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I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.

I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.

Heat rash or eczema?: Keep her cool and dry. Dress her with cotton (not synthetic) clothes. Use an emolient cream like Epimax, not aquaeous cream or petroleum jelly. It could be eczema, in which case she may need a cortisone cream. ...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


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I have a rash(photo in files) on the back of my thigh that itches, is spreading slightly, bumpy, no heat, and hurts to itch. What could it be?

I have a rash(photo in files) on the back of my thigh that itches, is spreading slightly, bumpy, no heat, and hurts to itch. What could it be?

Rash: Such an itchy localized rash may be an allergic reaction to some thing that came in contact with your thigh(?clothing,poison ivy) or may be shingles,insect bites. If this eruption isn't resolving, have your physician examine you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Itch/pinch. No rash. No change of anything in environment. Not scabies- already checked. All over my body. Wakes me up at night. Heat makes it worse. ?

Itch/pinch. No rash. No change of anything in environment. Not scabies- already checked. All over my body. Wakes me up at night. Heat makes it worse.
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Itch: Please continue to see our doctor. Have you been checked for low B12? If low and you supplement w/it be sure to take the sublingual type rather than swallowing it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Son breaks out in bad heat rash at night. He itches it and makes sores. He has cotton sheets&clothes. No blankets. What more can I do?

Son breaks out in bad heat rash at night. He itches it and makes sores. He has cotton sheets&clothes. No blankets. What more can I do?

Heat rash: Here are a few suggestions assuming the rash is a heat rash. 1. run a fan by the bed. 2. shower or bath before and after sleeping to minimize the rash. 3. run you air conditioner at a lower temp. 4. if in a house move sleeping to the basement where it is cooler. 5 consider sleeping in the nude if appropriate for child's age. There is no med to prevent heat rash. ...Read more

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I have a rash in my skin, the doctor said it was heat rash due to the hot weather but now on winter its still the same, my skin itches a lot!?

I have a rash in my skin, the doctor said it was heat rash due to the hot weather but now on winter its still the same, my skin itches a lot!?

Xerosis vs eczema...: Dry skin, allergies to detergent, or other irritants are possibilities. Try using a skin cream without alcohol in it immediately after showering/ washing. If this does not work try a hypoallergenic detergent.... If that fails see your doc again or go to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?

My face is covered in a red rash that looks like heat rash or hives. It itches and burns. Do I need to see a doctor?

SLE: Could be a malar rash associated with lupus, erysipelas, pellagra or other issue. Would recommend MD evaluation. ...Read more

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I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

I have severe itching accompanied by bumps, welts, and rashes - scabies or something else?

Could be scabies: You are describing either scabies or eczema (allergy). If you are also itching in hands and feet it is very likely that it is scabies. In that case all medications are prescription based so you need to see a dr. If not you may try otc Hydrocortisone cream + oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

How do I know if I have anaphylaxis? My body is itching me all over. How do I know it's not scabies? These rashes get crazy at night time. I've been having it for 3 weeks. Did laundry 2x. And my lips have gotten swollen twice. I went to a doctor and she s

Not anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis refers to acute allergic reaction with loss of blood pressure, passing out, tight airway, sudden difficulty breathing. The cause is usually known. You have something quite different. You need a diagnosis-----scabies or whatever----and your Dr should call a dermatologist for you to be seen on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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Took a trip to the beach and got severe heat rash leading to itching. Does psych medicine cause skin to not sweat and create heat rash? Treatments?

Took a trip to the beach and got severe heat rash leading to itching. Does psych medicine cause skin to not sweat and create heat rash? Treatments?

Psychiatric Meds: Some psychiatric medications make a person more senstive to the sun, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help regarding your particular medications. You can also research all psych meds on the soundmindz.Org web site. Best. ...Read more

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Itching on hands, arms ,waist.A few 4mm raised lines. Itch increased by heat, sometimes feels like pin prick or something biting from inside. Scabies?

Itching on hands, arms ,waist.A few 4mm raised lines. Itch increased by heat, sometimes feels like pin prick or something biting from inside. Scabies?

It's possible: Although it could be scabies but other possibilities are seborrheic dermatitis, urticaria, eczema, lichen to mention few. Please consult a physician for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9.  Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning.  Today seems much worse.  The reddest I have ever seen

This : This rash could be a few different things.
- impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics.
- contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids.
- viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection.

The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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Woke up with a slight rash&a few bumps on chest. Keeps getting worse,itches horribly&burns. No new exposures. What could have caused this? HELP??

Woke up with a slight rash&a few bumps on chest. Keeps getting worse,itches horribly&burns. No new exposures. What could have caused this? HELP??

Many possible causes: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams / lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I stop the itching from heat rashes?

How can I stop the itching from heat rashes?

Avoid: Avoid heat and take antihistamine. You should see your dermatologist to maker sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

My whole body itches & its not scabies what can cause this?

