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Indian Fire Rash
Indian Fire: Indian fire rash is a bacterial skin infection. This rash almost always begins as a small-sized red bump on the skin that is similar to a blister. This then grows and spreads over a larger area of the skin. As it spreads, the indian fire rash turns into a plaque or crust covering and is red, white and golden. Antibiotics are the treatment of choice. Anither name is impetigo. ...Read more
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Having reactions, working with doc, but why is my skin on fire but no fever. Flat rashes unknown cause, taking 25 mgbenadryl, bad reaction to allegra (fexofenadine) 60mg?
Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?
How old is ur child?: The reaction you described differs if before or after 5 years of age, please avoid exposure, keep an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic handy, check with an allergist/immunologist, might need desensitization according to clinical judgement after history and examination. Check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
For the last few day I broke out with a rash on my face and shoulders it itches skin feels like It's on fire what could be going on?
I have a rash that appears with white bumps that almost look like white heads but they aren't my skin is on fire after itching it?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have a sever rash under my arms, my arpits are raw and feel as if on fire. What could be the cause of this and how do I make it go away?
Skin Infection: This is very common and it is also very common for both underarms to become involved. It usually starts off as a yeast infection but turns into a bacterial skin infection secondarily. One must stop deodorant and anti-persperant during the infection and most likely will need prescription medications to get this healed. ...Read more
Ive got this rash on my face makes this small white little cysts that open up and new ones forming. but my face is on fire have tried everything but nothing is working. What can I use to get some relieve. Have surgery on thursday want it better befor?
I have a rash that is only on the back of my hands, not itchy just a little sore and basically feels like it's on fire almost all day long. What is it?
Allergy? Chapped?: I suppose this could be allergy to a soap? In winter could be chapped from the cold and dryness. Could be an allergy to something you contacted. If this is soap allergy would obtain some neutral soap like neutragena which will not remove any more oil from skin. If you want to try a moisturizer, get one without fragrence and one that is hypoallergenic. Best to show this to your primary doctor. ...Read more
I have a bug bite. Not sure if tick or fire ant. It hurts, red Rash and white blister. Afraid it's a tick and I need to pop blister.
See doctor: You need to see your doctor for exam. Do not touch it ...Read more
I have a rash on one of my arms and I've had it for 2 days. It's a bunch of small red bumps and it feels like its on fire when I itch it.
Red vesicular rash: 18 year old with painful burning vesicles on arm. Get a full medical history and in person physical exam ASAP. You can try a consult in your area as well. If the rash is itchy (pruritic) and painful you need to give more history. The differential is large and it could be anything from zoster to contact dermatitis to chiggers or a reaction to insect bites, bedbugs, or scabies. A picture=1k words. ...Read more
I just woke up with itching burning skin but there is no rash. It feels like my body is on fire. Do I go to ER or wait until the morning and go to pcp?
Could I be allergic to fire and ice condoms if I have a rash on the inner lips of the vagina that is itching?
Inside of my arms, inner elbow, has had a red fire burning rash since last night. No bumps, no itchiness, just burning and red.
Sorry, we just: Can't diagnose this one without a history and examination. Take care. ...Read more
I had sex with my partner using fire and ice condoms and 2 days later wenotice she had a rash on the lips of the vagina and also was dry and an odor?
Rash around neck line &burns like a fire. The burn is an 8 on pain scale. Ma 40 &there's no allergies except pollen in the summer. Sure not cellulitis?
Half way?: If the rash does not cross the midline of the body, then it may be shingles. Contact your doctor to check it out since the severity and duration of the rash, even if it happens to be shingles, can be reduced with prompt Rx with an antiviral drug. ...Read more
Woke up throwing up insides felt on fire then itching in hands and spread all over with a rash.gone in an hour.ideas?
Vomiting : It sounds like you may have had a viral illness and the rash is due to the virus . However, not having seen the rash it is difficult to tell. With you being on BP needs, I recommend an evaluation by a physician to make sure you are not dehydrated & to R/o other causes for vomiting. Take care. ...Read more
I have a patch of skin pain on my lower back. I have no rash but recently had the flu. I also have fibromyalgia. I feel like my back is on fire!!!
Could be shingles:(: Even though herpes zoster/shingles is uncommon in younger people your age, it can happen. The pain comes first; then the blistering rash can occur a few days later. The burning nature of your pain raises suspicion for this. See your doctor ASAP; anti-viral medications may be useful to shorten the course/reduce your symptoms. Best wishes:) ...Read more
Thank you for your responce. She is 23 months old. And she was bitten by fire ant on her leg, after 30 minutes her both ears swell with rash on body.
Question: Sorry, but we can't cross-reference your previous question in the medical education portion of Healthtap. Take care. ...Read more
Is a little of itching from methylprednosolone ok? No rash just itching. Just bothers me 2 days ago I ended up in the ER from a fire ant byte feeling great now! Was prescribed methylprednisolone. With some others stuff
5yr old girl has rash, looks like fire ant bites. If fluid gets on skin from one another one appears. It is on lower abdomen and inner thigh.?
Molluscum: Molluscum contagiosum is a viral skin infection that causes raised, pearl-like papules or nodules on the skin. The virus can spread through contact with contaminated objects, such as towels, clothing, or toys. Cantharidin, commonly called "beetle juice, " is the most common solution used to treat the lesions. Tretinoin cream or Imiquimod cream may also be prescribed. ...Read more
Rash: So many things cause rash. Skin is the largest organ in/on the body. To get the best diagnosis for a rash of any kind, it is recommended to have a doctor look at the rash to confirm and provide appropriate treatment based on the evaluation. Infections, irritation, allergy, medications, etc can all contribute to rash. ...Read more
Rashes: Rashes may occur with viral infections, such as herpes zoster; fungal infections, such as a yeast infection (candida albicans);allergic causes; bacterial infections, such as impetigo; and sexually transmitted infections (stis). Rashes may also occur as a symptom of a more serious disease, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or some types of cancer. Treatment of the rash depends on the cause. ...Read more
Skin: There are probably a thousand different rashes so without more information or seeing the problem it is unlikely you will get much here on health tap. Skin is probably one of the most difficult things to diagnose online. It is such a visual part of evaluation and treatment as a physician. But, if the rashes are persisting please get in to your family doctor to be seen soon. ...Read more
Some spread some not: Some rashes can be contagious from one part of the body to others. Some rashes represent the over enthusiasm of the immune system to a virus or infection and since the virus is everywhere in the body, so is the rash. Other rashes don't spread at all. It really depends on the rash. ...Read more