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Macular rash on child that comes and goes. What is it?

Macular rash on child that comes and goes. What is it?

Viral or allergic: Fleeting rashes are often allergy, heat, or viral. It is very hard to know without seeing it so I would suggest taking a picture of it and making an appointment with your pediatrician/physician. Taking a picture is very helpful since, like cars with funny noises that are gone when you see the mechanic, rashes can disappear when you see the doctor. ...Read more

Patchy Red Rash All Over (Definition)

Irregular distribution of rash (change in the feel, consistency/ texture appearance or color of skin) that is erythematous and involves a large ...Read more


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Macular rash or urticaria?

Macular rash or urticaria?

Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives often last for days to weeks but an individual hive lasts less than a day, resolves without leaving a mark on the skin, and may be replaced with other hives. ...Read more

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What can cause this? Small macular orange/brown rash on trunk, spreads to a 2" circle leaving normal skin in middle. Lasts 6 weeks then starts elsewhere

What can cause this? Small macular orange/brown rash on trunk, spreads to a 2" circle leaving normal skin in middle. Lasts 6 weeks then starts elsewhere

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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What is a diffuse rash like?

What is a diffuse rash like?

Diffuse: A diffuse rash is one that covers a significant portion of body surface area (i.e. Not a small bump or pimple). ...Read more

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Diffuse rash after spending week in tropics. Is in bikini zone?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more

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My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

Rash: You gave a pretty good description, however, it would be important to see a picture and have more history to make a more accurate assessment. A live consult with a healthtap Doctor in your state or starting with your pediatrician would be the right start. ...Read more

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Slight fever and soreness, followed by strange diffuse rash, what could it be?

Slight fever and soreness, followed by strange diffuse rash, what could it be?

What Age: The age of the patient makes a big difference. With the information given and the fact that fever is involved I would visit with your doctor now. ...Read more

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How long does diffuse rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

How long does diffuse rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

Days: The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include
-malaise
-fever
-headache
-rhinorrhea
-cough. ...Read more

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Could a diffuse, itchy, scarlatiniform itchy rash and pharingytis indicate primary HIV infection? I have not had intercourse, just "dry humping" with my girlfriend.

Could a diffuse, itchy, scarlatiniform itchy rash and pharingytis indicate primary HIV infection? I have not had intercourse, just "dry humping" with my girlfriend.

NOT HIV.: Nope. Absolutely not. Hiv is actually hard to get. You have to have direct fluid to fluid contact with semen or blood. Hiv does not live outside the body well if at all. From what you describe I do not see it being any std. ...Read more

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Diffuse rash across hands, arms, legs & feet for a week. Spots on hands now like small blood blisters (1mm), don't disappear under glass. Feel fine.

Diffuse rash across hands, arms, legs & feet for a week. Spots on hands now like small blood blisters (1mm), don't disappear under glass. Feel fine.

Allergic reaction?: Could be allergic reaction to medicine, food, or result from viral infection. See dermatologist to find out why if it's a real concern. ...Read more

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Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA -?

Advice please symptoms: red rash & spider ang. On chest & face, cvi, raynauds, joint pain stiff.& muscle aches, diffuse hair loss. Rf & sr low ANA -?

Mixed CTD: Sure sounds like a possible mixed connective disease syndrome even though serologies negative --- would refer to rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why does my baby get such bad rashes?

Why does my baby get such bad rashes?

Maybe sensitive skin: Some babies have much more sensitive skin than others. For those babies, I recommend a mild, unscented baby wash (such as aveeno (oatmeal) baby or cetaphil). If your baby's skin is dry or prone to eczema, try a mild lotion (cetaphil, eucerin, and aveeno (oatmeal) are my favorites). Sometimes more severe rash can be do to a food allergy (even if your are breastfeeding) or an infection, so check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How and when do you treat a macular buckle?

How and when do you treat a macular buckle?

Macular pucker: You may mean macular pucker, which is treated surgically by peeling the membrane off the retina. The surgery is done when the benefit outweighs the risk. That means one waits until the vision is affected significantly. ...Read more

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How can you naturally cure allergic rashes?

How can you naturally cure allergic rashes?

Avoid allergems: The only way to cure allergic reactions if possible is to avoid the products or conditions that cause the allergy. Unfortunately that may be difficult because of the chemicals in products and the environment. You may be able to to decrease symptoms amd use less medications. ...Read more

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How the rashes on back side can be removed?

How the rashes on back side can be removed?

Need to determine: The cause of the rash or the type of rash before a recommendation for treatment can be made. Consider seeing a doctor for this. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you cure allergic rashes naturally?

How can you cure allergic rashes naturally?

Cure a rash: Find the trigger for the rash and avoid continued and future exposures. Think of newlly developed topical allergy to a soap, detergent, fabric softeners, perfume, cosmetics or lotions first. If avoidance measures fails, see your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What works against the rashes all over my body?

What works against the rashes all over my body?

Rash: Step one for all rash treatment is to establish the cause of the rash. Some things you can do before seeing a physician is to be sure the rash is not an adverse reaction to a medication or suppliment you are taking, (stop all non-prescription otc medications) make sure that the rash is not an allergy to a topical product that you are using, (stop all fragranced detergents, soaps and lotions). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the most effective ointment for rashes?

Could you tell me what is the most effective ointment for rashes?

That would depend on: The cause of the rash. See your dermatologist for accurage diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a kind of embarrasing question, what is it when I get rashes on my butt?

What should I do if I have a kind of embarrasing question, what is it when I get rashes on my butt?

Would need to be: Evaluated to determine the type of rash you have. Dermatological eval would help to obtain correct diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Do rashes recur in the same spot?

Do rashes recur in the same spot?

It can: We call this nummular eczema. Sometimes a drug reaction may also affect only one or more locations and this is called fixed drug eruption. In atopic dermatitis, the rash tends to affect the bend of the elbows and knees more commonly than others. Of course, if you keep on scratching the itchy area, you are perpetuating the rash. ...Read more

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Will ookp help macular degeneration?

Will ookp help macular degeneration?

No: The osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (ookp) is a replacement for the cornea. The problem in macular degeneration is the other end of the eye, the retina. ...Read more

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How can I help my macular degeneration?

How can I help my macular degeneration?

See ophthalmologist: Regularly, and in some cases, eye vitamins can help. Also avoid sun. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent getting rashes?

What can I do to prevent getting rashes?

Rash: Living in a bubble is the only way. Honestly, though, maybe you should see an allergist to determine if there is an allergen contributing to this problem. A dermatologist can also be useful. ...Read more

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Can dry macular degeneration be reversed?

Can dry macular degeneration be reversed?

No: Classic dry older aged macular degeneration is progressive at its own rate. The areds vitamin supplement has been shown to slow the progression but nothing so far reverses the damage. You should be followed for this by a retinal specialist ...Read more

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What are dry and wet macular degeneration?

What are dry and wet macular degeneration?

Subcategory: Divided this way since the treatment is different. Wet forms are currently treated with serial anti-vegf injections. Dry does not have leakage but can lead to geographic atrophy which also permanently decreases vision. ...Read more

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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


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