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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

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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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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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 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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My red itchy rash comes and goes, what could this be?

My red itchy rash comes and goes, what could this be?

Many possible: Causes. These 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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I have itchy rash on both ancles that has turned black?

I have itchy rash on both ancles that has turned black?

? eschar: Rash turning black could be an organizing hematoma with subsequent eschar development.
You may have scratched the lesion which may have caused some skin irritation.
you may want to apply OTC antibiotic and steroid creams.
Vascular/infectious/auto-immune or malignant etiologies may need to be ruled out if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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I have this itchy rash on my face?

I have this itchy rash on my face?

Many causes: It can be eczema, contact dermatitis, dry skin, etc. Consult a dermatologist about your problem. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash after sex, remedy?

I have itchy rash after sex, remedy?

Allergy or infection: If the itchy rash occurs soon after sex, it could be an allergic reaction such as contact dermatitis. If there is a vulval rash and discharge a yeast infection may be the cause. More information is needed to evaluate the problem. ...Read more

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Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What can this itchy rash on my leg be?

What can this itchy rash on my leg be?

Possible allergy: Causes of this type of localized itchy rash include contact dermatitis from clothing, creams, etc or allergic reaction to insect bites. Cortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

Need eval to know.: 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 causes redish non itchy rash on vaginal area?

What causes redish non itchy rash on vaginal area?

Many possible causes: 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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I have an itchy rash from antibiotics, what should I do?

I have an itchy rash from antibiotics, what should I do?

Call Rx Dr. And: Med allergy probable, . ..You need to call your rx dr. And stop the meds. You may need another antibx depending on your infection, and you may need treatment for the itchy rash. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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What to do about extremely itchy rash caused by diabetes?

What to do about extremely itchy rash caused by diabetes?

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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Is it common to get itchy rash for days after allergy shot?

Is it common to get itchy rash for days after allergy shot?

Not common: Please get back to the doctor giving you the allergy shots ...Read more

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What should I do for itchy rash appeared on cheek overnight?

What should I do for itchy rash appeared on cheek overnight?

Depends on cause: These 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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Itchy rash on inner thigh only at night, what could this be?

Fungal, tinea cruris: Good evening,
itchy rash on the inner thigh could be due to a fungal infection, tinea cruris, especially in a heavy-set person. There is no precise reason why it should appear only at night; probably, we are too busy during the daytime to pay attention to it. If it is due to a fungal infection, it may need specific creams to make it go away. Over-the-counter creams, though helpful, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a certain itchy rash could it be cancer?

No: An itchy rash is not cancer. See a dermatologist or your family doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Itchy rash after being in the sun. How can I get rid of this?

Dry skin?: If you did not apply anything to your skin while in the sun, then dry skin can make it itchy, try a moisturizer first and if it does not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on the inside of my elbow where it bends?

I have an itchy rash on the inside of my elbow where it bends?

Eval to know: 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 should I take for this itchy rash my antibiotics gave me!?

What should I take for this itchy rash my antibiotics gave me!?

Discontinue use: If you suspect that the rash is caused by the antibiotics you should stop taking them because you are probably allergic to them and that can be dangerous. Call your doctor immediately for an alternative one that you can take for the condition. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on back and chest --what is it \ why am I getting it?

Itchy rash on back and chest --what is it \ why am I getting it?

Many possible causes: Best to get evaluated to get accurate diagnosis but possibilities include folliculitis, grover's disease (wax/wanes often worse in hot weather), drug reaction. ...Read more

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I get a red itchy rash when exposed to sun what can cause this?

I get a red itchy rash when exposed to sun what can cause this?

Rash with sun exposr: Many prescription & otc medications are photosensitizers: sun exposure while taking them can cause a sunburn-like rash. Many common plants can likewise cause a rash when exposed to sun. See a dermatologist; take list of all meds (rx & otc) & herbs/ supplements you take. Also list what sort of plants you have in garden or landscaping. ...Read more

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Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Sudden reddish, somewhat itchy rash around groin area, what do I do?

Don't panic.: Nothing makes people more nervous than a rash in the genital area. It could be anything from jock itch to an allergy to something you applied in that area to, yes, something you caught from intimate contact. Put your mind at ease by seeing your doctor and getting it sorted out. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream first if you wish, but if that doesn't work, see your doc or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small blistery, itchy rash on the inside of my elbow. What is it?

I have a small blistery, itchy rash on the inside of my elbow. What is it?

Not sure: These 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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I have a dry itchy rash all over the small of my back that will not go way?

I have a dry itchy rash all over the small of my back that will not go way?

See dermatolgist: You will likely need a skin biopsy to find out the cause and thus I suggest you consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an itchy rash and want to know how I can get rid of it?

Allergy: Could be allergic or a contact like poison ivy. Don't scratch it that may lead to infection. Think if you put on anything, ate anything or contacted any allergen. Gardening?
Steroid anti itch cream is a start if continues see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Very itchy rash around my neck its splotchy and very dry. What to do for it?

Try HC cream: Without seeing the rash it's hard to tell what caused it, but it's likely an allergic or irritant reaction. Try Hydrocortisone cream, which is available without a prescription. If that doesn't work you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an itchy rash and want to know how I can get rid of it?

What do you suggest if I have an itchy rash and want to know how I can get rid of it?

Allergy: Could be allergic or a contact like poison ivy. Don't scratch it that may lead to infection. Think if you put on anything, ate anything or contacted any allergen. Gardening?
Steroid anti itch cream is a start if continues see a dermatologist ...Read more

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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 makes my 4 year old break out in itchy rash whenever she eats anything with tomatoes?

Workup/Mgt: I agree that a food allergy panel called a CAP test is indicated. If the rash occurred particularly within 4 hours of eating the tomatoes, an allergic reaction is most likely. The itchiness as well indicates an allergic reaction. Avoiding the food, and using an antihistamine by mouth is part of the management. I would also suggest a discussion about pediatric epi pen with your physician. ...Read more

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Can I have an itchy rash from West Nile without having the other symptoms? Is it dangerous?

Can I have an itchy rash from West Nile without having the other symptoms? Is it dangerous?

The Vile Nile Virus: First, remember that a lot of viruses can cause a rash, sometimes itchy and sometimes without many other symptoms but when it comes to West Nile, no, the usual is with other symptoms (fever, aches, swollen glands, fatigue--kinda like Mono)--yes, the rash can itch, & it's usually on the trunk. West Nile itself is usually not dangerous, but 1% or less of those infected can get encephalitis (brain burn) ...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. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more