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Rash lining and inside lips; started with itching, turned to burning later on.. I have started using the vasoline and it is working wonderful, but I wanted to find out if this is most likely a skin contact rash or something ingested?

Rash lining and inside lips; started with itching, turned to burning later on.. I have started using the vasoline and it is working wonderful,  but I wanted to find out if this is most likely a skin contact rash or something ingested?

Could be either one: What you describe could come from contact with a substance, like lip product, that you came in contact with. You may be allergic to one of the components. It is also possible that you had an allergic reaction to something you ate. Try to look back over the time just before you got the rash and figure out what it might have been. It does not sound like herpes if burning went away quickly. ...Read more

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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My skin contact with HCl => how long will this my skin rash last?

My skin contact with HCl => how long will this my skin rash last?

A couple of weeks. : This is a chemical burn of a certain degree and it will take days or weeks to for the skin to heal. ...Read more

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Itchy tingly skin all over after contact with water - after showers/baths skin becomes itchy and tingly but there is no visible marks or rashes.

Aquagenic Pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus is a skin disease characterized by the development of severe, intense, prickling-like epidermal itching that is without observable skin lesions and that is evoked by contact with water. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, flaking or scaling) . Only on neck, little red patches, seem to transfer with contact (scratching).

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, flaking or scaling) . Only on neck, little red patches, seem to transfer with contact (scratching).

Many causes...: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams or lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have developed a skin rash on my legs - doctor called it contact dermatitis. I need to know what products to use?

I have developed a skin rash on my legs - doctor called it contact dermatitis. I need to know what products to use?

Steroid creams: Check what you were using such as laundry detergent, soaps and moisturizers. Any of them may be the cause. Cheer free is a good detergent for many patients in a similar situation. Dove and basis soaps are tolerated well. Eucerin is a good moisturizer. Steroid creams will help reduce the rash. ...Read more

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For what reason does my skin blotch/rash after contact with water?

For what reason does my skin blotch/rash after contact with water?

Urticaria: Does your skin itch after contact with water? If not, is it hot water you are asking about ? Hot water can cause temporary blotching in your skin. But some people can develop an itchy rash from water contact that can be treated with antishitamines, not sure what you got. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a rash and itching on the skin when having contact with grass?

What are the causes of a rash and itching on the skin when having contact with grass?

Allergic dermatitis: It could be from contact with chemicals used on the grass (fertilizers, pesticides, weed poisons), mites in the grass, allergy to the grass itself or any other substance on the ground that contacts the grass which, in turn, you contact on your skin. Anti-histamines can be helpful for contact allergies and itching. ...Read more

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Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How accurate is a skin patch test to determine contact allergies which cause itching in absence of an obvious rash?

How accurate is a skin patch test to determine contact allergies which cause itching in absence of an obvious rash?

Patch testing: Patch testing is used to identify chemical sensitivities. Contact with these allergens causes a rash at the site of contact. If you do not have a body rash (but only itching) is much less likely that you have contact allergy as the cause of your symptoms. Start by eliminating fragranced products that may contact your skin (detergent, fabric softeners, soaps, lotions). ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

Inner elbow rash, could I possibly have a contact skin dermatitis or regular eczema?

Ezcema: Rashes in the "antecubital fossa" (inner elbow) are typical of eczema. So unless something contacts that area alone (not likely) consider ezcema the most likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited. ...Read more

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Rash on elbow skin in olecranon region. Not sure if contact dermatitis from band aid, or something else.

Rash on elbow skin in olecranon region. Not sure if contact dermatitis from band aid, or something else.

Keep it clean: Moisturize it if dry and chaffed, then apply hydrocortisone 1% OTC twice a day for few days, avoid the band aid, if that doesn't help see your doctor ...Read more

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Boyfriend has rash on penis.Only on head.It appeared a year ago.Bright red in color,skin peels off sometimes.Had been in contact with woman with HPV.

Boyfriend has rash on penis.Only on head.It appeared a year ago.Bright red in color,skin peels off sometimes.Had been in contact with woman with HPV.

He needs HIV testing: If he hasn't been tested. Tests taken 12 or more weeks after exposure are highly reliable. He needs to have penile condition diagnosed and treated by dermatologist or urologist. Hope you ALWAYS use condom protection ...Read more

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Breaking out head-toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Breaking out head-toe from unknown contact allergy. Rash leaves scars. Waiting to see allergist. Derm said to take Zyrtec & Allegra together. Safe?

Yes safe, but: what are we treating? is it contact allergy, then antihistamines won't help much, or is it a generalized reaction not related to a contactant? at any rate, follow the dermatologist advice until you see an allergist, good luck ...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