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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Started 1 month ago itchy skin only when sleeping I have allergies and dry skin not taking medication and no rashes or bumps I train and work at a gym?

Started 1 month ago itchy skin only when sleeping I have allergies and dry skin not taking medication and no rashes or bumps I train and work at a gym?

Moisturizer: You may just have dry skin which can be helped by applying moisturizer on your skin within 3 mins after bathing and again about 12 hrs later +/- bathing. Avoid antibacterial and scented soap. If this still does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, acid stomach, brown and red itchy skin rashes, everytime I eat something with acid it will bother me at night during my sleep. Help!

Stomach pain, acid stomach, brown and red itchy skin rashes, everytime I eat something with acid it will bother me at night during my sleep. Help!

See your doctor: It looks like you have 2 problems, stomach pain and skin rashes. You might have acid reflux / gastritis or peptic ulcer diseases. You can try otc antacid or acid reduction meds like zantac (ranitidine) in the meantime but you need to be seen and evaluated to have it treated correctly. Also it's almost impossible to know what your skin rashes might be if we don't see it. Your local doctor can help. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping?

I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping?

Itching: Generalized itching without associated rash is often due to very dry skin. After showering, rub in a moisturizing substance like keri lotion to restore oils to your skin. Other causes could be diabetes, prickly heat, thyroid disorder or certain malignancies like lymphoma. A dermatologist could advise you and order any appropriate tests. ...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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Husband have itchy rash for 3months. Biopsie was done. Not cancer. Still has it, getting worse. On his whole body. Not allergic to anything?

Husband have itchy rash for 3months. Biopsie was done. Not cancer. Still has it, getting worse. On his whole body. Not allergic to anything?

2nd opinion: I recommend a second opinion from another dermatologist or from another pathologist from an academic center who will review the biopsy. A biopsy usually outlines the type of itchy rash. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a red semi scaly itchy rash on my scrotum and im looking for a way to treat it fast before it gets worse some skin is cracked?

I have what seems to be a red semi scaly itchy rash on my scrotum and im looking for a way to treat it fast before it gets worse some skin is cracked?

Here are some. ..: Besides further detailed Hx, a direct look at the concerned area on the scrotum is essential to deduce possible Dx. But gently cleaning and drying the area and lightly applying antifungal with steroid cream 1-2 times daily would be the reasonable temporary measure before gaining pro-evaluation and counseling within 3-5 days. Best wish. .. ...Read more

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I am experiencing dry skin, very itchy rash. On sides under boobs, back and inside of top of my legs. It gets worse in the winter. Red patchy circles?

I am experiencing dry skin, very itchy rash. On sides under boobs, back and inside of top of my legs. It gets worse in the winter. Red patchy circles?

Moisturizer: These are likely what is called winter rash due to dry skin. Try applying a moisturizer on your skin within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. The red patchy circles however are not usually found in people with just dry skin. You may need to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my hands and fingers, it has a clear fluid in the tiny pimples, its not going away and it gets worse after I put my hands in wa?

I have a itchy rash on my hands and fingers, it has a clear fluid in the tiny pimples, its not going away and it gets worse after I put my hands in wa?

Dyshydrotic eczema: This is a type of eczema that is due to frequent washing and water contact. Try washing dishes with gloves on. Apply a moisturizer after each washing. Keep your hands covered overnight after you apply vaseline with cotton gloves and stay away from water as much as possible. Don't use harsh soap or antibacterial gel. ...Read more

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Red itchy rash new anus, right side, think yeasts, applied apple cider viniger now it is turning white, is it healing or am y making it worse?

Red itchy rash new anus, right side, think yeasts, applied apple cider viniger now it is turning white, is it healing or am y making it worse?

Use anti fungal powd: Sounds like it could be a yeast infection, usually these can be nicely treated by over the counter anti fungal creams or powders ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Have a itchy rash on buttocks...causes dry skin and one or two blisters. Itching is worse at night. Spontaneously clears after a few days?

Have a itchy rash on buttocks...causes dry skin and one or two blisters. Itching is worse at night. Spontaneously clears after a few days?

Rash on buttocks: Hello ~ have a Dr see the rash when its there because this sounds suspiciously like a herpes infection rash. If it is there is no need to be concerned, but we would advise how you can better not spread this and advise lots of washing of hands, and the rash is severe could be treated with Acyclovir or derivative or some 1% hydrocort for itch, or nothing. Thanks.. ...Read more

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Extremely itchy rash on stomach and sides, worse at night. It started gradually, became worse over the last several days. Could it be scabies?

