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Dr. John Chiu
2,663 Doctors shared insights

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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Have had increasingly itching, burning skin after shower. I use no dyes, additives. Now it's itching when I get upset! Had shingles 6months ago. Help!

Have had increasingly itching, burning skin after shower. I use no dyes, additives. Now it's itching when I get upset! Had shingles 6months ago. Help!

Aquagenic Pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus is a condition in which contact with water of any temperature causes intense itching without any visible skin changes. The episodes can begin anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes (or more) after contact with water and typically lasts 10 to 120 minutes (average: 40 minutes). The cause of aquagenic pruritus is unknown; however, familial cases have been described. Try antihistamines. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

Hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity (also called hypersensitivity reaction) refers to undesirable reactions produced by the normal immune system, including allergies and autoimmunity. These reactions may be damaging, uncomfortable, or occasionally fatal. Hypersensitivity reactions require a pre-sensitized (immune) state of the host. Causes include foods, meds, infections, systemic diseases and others. ...Read more

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My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

My son has a rash that has not have welts or bumps, itches, burns and the ras is inside of the skin. Wat kind of rash is this? No bumps welts, burning, breaks in and out of the rash, and itches

An: An itchy rash with raised red bumps can be caused by many, many things such as:
-food or drug allergy
-viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few
-insect bites such as fleas or scabies
-bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep)
-medication reaction

or it can be seen in very rare things such as:
-measles
-toxic shock syndrome
-kawasaki disease
-meningitis
-stevens-johnson syndrome
-rocky mountain spotted fever disease

the list goes on and on.

The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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Burning skin on leg but no rash, what is wrong?

Burning skin on leg but no rash, what is wrong?

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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What could cause burning skin and a rash in the groin area?

What could cause burning skin and a rash in the groin area?

Fungus: Burning and rash in the groin could be caused by yeast or rungs infection. Fungus has a sharp border with scaling amd yeast has small red pus like spots in an irregular shape. Mild cases are treatable with cream. More extensive cases may need oral drugs such as Diflucan (fluconazole) or ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Itchy, burning skin with lacy rash that is under the skin. Symptoms come and go they may last one hour up to a few weeks?

Itchy, burning skin with lacy rash that is under the skin. Symptoms come and go they may last one hour up to a few weeks?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I experience burning skin, no burnes nor rash how to make the burning go away?

I experience burning skin, no burnes nor rash how to make the burning go away?

May be nerves: You may have early shingles, a neuropathy worsened by stress, diabetes, pinched nerve, swelling, hypothyroid, overuse syndrome, or more. See your doctor to see if there is something you can do to better manage your stress. She will also evaluate the area that is burning and tell you if it is the shingles virus versus many other issues. ...Read more

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14weeks pregnant. No infections/diseases. No rash. Itchy burning skin all over whole body. Gets especially bad at night. What could it be?

14weeks pregnant. No infections/diseases. No rash. Itchy burning skin all over whole body. Gets especially bad at night. What could it be?

Dry skin?: At 14 weeks, there really are no skin related complications related specifically to the pregnancy. This sounds like something else. I would try things like: change laundry detergent, evening shower with moisturizing soap, and a humidifier in your room. Also, talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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Burning skin on back of legs and buttocks with no rash?

Parenthesis: Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia can be caused by disorders affecting the central nervous system, such as stroke and transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes), multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and encephalitis. A tumor or vascular lesion pressed up against the brain or spinal cord can also cause paresthesia. ...Read more

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I have a itchy burning skin rash on my body is it due to they thyroid, I have taken thyroxin for years?

I have a itchy burning skin rash on my body is it due to they thyroid, I have taken thyroxin for years?

Maybe (not). . .: It might also be due to your oral antihistamine or seroxat (paroxetine). Lots of other possible reasons. New soaps/lotions/detergents? New clothing? Recent travel or camping? Bottom line: go see your doctor & tell him/her about your concerns. Also be sure to give timeline as to when rash started relative to any of above, eg new bottle of medications, perhaps due to switch in generic manufacturers. ...Read more

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Burning skin sensation from under breasts to groin. No rash or swelling can be seen. No new medications or personal products. What could it be? TY

Nerve dysfunction: Something, is causing a dysfunction, or irritating your sensory nerves, the nerves involved in sensation. One possibility, is what we call small fiber neuropathy. Or a degeneration of the nerve fibers that are involved in sensation. This is common with autoimmune disorders such as lupus. Another, less likely possibility is a lesion in your spinal cord. This is less likely, ...Read more

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Spontaneously red rashes on skin, itching and burning sensation?

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 skin is burning and itching over my entire body. A few spots of red rash. What in the world plus I feel terrible and very anxious. Any ideas?

My skin is burning and itching over my entire body. A few spots of red rash. What in the world plus I feel terrible and very anxious. Any ideas?

Dermatologist: There are a lot of problems that can produce trashes like that, ranging from serious diseases to dry skin from frequent showers.
You need to see either your primary physician or a dermatologist to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Rash lining and inside lips; started with itching, turned to burning later on. I have started using the vasoline and it is working wonderful, but I wanted to find out if this is most likely a skin contact rash or something ingested?

Rash lining and inside lips; started with itching, turned to burning later on. I have started using the vasoline and it is working wonderful, but I wanted to find out if this is most likely a skin contact rash or something ingested?

Could be either one: What you describe could come from contact with a substance, like lip product, that you came in contact with. You may be allergic to one of the components. It is also possible that you had an allergic reaction to something you ate. Try to look back over the time just before you got the rash and figure out what it might have been. It does not sound like herpes if burning went away quickly. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

I have been experiencing itching without a rash followed by a burning sensation, crawling feeling underneath skin and small red bumps. Help please!

Red bumps: If the red bumps clear within a day, they may be hives caused by an allergic reaction to something internal (example=food) or external by something coming in contact with your body. If the bumps persist for a few days, insect bites could be the culprit. Taking antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy) helps. See a dermatologist or allergist as needed. ...Read more

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My knee cap has itching and burning sensation. There is no rash in skin thus far. What can it be. Help.

My knee cap has itching and burning sensation. There is no rash in skin thus far. What can it be. Help.

Knee pain: Hello ~ try stopping all pressure (kneeling) on it and apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone and see what happens. I suspect it may swell because I think you have a mild pre-patella bursitis.thanks ...Read more

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Is it safe to try using clotrimazole on a red burning/itching rash on the skin around the outer corners of my eyes?

Is it safe to try using clotrimazole on a red burning/itching rash on the skin around the outer corners of my eyes?

Clotrimazole eye: Is it safe to try using clotrimazole on a red burning/itching rash on the skin around the outer corners of my eyes? ANS: what for? Read warnings on lable. Go to Drugs. Com and research and then ask your Dr. He knows you best. ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more