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Contagious itchy skin with no rash until scratched?

Contagious itchy skin with no rash until scratched?

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

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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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over. white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

White blotches on palms. itchy skin rash all over.  white tongue. Itchy pubic area Had unprotected oral sex. Itchy bumps on cheeks and chin. Help plz?

Probably unrelated: You may possibly have contracted scabies from the contact but there are also other potential causes unrelated to the sexual contact. See a doctor if this has been presented for more than 3 days or been getting worse. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more

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Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read more

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Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Why had itchy skin rashes at age of 50.

Itchy rash: At 50, your skin may be more dry than when you were younger, use moisturizers daily and if the symptoms continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Yes: Alcohol increases the blood flow (thus the temperature) to the skin and red wine has been found to contain a histamine-releasing factor. Both conditions tend to make itching worse. ...Read more

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Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Is it flat, pebbly, blistery? How long present? How large an area involved? Any contact with poison ivy personally or a pet? Any exposure to ticks? Any exposure to measles/chickenpox/etc? See pcp for evaluation & treatment of rash. ...Read more

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Is allergy an inborn condition?I never had an unpleasant skin allergy(very itchy skin rashes) before until I turned 21.

Is allergy an inborn condition?I never had an unpleasant skin allergy(very itchy skin rashes) before until I turned 21.

Yes and no: While you may be born with a propensity toward developing allergies genetically, you actually have to be exposed to an allergen before you become allergic to it. It could happen the first time you are exposed or the hundredth. I, like you, did not start having hayfever symptoms until I was in my 20's. Yet every fall when ragweed is out, symptoms start unless I take my meds during that time of year ...Read more

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I am nervous and shaky and have an itchy skin rash that has little blisters. Headache and general malais. What could this be?

I am nervous and shaky and have an itchy skin rash that has little blisters. Headache and general malais.  What could this be?

Sx's: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more