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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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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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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin rash infection on upper arms?

Skin rash  infection  on upper  arms?

Needs examination: A rash on your arms could be due to many reasons. Allergy, eczema, contact dermatitis, viral infection, disease, Autoimmune diseases. You may need to see a Dr to diagnose the cause and treat accordingly ...Read more

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Best face cream for oily skin & pimples?

Best face cream for  oily skin & pimples?

Best: You could use benzoyl peroxide and oc 8 to stop oily skin pimples but you should see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Roseola: Roseola is a viral infection suffered by toddlers . The skin rash usually appears after a child's temperature has normalized after having had fever for several days, they look like tine red dots first noted on the torso and eventually spreading to the rest of the body. Psoriasis is an inherited lifelong skin condition that it is not contagious like roseola (only to toddlers).. ...Read more

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Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

Does laser skin resurfacing cause skin discoloration on black skin?

It can!: Be very careful with lasers on dark skin. See someone with a lot of experience. ...Read more

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Skin on hands peeling?

Skin on hands peeling?

Use hand cream or lo: Use any moisturising cream or lotion and the new skin will come. ...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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Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Won't help, and: won't harm, treating an allergic reaction depends on the severity and symptoms, ranging from applying topical steroid /antihistaminic creams, to giving antihistamines orally or by injection, up to hospitalization if need be. Dry skin needs skin care and seeing a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Rash: 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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Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Red blotchy warm skin on chest?

Many possibilities: There's a long differential here, from seborrheic dermatitis to allergic or irritant dermatitis to a yeast or fungus infection - hives - something called erythema multiforme - the list goes on and on. A lot depends on how long it's been present, whether it itches, its precise appearance, etc. You really need to have a dermatologist look at it in person. ...Read more

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Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Stop the cream: try OTC hydrocortisone and if not clear in a week or two see derm for higher strength prescription to clear rash. Add antihistamine for any itching ...Read more

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Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Stop the cream: try OTC hydrocortisone and if not clear in a week or two see derm for higher strength prescription to clear rash. Add antihistamine for any itching ...Read more

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Dermatology concern with skin rash, what to do?

Dermatology concern with skin rash, what to do?

See a dermatologist: There are a wide variety of skin rashes that can be mild to severe. I would strongly recommend that you have your rash evaluated by a dermatologist. If you are unable to see a dermatologist, you may first try your local primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have itchy and stinging skin with no rashes been to a dermatology and allergist nothing they did helped?

I have itchy and stinging skin with no rashes been to a dermatology and allergist nothing they did helped?

Neurogenic?: The itching may be from a neurologic source . Consult another allergist or dermatololgist who is more knowledgeable about itching disorder. There is usually a solution for your problem. I presume that you have been using moisturizer on your skin within 3 minutes after bathing since dry skin is the more common problem for itchy skin. ...Read more

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What do they see a lot in a dermatology clinic besides cancer and rashes?

What do they see a lot in a dermatology clinic besides cancer and rashes?

Acne!: Urticaria, itching with and without rashes, finger/toe nail problems. Many are brancing into bo-tox, cosmetic surgery. It's a great specialty. Almost as much interest as radiation oncology! ...Read more

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I have a red painful rash that I only get during flare-ups. Should I see dermatology or rheumatology?

I have a red painful rash that I only get during flare-ups. Should I see dermatology or rheumatology?

Confused: During what flare ups? Is it red all the time and you mean flare up when it is painful? Or the rash when it appears is red and painful? How often? Blisters? ...Read more

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DLE confirmed by ANA test and CBC at Dermatology symptoms 2013 Biopsy now cancelled. Only criteria to SLE Discoid Rash Photosensivity.SLE?

DLE confirmed by ANA test and CBC at Dermatology 
symptoms 2013 Biopsy now cancelled. Only criteria to SLE Discoid Rash Photosensivity.SLE?

Discoid lupus: Dx is confirmed by biopsy. Also review medications r ,as some medications can cause a lupus like syndrome. Lupus has multiple criteria and there is usually a battery of antibody tests done., tests may initially be negative and later turn positive. f/u w/ rheumatology for second opinion http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/drug-induced-lupus-erythematosus/ ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin.pls what can I do.

Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin.pls what can I do.

Itch without Rash: may be do to a LARGE # medical conditions and you need to consult with a Medical Professional for some testing...the very first thing to do is ask yourself if you have been taking anything or eating anything "unusual" Have you used a new DETERGENT to wash your clothes. Any PETS in the house.... In the meantime an OTC anti-histamine may be useful BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine) may help. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

??Hives??: Sounds like hives with possibly some angioedema (swelling within the dermis). Also known as urticaria. Try a simple antihistamine to see if this helps, if not, you should have someone look at the rash since this isn't the place to diagnose a rash. Needs to be visualized. ...Read more

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How can I soothe the rash all over my skin, jawline, and eyes with home remedies?

Home remedy for rash: Aloe and oatmeal soaps and baths are helpful. Ultimately it depends on the cause of your pruritis (itching). Many causes are due to underlying allergies, disease or infection. Simple dishydrosis or dry skin can benefit from creams like lubriderm and corn huskers and glycerine soaps. The best starting point is to stay hydrated, avoid refined sugars and flours and corn syrup. ...Read more

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Im a black lady who was told tanning beds are good for skin conditions! used 1 time for 5 min and have developed a rash all over face..

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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I dyed my hair and now my head itches and it has sores and when i itch my head it starts to leak and I have a rash all over my body?

Contact dermatitis: Hair dye can cause an allergic reaction and as far as rash over body, dye can leak initially as excess dye washes off. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter. ...Read more

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Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Not to worry...: Without the benefit of examining you, i would guess that you have a condition known as ppp, or pearly penile papules. This is a totally benign condition and requires no treatment. If you are concerned, see you doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...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