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How can I resolve the toasted skin syndrome on my upper thighs? The pattern is red, large without pain/itchiness or texture. It's been 2 weeks so far

How can I resolve the toasted skin syndrome on my upper thighs? The pattern is red, large without pain/itchiness or texture. It's been 2 weeks so far

First thing: Is make sure this is the right diagnosis. If so, remove the heat source. The redness may take months to resolve though. You need to be monitor for skin cancers in that area too. If you have pigmentation above redness, then sometimes retinoic acid creams or laser therapies are utilized. Seek the input of a knowledgable dermatologist, but you'll likely have to be patient too. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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Can pityriasis rosea only have herald patch with 2 small dots on other parts of body?all non itchy.how to tell difference of psoriasis n Pityriasis R?

Can pityriasis rosea only have herald patch with 2 small dots on other parts of body?all non itchy.how to tell difference of psoriasis n Pityriasis R?

Typically PR has: more spots and more diffuse presentation over torso and upper arms and legs. But anything is possible. It is very different than psoriasis vulgaris which has large plaques with silvery scales on top, PR has small macules (flat) that have oval shape with minimal scale. Guttate psoriasis can more mimic PR however distribution is different and lesions round not oval. A dermatologist will know the dif ...Read more

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Can anybody identify the cause of this rash inside elbows? Reddish raised cured with cortisone

Can anybody identify the cause of this rash inside elbows? Reddish raised cured with cortisone

Can not tell: Could be number of conditions but if it cured with cortisone and there are no other symptoms it is self limited rash. ...Read more

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What could explain a rash of dry patches on the torso, and slowly spreading with very little itch and lasting over a week?

What could explain a rash of dry patches on the torso, and slowly spreading with very little itch and lasting over a week?

Pityriasis rosea: This is one of the possibilities which affects the torso, may not itch. Ot would develop over a few days. It resolves in about 8 weeks and is a reaction to a mild infection which has already resolved. Treat, net can lighten the marks but not speed up the process.If it persists see doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time..unsure if related. ?

I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time..unsure if related. ?

Unfortunately it: will be impossible to diagnose you over the internet since we cannot see your rash or your oral lesion. These findings could easily be related to an autoimmune process or your medications. You need to make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss these new findings. Don't delay. ...Read more

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My 10 month old has red rash with lifted white bumps in it. Random parts of body, accompanied by fever and general sickness. What could this be?

My 10 month old has red rash with lifted white bumps in it. Random parts of body, accompanied by fever and general sickness. What could this be?

See details: There are several types of viral illnesses with skin rashes. However, the issue should be evaluated by your pediatrician as a precaution. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

Ring worm: The Rash is either numular eczema or ring worm. You can try to treat ring worm by using an OTC ointment for fungi and yeast. Tinactin (tolnaftate) or lotrmin are examples. Use this 2-3 times a day for two weeks and it should fade. The ointment will help the eczema so you are treating both. But the eczema will return because it needs longer treatment. For eczema try hydrocortisone ointment as above ...Read more

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How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?

How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?

Meningitis: The only way to diagnose Meningitis is to examine spinal fluid. If this diagnosis is a concern your child requires collection of Cerebral spinal fluid to determine meningitis. A non specific rash does not help the diagnosis. Some types of meningitis have a rash called a petechial rash which looks like tiny bruises that do not blanche. These can get bigger. See your doctor or ER now for meningitis. ...Read more

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Hello doc, how does maculopapular rash look on the body? Can it be hiv-related a couple of weeks after the sex? Does it itch? Where on the body? Thnx

See below: Maculopapular rash just means exactly that, a rash with macules and papules, that can appear anywhere. It can be associated with HIV (if in the appropriate context), as part of the acute retroviral syndrome; it would manifest about 1-4 weeks after exposure/transmission. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what kind of rash has little red bumps is itchy and is on the neck?

I'm curious as to what kind of rash has little red bumps is itchy and is on the neck?

Rash: It's difficult to tell w/o an exam and even then, there are many conditions that can present this way. However, if it is just limited to the neck with itchiness, it may be contact dermatitis or folliculitis. Did you recently shave that area? Is there something that may have come into contact with the area recently that could have caused an allergic reaction? Try OTC tx to see if it improves. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eczema to go away if I use hydro cortisone cream 1 percent and the eczema is on part of my back, part of the arms, neck,face?

How long does it take for eczema to go away if I use hydro cortisone cream 1 percent and the eczema is on part of my back, part of the arms, neck,face?

Be sure eczema: If what you have is eczema and it is the extent you say it is, you will need a prescription strength medication to deal with it. The distribution of the eruption as you describe it is somewhat atypical for eczema . You should see a dermatologist and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment for your condition. Treated properly, the eruption should clear within a few days. ...Read more

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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


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