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Is there a chance you can devolope a very itchy patchy rash on back, shoulders, and trunk from taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Is there a chance you can devolope a very itchy patchy rash on back, shoulders, and trunk from taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) : Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) can be used for the treatment of acne or as a contraceptive. Either way, one of the known side effects is worsening of acne. It would be best to discuss this with your prescribing doctor since it sounds like you have developed a side effect of the treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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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I took my kids to a water park. A day or two later I've noticed itchy patchy red rash areas where my bathing suit was covering. ?

I took my kids to a water park. A day or two later I've noticed itchy patchy red rash areas where my bathing suit was covering. ?

Folliculitis: it could be a case of folliculitis, an inflammation of hair follicles. water parks despite the chlorine are sources for this. try washing area with anti-bacterial soap and applying cortisone cream 3x/day. If not imoroving in 2-3 days, see your doctor ...Read more

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I have a white patchy itchy rash on my inner thighs. Can it be a fungus? And how did it appeared?

I have a white patchy itchy rash on my inner thighs. Can it be a fungus? And how did it appeared?

May be fungi: Definitely may be a fungus but may also be xerosis (a very fancy name for dry skin). See a dermatologist who can perform a KOH test. You will hardly feel anything and can rule out a fungus almost immediately. ...Read more

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My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

Rash: You gave a pretty good description, however, it would be important to see a picture and have more history to make a more accurate assessment. A live consult with a healthtap Doctor in your state or starting with your pediatrician would be the right start. ...Read more

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2year old had a spotty rash which is now turning into blotches all over her body, not itchy? She had clarythromycin for tonsillitis when rash started

2year old had a spotty rash which is now turning into blotches all over her body, not itchy? She had clarythromycin for tonsillitis when rash started

Viral rash: This could be a simple viral rash or it could be a reaction to the antibiotics. If it is accompanied by fever, vomiting, neck stiffness it can be worrying as it is difficult to rule out meningitis. In short it needs an examination by a doctor to comment on the cause of the rash. ...Read more

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I have a all over body spotty rash, it's very very itchy, and Also burns, my doctor isn't helping please help me ?

I have a all over body spotty rash, it's very very itchy, and Also burns, my doctor isn't helping please help me ?

See a dermatologist: There are many rashes that can be very itchy and burning. These include allergic reactions to medications or foods, allergic contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, urticaria, among others. I'd recommend having it evaluated by a dermatologist who can then treat you appropriately and make sure that the underlying cause is addressed so that it doesn't continue. ...Read more

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I have raised red circular patchy rash on my chest, leg, and back, Not itchy or painful. Localized. What could this be?

I have raised red circular patchy rash on my chest, leg, and back, Not itchy or painful. Localized. What could this be?

Tinea corporis: Tine a corporis is a common fungal skin problem which is easily treated with prescription medicine (cream or lotion). I would visit with your primary care physician to obtain a prescription. ...Read more

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I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, i was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, i was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause an itchy rash, from allergic reactions to infections. It would be best if you could have a doctor look at the rash and he/she could direct treatment or diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Red patchy rash under breast. not itchy nor painful?

Intertrigo: Skin can develop a rash when 2 skin surfaces touch and sweat builds up allowing growth of yeast or bacteria. Treat by keeping area clean and most of all dry. Change sports bra immediately after exercise and shower. Wear good support bra during day and possibly at night. Apply baby powder to area to keep dry. Topical antifungal cream may help, too. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the bottom of my feet up my ankles. It's itchy and red and raised but flat. The entire bottom is like this. More patchy near ankles.

I have a rash on the bottom of my feet up my ankles. It's itchy and red and raised but flat. The entire bottom is like this. More patchy near ankles.

Rash: It sounds like something you have been in contact with or less likely a fungal infection. Take a picture and see your doctor for the correct diagnosis. All the 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