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Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Cardiac Catheterization (Definition)

This is a procedure where narrow, flexible tubes are inserted into a peripheral artery through a cut in the skin, and advanced to the heart. Dye can be injected through the catheters into the arteries of the heart to look for blockages ("angiogram"), or to measure pressure within the cardiac chambers ("right heart cath"). Arteries can be opened with balloons/stents at the ...Read more


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Itchy skin all over,no fever,decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, flank pain, neg pregnancy test, fast heart beat. Help?

Itchy skin all over,no fever,decreased appetite, trouble sleeping, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, flank pain, neg pregnancy test, fast heart beat. Help?

Infection: You sound like you have either pelvic inflammatory disease or pyelonephritis - both are serious infections. If you don't have fever, I suspect you either actually do (later in the day) or will soon. You should be seen by your doctor today for a urinalysis and abdominal/pelvic exam . ...Read more

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9 hours after heart cath broke out in rash on torso of body?

9 hours after heart cath broke out in rash on torso of body?

Rash on torso: I would be concerned about a delayed reaction to the contrast used during the cath. Call your doctor. ...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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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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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 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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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 if I have a strange itchy rash on parts of my body. Help?

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

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Can too much biotin cause an itchy rash?

Can too much biotin cause an itchy rash?

No: But also note that biotin at any dose is useless. A waste of money. But nobody is allergic to it. It is not toxic. Just useless. ...Read more

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Bad itchy rash around my ankles, what can it be?

Bad itchy rash around my ankles, what can it be?

It could be : A bad itchy rash, it could be a fungal infection, it could be poison ivy if you happened to step in some.. Since we can't see it, it is hard to guess. You can try applying a topical stead as a first line of defense, if no improvement see a doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy rash after getting sunburned, is this normal?

Itchy rash after getting sunburned, is this normal?

Burn or allergy: Dry skin can itch and an allergic reaction to a tanning lotion can itch, did you apply any? Moisturize your skin daily to soothe it. ...Read more

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Itchy rash and them a worm came out, what should I do?

Itchy rash and them a worm came out, what should I do?

See doctor: Did you visit a tropical area recently? This can be serious and you need to see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What should I do for itchy rash on skin. Help please.?

What should I do for itchy rash on skin. Help please.?

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

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


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