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I have multiple skin rashes, what to do?

I have multiple skin rashes, what to do?

See Your Doctor: Rashes can be caused by many things, meaning that there is not a single treatment. If you have rashes which persists or bother you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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 skin rash but what exactly is making me itch? What exactly is making me itchy?

I have a skin rash but what exactly is making me itch?  What exactly is making me itchy?

Whats the cause: It depends on the cause of the rash. Rashes may itch due to a release of histamine. Others itch due to a disruption in the skin barrier exposing nerve endings. Finding the cause of the rash, and the reason for the itch, may help find a treatment that will work. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash with swelling. What could it be?

I have a skin rash with swelling. What could it be?

Go to the Doctor: This is surely something that is hard to describe and with the swelling something that needs urgent examination in person at your family doctor's office. ...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 allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash that started back in nov. It spread to my face and is not going away.... Can anyone help?

I have a skin rash that started back in nov. It spread to my face and is not going away.... Can anyone help?

Without an exam?: There is no way that your problem can be diagnosed without some specific description or visual examination. Skin is best handled in person at the doctor's office and not on the internet. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a skin rash and i want to be sure of what it is.?

What should I do if I have a skin rash and i want to be sure of what it is.?

Yes, possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can too much protein make you have a skin rash?

Can too much protein make you have a skin rash?

No: If you are worried about eating too much protein it would be your kidneys that suffer since they are unable to filter protein and this can cause real medical problems. Also be concerned if your protein is all red meat since that will increase your cholesterol. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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