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I have a cut on my arm and all of a sudden it has an extremely itchy rash around it, is this some sort of allergic reaction?

I have a cut on my arm and all of a sudden it has an extremely itchy rash around it, is this some sort of allergic reaction?

Cut and Allergy: Allergic contact dermatitis (acd) due to topical antibiotics is very common. Neomycin and Bacitracin are in the top ten most common allergens to cause allergic contact dermatitis.

Dr. John Chiu
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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What to do for itchy rash?

Depends: It is difficult to guess what it may be given so little information. If the rash is confined to a small area, topical hydrocortisone may help. The most important step is finding the cause for the rash and thus you may consider consulting an allergist or dermatologist.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Several things: Intrinsic conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, dry skin, viral rashes; extrinsic conditions such as allergic dermatitis (cosmetics, fragrances), foods, bites, stress, urticaria (hives), just to name a few off the top of my head...many things. Common conditions often are self-limited, but a few need to be checked out and treated (such as drug allergy).

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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.

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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.

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

Hydrocortisone cream: The best available over the counter anti itch cream is 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Unfortunately, it is not very strong. If your rash persists, see a dermatologist.

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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.

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I took the 500 mg one pill and now I have a itchy rash how long will it take to clear up?

I took the 500 mg one pill and now I have a itchy rash how long will it take to clear up?

Probably about 1 wk.: But it also depends on how long the drug is supposed to stay in your body. The longer acting the drug the longer the rash.

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