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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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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


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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?

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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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?

Allergy consult: This has many potential causes. For example , a viral infection or a drug (levofloxacin?) taken recently may have caused it. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. If it lasts more than a few weeks, consult an allergist. ...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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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