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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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Is it safe to take EPO (evening primrose oil) and st johns wort at the same time?

Is it safe to take EPO (evening primrose oil) and st johns wort at the same time?

Don't know: A problem with anything not prescribed by a dr. Is that we have no idea what is in the substance you are taking. Please read the very small print on the bottle that states "this is not to be used for the treatment or diagnosis of any disease".Why is that statement there? Because the fda, the oversight of drug safety in the usa, hasn't even looked at the product you are taking. Be an informed user. ...Read more

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Could oil cause allergy to my 1 mnth old son. He has red rashes all over his body. Please suggest what to use for massage. Tried coconut n olive oil?

Could oil cause allergy to my 1 mnth old son. He has red rashes all over his body. Please suggest what to use for massage. Tried coconut n olive oil?

Baby Rash: Yes, oil can definitely cause the skin rash. Try to use cetaphil, aveeno (oatmeal) lotions or aquaphor for massage. Oils block baby's pores. ...Read more

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Can fish oil cause welts or rash?

Can fish oil cause welts or rash?

Fish oil: It can if you have a seafood allergy. ...Read more

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Taking Allegra in the day and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night for rash from Johnson's oil. Can either cause rash? If so, what are other alternatives?

Taking Allegra in the day and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night for rash from Johnson's oil. Can either cause rash? If so, what are other alternatives?

Cortaid (hydrocortisone): Antihistamines don't help much with rashes due to contact allergens. You'll do much better with 1% Hydrocortisone cream applied twice daily until a few days after the rash goes away. If it doesn't seem to help, see your physician for some more effective prescription options. ...Read more

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Minor Rash in inner upper thighs since 4 days. Not infection. Very litle itching. I clean myself regularly. Using olive oil on area helps in itchng. Cause?

Minor Rash in inner upper thighs since 4 days. Not infection. Very litle itching. I clean myself regularly. Using olive oil on area helps in itchng. Cause?

Dermatitis: If the area of itching is just in 1 area, & if you have no fever, rash, or other symptom, then most likely it's just dermatitis - irritation of the skin. Any number of things can cause it - elastic bands (rubber, especially if you're a healthcare worker), detergents / perfumes / scents / soaps, chemicals, other causes. If there is dry flaking skin, symptoms are worse; oil helps retain moisture. ...Read more

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Can taking oil of oregano internally for GI issues cause a rash around butt crack? Or is the rash related to my tummy issues, ie yeast overgrowth?

Can taking oil of oregano internally for GI issues cause a rash around butt crack? Or is the rash related to my tummy issues, ie yeast overgrowth?

Unlikely unless...: Oil of oregano may cause rashes when applied topically but may rarely cause rashes when taken internally in people who are allergic to oregano.
It is far more likely this is related to intestinal yeast. You can try a cream with tea tree oil on your rash.
I advise you also take probiotics and follow a diet low in simple carbs. Also consider taking Yeast Ease: http://tinyurl. Com/lazjwoa ...Read more

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I recently got a massage in Southeast Asia, where massage oils were used and noticed skin rashes developing. How should I treat this?

I recently got a massage in Southeast Asia, where massage oils were used and noticed skin rashes developing. How should I treat this?

Reaction to the oils: You may be having a reaction to the oils that were used. Oral antihistamines - claritin, allegra, zyrtec, benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc may be helpful. Oatmeal baths may be soothing. If not improving quickly get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have rashes on my face that look terrible unless I apply some oil/lotion to hide them. Can mediven s cure this?

I have rashes on my face that look terrible unless I apply some oil/lotion to hide them. Can mediven s cure this?

Dangerous: Mediven contain betamethasone, a potent steroid. It may provide short term benefit but, in the long run, can cause worsening acne and scarring. It should never be used on the face for any length of time and not without medical supervision. I would counsel you against using it. ...Read more

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I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

I need a good tea tree oil shampoo what are good ones? I have scaly itchy rashes on scalp causing hair loss and want to try tea tree!

Tea tree: While tea tree oil has antiinflammatory properties, salicylic acid shampoo such as t-sal by neutrogena may be helpful for dry itchy scalp. See your dermatologist for the best treatment options. ...Read more

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I've been taking st johns wort for a few weeks and noticed a change in my period length/flow, could the vitiams be the cause Or prenancy?

I've been taking st johns wort for a few weeks and noticed a change in my period length/flow, could the vitiams be the cause Or prenancy?

Yes.: It appears to be a common side-effect of St. Johns' Wort to affect menstrual periods and even the effectiveness of birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can st johns wort cause a false positive on a drug screening?

Can st johns wort cause a false positive on a drug screening?

No: St. John's wort can affect certain of the liver's metabolic pathways, but would not cause a false positive on a urine drug screen. If there's any question about a substance appearing on the initial screen, confirmatory tests are performed anyway. ...Read more

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Can kava kava extract, valerian root or st. Johns wort cause a false positive for benzos on a hair follicle test?

Can kava kava extract, valerian root or st. Johns wort cause a false positive for benzos on a hair follicle test?

No, but: All these are a useless waste of money ; sometimes harmful. Why a hair follicle test? Collecting hairs for how long? There must be a special reason as this is not a routine test. ...Read more

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Rash on face from coconut oil, what can I use?

