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Contagious Itchy Rash
Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I developed a very itchy non-contagious rash on the shape of a circle on my calve and on my lower back upper buttocks...do I need to worry?
Every time i masturbate i end up with an itchy rash on my hand. It isn't contagious and goes away on its own after a week or so. What could it be?
Irritation: You may be allergic to the rubber in the dildo if you are using one. Try Hydrocortisone cream or wear non-latex glove next time. This is certainly not the usual outcome. I am more concerned about your suicidal thoughts. Have you consulted a professional or called the suicide hotline to get help? If not, i strongly urge you to do os. ...Read more
Fever for 2/3 days, pimple like non itchy rash that doesn't go past waist.. Sore muscles, headaches for a wk. Highly contagious, adult & kids infected?
Rashes: Most allergic rashes are itchy however, not all itchy rashes are allergic. A good example is scabies that is cause by an arthroppod (insect) that tunnels beneath the skin. Ask your primary care provider to evaluate the rash first, seek a dermatologists opinion if the pcp can not determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?
See dermatologist: If this happens when you are in the countryside , you are likely allergic to something outdoors or even to the sun. I would suggest that you consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. Certainly poison oak/poison ivy is a factor to be considered especially since its resin on contaminated articles may remain potent for months. ...Read more
Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.
Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more
Many causes: You don't describe y our rash, so the answer has to be "generic". Rashes can be due to unknown causes; insect bites; allergy to foods, plants, pollen; irritation by chemicals and clothes; medications; sun light; cold; cold water; heat; vibrations; some skin diseases. Rashes that last longer than six weeks are considered chronic and in many cases we don't find a cause. ...Read more
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