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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


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I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a round red rash that fades lighter in the center on the lower part of my legs. The bumps are flat and smooth. No itching or pain.

I have a round red rash that fades lighter in the center on the lower part of my legs. The bumps are flat and smooth. No itching or pain.

Have it looked at/dr: If you have what appears to look like a bull's-eye target or anything resembling that, and it feels hot or inflamed, even if there's no pain, you should have your doctor look at this. Don't let it fester, and depending on how long you've had it, if no one's looked at it yet, it's time to have it checked out. You recent history will help determine the cause, and further treatment. ...Read more

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One of my students what diagnosed with scabies. I have developed a red rash on my legs but it is flat and not little bumps. It does not itch it burns.

One of my students what diagnosed with scabies. I have developed a red rash on my legs but it is flat and not little bumps. It does not itch it burns.

Unlikely scabies: It is unlikely that you were infected with scabies in a normal classroom situation. You would have to be in physical contact for the scabies to transfer from person to person, or clothes to clothes. Scabies is also very itchy usually, so if your rash doesn't itch it is even less likely to be scabies. If you have recently shaved your legs it may be folliculitis, but only an exam can tell. ...Read more

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I noticed a flat red rash on shins, no itch and a small indentation on my left leg. 38+ weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

I noticed a flat red rash on shins, no itch and a small indentation on my left leg. 38+ weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

Swelling: At this stage of pregnancy the uterus impedes venous return which leads to swelling in your legs.After a while this can result in a flat skin rash that doesn't itch and pitting edema.When u press on the leg it causes a pit or dent.Keep ur feet up as much as possible, wear maternity support hose, and it will improve after you have the baby.Do discuss this with your doctor.It can b a sign of toxemia ...Read more

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At night my legs and the back of my neck are very itchy. I only sometimes see a rash with small, flat red dots. My roommates have it too. Bedbugs?

At night my legs and the back of my neck are very itchy. I only sometimes see a rash with small, flat red dots. My roommates have it too. Bedbugs?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs are small insects that bite humans and animals while they sleep. They are not known to transmit disease. Bed bugs affect people differently from no reaction, to itchy bites to an allergic reaction to the bite. Bite marks can take as long as 14 days to appear. More about bed bugs from the CDC https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/bedbugs/faqs.html ...Read more

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Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch.No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch.No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

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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I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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