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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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My ANA IFA came positive with Homogeneous pattern and 1:80H, no butterfly rash but I had some itching & rashes on neck, now gone after 6 day medication?

My ANA IFA came positive with Homogeneous pattern and 1:80H, no butterfly rash but I had some itching & rashes on neck, now gone after 6 day medication?

See test explanation: It takes 4 of 11 criteria to diagnose Lupus. Positive ANA is your only one and not diagnostic because skin rash should be malar or discoid. Triamcinolone will treat many non-lupus rashes. For now don't get worried. But get the pamphlet on Lupus from the Arthritis Foundation and keep it on hand if anything else develops. Repeating the test won't add much information. ...Read more

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Recently (2 weeks ago) I started becoming itchy on my legs, then my arms, now it's moving up to my neck. No medication, no rashes etc. Why may this be?

Recently (2 weeks ago) I started becoming itchy on my legs, then my arms, now it's moving up to my neck. No medication, no rashes etc. Why may this be?

Pruritus: The cause of itch can be difficult to determine especially if there is no rash.
Systemis conditions affecting the liver, kidney, thyroid or bloodsystem can cause a diffuse ithch w/o a rash but sometimes the cause is less ominous.
Please have a doctor evaluate you if it persists. ...Read more

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I get Jock's itch, facial and neck rashes and itch and dry skin the next day I consume alcohol. What could be the problem? I am 46 years old, on obese side, drink alcohol, say weekly...sugar and cholestrol border line with poor eating, not on medication

I get Jock's itch, facial and neck rashes and itch and dry skin the next day I consume alcohol. What could be the problem? I am 46 years old, on obese side, drink alcohol, say weekly...sugar and cholestrol border line with poor eating, not on medication

Easy to explain: It makes you sweat more and move less while sleeping. I'm glad you're eager to make a change. You're still young and probably vigorous. Head down to the local gym or sports center, let others see that you're working hard on your body, and they'll accept you as a friend and support you in your body transformation. A lot more is at stake than just the skin in your groin and neck. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is diabetic rash? I am 68 years old. I have had a rash on my neck and underarms off and on for about two weeks, from no apparent cause. I have not changed my diet nor medications, nor laundry detergent. I have diabetes ii, which is treated with die

What is diabetic rash? I am 68 years old. I have had a rash on my neck and underarms off and on for about two weeks, from no apparent cause.  I have not changed my diet nor medications, nor laundry detergent.  I have diabetes ii, which is treated with die

Many possibilities: 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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Rash started on the back of the neck but has now turned into blisters that won't go away. Consulted doctor took medication still didn't go away help?

Rash started on the back of the neck but has now turned into blisters that won't go away. Consulted doctor took medication still didn't go away help?

Reevaluation needed: You should come back to see your doctor for re-evaluation and ask for more questions. When the initial impression and treatment do not help, your doctor can step up, try different treatment plans or refer you to a specialist. Skin rashes needed to be seen to be properly diagnosed and treated. Your local doctor is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch. No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch. No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

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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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) a h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Should a person with hyper thyroidism take typical thyroid medication like Synthroid (thyroxine)?

Usually not: Usually, a person with hyperthyroidism has too much thyroid hormone in her body. One would take Synthroid (thyroxine) (synthetic hormone) to make up for a lack of enough thyroid hormone due to HYPOthyroidism. A person with HYPOthyroidism who becomes hyperthyroid due to taking too high of a dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) might be asked to take Synthroid (thyroxine) (at a lower dose) even though she is temporarily hyperthyroid. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

What does it mean when your hyper thyroidism symptoms start to go away while on medication?

Hyperthyroid: Hopefully, it means that the medication is controlling the overactive thyroid. Follow closely with your physician for blood tests to make sure that it doesn't go too far the other direction and you end up with an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

I'm starting to have rashes on my neck, where my thyroid goiter is, it's very painful and itchy, what cream can I use?

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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My daughter age 11 is showing signs of a strep rash on her torso and neck but has no fever. Her tonsils and adenoids were removed. Is this strep?

My daughter age 11 is showing signs of a strep rash on her torso and neck but has no fever. Her tonsils and adenoids were removed. Is this strep?

Maybe,maybe not: Many agents can cause a rash similar to the rash of strep, like dryer sheets, detergents, & the like. The rash of strep usually comes out about 12 hours after the fever. The only way to know for sure is to have her examined & tested. The source of the strep could be somewhere other than her throat;including her anus, sinuses or a skin wound. ...Read more

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15mo daughter has rash on chest & back, neck & slightly on her face. She is on amoxicillin for an ear infection started Friday. Drug reaction or virus?

15mo daughter has rash on chest & back, neck & slightly on her face. She is on amoxicillin for an ear infection started Friday. Drug reaction or virus?

Difficult to answer: It's sooooo hard to say anything about rashes without seeing them. If it looks like mosquito bites and they come and go rapidly, then likely hives and that is usually a drug reaction. If a fine tiny dot, fine rash that feels like sandpaper, more likely tillness. If in doubt, stop by your doctor's office and let them peek at it to tell the difference. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant feel bloated, got period for one day, brown, breasts sore, darker and fuller. Have light brown skin rash on my neck, signs of a yeast infection, but negative pregnancy test. Have constant headache and upper back pain as well as feel

Am i pregnant feel bloated, got period for one day, brown, breasts sore, darker and fuller. Have light brown skin rash on my neck, signs of a yeast infection, but negative pregnancy test. Have constant headache and upper back pain as well as feel

It : It would be reasonable to take a repeat pregnancy test in that situation. Taking it with your first morning urine can be helpful, as that is when the urine is most concentrated. Ask your pharmacist for the most accurate test that is also easy to read. If your symptoms persist, it would be reasonable to consult your physician. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed w/ low vit. D. Was given Synergy Vita-D 1000iu. After a week I started having rashes on my face & neck. Could it be the Vit. D causing it?

I'm diagnosed w/ low vit. D. Was given Synergy Vita-D 1000iu. After a week I started having rashes on my face & neck. Could it be the Vit. D causing it?

Not Vit D but...: Vitamin D is a hormone our body produces and can't possibly cause rashes. However, supplements have other ingredients. I wasn't able to find the other ingredients in Synergy Vita-D but it's possible you are reacting to one of the other things in it. It could be a coincidence but it's reasonable to try a different brand. Most adults need 4-8000 iu/day in fall/winter.
See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer ...Read more

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How thyroid abnormality can cause rash?

How thyroid abnormality can cause rash?

Pretibial myxedema: In grave's dz and autoimmune thyroid disease there may be an accumulation of proteoglycans in the lower extremities producing a thickened skin — orange peel type rash known as pretibial myxedema or thyroid dermopathy. ...Read more

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Why do I get a red rash on my neck when I get nervous?

Why do I get a red rash on my neck when I get nervous?

Anxiety Rash: It's not the anxiety itself that causes a rash, but the stress caused by anxiety. Stress puts your body in a state of extreme tension, and releases a great deal of cortisol and adrenaline into your blood stream – both of which are known to lead to skin reactions. Try to take deep breathes, drink plenty of water, and do some activities that relive stress. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 4weeks old daughter and she developed rashes on her fece and neck for a week?

Many possibilities: 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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What to do if I have red rashes developing on my neck. At first, they don't itch. Can anyone tell me what it might be?

What to do if I have red rashes developing on my neck. At first, they don't itch. Can anyone tell me what it might be?

Need exam to know.: Visualization of lesion with complete history would be necessary to try to answer this with any accuracy. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...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