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I have a skin rash on my arms and legs. Could I have hiv?

I have a skin rash on my arms and legs. Could I have hiv?

HIV Rash: When a rash presents with initial HIV symptoms – it is usually more prominent on the central body then on extremities. Early HIV symptoms (fatigue, sore throat, mouth sores, joint or muscle pain, fever, headache, rash or swollen lymph nodes) often begin 1 to 2 months after transmission ; may be present from 1 to 4 weeks. ...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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I have been on sulfamerh/trimethoprim for 17 days. Have been off for 3 days now I have a wierd rash on my arms and legs can this be a penn. Reaction?

I have been on sulfamerh/trimethoprim for 17 days. Have been off for 3 days now I have a wierd rash on my arms and legs can this be a penn. Reaction?

Maybe Med Reaction: Trimethorprim/ sulfamethoxazole is a sulfa based antiobiitic. Not a penicillin derivative. That said it is still a common source of allergy. Talk to your doc. It may very well be the drug. If your having any breathing difficulty go directly to your nearest er. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash. On my arms and legs. Red stretches with psoriasis like crusting. Could this be an allergy to amoxicillin? I don't have scabies.

I have a skin rash. On my arms and legs. Red stretches with psoriasis like crusting. Could this be an allergy to amoxicillin? I don't have scabies.

See derm: Amoxicillin allergy usually does not cause a crusty rash. You need to see a dermatologist if this has been a persistent or recurrent problem. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hands, arms, and legs. It's flat and bumpy/extremely itchy. It started on my right hand and has spread everywhere I said.

I have a rash on my hands, arms, and legs. It's flat and bumpy/extremely itchy. It started on my right hand and has spread everywhere I said.

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 have viral fever- last 3 days. Now fever etc is less but I have red rash on my arms & legs. Skin very dry with intense itching. Taking 4-5 ltrs fluids?

I have viral fever- last 3 days. Now fever etc is less but I have red rash on my arms & legs. Skin very dry with intense itching. Taking 4-5 ltrs fluids?

4-5 LITERS???: You do not need to drown yourself. "Viral fever" is so vague as to be a nearly useless diagnosis. Rash on arms and legs may---- or may not---- be viral. How do you know your fever is viral? You should at least apply a lubricating cream, and probably a cortisone cream. There is no point to excessive water consumption. ...Read more

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I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed. ...Read more

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"i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? " "i have a purplish reddish rash on my arms and legs and a bump filled with pus on my knee. What could this be? "

This: This is quite challenging without a clinical examination. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. Could be many conditions, including folliculitis, eczema (with secondary infection), psoriasis, lichen planus, a drug rash, or other possibilities. Read more about rashes and other possibilities at the link below. I hope that helps a little. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy rash on my arms and legs looks kind of like ringworms. I have already gone to the doctor, he prescribed prednisone, atarax (hydroxyzine).?

I have a very itchy rash on my arms and legs looks kind of like ringworms. I have already gone to the doctor, he prescribed prednisone, atarax (hydroxyzine).?

Time: Give time for medicine to work, unless your condition change to the worse. Your always can see your dr again or seek 2 nd opinion. ...Read more

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I have a mottled skin rash all my arms and legs also have a sore on my neck along with sore throat and body hurts extra Tired what is wrong with me?

I have a mottled skin rash all my arms and legs also have a sore on my neck along with sore throat and body hurts extra Tired what is wrong with me?

Urgent visit to MD: 32 year old woman with a complaint of sore throat, fatigue, and a generalized rash on the extremities.
You need to visit a physician immediately for a physical exam. If you had a fever and sore throat that has been persistent, your rash could be sequelae from untreated strep infection. There are several other differential diagnoses. If you have fever and severe fatigue I would suggest an ER visit ...Read more

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I have small bumps like rash over my arms, legs and chest for weeks nw. It's not itchy at all. Now my 9 months old twin boy has that too..

I have small bumps like rash over my arms, legs and chest for weeks nw. It's not itchy at all. Now my 9 months old twin boy has that too..

Dry skin?: Try applying a moderately thick moisturizer within 3 mins after bathing and see it this helps. It may take a few days however before you can see the effect. If this failed, then consider checking with your doctor. Since dry skin tends to be a familial trait, I think that's the best guess but a direct observation will give a more definite answer. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since I took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch?

I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since I took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch?

Allergy: Sound like a reaction to the medication. Itching can usually be helped with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc. Just follow the directions on the package. You should also call the doc who gave you the medicine to let them know your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have this weird blochy pink rash on my arms, legs. Could that be from the fevers?

I have this weird blochy pink rash on my arms, legs. Could that be from the fevers?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a rash that keeps developing on my arms, legs and palms of my hands. There is swelling. What could this be?

Consider. .: A formal consultation through HealthTap Prime, where you could provide a picture or image of the rash. Otherwise, it's not really feasible to guide you adequately without have a very detailed description, but really for most rashes you have to see them to even have a possibility to identify them. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have had a rash on my legs arms and stomach for 5 weeks and can't figure out what it is?

