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Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. Any ideas??

Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. Any ideas??

Yes: You have a mycoplasmal chest infection and erythema multiforme until proved otherwise. It's not a perfect fit for what you describe, but this is common and seriously enough that you need to be seen by a specialist, hopefully in derm. ...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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How do a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite differ?

How do a Lyme disease circular red skin rash and a regular bug bite differ?

Dirrent appearance: The typical lyme lesion is referred to as a bulls eye lesion. It typically has central redness with clearing arounbd it and then another red rim further out. A regular bug bite is ususally uniformly red with clearing throughout. ...Read more

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I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream usually helps. Itchy bumps on many body parts might be an allergic reaction to something or from other causes. ...Read more

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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! Round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition, or connective tissue disease, lupus erythrommatosus. You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis. Avoid sun exposure, taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help. Consult the dermatologist ...Read more

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What is wrong with the skin on my friends neck? My friend has what looks like a small circular rash on the side or back of his neck. He has had it for over six months and the little rash is a little bit red or even pink and it is always irritating him, it

What is wrong with the skin on my friends neck? My friend has what looks like a small circular rash on the side or back of his neck. He has had it for over six months and the little rash is a little bit red or even pink and it is always irritating him, it

It: It sounds like a fungal rash (tinea corporis). Try an over the counter anti-fungal cream; Clotrimazole twice a day is a good choice. If there is no improvenment in 1-2 weeks then Hydrocortisone up to four times a day may work if it is a dermatitis or an eczematous rash. If that does not work encourage your friend to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My wife has 2 circular orangish colored spots on her skin. Says they feel almost like a burn. Unlike any bug bite or rash I've seenwhat could this be?

My wife has 2 circular orangish colored spots on her skin. Says they feel almost like a burn. Unlike any bug bite or rash I've seenwhat could this be?

She needs to be seen: This kind of rash/spot could be many things. Your best bet is to have a physician look at it to help determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Skin condition with huge red blister - like rash. Almost circular. Very itchy. What could it be? It is spreading. Doc's don't know.

Skin condition with huge red blister - like rash. Almost circular. Very itchy. What could it be? It is spreading. Doc's don't know.

Ringworm: Fungal infection of the skin, such as tinea corporis can cause ring-shape rash, pruritic and scaly. Pets, such as cats can be carrier. Anti fungal medication and cream, keeping the area dry are the standard of care. Consult your physician for thorough examination is the first step. Other causes can include, atopic dermatitis and contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash nightmare. Started ou in circular clumps of bumps. That did not itch but left my skin lightened. Legs, arms, buttocks, and now face?

I have a skin rash nightmare. Started ou in circular clumps of bumps. That did not itch but left my skin lightened. Legs, arms, buttocks, and now face?

Peripheral to centra: You have a rash going from peripheral to central. It is small circles that do not itch. Take a picture. See your doctor and note if it is still worsening. The rash may be from your body rather than a reaction. It will be important. ...Read more

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How can skin rashes be treated?

How can skin rashes be treated?

Depends on the cause: 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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What to do about the rashes on my skin?

What to do about the rashes on my skin?

If they are: Bothersome to you - have them checked by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have multiple skin rashes, what to do?

See Your Doctor: Rashes can be caused by many things, meaning that there is not a single treatment. If you have rashes which persists or bother you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for skin rashes?

Depends: The treatment or best thing to do is entirely dependent on the rash type. Different rashes are caused by different processes and therefore have different treatments. ...Read more

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I need some tips to remove the rashes of my skin.?

Find the cause: "removing" a rash is aided greatly by knowing just what was the cause. This can be a challenge so seeing a dermatologist will be your best option. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's more likely to cause skin rashes?

I'm curious as to what's more likely to cause skin rashes?

Many things: "rash" is a generic term for a red or discolored area of the skin that can be due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, or to other, non-infectious causes. A more specific answer can be given by your doctor after they see the rash and take a medical history from you. ...Read more

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How can one turn unsightly rashes back into clear, smooth skin?

How can one turn unsightly rashes back into clear, smooth skin?

Rashes: You go to your dermatologist to have the cause of the rash diagnosed and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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Why could my skin itch even though I don't see any rashes or bite marks?

Itch: There are many causes of itch without a rash. Systemic causes include kidney failure, liver failure causing elevated levels of bile, blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma and iron deficiency. Thyroid disorders and diabetes also can cause itching. The most common cause however is dry skin and using a good moisturizing cream such as cetaphil or cerave and anti itch lotion like sarna can help. ...Read more

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My baby had white patches on her skin when her rashes healed. Do you know what it is?

My baby had white patches on her skin when her rashes healed. Do you know what it is?

Hypopigmentation: Postinflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of acquired hypopigmentary disorders. It can be a result of cutaneous inflammation, injury or dermatological treatment. There are also many specific conditions that present with hypopigmentation other than postinflammatory hypopigmentation. Most cases of postinflammatory hypopigmentation improve spontaneously within weeks or months if the primary. ...Read more

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What are the causes many yrs. Ago the rashes of the wounds are still here in my skin. What shoul I do?

What are the causes many yrs. Ago the rashes of the wounds are still here in my skin. What shoul I do?

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 skin rashes, it appears anywhere in my body but it easily disappears and then it comes again and again?

I have skin rashes, it appears anywhere in my body but it easily disappears and then it comes again and again?

Urticaria: Chronic hives, also known as urticaria, are batches of raised, red or white itchy welts (wheals) of various sizes that appear and disappear. While most cases of hives go away within a few weeks or less, for some people they are a long-term problem. Chronic hives are defined as hives that last more than six weeks or hives that go away, but recur frequently. See an allergist for treatment. ...Read more

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Skin allergoes with rashes and if I use the tablet alrite it will be reduced for a week. Is there a permanent cure?

Skin allergies: Depending on your skin allergy, there may be long term treatment for it, but first you need to have it diagnosed properly, see an allergist or a dermatologist about it. ...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