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What is a maculopapular rash?

What is a maculopapular rash?

Flat red area/conflu: Macules are flat red discoloured spots on the skin and papules are small raised bumps
so flat discoloured area with raised bumps on the surface is maculopapular rash. ...Read more

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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What is maculopapular rash like?

What is maculopapular rash like?

Bumps and flat spots: Macules are small, blanching pink or red spots. Papules are raised bumps, usually small (1-2 mm). So maculopapular is a rash which combines these 2 -- it can be seen in a wide variety of conditions, from infectious to contact rashes, to systemic diseases. ...Read more

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What can be done for maculopapular rash?

What can be done for maculopapular rash?

Depends: Maculopapular rash is a descriptive term that represents the presence of primary skin lesions called macules and papules. A long list of differential diagnosis is possible, however, including a drug reaction. Therefore, it is essential for you to have it evaluated by physician in order to arrive to a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm worried about a maculopapular rash. Can someone view the pics and help me?

I'm worried about a maculopapular rash. Can someone view the pics and help me?

No photos.: I don't see any photos accompanying this question. Also, it would be helpful if we had more information -- how long you've had it, what other symptoms you're having, any new medications or recent illnesses, etc. "maculopapular rash" is a popular term among non-dermatologists, but it is not helpful in narrowing the possibilities. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chikungunya-related maculopapular rash?

What are the treatments for chikungunya-related maculopapular rash?

Chikungunya: Skin discoloration may occur which can be treated w topical corticosteroids (use sunscreen). For itching (urticaria) an antihistamine may help. Topical antibiotics may be used on ulcers. Oral corticosteroids may be needed for complications. ...Read more

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3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area (asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?

3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area (asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?

Chronic eczema: The hyperpigmentation and excoriation indicate a chronic condition. He needs a steroid oinment and moisturizing of skin. He would be better served however, if you took him to a dermatologist so he could set up a long term program for your child. ...Read more

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Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Does hypothyroidism untreated cause a maculopapular rash? Can it be itchy?

Maybe (not). . .: Hypothyroidism isn't usually my first thought when someone complains of a maculopapular rash although underactive thyroid has been linked to various rashes. Instead, loss of energy, undesired weight gain, inability to lose weight, cloudy thinking, depression, constipation, etc make me think more of hypothyroidism. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hypothyroidism/ds00353 for more info. ...Read more

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Hello doc, how does maculopapular rash look on the body? Can it be hiv-related a couple of weeks after the sex? Does it itch? Where on the body? Thnx

See below: Maculopapular rash just means exactly that, a rash with macules and papules, that can appear anywhere. It can be associated with HIV (if in the appropriate context), as part of the acute retroviral syndrome; it would manifest about 1-4 weeks after exposure/transmission. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have an acquired allergy to my dog or food or something that shows up as a maculopapular rash and causes irritated sinus&eyes?

Is it possible for me to have an acquired allergy to my dog or food or something that shows up as a maculopapular rash and causes irritated sinus&eyes?

Allergies: Yes, allergies to dog dander, foods, etc often develop and may worsen over time and manifest as red rashes, puffy watery eyes, sinus problems, etc. See an allergist or dermatologist if you suspect an allergic reaction is the cause. ...Read more

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Maculopapular rash on chest aft a prostitute gave me handjob with vaginal fluid on her hands. Had protected sex b4 tt but removed condom b4 handjob?

Maculopapular rash on chest aft a prostitute gave me handjob with vaginal fluid on her hands. Had protected sex b4 tt but removed condom b4 handjob?

Rash from prost: Your rash probably has nothing to do with your hand job. Remember, you have sex with every person your partner has had sex with. Be risk averse ...Read more

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What could cause small red and white maculopapular rashes that bleed and scab over when you pick at them (longer than 6 months)?

What could cause small red and white maculopapular rashes that bleed and scab over when you pick at them (longer than 6 months)?

As U described.: They r pimples that u keep from healing by constantly picking @. Keep the area clean with good old soap and water, cover with a bandaid to remind u not 2 pick as u often do the picking out of habit. I feel that this is the problem. Keep clean and hands off! . ...Read more

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I use Trileptal 2 weeks and in last 4 days I got mild maculopapular like rash on my forarms and upper back. Is it dangerous? On CBZ I never got that

I use Trileptal 2 weeks and in last 4 days I got mild maculopapular like rash on my forarms and upper back. Is it dangerous? On CBZ I never got that

Could be serious: Most rashes that occur with Trileptal are not dangerous but some can be severe and serious. You need to contact your prescribing doctor as soon as possible for them to see you and check the rash. ...Read more

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Rash gets itchy at night, its maculopapular in some areas about 3cm x 2cm in most areas. Its mostly at chest, neck, abdomen, shins. Better in day?

Rash gets itchy at night, its maculopapular in some areas about 3cm x 2cm in most areas. Its mostly at chest, neck, abdomen, shins. Better in day?

Many causes: A number of conditions that present with your symptoms and generally itching gets worse at night. See your doctor about the rash, it can be as simple as dry skin but it also can be a skin infection. ...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?

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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Can drug rashes linger?

Can drug rashes linger?

Yes: Depends on the type of reaction and the specific drug, it may linger on for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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What to do when u get rashes?

Rashes: Rashes may occur with viral infections, such as herpes zoster; fungal infections, such as a yeast infection (candida albicans);allergic causes; bacterial infections, such as impetigo; and sexually transmitted infections (stis). Rashes may also occur as a symptom of a more serious disease, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or some types of cancer. Treatment of the rash depends on the cause. ...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