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What are the different types of rashes that manifest in ring shapes?

What are the different types of rashes that manifest in ring shapes?

Ring: Ringworm or tinea, pityriasis rotunda, erythema annulare centrifugum, nummular eczema are just a few diseases which have ring appearance.

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 3 different types of rashes on my body. Diagnosed with contact dermatitis on hands but now patches on shins and little "bites" on elbows/arms?

I have 3 different types of rashes on my body. Diagnosed with contact dermatitis on hands but now patches on shins and little "bites" on elbows/arms?

Contact dermatitis?: Good morning, it is possible that you had contact with the same contact allergens in other areas of body, based on the chance of having exposed to the same allergen. It is also possible that you do have an tendency to develop a generalized dermatitis which is called atopic dermatitis. Certain conditions such as psoriasis can sometimes be confused with other dermatoses. See your doctor, please.

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Sent from my ipad. I have pain all over my scalp some times with a rash and my hair seems thinner. I have different types of rash on my a?

Sent from my ipad. I have pain all over my scalp some times with a rash and my hair seems thinner. I have different types of rash on my a?

Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor and a dermatologist can evaluate to see if there is a medical problem that is causing the pain sensations and hair thinning. The doctor may check for signs of infection, allergic reaction, and/or inflammation. One should write down for the doctor any medications, cosmetics, and hair products that one uses.

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I have a rash on my lower right leg for over 1 year. I have seen two specialist and have used different type of topical steroid creams. Help?

I have a rash on my lower right leg for over 1 year. I have seen two specialist and have used different type of topical steroid creams. Help?

Resistant Rash: Since topical cortisone has not helped your rash, you may need a skin biopsy to help with a diagnosis. Another possibility is that you may have a rash that cannot be treated with cortisone like a fungal infection.

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What is the best and fastesy to treat a adult incontinent type of rash. My 83 yr old father who just had bladder cancer surgery.

What is the best and fastesy to treat a adult incontinent type of rash. My 83 yr old father who just had bladder cancer surgery.

Buttock rash: Rash that results from incontinence is usually due to irritants in the urine or stool. To prevent further irritation, diaper creams with zinc are occlusive and block the irritants from reaching the skin for the most part. If the rash is very red or raw, prescription antifungal or antibiotic creams may be needed. Urine or stool on his undergarments or pads need to be removed as soon as possible.

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What are some types of rashes that don't itch?

What are some types of rashes that don't itch?

Rashes: There are many rashes that don't usually itch. However there are always exceptions. For example usually chronic plaque psoriasis, discoid lupus erythematosus, some drug reactions, vitiligo, acne do not itch to name just a few. Itching can be due to a peripheral origin (diseased skin), neurophysiological dysfunction in the nervous system (ie: cholestasis), neuropathic (ms) or psychiatric.

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Are allergic rashes different looking from other rashes?

Are allergic rashes different looking from other rashes?

No: Many rashes have characteristic patterns of distribution on the body and many have distinguishing features on the skin; such as the silvery scale of psoriasis. Many rashes look the same and may have early or late features which make them indistinguishable from allergic reactions. A skin biopsy may be useful for identifying the true cause of a rash.

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I'm coming up with rashes in different places that come and go, have not eaten or come in contact with anything out of the ordinary. Why is this?

I'm coming up with rashes in different places that come and go, have not eaten or come in contact with anything out of the ordinary. Why is this?

Such rashes: Are called "EVANESCENT" rashes! They are associatede for the most part with INFECTIOUS (usually VIRAL) or ALLERGIC/IMMUNOLOGIC disorders Start with your PCP who can SCREEN you for various causes. ..If you see a DERMATOLOGIST MAKE SURE you HAVE the rash when you see him/her! Hope this helps! DR Z

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What types of rashes are contagious?

What types of rashes are contagious?

Viral, bacteria, fungi: Many skin rashes are caused by infections such as herpes, zoster, staph, and tinea. These rashes are all contagious and need to be treated.

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What types of rashes can rats spread to humans?

Contact dermatitis: If an indoor - outdoor cat or other pet gets an allergin like poisen ivy on their fur this may be spred to his owners.

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Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults?

Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults?

Desitin rash: Is desitin ok for underarm rashes in adults? ANS: this will depend on what is causing the rash. There are many causes. So read directions. Follow them and see. If you do 2nd opinion you can send me a picture which is a big help. A picture is worth.........

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What are the different kinds of skin rashes a person can get from the heat?

What are the different kinds of skin rashes a person can get from the heat?

Hmmm: I am not a dermatologist but yes you can get a rash from heat. You can get a rash from sweating. You can get a skin infection and get a rash. I think you need to consult a dermatologist if your rash persists/.

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I'm itchy randomly in different places. I have no bumbs or rashes anywhere. What is the reason for this?

I'm itchy randomly in different places. I have no bumbs or rashes anywhere. What is the reason for this?

Dry skin: It is possible that you only have dry skin and you have to change your bathing habits. Only take short showers and use a mild soap only in your private areas. Apply a moisturizer cream at night and a lotion in the morning. If possible skip a shower for a day since your skin will thank you for that.

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