Rash on face from coconut oil, what can I use?

Pimples?: Some people cannot tolerate too much oil on the face because it may induce pimples although less likely at your age. About 85% of the people after puberty have a mold residing normally at their skin (pityrosporum ovale) which thrives on oil and may cause seborrhea on some people. Use a less oily moisturizer on you face and if still troublesome, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I caught ring worms from my toddler, I use tee tree oil on it and it looks like I developed a really bad rash, how can I fix this?

I caught ring worms from my toddler, I use tee tree oil on it and it looks like I developed a really bad rash, how can I fix this?

Tea Tree Rash: If you have the rash, then stop the tea tree oil!
if the rash itches, take an oral antihistamine, take warm water baths with something like aveeno oatmeal (nfi), apply a soothing lotion like calamine lotion, and use a mild soap like cetaphil or dove. ...Read more

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I got a rash I guess from using organic jojoba oil its spread all over my body. It has gotten better now it looks like goose bumps and it itches. Why?

I got a rash I guess from using organic jojoba oil its spread all over my body. It has gotten better now it looks like goose bumps and it itches. Why?

Allergic: You might have developed an allergy contact skin allergy to jojoba oil. Stop using it and try topical hydrocoritsone cream and see if it helps. ...Read more

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My 17month old child was exposed to lamp oil on his skin. He has broken out in a rash. I gave him a bath. What else should I do? What if he ate some?

My 17month old child was exposed to lamp oil on his skin. He has broken out in a rash. I gave him a bath. What else should I do? What if he ate some?

Toxic substance: Scented and unscented lamp oil is kerosene without the bad smell. But contrary to popular belief, the additives (benzene, naphtha) that masks the smell makes lamp oil potentially dangerous, and if absorbed by the skin and mucous membranes it could be harmful. Please call poison control for complete information: 1 -800-222-1222. ...Read more

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1 year daughtr, diper rash, apply cream, get worse, apply olive oil, lil better, again cream get bad, now olive oil, remain same, that cream worked always but?

1 year daughtr, diper rash, apply cream, get worse, apply olive oil, lil better, again cream get bad, now olive oil, remain same, that cream worked always but?

Diaper rash: You don't say how long this is going on, or what cream you are using. But whenever you have a diaper rash that got better and then got worse or one that is lasting a long time, you need to think that it is yeast. Give your daughter's doctor a call in the morning. In the meantime, I'd stop putting stuff on it and just let things "air dry" for a while. ...Read more

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Is it ok to plastic wrap a rash (eg PUPPP) after applying flaxseed oil, eg legs, arms?

Is it ok to plastic wrap a rash (eg PUPPP) after applying flaxseed oil, eg legs, arms?

Probably ok: I am not sure it will be affective. PUPPP aka pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy is the most common dermatosis of pregnancy. Incidence 1/160 to 1/300 pregnancies. Presents as erythematous (red) papules within abdominal striae sparring umbilicus. Itchy. Treatment goal is relief to symptoms. Low mid potency topical corticosteroids and or nonsedating antihistamines. Baby ok. ...Read more

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I had a quater skin infecction with puss and oil that looked like road rash and a week later one formed on my arm, could this be related to hiv?

I had a quater skin infecction with puss and oil that looked like road rash and a week later one formed on my arm, could this be related to hiv?

HIV: This sounds like a case of cellulitis, possibly with staphylococci with recurrence. Whether it has anything whatever to do with HIV would only be significant if you have the disease, and have become profoundly immunosuppressed as a result of long-standing untreated disease. If you are concerned about possible exposure go and get tested. The 4th generation immunoassays are excellent. ...Read more

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Mom has what seems a round red rash on inner arm. No contact whatsoever. What's this? Would tea tree oil be beneficial? She used creams. No use at all

Mom has what seems a round red rash on inner arm. No contact whatsoever. What's this? Would tea tree oil be beneficial? She used creams. No use at all

ROUND RED RASH ARM: ROUND RED RASH?
HOW LONG?
DOES SHE TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS?
MANY MEDICATIONS CAN CAUSE ROUND RASHES.
ANYTHING NEW? ...Read more

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I've had a red, itchy, burning rash on the front of my throat. 6 months or more. It looks like I've been strangled. Thankyou I have used cordizone cream and codliver oil. Nothing really helps. I have seen a dermotologist this summer. She had no idea what

I've had a red, itchy, burning rash on the front of my throat. 6 months or more. It looks like I've been strangled. Thankyou I have used cordizone cream and codliver oil. Nothing really helps. I have seen a dermotologist this summer. She had no idea what

Get second opinion: If the first dermatologist wasn't able to help you then get another opinion. When in doubt certain tests can be performed including a biopsy. Perhaps you are allergic to something like a fragrance or jewelry. Allergy testing can be done. Perhaps it is fungal considering it did not get better with a cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream. Second opinion is often helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Could an itchy skin rash be a side effect of consuming fish oil omega 3 supplements?

Omega 3: It is not likely that omega 3 suppliments would cause a skin rash unless there is a filler in the pills that you are allergic to. ...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