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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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Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Spreading rash: The location and quality of rash sounds like you have an extensive case of psoriasis. You need tobeunderthe care of a dermatologist, prefably one affiliated with a teaching institution. ...Read more

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How to treat infected dermatitis on hand?

How to treat infected dermatitis on hand?

An infection: Likely requires antibiotics in some form, so you need to seek medical attention for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Is hand dermatitis and atopic dermatitis technically 2 different conditions?

Possibly: There are various types of skin conditions that can contribute to rash isolated to hands. Rash can be secondary to a number of conditions including atopic dermatitis, dyshidrotic eczema, irritant or allergic contact hypersensitivity, or other causes. Make an appointment with Allergist or Dermatologist to get to the bottom of the cause and receive the right treatment. ...Read more

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What can be done to get rid of hand contact dermatitis that was caused by washing my hands too much?

What can be done to get rid of hand contact dermatitis that was caused by washing my hands too much?

Reduce washing: The products used on hands often cause a dermatitis especially when they are washed excessively. If the frequency of washing cannot be reduced, consider using a hand lotion after each wash. On some chores, consider wearing non-latex gloves to cut down the washing. Avoid anti-bacterial and scented soaps. If sanitizer gel is used it contains a lotion. A topical cortisone may be used short-term ...Read more

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Can u get hep c or HIV from knocking used pad with dermatitis and non bleeding cuts on hand?

Can u get hep c or HIV from knocking used pad with dermatitis and non bleeding cuts on hand?

Not very likely: The transmission of the viruses related to those two does take a bit more of an exposure than a brush by contact- especially in th case of hiv. But to get peace of mind, one can get a screening test for both with a simple blood sample. Ask your local health source. ...Read more

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I had hand dermatitis real bad in 2014. since ive been flare-up free. Was using clobbetasol propionate. 05% Now my buttocks his red, itchy and bumps?

I had hand dermatitis real bad in 2014. since ive been flare-up free. Was using clobbetasol propionate. 05% Now my buttocks his red, itchy and bumps?

Suggest consultation: Modesty aside, a picture is worth a thousand words. It's not possible to tell which of several possible causes is responsible for your rash without seeing it. With a Health Tap consultation you can upload several photos, including close ups in sharp focus. ...Read more

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Hands (palms) are peeling excessively & seems to be connected to football gloves. Is this hand dermatitis or a fungal infection? How do we treat?

Hands (palms) are peeling excessively & seems to be connected to football gloves. Is this hand dermatitis or a fungal infection? How do we treat?

New gloves needed: Consider a new pair of gloves. Sweating, moisture increase the probability that a fungus or other infection is growing.
See a doctor or skin dermatologist for further advise after diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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My wife has dermatits in her hand for the last year. It is resistent to topical cs and miconazol. How can she treat it?

My wife has dermatits in her hand for the last year. It is resistent to topical cs and miconazol. How can she treat it?

And eczema versus ma: There is no way to tell you what type of hand eczema your wife has or how can't be positively affected with medication unless you see the lesions. So sorry. ...Read more

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In a cold country and used lots of cleaning products. Now my hands have few blisters and red dry patches which I think is hand dermatits, what to do?

In a cold country and used lots of cleaning products. Now my hands have few blisters and red dry patches which I think is hand dermatits, what to do?

Contact Dermatitis: You probably have created contact dermatitis, either irritant or allergic. Without seeing the skin, it would be difficult to determine the culprit. Discontinue the use of the cleaning products for several days. If the condition continues, consult with a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Weird rash on my wrists from outdoors that's spreading?

Weird rash on my wrists from outdoors that's spreading?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, A month ago I had simultaneously non itch rash on the bottom of both wrists. I neglected them because they were non-symptomatic.

Hi, A month ago I had simultaneously non itch rash on the bottom of both wrists. I neglected them because they were non-symptomatic.

A skin rash...: ...that is otherwise asymptomatic, symmetric, only occurring once, and transient (has already disappeared) is not particularly concerning. The time when the rash is actually present is the best time to be evaluated by a physician, so the rash can be observed. ...Read more

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I am taking hyomax and have developed a small rash on my wrists and ankles.

I am taking hyomax and have developed a small rash on my wrists and ankles.

Hyomax: Hyomax can dry you up. It it probakbly drying out your skin which is secondarily causing your itching. ...Read more

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Hi my partner has a rash on his wrist he only gets it though when he wears his watch or a bracelet can someone tell me what the best thing to do for it please.?

Hi my partner has a rash on his wrist he only gets it though when he wears his watch or a bracelet can someone tell me what the best thing to do for it please.?

