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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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I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

Exposure to plant.?: Have you been hiking... short pants..., insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash (poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain, spreading redness. See MD to check for infection (cellulitis. ...Read more

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Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other?

Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other?

Skin Rash Leg/itchin: It is very difficult to say exactly what it can be for sure without looking at the rash.But from description it seems you have some kind of contact dermatitis of allergic type as it is only limited to one leg. You should see your doctor to have it diagnosed and treated properly as it may be fungus or some other infection causing the rash. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has got red rashes and pimples near her vagina. What can it be and any cure for it.

My girlfriend has got red rashes and pimples near her vagina. What can it be and any cure for it.

Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Without seeing what you are talking about there is no way to answer. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has got red rashes and pimples near her vagina. What can it be and any cure for it.

My girlfriend has got red rashes and pimples near her vagina. What can it be and any cure for it.

Should see a doctor: Many things can present with red rashes and pimples in that area depending on associated symptoms like discharge, tenderness, duration, and risk factors. A more complete history and physical exam are needed to give her a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pimple like things covering my ankle, it is very painful and has become swollen around the area?

I have pimple like things covering my ankle, it is very painful and has become swollen around the area?

Infection likely: This sounds like it could be a viral infection (like herpes), a bacterial infection (impetigo or cellulitis), or a contact dermatitis (like poison ivy or other plant). Regardless, this deserves a look from your doctor to make sure you get the treatment you deserve. ...Read more

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I have a few pimple like bumps on a few of my fingers and my ankle. This weekend I stayed in a house that was under renovations as well as owned dogs?

I have a few pimple like bumps on a few of my fingers and my ankle. This weekend I stayed in a house that was under renovations as well as owned dogs?

See a doctor: These could be related to bites from some form of insect. A visual inspection would be most appropriate if they do not resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all

Pimple-like/red dots on ankles. Recently moved to new house. No animals. Itchy but able to avoid itching. Bed bugs? Fleas? Some are in a line, not all

Try an OTC: 1% hydrocortisone cream first. If there is no relief of symptoms after 3-5 days then you should see your doctor. Definitely try to find a source if possible...inspect the mattress/sheets if you live in an area where bed bugs are prevalent. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

Bump: You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you to the nearest foot specialist. Things should be OK for your inner ankle bump. Hope all goes well. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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I just discovered 6 pinkish small pimple like bumps on my forearm, one on my leg, and one on my ankle. They don't itch. What could it be?

I just discovered 6 pinkish small pimple like bumps on my forearm, one on my leg, and one on my ankle. They don't itch. What could it be?

Pimple Like Bumps: Folliculitis is a very common, benign skin disorder that looks like scattered pinpoint red bumps on the skin. However, without seeing these skin lesions it is impossible to be sure of the diagnosis. If folliculitis treatment is usually oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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About once a month I have what the dr said to be a bac. Infection on my ankle, ointment being used That isn't helping, red pimple like things...

About once a month I have what the dr said to be a bac. Infection on my ankle, ointment being used That isn't helping, red pimple like things...

Unsure from descript: I am unsure what type of infection you are experiencing. Your doctor may want to culture the bacteria to make sure it is not a Staph infection which may require more aggressive treatment (with antibiotics) and body wash with chlorhexidine soap to try to remove the bacteria from your skin. It could be ingrown hairs or small abscesses from shaving. You may want to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bacterial infection, reoccurring, blistery like pimples, itchy and tender, come back each month on my left ankle, leaves scarring after gone?

Bacterial infection, reoccurring, blistery like pimples, itchy and tender, come back each month on my left ankle, leaves scarring after gone?

See a doctor: How do you know it is a bacterial infection? It certainly could be... However, recurrent skin lesions in the same spot can be allergic (contact dermatitis), something like shingles (viral), very rarely cancer or autoimmune. The only way to be correctly diagnosed and treated is to go and see your doctor quickly. ...Read more

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18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle. Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple. Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle. Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple. Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

Keep the area clean: Wash with warm water and soap. Keep the area clean. If uncomfortable, may give an appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). You will want to consult with a pediatrician for the correct dose as the child is under 2. ...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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more