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Itchy Painful Rash On Trunk
Ingrown hairs: Those are ingrown hairs due to shaving too close to the skin. Modern razors are so good, they actually shave *below* the skin surface, which sets up ingrown hairs. Use a single-blade razor or electric razor and shave with the grain, not against it. You won't get as close a shave, but that's the idea. ...Read more
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
Painful rash of small bumps on back after vacation. Back wasn't exposed to anything except for changing or showering. Didn't use diff. Soap. Not itchy?
Still likely contact: Likely being in a new environment triggered a small reaction even if you don't remember a specific trigger. Also sun could have triggers a skin reaction. If it continues to itch or be painful, get your doctor to take a look. ...Read more
Recurrent shingles: According to the 2008 edition of "harrison's principles of internal medicine, " recurrent shingles results from deficits in cell-mediated immunity, the same problem that people with aids have, and, sometimes, inability to make sufficient antibodies. The two processes are usually linked because antibody production depends on communication between t-cells and b-cells of the immune system. See doc. ...Read more
I have just developed a painful rash around my knee; one huge painful itchy spot while I've noticed lots of small ones around it, what could this be?
I have recently had really itchy and painful skin but no rashes, is it because I stopped my antidepressant?
Plant juice, maybe: There are several things that could cause such a rash, especially if the rash is only on one side, not both sides. Shingles is a possibility. I'd expect clusters of small blisters to develop in that case. A contact rash from a plant or chemical, either alone or combined with sun exposure could cause this. Even bacterial infections, like impetigo or fungal infections, like ringworm, are possible. ...Read more
I've been tanning in a tanning bed and have developed a an itchy, painful rash on my stomach. What could it be?
Probable infection: Both the ultraviolet light which decreases your skins ability to fight infection and the possibility of an infectioin acquired on a surface not sterilized before your use are common causes. You could have activated a virus like hsv or zoster as well. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a red bumpy itchy painful rash over a surgical incision that is a year or so old I've had it for almost two months. Its right above pubic line?
I have a red non-itchy non-painful rash on my penile shaft. There are lines radiating from it. Its been 5 months since i've had sex (protected)?
SSee derm: See your dermatologist to discuss treatment options. This could be several things. ...Read more
I worked in a vineyard on Wed. got an itchy/painful rash that night. I sat on net w/rat in it. Rash is on left butt cheek/lower back to front groin. ?
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