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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
649 Doctors shared insights

Itchy Rash (Overview)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to inflamation in the skin.


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
649 Doctors shared insights

Itchy Rash (Overview)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to inflamation in the skin.


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What does is mean if I have a bumpy itchy rash on my chest back and shoulders and face?

Many possibilities: 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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What can I do to treat an itchy rash from the fluke parasite I got rafting in the american river?

What can I do to treat an itchy rash from the fluke parasite I got rafting in the american river?

Therapy: You should see a dermatologist to make sure the rash is from this and this way you will get the correct therapy. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat a sunburn-like, itchy rash?

What can I use to treat a sunburn-like, itchy rash?

See a dermatologist: Get a diagnosis. Aloe will do no more than any other lubricant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help your itch. Be careful of benadryl: it is a sleeping pill which should only be used at bedtime. Meanwhile try Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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How did I suddenly get an itchy rash? Are all sudden itchy rashes allergic in nature?

How did I suddenly get an itchy rash? Are all sudden itchy rashes allergic in nature?

Rashes: Most allergic rashes are itchy however, not all itchy rashes are allergic. A good example is scabies that is cause by an arthroppod (insect) that tunnels beneath the skin. Ask your primary care provider to evaluate the rash first, seek a dermatologists opinion if the pcp can not determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is treatment for reoccurring itchy rash using hydrocortisone for itch?

What is treatment for reoccurring itchy rash using hydrocortisone for itch?

Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching. ...Read more

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What are common causes and treatments for my itchy rash?

What are common causes and treatments for my itchy rash?

Depends: Allergies. Chemical contact. Dry skin. Sensitive skin. Dry air. Allergy to a medication. Allergy to makeup. All possible causes. Treatment would depend on the cause. ...Read more

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How can I cure an itchy penis and rash?

How can I cure an itchy penis and rash?

See your doctor: A rash in the genitals or on the penis can be one of several things that would all be treated differently. Things like a yeast infection, psoriasis, lichen planus, zoon's balanitis, skin cancer, or a fixed drug reaction can all occur in this location and would require vastly different treatment. See your doctor for sure on this one. ...Read more

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How to get rid of itchy rash between thighs male?

How to get rid of itchy rash between thighs male?

Rash: It is possible that this is a fungal infection, tina cruris. A good otc therapy is Clotrimazole 1 percent cream applied twice daily or 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Why always when rub my buttocks and sweats, It makes a itchy rash, but when I wash its gones away, but always happens, how to prevents, or what is?

Why always when rub my buttocks and sweats, It makes a itchy rash, but when I wash its gones away, but always happens, how to prevents, or what is?

Stop rubbing: Your problem may well be from dermatographism (oversensitive skin) which is harmless by itself. Try taking an antihistamine to see if it helps. Dry skin can also cause it and thus applying a moisturizer after bathing may also be helpful. ...Read more

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How did I suddenly get an itchy rash? Are all sudden itchy rashes allergic in nature?

Rashes: Most allergic rashes are itchy however, not all itchy rashes are allergic. A good example is scabies that is cause by an arthroppod (insect) that tunnels beneath the skin. Ask your primary care provider to evaluate the rash first, seek a dermatologists opinion if the pcp can not determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have itching near my inner thighs and rashes. Brown itchy rash appears?

I have itching near my inner thighs and rashes. Brown itchy rash appears?

A common rash in: The skin folds of the inner thigh is jock itch.This can be treated with over the counter anti-fungal medicine. ...Read more

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I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?

I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?

See dermatologist: If this happens when you are in the countryside, you are likely allergic to something outdoors or even to the sun.
I would suggest that you consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. Certainly poison oak/poison ivy is a factor to be considered especially since its resin on contaminated articles may remain potent for months. ...Read more

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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes, it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else.
Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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Hi there! I have an itchy rash on my chest, it keeps spreading to shoulders and breast. I usually use Fluticasone Propionate 0.005% ointment for rashes but it doesn't help in this case. Also, I moved from EU to the US a year ago. Please help.

Hi there! I have an itchy rash on my chest, it keeps spreading to shoulders and breast. I usually use Fluticasone Propionate 0.005% ointment for rashes but it doesn't help in this case. Also, I moved from EU to the US a year ago. Please help.

Need to be seen: Start with your doctor, who may refer you to a dermatologist, it could very well be a fungal infection. Kindly don't use a strong steroid, prescription strength, medication as fluticasone ointment without doctor's supervision, best wishes ...Read more

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What to do for itchy rash?

What to do for itchy rash?

Depends on the cause: This rash would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose this. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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What could cause my itchy rash?

What could cause my itchy rash?

Many causes: You don't describe y our rash, so the answer has to be "generic". Rashes can be due to unknown causes; insect bites; allergy to foods, plants, pollen; irritation by chemicals and clothes; medications; sun light; cold; cold water; heat; vibrations; some skin diseases. Rashes that last longer than six weeks are considered chronic and in many cases we don't find a cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my itchy rash?

What is the cause of my itchy rash?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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 can I do with this itchy rash?

What can I do with this itchy rash?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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What can cause an insanely itchy rash?

What can cause an insanely itchy rash?

There are many, many: Possible causes. Consider getting it checked medically for a better idea. ...Read more

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What are ways of soothing a dry, itchy rash?

What are ways of soothing a dry, itchy rash?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the rash. If it's from irritation, for instance, washing your hands a lot, Hydrocortisone ointment (over-the-counter) will help. You can also try putting on calamine lotion, and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth for itching. ...Read more

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How to clear up a mildly itchy rash on my back?

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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What can cause an itchy rash that won't go away?

What can cause an itchy rash that won't go away?

Get checked to know: Hese lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Have itchy rash from the sun what can I put on it?

Have itchy rash from the sun what can I put on it?

Some people try HC1%: Hydrocortisone cream (hc 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and many people find it helps when used 2-3 times a day for 3-4 days on mild sunburns and other mild "sun rashes". One can see a doctor if the rash area is more than just mild or moderate. Sometimes, a person can get a rash while coincidentally being in the sun, but the rash is actually due to another disorder, reason, or medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: itchy rash?

What is the definition or description of: itchy rash?

Eczema: Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to inflamation in the skin. ...Read more

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High temperture and itchy rash over my body what can it be?

COuld be: A skin manifestation of a bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a painful itchy rash on inside of butt checks?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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What to do about really bad itchy rash, from sun or something else?

What to do about really bad itchy rash, from sun or something else?

Depends on cause.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a strange itchy rash on parts of my body. Help?

See a dermatologist: No one can offer a diagnosis without seeing the rash. Have a dermatologist evaluate it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,673 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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,059 Doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more