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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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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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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?

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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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. ...Read more

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I've had a itchy rash for almost 2 months now and now my bf has it. I don't know what I could be.

I've had a itchy rash for almost 2 months now and now my bf has it. I don't know what I could be.

Rash: Show your doctor or send us a picture. It sounds contagious and since it is so itchy it may be bites caused by something like scabies. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a terrible itchy rash. I don't lnow what's causing it and nothing seems to help. What can I do?

I have a terrible itchy rash. I don't lnow what's causing it and nothing seems to help. What can I do?

Itchy rash: An itchy rash can be caused by many different things - bug bites, eczema, allergy or irritation to something you touched or used on skin, allergic reaction to a food or medication, and many more. Try anti itch cream like hydrocortisone, try oral antihistamine like zyrtec, (cetirizine) and try taking an oatmeal bath. If not going away within a few days, or is associated with other symptoms, see physician ...Read more

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My husband broke out with a painful, itchy rash that keeps spreading all over his body. What is it and what should we do?

My husband broke out with a painful, itchy rash that keeps spreading all over his body. What is it and what should we do?

?? Hives"": Red, raised and itchy rash that looks like mosquit-bites but can coalesce into much larger patches is characteristic of hives. But it often is not painful. It sounds like he should have a doctor take a look at this for better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a body rash. That began by being rough and itchy rash now it hurts. It is not hot but keeps spreading x3 days. What could this b e?

I have a body rash. That began by being rough and itchy rash now it hurts. It is not hot but keeps spreading x3 days. What could this b e?

Many potentials: The cause ranges from simply dry skin or a viral infection to potentially drug allergy or an autoimmune disorder. If the rash starts to hurt, you need to consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Broke out in itchy rash, seems to get worse by the day. Thought it was from a med I was taking. Been off it for 4 days rash still gettin worse. Help?

Broke out in itchy rash, seems to get worse by the day. Thought it was from a med I was taking. Been off it for 4 days rash still gettin worse. Help?

Virus: The rash could be due to the reason you took the antibiotic. If you had a virus the rash cold be due to the infection itself and not the medicine you took for the underlying disease. A drug induced rash should begin to clear after 4 days but if it were severe to begin with then 4 days may not be enough. It also depends on if you were taking the med in question while the rash was ongoing. ...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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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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Rash (Definition)

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


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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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