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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


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I have a rash on my upper thighs that look like small hickeys or something. They don't itch or hurt or anything but they have been there for a couple?

I have a rash on my upper thighs that look like small hickeys or something. They don't itch or hurt or anything but they have been there for a couple?

Hard to say: Need to see the rash to give an informed answer. You could consider submitting several clear photos of the rash in a virtual consult sent to a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a really bad rash on my upper thigh, what can be causing my rash?

I have a really bad rash on my upper thigh, what can be causing my rash?

Intertrigo or contac: Duration of the rash, size of rash, more description
Need to see a doctor
may apply vit E oil.
Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg twice daily-be careful of the drowsiness. ...Read more

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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

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I have a rash or acne in my upper thigh region, somewhat red but not itchy testicles, and itchiness near the anal area. Itchiness started 1 week ago.

I have a rash or acne in my upper thigh region, somewhat red but not itchy testicles, and itchiness near the anal area. Itchiness started 1 week ago.

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without looking at the lesions and assessing your health in general. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my upper outer thigh. The bumps are small and dark red when not itching yet somewhat larger and inflamed when itching. Sounds like?

I have a rash on my upper outer thigh. The bumps are small and dark red when not itching yet somewhat larger and inflamed when itching. Sounds like?

Many possibilities: It could be any number of things. This could be a contact allergy, a reaction to something you are allergic to. It could be a cluster of bug bites. Many possibilities. You will need to be examined to determine the proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of foot blister? I also have a rash under my buttocks on upper thigh?

How do I get rid of foot blister? I also have a rash under my buttocks on upper thigh?

Blister: Avoid wearing the shoes that caused the blister. Do not open it as this can lead to infection. You can get adhesive moleskin to pritect it. If the rash is red and itchy it may be a yeast infection. It is best to have somoen see the rash to diagnose it. ...Read more

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Recovering from vulvovaginitis healed on my vulva BUT now I have a rash on both my upper inner thighs. Another infection?

Recovering from vulvovaginitis healed on my vulva BUT now I have a rash on both my upper inner thighs. Another infection?

Cannot diagnose: Without being able to see both eruptions it is impossible to diagnose these. Assuming your vulvovaginitis was due to Candida would then have to know how and with what you treated it. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause a rash on my upper thigh?

What can cause a rash on my upper thigh?

Many causes for 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. ...Read more

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IMG_5098.jpeg I don't know if you can see this image but I have a dark red/purple, non itchy, non raised rash on my upper thigh. No pain, what is it?

IMG_5098.jpeg I don't know if you can see this image but I have a dark red/purple, non itchy, non raised rash on my upper thigh. No pain, what is it?

Can't see it!: It is not possible to upload images here, and since you don't say how long you have had it or enough history otherwise, guessing is pretty worthless. On Healthtap Prime you can upload a picture and consult with a doctor, if you wish. Otherwise get checked out in person with your doc. ...Read more

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I have a purple skin rash on my upper outside thigh and very small dots of purple on my arm and stomach. It is not itchy or raised.

Purple skin rash: A purple skin rash and purple red dots may indicate a bleeding process. Please consult your physician soon especially if you are not feeling well or have a fever. ...Read more

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What do I do for an upper thigh rash?

What do I do for an upper thigh rash?

Dermatitis: You need to see a clinician to determine the diagnosis. There are many causes for what you describe. ...Read more

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I have an inner upper thigh rash, any idea on how I treat it?

I have an inner upper thigh rash, any idea on how I treat it?

Get checked: Some rashes caused by weight gain are fungal in origin. An otc antifugal might work, if not improved see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a rash that looks like a bunch of bug bites on my inner upper thigh but I have no idea what it is. Help!

I have a rash that looks like a bunch of bug bites on my inner upper thigh but I have no idea what it is. Help!

Depends: Not able to see the rash. Go to Doc who can examine the rash. It could be anything from contact dermatitis, prickly heat, a yeast infection, bed bugs, scabies or many other things. Arm yourself with a checklist. 1. when did it start? 2. does it itch? 3. Is it getting bigger or smaller? . 4. Does anything make it better or worse? Good luck! ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a bad rash that randomly appeared all on his back and chest and upper thigh could it be from sweat? I'm worried.

My boyfriend has a bad rash that randomly appeared all on his back and chest and upper thigh could it be from sweat? I'm worried.

