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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Itchy rash all over except face legs and feet for 6 weeks. Biopsy states contact dermatitis or medication reaction. Where do I start?

Itchy rash all over except face legs and feet for 6 weeks. Biopsy states contact dermatitis or medication reaction.  Where do I start?

Start: Surely the doctor has advised you about a change in medicines. If not have a family or friend refer you to a doctor who pays better attention to your concerns. ...Read more

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What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy.Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy.Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

See Dr.: Unfortunately, rashes are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. There are multiple causes of rashes, ranging from various allergies to diseases such as lymes, etc. The rash could be somehting simple or something associated with an other underlying condition. See a dr. To get a clinical exam, as the majority of rashes are easy to treat once properly diagnosed. Goodluck. ...Read more

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I have had a mild flu for 5 days & developed a rash today. Itchy red raised blotches neck trunk arms so far. Don't think it's shingles?

I have had a mild flu for 5 days & developed a rash today.  Itchy red raised blotches neck trunk arms so far. Don't think it's shingles?

Probably not shingle: This most likely is not shingles, but you still may want to be assessed by your primary care physician. There are number of rashes associated with viral illnesses, and most are not serious, but some do need to be assessed and it would be the safest thing to run it by your primary if it does not resolve. ...Read more

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I've had a non-itchy, non-scaly red circularish rash all over trunk & arms for 1 year. use cortisone, comes back & then some. Doc not think psorasis?

I've had a non-itchy, non-scaly red circularish rash all over trunk & arms for 1 year. use cortisone, comes back & then some. Doc not think psorasis?

Second opinion: with all due respect to the first doctor, it might not be psoriasis too, but you need a diagnosis, at least a provisional one, good luck ...Read more

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Do I need to stop Pacquenil? I have a red blotchy rash, not itchy, on my torso.

Do I need to stop Pacquenil? I have a red blotchy rash, not itchy, on my torso.

Check this out: I think you mean Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which is used to treat or prevent malaria. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. There are many possible adverse side effects to this drug. You should call your prescribing physician immediately to discuss this. ...Read more

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I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Non-itchy rash around mouth and red bumps on torso. What could this be?

Non-itchy rash around mouth and red bumps on torso. What could this be?

Rashes: They may not be related, you need to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non-itchy rash around mouth and red bumps on torso?

Can you tell me about non-itchy rash around mouth and red bumps on torso?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

Drug Reaction (Definition)

A drug reaction is an unintended health consequence of taking a medication. This includes known pharmacological side effects as well as known idiosyncratic effects. Drug allergy is a bit different and involves suspected immunologic response to the drug. An allergy can involve hives, anaphylaxis, angioedema, itchy or blistering rash, joint pain, blood disorders ...Read more


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