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How can I manage a rash that is spreading quickly?

How can I manage a rash that is spreading quickly?

See a doctor...: See a doctor quickly. There are some rashes that are of obvious origin (bedbug bites, for example, are hard to confuse with anything else, once you know what they look like), but rashes can be infectious, allergic, or other, and may be a sign of a serious problem. Or not. ...Read more

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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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Why do rashes spread so easily?

Why do rashes spread so easily?

Some spread some not: Some rashes can be contagious from one part of the body to others. Some rashes represent the over enthusiasm of the immune system to a virus or infection and since the virus is everywhere in the body, so is the rash. Other rashes don't spread at all. It really depends on the rash. ...Read more

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What types of rashes can rats spread to humans?

Contact dermatitis: If an indoor - outdoor cat or other pet gets an allergin like poisen ivy on their fur this may be spred to his owners. ...Read more

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Hi, my boy(11mnth) developed having rashes on his cheek when he was 3months old..than it slowly spread all over his body..I m using physiogel products?

Hi, my boy(11mnth) developed having rashes on his cheek when he was 3months old..than it slowly spread all over his body..I m using physiogel products?

Rash: As I've said before, it is difficult do rashes without seeing them. However, my best guess is eczema. Sensitive, allergic skin. Especially if it's itchy. If it's that widespread, I would have it checked out. ...Read more

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If i touch the blister or the rashes, then i touch other parts of my body, will it spread?

If i touch the blister or the rashes, then i touch other parts of my body, will it spread?

If the blister: Or rash is caused by bacteria or viruses, yes it can spread. Exact likelihood depends on many things such as number of organisms transmitted. ...Read more

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My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

Abscess?: If there is any evidence of pus or an abscess this needs to be seen urgently. And, any spreading rash should be evaluated in person urgently. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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I have some rashes that started 3 days ago. It's around my chest area. It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?

I have some rashes that started 3 days ago.  It's around my chest area.  It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?

Virus: Rash of localized "red bumps... Which spread from chest to armpit", in a middle age man, is compatible with shingles. The virus follows nerve tracts, suggested by this pattern of evolution. If caught early enough, a course of medication can be prescribed by doctor to abort the advancing infection. ...Read more

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I keep on having red rashes and it spreads in my body whenever I scratch it. Previous doctor told me it's urticaria. What's the best thing should I do?

Dermatographic: This can best be controlled with an antihistamine- if the rash only occurs with scratching. If they are raised without having been scratched, then they are hives which likewise can usually be controlled with antihistamne 2-4 x daily. ...Read more

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I have painless non itchy skin coloured rashes on my vagina for the past 2 yrs.i am not sexually active.now the rashes begin to spread on perineum.

I have painless non itchy skin coloured rashes on my vagina for the past 2 yrs.i am not sexually active.now the rashes begin to spread on perineum.

You should absolute-: ly see your doctor to evaluate. There are many things this could be including infection, pigmentation alteration, but doctor should be able to diagnose and treat ...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