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Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily. A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. 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


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I given amoxicillin when my mono was misdiagnosed as strep. I now have a full body and extremely itchy rash. I am on prednisone. Relief from itching?

I given amoxicillin when my mono was misdiagnosed as strep. I now have a full body and extremely itchy rash. I am on prednisone. Relief from itching?

Common: This is a common problem when amoxicillin is prescribed for a viral infection especially mono. You may try topical agents such as Gold Bond anti-itch or TriCalm. Antihistamine does not work well in this condition but if the problem is severe, your doctor may consider putting you on a short course of prednisone. Read more

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Itchy full body rash could it be from mono 3 months prior?

Itchy full body rash could it be from mono 3 months prior?

Unlikely: A pink, measles-like rash can occur and is more likely if one takes the medicines Ampicillin or Amoxicillin for a throat infection. This occurs usually when one is actively infected with the virus (ebv). 3 months is a long time and so most likely unrelated. Best thing to do is to have it checked. Read more

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Full body rash mostly on my back that is itchy, flaky & dry looking. It started about a wk ago & I did change soap about 3 weeks ago. Is this the cause?

Full body rash mostly on my back that is itchy, flaky & dry looking. It started about a wk ago & I did change soap about 3 weeks ago. Is this the cause?

Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to decide on a cause. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals (the soap?), excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, the doctor may recommend over-the-counter cortisone cream two or three times a day for 1 week. For fungal infections like t. Versicolor, selenium shampoo may be recommended. Read more

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What causes a full body rash that looks like flat pink blotches in less than 1 minute, gone in 1 hour without meds. No food or med intake. Not itchy?

What causes a full body rash that looks like flat pink blotches in less than 1 minute, gone in 1 hour without meds. No food or med intake. Not itchy?

Urticaria: Urticaria refers to a group of disorders affecting adults and children, in which red patches and weals occur in the skin. A wheel is a swelling of the surface skin. The skin swelling seen in urticaria is due to the release of chemicals such as histamine from mast cells in the skin which causes small blood vessels to leak. Treatment is with antihistamine or avoidance of the causative agent. Read more

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Was prescribed amoxicillin for tonsilitis. Within 4 days I broke out in an itchy full body rash. After 3 weeks, still here. What can it be? Allergy?

Allergic reaction: Amoxicillin is the most common antibiotic to cause drug rashes. The rashes include hives or another rash known as a dermal hypersensitivity reaction. Hives can linger for weeks after the medication is discontinued. See a physician who may recommend an antihistamine and topical steroid cream to treat the rash. In some cases, a course of oral steroids is needed for the rash to resolve more quickly. Read more

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This rash that is itchy and is spreading over my body it started with arms and is moving to full body it itchs like crazy and feels like needles?

This rash that is itchy and is spreading over my body it started with arms and is moving to full body it itchs like crazy and feels like needles?

Rash: It is almost impossible for us here on health tap to tell what the rash is because we can't see it. We also don't know what OTC or prescription medication to recommend for this rash. Your best bet is to go to the doctor and get specific treatment for this rash. Read more

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15mt ago itchy rash on legs. Full body 3mt later.4docs/many meds/biopsies/blood test=nothin. Wondring if wheat/gluten allergy? Suddenly start at age 42?

15mt ago itchy rash on legs. Full body 3mt later.4docs/many meds/biopsies/blood test=nothin. Wondring if wheat/gluten allergy? Suddenly start at age 42?

What did the Dr say?: Forget about wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity. Dermatologist among "4 docs"? "Many meds" means nothing unless you name them. What was found on biopsies? Blood tests? This has no meaning without revealing what tests and what readings. This may be serious or, at least, very debilitating. You will get nowhere on the internet. Suggest you try to get to dermatology at nearest medical school. Read more

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Itchy all over body but no rashes what's going on?

Itchy all over body but no rashes what's going on?

Dry skin?: Dryness can cause itching without rash especially in the winter. Avoid really hot showers and use a good moisturizer. Read more

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What can cause non-itchy rashes to develop all over the body?

What can cause non-itchy rashes to develop all over the body?

Narrow it down: I want to help but this description could include several chapters in a dermatology text book. A photo or visit to the doctor can help narrow it down. Answers to questions like timing, duration, shape of the lesions, flat or raised, scaly or greasy, tenderness, medications are some of the clues that can provide clues. Read more

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Light rashes on the whole body but is not itchy. What is it called?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. Read more

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I've got rashes on my body for no reason, and it is so itchy! Help?

See doctor: There are many causes for skin rash and you should see your doctor about this especially if it has been present for more than 6 weeks. Read more

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Been getting a patch of itchy red rashes, they get inflamed then slowly fade away then reappears it happens only on certain parts of my body?

Been getting a patch of itchy red rashes, they get inflamed then slowly fade away then reappears it happens only on certain parts of my body?

Consultation: With a dermatologist is appropriate. Fading rashes may be allergic, viral or vascular in nature. Best to have someone take a look. Read more

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Why is my body itchy everywhere but no hives or rashes?

Itching: There are numerous reasons for itching from dry skin to thyroid problems and more. Often a cause is not identified. See an allergist or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Read more

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I am asthematic. I keep getting itchy dry rashes all over body mostly due to heat. A circular patch appears which gets darker and than dis appears.?

Eczema: It may be eczema which is a dry skin condition that could be caused by allergies. Indoor dry heat could aggravate eczema. If you are asthmatic then you are more prone to developing eczema. Treatment includes moisturizers, antihistamines and steroid creams. Humidifiers can be helpful during the heating season. 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