of my back for over a year now. It drives me nuts.  There is no rash or redness at all; just itchin?

Normal: SAs long as there is no swelling, redness, rash, eczema or any other appearance that looks strange it is a normal thing that affects many people especially on the back. It is sometimes called essential pruritus. Sometimes an over the counter hydrocortisone cream helps to relieve the itching ...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