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Itchy Rash From Sun Exposure
Mysterious non-itchy rash on shin area and ankle swelling after sun exposure? It came up after a day on the beach, mostly standing, for several hours.
Sunburn results when the amount of exposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light source exceeds the ability of the body's protective pigment, melanin, to protect the skin. Sunburn in a very light-skinned person may occur in less than 15 minutes of midday sun exposure, while a dark-skinned person may tolerate the ...Read more
Joint pain, muscle pain, facial rashes, tremors, itchy rashes after sun exposure, fatigue. Saw rheumatologist, all lupus tests negative+ blood normal?
See details: I am not sure what you are asking. You need to discuss the situation with your rheumatologist. There are patients with lupus who do not have positive blood tests. There are also other explanations for your symptoms. Lupus remains an uncommon diagnosis in males so you may want to look for another explanation. ...Read more
I have itchy face and jawline with no rash for past 2 weeks. I have not used any new face product, and I am sure its not sun exposure.?
After 25 days of TB treatment and extended exposure to sun, ihave very itchy rash on most of my upper beck, chest and shoulders. Shld I stop treatment?
Not necessarily: What medications are you taking? Some can cause sun sensitivity. Is any other sun exposed skin, like the face, involved? ...Read more
I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time. Unsure if related.?
Unfortunately it: Will be impossible to diagnose you over the internet since we cannot see your rash or your oral lesion. These findings could easily be related to an autoimmune process or your medications. You need to make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss these new findings. Don't delay. ...Read more
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
Every late spring and early summer I break out in an itchy rash only where the sun hits me, why is this and what is it called?
The most common...: Cause is something called polymorphous light eruption (pmle), and it is basically your skin reacting to light in the ultraviolet and visible spectrums for unknown reasons. Other things can cause rashes in sun-exposed areas, such as certain medications, and a disease called lupus. If the problem is significant, see a dermatologist, particularly if you have other symptoms like sore joints. ...Read more
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
Rash with sun exposr: Many prescription & otc medications are photosensitizers: sun exposure while taking them can cause a sunburn-like rash. Many common plants can likewise cause a rash when exposed to sun. See a dermatologist; take list of all meds (rx & otc) & herbs/ supplements you take. Also list what sort of plants you have in garden or landscaping. ...Read more
Really itchy rash on one side of face that was in the sun. What can I do to even out color and stop itch?
On vacation in Sri Lanka and have developed a itchy rash on back and shoulders, I'm using sun block and after sun, I have been in hotel pool and sea?
Hard to say: If the rash occurs only on sun exposed area, one needs to consider photosensitizing from lotion applied or drug taken. Some ingredients in sunscreen can also induced photoallergic reaction. Try changing sunscreen PABA-free or one with a different active ingredient. Topical cortisone may help ...Read more
My mum was taking actonel (risedronate) and now she can't go out into the sun because of red itchy rash on her face. Could this be a side effect?
Absolutely: Actonel (risedronate) can make you extremely sensitive to sun exposure, and you may easily develop sunburns. Always use sun protection when taking this med—long sleeves, pants, broad-brimmed hat, sunblock/screen of at least #30 spf applied several minutes before going out into sun. Make sure sunscreen blocks both uva & uvb. Discuss this side effect with doc who prescribed it. ...Read more
Is there a specific test to check for lupus? My mom has it. I get very swollen joints when I go in the sun also itchy rash/hives. I feel horrible!
Yes: But as with all illnesses, the test results need be interpreted along with the symptoms and physical findings. ...Read more
Red itchy rash under breast and groin area it looks like sun burn with bumps. I'm itchy all over but no rash other then those areas. What can this be?
Yeast infection?: If you are overweight, the areas under the breasts, the love handle, and the groin are more susceptible to candida infection. If this applies to you, try to keep these areas dry by using antiperspirant. In the meanwhile try some anti-fungal cream on the areas for a few days. If still not improved after a week, see you doctor. For overweight people, losing some weight should be a long-term goal. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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?
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
COuld be: A skin manifestation of a bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more
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
See a dermatologist: No one can offer a diagnosis without seeing the rash. Have a dermatologist evaluate it. ...Read more
Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! I think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more
Various causes: Itching in the pubic area may be due to heat and sweating; fungal infection if there are skin folds; contact allergy to certain chemicals in underwear, particularly made of synthetic materials; lice transmitted by sexual contact or sleeping on an infested mattress. As the causes are so different, you better see your physician. ...Read more