Allergy: He is probably allergic to the materials that make the watch or bracelet such as sterling silver, sliver plated, steel, titanium etc. I recommend find out and avoid to wear those materials that he is allergic to. ...Read more

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How to treat a neoprene rash on my wrists?

How to treat a neoprene rash on my wrists?

Avoid all rubber: Avoidance of all rubber /latex is the key. In the meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream to calm it down. ...Read more

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Rash that wraps around my wrist appeared, any ideas?

Rash that wraps around my wrist appeared, any ideas?

? allergic to nickel: You are either allergic to nickel or when you wash your hands soap remains under the wrist watch and that irritates your skin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wrist rash?

What is the definition or description of: Wrist rash?

Wrist rash: A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not be painful or itch. The wrist connects the hand to the arm. ...Read more

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What could have caused these blotches of red on my cheeks and rash on my wrist?

What could have caused these blotches of red on my cheeks and rash on my wrist?

Too many possible: There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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Are there any skin transferable diseases that cause a wrist rash?

Are there any skin transferable diseases that cause a wrist rash?

WRIST RASH: One common transferable disease that can occur on the wrist is a ringworm (fungal) infection. Are you around any cats or dogs? Another can be impetigo. Do you wrestle? See a dermatologist if it doesn't disappear in a few days. Without actually seeing your rash it's impossible to k now. ...Read more

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What kind of rash do you get on inside of wrist and inside of elbow?

See a dermatologist: There are several hundred possibilities. See a dermatologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Rash on inside of both wrists? Little red dots...Help?! alergy? Should I be worried? Slightly itchyy

Rash on inside of both wrists? Little red dots...Help?! alergy? Should I be worried? Slightly itchyy

Difficult to answer: It is very difficult to diagnose a rash like the one you describe without actually seeing it in person. I would recommend seeing you primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have a very irritating harsh rash on my right wrist. It was making me go crazy. I couldn't stop myself from it. I put cortisone 10.

I have a very irritating harsh rash on my right wrist. It was making me go crazy. I couldn't stop myself from it. I put cortisone 10.

Watch on that hand?: If the rashes on the hand that you wear your watch you may be allergic to nickel. You could make the diagnosis yourself I just switching your watch to the other hand. Another possibility is that when you wash your hands you do not rinse the soap completely from that area and it is the soap that is irritating your wrist. ...Read more

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Rash only on wrist, some have turned into sores. Had for over 2 weeks now. What could it be and what can I do for it? It's itchy and burns

Rash only on wrist, some have turned into sores. Had for over 2 weeks now. What could it be and what can I do for it? It's itchy and burns

Let your parents: Know. This will likely have to be evaluated in person for an accurate diagnosis. After the cause has been identified - a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have worn my evoshield for a while with sweat building up and I wash it after every game. There is a reduction to the rash on my wrist. Help?

I have worn my evoshield for a while with sweat building up and I wash it after every game. There is a reduction to the rash on my wrist. Help?

Contact Dermatitis?: You might be developing a hypersensitivity to the material the device is made of (like latex) I'm a hand surgeon who specializes in sports conditions of the upper extremity and I have seen a number of patients develop contact dermatitis to these. I would apply otc Hydrocortisone for about 5 days to the rash and not use the evoshield. If it doesn't clear I would consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a red circle on my wrist little bigger than half dollar sized. No rash. Looks like I rested my wrist on something circular?

I woke up this morning with a red circle on my wrist little bigger than half dollar sized. No rash. Looks like I rested my wrist on something circular?

Spider bite: Could be from a spider bite you suffered while sleeping. Generally painless bite. If expands and develops a central area of dark tissue, would get it looked it. Avoid scratching it. Can get Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream over he counter if itches. If fever chills, get it looked at. ...Read more

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Why am I breaking out in a mildly itchy rash on my wrist?

Why am I breaking out in a mildly itchy rash on my wrist?

Rash: It is possible that you have developed an allergy to something. A good review of anything that may be coming into contact with the involved area may help you determine if allergy is likely. Otherwise having a dermatologist evaluate the rash would help you. ...Read more

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Wrist pain and a rash up my arm out of nowhere, what is it?

Wrist pain and a rash up my arm out of nowhere, what is it?

See a doctor: Pain associated with a rash can be caused by several conditions, including shingles (herpes zoster) and rheumatic fever (lyme disease) to name a few. The only way to know what is causing your symptoms is to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a rash on left wrist not itchy and no bumps. Any suggetions?

I have a rash on left wrist not itchy and no bumps. Any suggetions?

Culture: If the rash is scaly, it could be fungal, i.e. Ringworm. As such a scrapping for KOH or culture for fungus would be confirmatory. However, your rash could be a result of some other cause. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...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