Uncertain: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I keep getting this rash on my thighs, started on my upper thigh and is now in between my thighs and on the outer thigh as well. It's really itchy.?

I keep getting this rash on my thighs, started on my upper thigh and is now in between my thighs and on the outer thigh as well. It's really itchy.?

Fungal infection: Use Lotrimin AF (clotrimazole) a large pea sized drop to each side AM/PM. You can also mix a BB sized drop of 1% hydrococortisone cream with the pea sixed drop of antifungal cream- this will help with the itching. Give it 5-6 days and if not improved, see your physician. ...Read more

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How to solve spandex from causing rash on back upper thigh?

How to solve spandex from causing rash on back upper thigh?

Cause of rash 1st?: You must first determine if it is due to a sensitivity to a component of the spandex i.e., latex allergy/sensitivity or due to chaffing for the shear forces of the garment on the skin. In the former you must discontinue and consider topical antihistamines/corticosteroids. In the latter, consider powders or lotion. ...Read more

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A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

A painful hard lump on the upper thigh, calves rash following. What should it be?

Painful lump: A painful hard lump in the thigh area is likely to be either a 'boil' (usually reddish/purplish in color), or a growing cyst (cysts, however, are not usually as tender as boils. The spreading rash to the calves is hard to explain and may represent a second problem. ...Read more

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I have a nickel size hard lump on my upper thigh. No rash or marks just a hard lump?

Show your doctor: Or dermatologist as this can be many things, from a cyst to lipoma and more. You may need a biopsy but without looking at it and feeling it I have no way of knowing. Hope that helps ...Read more

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I have a very painful rash on the back of my right upper thigh. (i placed it in my files).Any ideas? Also had a similar one on ribs. Thank you!!

Painful rash: Diagnosis of rash over the internet is difficult, without seeing it, almost impossible, however most common causes of localized unilateral painful rash is shingles caused by varicella zoster virus. Please see your doctor or dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I have a bruise on upper thigh with itchy raised rash its a white rash not red. Any ideas to what it could be?

I have a bruise on upper thigh with itchy raised rash its a white rash not red. Any ideas to what it could be?

See dermatologist: While my first thought is that this is a variety of lichen planus, you need to see a dermatologist for two reasons: first is to ascertain the correct diagnosis. Second: lichen planus may be associated with a number of underlying problems, including toxicity from medicines that you are taking and hepatitis C. If this is, in fact, lichen planus, it is likely to clear with topical cortisone. ...Read more

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I get an itchy rash that alternates between my upper thigh for a week or two and months later I get the same rash over a tattoo on one breast.

Consider fungus: Without actually laying eyes on the rash and examining it properly, it's nearly impossible to tell for sure. But one thing that pops into my head is the possibility of a fungal infection. The places you are having the rash are places that are prone to chafing and/or lingering perspiration, which can be breeding grounds for a fungal infection. Go see your doctor for exam for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Recently, w/in an hour after sex w/o showering, I break out in a rash/hives in my groin/upper thigh/buttocks area. No blisters, just gradually go away?

Recently, w/in an hour after sex w/o showering, I break out in a rash/hives in my groin/upper thigh/buttocks area. No blisters, just gradually go away?

A couple: .. possibilities come to mind when considering hives that consistently occur after intercourse. Cholinergic urticaria (hives triggered by heat), contact sensitivity (latex condoms? Although this may more commonly be associated with poison ivy-like rash), seminal plasma hypersensitivity (semen allergy-usually person specific, but also usually a burning sensation). Can try otc cetirizine. ...Read more

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Rash on left side of my body from my upper stomach to my upper thigh and I also have sore joints?

Rash on left side of my body from my upper stomach to my upper thigh and I also have sore joints?

Shingles: It may be shingles. This is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. The virus gets into your nervous system and never leaves. Shingles is brought on by stress. See your family doctor to get the proper anti-viral medication to treat this if it is shingles. If it is not, your doctor can either determine another diagnosis or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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My infant daughter has a reddish lump that blanches on her upper thigh. I am not sure if this is a bruise or a rash? She has no fever or other symptom

My infant daughter has a reddish lump that blanches on her upper thigh. I am not sure if this is a bruise or a rash? She has no fever or other symptom

Needs eval: Reddish lump in an infant could be a vascular swelling or abormality sometimes. It can also be bruising due to trauma. If is not not painful (diffult to tell in an infant) and no fever is present, swelling is usually not an infection. Make sure her pediatrician evaluates her swelling. ...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