Extremely itchy rash on stomach and sides, worse at night. It started gradually, became worse over the last several days. Could it be scabies?

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I got a real itchy rash and swollen hands. The hospital put me on steroids for 4 days and no improvement!! it's a lot worse an hour after waking up?

I got a real itchy rash and swollen hands. The hospital put me on steroids for 4 days and no improvement!! it's a lot worse an hour after waking up?

See your doctor: Or go again to the hospital, you may need more steroids, a higher dose / other medications, then you need to see an allergist/ immunologist for more evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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What would cause a round scaly itchy rash that spreads to other members of the home even after using antifungal which makes the itching worse. I've tried different product's. Muciprocion, anti fungal, my child was on keflex and then switched to septra thi

What would cause a round scaly itchy rash that spreads to other members of the home even after using antifungal which makes the itching worse. I've tried different product's. Muciprocion, anti fungal, my child was on keflex and then switched to septra thi

Not antifungal: Mupirocin, keflex and septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) aren't antifungals, those are antibiotics, topical and systemic. Miconazole cream though is the antifungal, it's OTC, needs at least 2 weeks of application, but you ultimately want to see your doctor, it might not be ring worm to start with, also if you have a pet at home, it needs to be taken care of, wish you all wellness. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on arms an top of my legs an belly they seem hot an worse then wot can it be?

I have a itchy rash on arms an top of my legs an belly they seem hot an worse then wot can it be?

Allergy: Most likely, it is an allergic reaction, could be a contact dermatitis.you need to figure out what you are allergic to and stop it. Meanwhile take benadryl, (diphenhydramine)and apply hydrocortison cream. ...Read more

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My lower legs have a swollen, red itchy rash...and blister like bumps. They become worse as the day progresses.

My lower legs have a swollen, red itchy rash...and blister like bumps. They become worse as the day progresses.

This will require: Evaluation by your physician or a dermatologist to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my legs, developed early pregnancy and hasn't gone away. Tried fungal creams, and neosporin no help. Dial soap makes much worse?

I have a itchy rash on my legs, developed early pregnancy and hasn't gone away. Tried fungal creams, and neosporin no help. Dial soap makes much worse?

Pregnancy rash: There is a plaque like strange-looking rash associated with pregnancy. It is usually treated with a short course of oral cortisone. However it is always a good idea to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide makes my 12 Year old daughter break out in a red itchy rash and makes her face worse. Salicylic acid doesn't work for her.

Benzoyl peroxide makes my 12 Year old daughter break out in a red itchy rash and makes her face worse. Salicylic acid doesn't work for her.

Too much too often: Benzoyl peroxide comes as 5% and 10%. The vehicle can also be a gel (most potent) to lotion to cream (least potent). It also doesn't have to be put on every day or twice a day. If it is irritating her skin tell her to hold back on the throttle, both in the formulation and the frequency. Acne is almost a right of passage of teenage hood and she will get through it as you and her mom did! ...Read more

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My daughter has a fever, white spots on her tonsils bad breath a very itchy rash everywhere but worse on the soles of her feet and hands what is this?

My daughter has a fever, white spots on her tonsils bad breath a very itchy rash everywhere but worse on the soles of her feet and hands what is this?

See your doctor: Fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat may be an indication that your daughter has strep throat. It's caused by group a strep. Sometimes people miss the sore throat and maybe even the fever. After the rash you may get peeling of the hands and feet. If you think you might have scarlet fever, see your doctor soon for a strep test and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy rash that comes and goes for the last year. It is on my palm, vagina, breast and upper chest. I have been treated for everything from scabies to mrsa. It seems to get worse around my periods. However it dose come out at other times. It

I have a very itchy rash that comes and goes for the last year. It is on my palm, vagina, breast and upper chest. I have been treated for everything from scabies to mrsa. It seems to get worse around my periods. However it dose come out at other times. It

Fungus?: Due to cravings for sugar prior to your periods, fungal infections can be aggravated. Please see a dermatologist. A biopsy may be appropriate since you sound like you have already received some medical attention. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

Needs re-evaluation: Not possible to diagnose without at least a picture, you need to see your doctor again who would refer you to a dermatologist. Please hold the steroid cream for now, it could be a fungal rash or something else, good luck ...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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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

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