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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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 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. ...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?

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 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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Non itchy rash on shoulder?

Non itchy rash on shoulder?

Need more details: The causes are many, please give more details, onset, type of lesions, distribution.. ...Read more

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Chiggers (Definition)

'chiggers' is an itchy rash casue by the bite of an immature (larval) stage of a mite. The mite secrets chemicals which trigger an intense itchy reaction from humans. The larvae do not burrow under skin but rather secret chemicals to help digest skin. The mites are found in tall grass at the edges of forests. Wear long clothing & use ...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