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I have a rash on my elbow. I think it is psoriasis. What should I do?

I have a rash on my elbow. I think it is psoriasis. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: Psoriasis affects men and women equally and has a bimodal age distribution (peaks between ages 20 to 30 years and again between the ages of 50 to 60). Best thing to do is to see a dermatologist to have an accurate diagnosis and then get appropriate treatment. ...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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I have a rash on my elbow and lower arm. It doesn't itch or burn no pus, but they all are black in color. What could it be.

I have a rash on my elbow and lower arm. It doesn't itch or burn no pus, but they all are black in color. What could it be.

Rash: Rash may be of several kinds, may be eczema, psoriasis, drug induced, may be from contact with an allergen, auto immune skin disease and so on. If the does not go away with hydrocortisone cream for 5- 7 days, see a dermatologist for biopsy to get to the root cause. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my elbows after being on Augmenten 875 mg for 3 days. Is this of concern? Would it suffice to take Benedryl and call it a night?

I have a rash on my elbows after being on Augmenten 875 mg for 3 days. Is this of concern? Would it suffice to take Benedryl and call it a night?

Rash/ Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): yes if all you have is the rash on your elbow, take the Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) take no more Augmentin for now. In the morning call your doctor and see what they would line you to do. If you start getting shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing then go to the ER. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough for decades now. Also, I have a rash on my elbows and genital lesions next to my testicles. Is it possible to be psoriasis?

I have a dry cough for decades now. Also, I have a rash on my elbows and genital lesions next to my testicles. Is it possible to be psoriasis?

Rash could be: Cough uncertain relationship if this is psoriasis. The distribution and type of rash needs to be confirmed by a dermatologist. The long term cough also needs evaluation. If the rash is not psoriasis it may be related to the cough. ...Read more

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I have rash on my elbow and it's itchy for few months, is there any ointment on counter i can buy?

I have rash on my elbow and it's itchy for few months, is there any ointment on counter i can buy?

Rash on Elbow: You can try Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or cortisone 10 both of which are over the counter. If they are not effective you will need a prescription cortisone. ...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