Many causes: An allergy to food or medication. A reaction to an internal problem such as liver or kidney. Persistent itching requires blood tests. It is alsonpossible to have itching from an atypical case of scabies where it is difficult to find mites. Treatment with Elimite (permethrin) one application is safe as part of treatment, just in case. ...Read more

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Rashes on skin which increase and start itching on excessive exposure to sunlight, heat and sweat.

Rashes on skin which increase and start itching on excessive exposure to sunlight, heat and sweat.

Many causes: Generally any type of rash worsens with heat exposure and sweating. It can be urticaria or eczema but also can be other kinds of rashes. You need to have a doctor look at it to determine what it is. ...Read more

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I get hives and rashes when my body gets heat or exposed to sun etc.., and it's itching a lot like needles poking.please suggest me some help?

I get hives and rashes when my body gets heat or exposed to sun etc.., and it's itching a lot like needles poking.please suggest me some help?

Physical urticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is not allergy. There is direct stimulation of twitchy mast cells when you are sweaty. Antihistamine will help. Zyrtec is best. Generic cetirizine is the same thing for less cost. Standard dose is 1 pill [10mg] a day. Some people take 2 or 3. Even 3 a day is usually well tolerated but a few people will feel drowsy. ...Read more

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Boyfriend has scabies and so does his sister and brothers. I just started itching today, no rash. Can I use the prescribed cream to prevent it?

Boyfriend has scabies and so does his sister and brothers. I just started itching today, no rash. Can I use the prescribed cream to prevent it?

Get treated: However consult your doctor for your own Rx as the risk of under treatment is higher if you have to share. Everyone affected should be treated at the same time and depending on how intimate the contact is, attention to linens and clothing items to disinfect them will prevent re infection. I usually recommend stuffing all items in large plastic bag for 3 days, then launder using hot water/dryer. ...Read more

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And in relation to my last post asking is it poss to have scabies 6/7 month, no rash but itching, the itching is only at the tops of my legs?

And in relation to my last post asking is it poss to have scabies 6/7 month, no rash but itching, the itching is only at the tops of my legs?

Probably not: The diagnosis of scabies is made by identifying organisms or their products in the skin by scrapping or biopsy. If there are not lesions to see, it cannot be diagnosed and most likely is not scabies. You should have your skin examined by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could I have scabies? I saw a doc but he wasn't interested but I have a rash. Hives itching blisters etc, i'm taking phernargan for the itching.

Could I have scabies? I saw a doc but he wasn't interested but I have a rash. Hives itching blisters etc, i'm taking phernargan for the  itching.

Yes: The question of whether you can have scabies is simple...Yes. These infections typically involve 4-6 mites. They can cause amazing rashes. You can do a shaved skin bx for diagnosis or find a burrowing tract. I've been fooled several times by scabies so its not a total no-brain er. Ivermectin oral or Permethrin topcal is used to eradicate it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has been tested for everything. Allergies. Scabies. Everything. But he has a constant itching with no rash. Now i'm itchy. Please help.?

My boyfriend has been tested for everything. Allergies. Scabies. Everything. But he has a constant itching with no rash. Now i'm itchy. Please help.?

Contact dermatitis?: Already outlined my response earlier, but doubt that this is scabies. Have either of you been exposed to hepatitis? Have you experienced tenderness in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen? Itching can be an early sign of elevated levels of bilirubin due to hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can you have scabies without any rash in the usual locations? "bite marks" and intense night itching on shins only. Doc said didn't know. Diag scabies

Can you have scabies without any rash in the usual locations? "bite marks" and intense night itching on shins only. Doc said didn't know. Diag scabies

Picture Worth 1000: How about bedbugs? fleas? something irritating in your socks (new socks? detergent? ou know those products from China are sprayed with these really weird chemicals; they have a characteristic smell). but really, hard to say without a picture. ...Read more

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Boyfriend and siblings have scabies. I don't have the rash but I'm itching a lot, will permethrin cream work even if I haven't developed a rash yet?

Boyfriend and siblings have scabies. I don't have the rash but I'm itching a lot, will permethrin cream work even if I haven't developed a rash yet?

Treat immediately: The "rash" with scabies is due to violent scratching. EVERYBODY with contact MUST be correctly treated.This includes all girlfriends and everybody in his home. YOU ALSO HAVE SCABIES. Permethrin must be applied to every inch of skin from ears to toes. The itch is due to allergic reaction against the mites. Usually it is 2 or 3 months from initial infestation to onset of itch, and a few weeks to end ...Read more

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I am itching all over & feels crawling and pin prick sensations but no rash at all. 2 dermatologists say its not scabies.l What else could it be?

I am itching all over & feels crawling and  pin prick sensations but no rash at all. 2 dermatologists say its not scabies.l What else could it be?

Itching: May have different causes and is not necessarily secondary to a skin condition but rather an internal condition. An example is liver disease. You should see your primary fr a general check up. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...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