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I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

Red thigh: An examination is very important to diagnose you and you should see a dermatologist in person. There can be many possibilities like:
an allergic reaction to some medication or food.
Dry skin,
urticaria,
hypothyroidism,
kidney disease,
and others. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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The past two days my skin has been very red on my arms, legs and chest. It almost looks like a sunburn. Its not hot or itchy. What could be wrong?

The past two days my skin has been very red on my arms, legs and chest. It almost looks like a sunburn. Its not hot or itchy. What could be wrong?

Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Is it bumpy or crusted? Does it blister or welt? Since the rash is not itching or hot eliminates many possibilities--however dozens still exist; perhaps it would be wise to have your dermatologist examine this in person. Then specific treatment and preventive measures could be discussed with more accuracy. ...Read more

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Sun burn feeling rash between legs by knees localized in same spots on both sides, no itching, red.

Sun burn feeling rash between legs by knees localized in same spots on both sides, no itching, red.

Contact dermatitis?: Sounds like you could be having a reaction to something. The detergent you use on your clothes, a soap, or lotion, etc. Stop any new products, and go fragrance free. If you are wearing spandex or clothes with spandex, then a reaction to the spandex could be a problem, too. Over the counter hydrocortisone cream will help if this is the cause. If it does not or gets hot or painful, worse-see MD ...Read more

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Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. Lupus?

Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. Lupus?

Need more history: In that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more

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I was diagnoise with sarcadosia and I ihave red rash like on my legs arm back and on my breast I have no ins to see doctor what can I do?

I was diagnoise with sarcadosia and I ihave red rash like on my legs arm back and on my breast I have no ins to see doctor what can I do?

Free clinic: Unfortunately I am not aware of free clinic in your area but there are free clinic in los angele called saban.
I am sure there are county hospital in your area.
Also you might be eligible to buy a subsidize insurance. ...Read more

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How long are my legs going to stay red from a bad sunburn its already been 4 days and they almost look purple in spots?

How long are my legs going to stay red from a bad sunburn its already been 4 days and they almost look purple in spots?

Sun Burn: After sun exposure, skin may turn red in as little as 30 minutes but most often takes 2 to 6 hours. Pain is usually most extreme 6 to 48 hours after exposure. The burn continues to develop for 24 to 72 hours, occasionally followed by peeling skin in 3 to 8 days. Some peeling and itching may continue for several weeks as well as the redness. ...Read more

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I have sunburn on my face & chest, but the sunburn on my legs look like a patchy rash, why is that?

I have sunburn on my face & chest, but the sunburn on my legs look like a patchy rash, why is that?

Peeling?: Photosensitivity or phototoxicity are worse on the face. This is probably something else. Itchy? If you have severe symptoms see a dermatologist now. If it persists more than 1-2 weeks see a dermatologist. Meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have optic neuritis (2 months about 90% vision returned). I now have a "sunburn" type feeling on my leg (skin isn't red). Could it be related?

I have optic neuritis (2 months about 90% vision returned). I now have a "sunburn" type feeling on my leg (skin isn't red). Could it be related?

Yes: About 1/3rd of people with optic neuritis develop multiple sclerosis. This "feeling" could be a manifestation of that. I suggest making an appointment with a neurologist soon. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of sunburn on my leg? I got badly burnt in August last year and it's still red. Is there something wrong and can I get rid of it?

Something wrong: Your skin should have healed in about 6 weeks barring a secondary infection. However if it was a 3rd degree burn, it may leave some scarring. Best to consult a dermatologist to take a look at the skin involved. ...Read more

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I got a pretty bad sunburn on my legs over the weekend. They are really red, is there anyway to get rid of the pain. Also can sunburn cause nausea?

I got a pretty bad sunburn on my legs over the weekend. They are really red, is there anyway to get rid of the pain. Also can sunburn cause nausea?

Yes: You can take Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) for pain. You could use hydrocortisone, aloe vera topically on the burn. Yes you can have nausea with a sunburn. Best treatment would be to see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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My mum has a itchy sore blistery rash on her arms and is starting on the inside of her legs. ... One dr has dismissed it as sunburn?

My mum has a itchy sore blistery rash on her arms and is starting on the inside of her legs. ... One dr has dismissed it as sunburn?

Rash?: For how long? Sun burn happens in sun exposed parts of body. ' between legs' is definitely not sun exposed. Sounds like follicular keratitis with secondary bacterial or fungal infection. You need an anti- itch and antibiotic or anti fungal. Consult a different doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a body rash for 5 days now that looks like and feels much like a sunburn. Started on leg. No rash on face or palms. Tapering off prednisone.?

I've had a body rash for 5 days now that looks like and feels much like a sunburn. Started on leg. No rash on face or palms. Tapering off prednisone.?

Need to see doc.: Rash that looks and feels like sunburn needs some eyes on it. Especially as you taper off Prednisone - not sure why you are taking this, but this may certainly be an underlying disease declaring itself. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn on my legs and the blood vessels broke which caused tiny red clusters of dots all over. How long does it take to heal? Treatments?

Usually: A second degree burn which will cause capillary damage and/or bleeding. You can use mild antiseptic ointment or get Rx medication from your physician. Time frame- 2-3 weeks. Consider SPF of 40 or greater. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provide all tests & names of all meds. ...Read more

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I have been having pain that feels like a sunburn since, but there is no change to the look of the skin. No redness, inflammation, or rash. Why?

I have been having pain that feels like a sunburn since, but there is no change to the look of the skin. No redness, inflammation, or rash. Why?

See below....: How long has this been going on? It could possibly be the start of shingles and the rash just hasn't appeared yet. ...Read more

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My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

Tenderness, dysthesia: Such tenderness, if it's the skin, without rash or redness, suggests a hypersensitivity of skin disorder. I would look for deficiencies of magnesium, calcium, iron, vitamin b12, and also check thyroid status. Anxiety is a possible cause also. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...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