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Could my itchy red rash be psoriasis?

Could my itchy red rash be psoriasis?

Maybe: To properly diagnose psoriasis form such a limited desciptin you need to see a dermatologist ot confirm diagnosis and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Anything possible: Need more information. Have you been around any materials to which you could have a reaction (poison ivy, caustic materials, etc.)? It could be an allergic reaction, but to what? ...Read more

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Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Possible: Herpetic rash tends to be in a cluster of small blisters that can be itchy or can burn and be painful. The blisters then can break leaving the area with shallow ulcers that will eventually crust over and go away --- to recur again at a later date. ...Read more

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What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

Psoriasis?: It could be psoriasis. It could be something else. I would see a dermatologist for it. ...Read more

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Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Itchy blisters rash on hands. What could be causing it?

Itchy blisters rash on hands. What could be causing it?

Dyshydrotic eczema: Dyshydrotic eczema is most likely. It causes severe itching, with small blisters around palms and fingers and eventually developing dry peeling eruptions in palm and fingertips. Stress is the most common cause, but may also be other unknown reason. Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis of hands may show the same /similar picture. Thus, material that your hands in contact with is the cause. ...Read more

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Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Red itchy dots on my skin. Probably causes?

Get examined: It could be eczema, folliculitis, blood disorder/vasculitis, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate dx. Take care! ...Read more

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Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

HIV: This is conceivable, but no clinical findings are reliable in predicting HIV infection. If you have been potentially exposed it is wise to be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Purple blotches on my legs very itchy could it be cellulitis?

Purple blotches on my legs very itchy could it be cellulitis?

Cellulitis: This does not sound like cellulitis. Itchy bumps sound more like urticaria, or allergic reaction. Can you send a picture? ...Read more

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Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Itchy rash on my skin. It's red with tiny bumps. It's not Keritosis Pilaris?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Nursing son and have an itchy reddish bumpy rash on underside of breast. It gets itchy and looks like eczema or dermatitis. Could that be it?

Nursing son and have an itchy reddish bumpy rash on underside of breast. It gets itchy and looks like eczema or dermatitis. Could that be it?

Rash under breast: Without seeing the rash, the most likely is a yeast infection which is very easy to treat with over the counter anti yeast cream like Monostate and keeping the area dry. Try some baby powder after showers and after nursing. See your doctor if this does not solve the problem. ...Read more

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What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

What is this? I have itchy, red bumps rash with pus.

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What could red itchy bumps all over be from?

What could red itchy bumps all over be from?

See a dermatologist: A skin specialist is your best chance for relief. Precise diagnosis will indicate what you need to do. ...Read more

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What could the red itchy bumps surrounding my tattoo be?

What could the red itchy bumps surrounding my tattoo be?

Contact sensitivity: My best guess is that you have a sensitivity to one of the ink components. ...Read more

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What is this itchy blistery rash on my fingers it's not red at all?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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 could red itchy bumps on your legs be?

What could red itchy bumps on your legs be?

Rash: Hives are a red, raised and intensely itchy rash that looks very similar to a mosquito bite. Each separate hive will last less than 24 hours although the sum amount of all hives can persist for a long time. Any rash is best diagnosed by a doctor actually visualizing the rash. ...Read more

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I have a it's itchy red rash on my finger with puss filled bumps what could it be?

I have a it's itchy red rash on my finger with puss filled bumps what could it be?

Need to see a Doctor: Several things come to mind with this description. The most worrysome would be infection, but usually that is not itchy, but painful. Exposure to poison ivy, oak or sumac can certainly do this, as can other types of dermatological issues like numular psoriasis, dishidrotic eczema and Zoster (Shingles). Contact or allergic dermatits after use of neosporin or household cleansers. Insect bites, etc. ...Read more

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Could my itchy red rash all over be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Could my itchy red rash all over be an allergic reaction to sulfa?

Sulfa allergy: Allergic reactions to sulfa are fairly common. If a person develops a rash while taking a sulfa based medication, then it is likely the sulfa is to blame. Unfortunately, there is no blood test or allergy skin test to confirm sulfa allergy. ...Read more

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Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin. http://www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...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


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