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Different Types Of Rashes In Adults
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?
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. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with mollscum recently and have been getting treatment but saw a different type of rash this morning, worried its herpes?
Rash: I would need more information and a picture to help assess this. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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. ...Read more
Red rash on lower back. Is it common for adults to have a rash after a virus type stomach bug or should I be concerned about something else?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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!
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Everyday my gf sporadically breaks out in random rashes and is occurring in different areas of her body. She's never been allergic to anything before.
She should see: She should see her doctor as this could be a number of things. ...Read more
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. ...Read more