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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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Itchy inner thighs (rashes)swollen large patches. When I spread my legs it's like a half basketball size. Symmetrical. 5days so far. Can't be friction?

Itchy inner thighs (rashes)swollen large patches. When I spread my legs it's like a half basketball size. Symmetrical. 5days so far. Can't be friction?

Possible: Possibly heat rash. Also may be fungal or even an allergic reaction or sensitivity to your underwear. Consider chaffing gel, and cotton only underwear or boxers. If fungal may benefit from over the counter fungal products. If gets worse or persists, I would seek out an opinion from your family doc to get a look at it and possibly benefit from a prescription. ...Read more

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I am an obese person, i get burning rashes between the legs due to friction when i walk more. It continues paining. Kindly suggest anasthatic cream.

I am an obese person, i get burning rashes between the legs due to friction when i walk more. It continues paining. Kindly suggest anasthatic cream.

Zinc oxide: An anesthetic cream is not the answer. You have to treat the problem. The best remedy is obviously to try to lose some weight but i'm sure you are doing this. Try to rub zinc oxide paste on the part of the thighs that are rubbing. This is a great skin lubricant that will stay on your skin and continue to help all day. When the rash is bad, try rubbing 1% Hydrocortisone cream under the zinc. ...Read more

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Wild.Parsnip rash what is the treatment?

Wild.Parsnip rash what is the treatment?

Like burn treatment: The juice of wild parsnip in contact with skin in the presence of sunlight can cause rash, blistering, and discoloration (phytophotodermatitis). This is not an actual allergic reaction, but more like a burn. Treatment is by protecting the area to decrease the chances of infection, and using meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for pain and inflammation. Doctors may recommend otc Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for drool rash?

What’s the best treatment for drool rash?

Keep dry, cortisone.: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Treatment and prevention of fixed drug eruption(fde)?

Treatment and prevention of fixed drug eruption(fde)?

Drug avoidance and : Symptomatic treatment. Prevention is obviously by avoiding the offending drug. Usually alternatives are available. Treatment is for control of symptoms. See this site for more information in this issue. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1336702-overview. ...Read more

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Will a rash caused by syphilis itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

Will a rash caused by syphilis  itch and how long will it stay without treatment?

It can.: An itchy rash can occur in syphilis, typically in its secondary form. It can be on the pal of the hands, and is contagious. Diagnosis and treatment is very important- this usually involves one intramuscular dose of benzathine penicillin. ...Read more

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I have a rash or what I believe to be a friction burn from sex. I'm looking for a second opinion?

I have a rash or what I believe to be a friction burn from sex.  I'm looking for a second opinion?

Hard to help: Without an exam it is hard to comment on what your rash could be from. This platform has no capability for you to upload pictures we can see. ...Read more

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Shingles rash, treatment?

Shingles rash, treatment?

Valacyclovir: The treatment is with a high dose of an anti-herpes drug (usually valacyclovir) if given early enough during the course of the outbreak. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a herpes rash?

What is the treatment for  a herpes rash?

Herpes rash: Antiviral cream or oral antiviral medications can be given , please consult your doctor. http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/herpes-simplex/ ...Read more

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My son still has a rash. Treatment options?

My son still has a rash. Treatment options?

Unable to say: Without your providing more information on the problem, location, past treatment efforts,etc. the docs on the site have nothing to work with. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my back in the shapes of little circles. Trying to figure out what it is and treatment for it.

I have a rash on my back in the shapes of little circles. Trying to figure out what it is and treatment for it.

Dermatitis: For rashes you need to give a very good description such as is the rash red or pink is it raised or flat. Spreading itchy or painful. How long have you had the rash. Really need more information seems to be only on the back so could be just a self limiting rash. Give more information please ...Read more

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I need help identifying a rash that has been spreading fast. I also need to find out what my treatment options are?

I need help identifying a rash that has been spreading fast. I also need to find out what my treatment options are?

Instruction : For making diagnosis we need to see your rash. Then your options for treatment could be discussed. Please make appointment with doctor ...Read more

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Best treatment for wild parsnip rash?

Best treatment for wild parsnip rash?

Wild parsnip rash.: Have never heard of this. Need to see pictures. If I knew your age and where you lived I could answer better. But I did google it and found best to wash skin with Dawn or alcohol as soon as you come in contact. Best treatment is to avoid it of course. I show to your Dr. who knows what works best were you live. Could be poison Ivy if out in woods. ...Read more

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Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Wat is the best treatment for heat rash?

Heat Rash Treatment: Since heat rash is essentially a sensitization reaction to "heat" the choice of treatment is to allow the natural healing of the skin and an avoidance of further exacerbations (more sun, scratching, chemicals, etc) common treatments involve mild cortisone or other corticosteroid creams, cool environment, and avoidance of tight or occlusive clothing articles. Goes away on its own even doing nothing. ...Read more

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Treatment for a tick bite that has no big rash?

Depends: On whether you have any other symptoms that could be associated with a tick-borne illness. If no symptoms, then no treatment is needed. If unsure, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about treatment for chronic face rash?

Can you tell me about treatment for chronic face rash?

Treatment of rash.: The treatment depends upon the type of face rash. So, you should consult a dermatologist who can take a look at it. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for facial rash?

Help please? What is the best treatment for facial rash?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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