I have had a rash on my legs arms and stomach for 5 weeks and can't figure out what it is?

More info needed: Rashes require a proper history and physical. If you can provide pictures or have a full exam by your doctor you are more likely to have a proper diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more

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Last night I ate 2 pcs of chicken and develop some rashes in my arms and legs, can I consider it as one of d foods tat im allergic with?

Last night I ate 2 pcs of chicken and develop some rashes in my arms and legs, can I consider it as one of d foods tat im allergic with?

Not yet: Symptoms such as rash after exposure to something like food may be due to an allergy, but there are multiple things, both allergic and non allergic, that can cause a rash. Food allergy is just one and can be serious if that is the cause. I recommend seeing a board certified allergist for an evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I have itchy rashes, small pink and white bumps, only on my arms and legs. Not applying anything atm. What should I do and what cud it be?

Moisturize your skin: Rashes can be dry skin. Avoid hot too much soap baths. Moisturize with simple skin oils such as vaseline after each bath of once per day. Be nice to you skin, wear sunscreen if you are white. Do not scratch? Avoid all other chemical skin applications. ...Read more

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For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

Dry skin?: First try applying a moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. For the rash, topical hydrocortisone for a few days may be helpful. However if this is a persistent or worsening problem, I would recommend a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why I get these rashes on the folds of my under arms and legs?

What could be the reason why I get these rashes on the folds of my under arms and legs?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Sounds like hives: Which can be triggered by allergies, & stress. Sometimes an antihistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, allegra, or zyrtec can help, as well as avoiding any triggers. Sometimes it can be associated w celiac disease and/or wheat allergy. Nickel can be another trigger. If it worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?

May be hard to find: About 50 % of cases of itching without rash, one is not able to figure out the cause. Of course, the common allergens are something inhaled that the histamines in the body react to; or some new perfume or scented lotion, deodorant or something else new used on skin. Suggest taking an otc antihistamine daily, take only lukewarm showers. Will likely go away in 2-3 weeks. If not, the usual: c the doc. ...Read more

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Had patch test showed allergy to nickel. My back, arms and legs always itch & random intermittent mild rashes. Never had severe contact rash. Why?

Keratosis Pilaris: Most people with keratosis pilaris don't know they have it. While kp resembles goosebumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small, rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. (often confused with acne.). ...Read more

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For many years off and on I've experienced rash on my arms and legs, itchy and swollen feet and hands as well.?

For many years off and on I've experienced rash on my arms and legs, itchy and swollen feet and hands as well.?

Reacting Reaction..: The on and off nature of the condition, as well as the peripheral location makes it appear that your symptoms could be due to an allergic reaction. When it's in the "on" mode, a trip to an allergist may be the quickest route to finding resolution. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a rash am that is coming and going thru my body? It came this morning in my elbows and now it is in my arms and legs

I suddenly have a rash am that is coming and going thru my body? It came this morning in my elbows and now it is in my arms and legs

Rashes: extremities: Without visualizing the rash, it is impossible to say for sure what is causing it. You need to see a dermatologist to be sure, but if this is the first time it occurred, it may be very easy to treat. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash that just showed up because my arms and legs get really itchy? I haven't eaten or done anything strange? What could be wrong?

I have a weird rash that just showed up because my arms and legs get really itchy? I haven't eaten or done anything strange? What could be wrong?

Hmmm, mystery?: Rashes can be very difficult to figure out because so many things can trigger them, from insect bites, to foods, to infections. Sometimes even stress can provoke an itchy rash. If you have fever, shortness of breath, wheezing, throat swelling or facial swelling, go to a clinic or hospital immediately. If not, keep the skin clean and dry, drink plenty of water, and see a doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Possible hives: You may be having a reaction to something. Follow up with your doctor to have him or her check your rash. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it in person. You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching if you are not allergic to it. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash (very itchy) on the back of my arms and legs now state ting to progress to body. Also have severe chest pain in centre of chest?

I have developed a rash (very itchy) on the back of my arms and legs now state ting to progress to body. Also have severe chest pain in centre of chest?

Here are some. ..: If this cluster of symptoms is new, urgent attention is needed; if recurrent, you should know how to handle it. But to solve the uncertainty, a systemic evaluation to rule out allergy-based disorders or serious cardiovascular issues should be sought. To better collaborate with Doc for maximizing healthcare merit, please peruse the article in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy scabs/rash that looks similar to flea bites only on my arms and legs for the last 2 months no change in detergent or diet No fleas?

I have a very itchy scabs/rash that looks similar to flea bites only on my arms and legs for the last 2 months no change in detergent or diet No fleas?

Itchy rash: From the characteristics of the rash, you should still consider insect bites, especially if only exposed skin is affected as well as if anyone else is affected. You should allow the skin to heal by avoid scratching. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help decrease the itching. Use Neosporin on any open sores to cut down on infection. Ultimately, you should see your doc and maybe a Dermatologist for more help. ...Read more

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My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.

Urgent: Please seek urgent medical advice as this might be a serious infection that needs to be treated at once. ...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