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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


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Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?

Best to have it : Looked at.Hard to say without additional information.May just be heat bumps and dry skin.In the meantime, you can take some antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin , Allegra , zyrtec or any generic equivalent to stop you from itching and avoid skin infection. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

Itchy  red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck  spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection  scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

It could: Tinea versicolor can be spread by contact. I would go to be seen and confirm since the treatment for an infection so widespread would be an oral anti fungal. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on Nape of neck,ankels,chest,legs,hands.Some are turning into blisters.Doctors dont know what it is they say it's not bed bugs.

Itchy bumps on Nape of neck,ankels,chest,legs,hands.Some are turning into blisters.Doctors dont know what it is they say it's not bed bugs.

Itchy bumps: Is it in a line? Could be scabies ( elmite). or molluscum contagiosum, syphilis (check RPR) impetigo or even eczema, may be allergic to foods/ environment or psoriasis. Check for mosquito as well ( are they in Texas this time of year? )Would follow up with dermatologist . ...Read more

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My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?

My scalp at the nape of the neck is quite itchy and I scratch it often. This is scalp covered by my hair. It now has small bumps on the skin. Advice?

Could be ...: It very well could be a cause of more symptomatic seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis, even a plain ole fungal infection. While you could try over-the-counter dandruff shampoos like neutrogena T-gel, you would be best suited by first seeing your doctor to make sure it doesn't require more aggressive treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is this red round itchy scaly patch on the neck and nape. Tried clotrimazole. It subsides but then goes back. What causes it? How to cure it?

Steroid cream?: The only way of diagnosing a skin lesion is to have a doctor look at it. But an itchy scaly patch sounds like it could be eczema or psoriasis. Using a steroid cream would help if it was. ...Read more

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1 year old had MMR Vaccine 11 days ago, little dot rash over body and a large pea sized lump at nape of neck hairline can't see doctor for a week?

1 year old had MMR Vaccine 11 days ago, little dot rash over body and a large pea sized lump at nape of neck hairline can't see doctor for a week?

Common finding: This is a common finding in many kids who receive the MMR. It is a sign the weakened virus in the vaccine did its job well and the kid had a minor rash in response.The real thing would have been 20X worse. The lump is a reactive lymph node and will reduce in size within 2-3 wks.You might call the office to have the experience recorded in the chart, but I wouldn't worry about going in. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash around my neck its splotchy and very dry. What to do for it?

Very itchy rash around my neck its splotchy and very dry.  What to do for it?

Try HC cream: Without seeing the rash it's hard to tell what caused it, but it's likely an allergic or irritant reaction. Try Hydrocortisone cream, which is available without a prescription. If that doesn't work you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What cream for itchy rash on neck and shoulders?

What cream for itchy rash on neck and shoulders?

Depends: It depends on what is causing the rash; impossible to answer with this little information. ...Read more

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What to do if I have itchy rash/bumps on my neck, what can it be?

What to do if I have itchy rash/bumps on my neck, what can it be?

Many possibilities: 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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Please help! I have a red itchy rash on my neck is there anything to do to calm it?

Please help! I have a red itchy rash on my neck is there anything to do to calm it?

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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I have an itchy rash on my face and neck. I haven't ate or used any new products. And there are no other symptoms. What could this be?

I have an itchy rash on my face and neck. I haven't ate or used any new products. And there are no other symptoms. What could this be?

Doctor visit: Unfortunately the next step is not via computer, but to have a doctor actually view your skin. By seeing the lesions and pressing upon the skin the doctor (like myself in the emergency department) can get the context of the rash. Your description is good, so remember to tell the doctor about your symptoms just as you have written. Good luck to you ... Feel better ... ...Read more

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I work as a cashier and a lot of flies were flying on me & I scratched my neck & a few mins later I felt a lump on it & now it's been itchy/rash look

I work as a cashier and a lot of flies were flying on me & I scratched my neck & a few mins later I felt a lump on it & now it's been itchy/rash look

Could be an insect: bite rash. Try to video-consult the Healthtap doctor on call. Also it would help to take a few pictures of this lump and attache. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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A month ago i started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?

A month ago i started getting this  itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?

Itchy Rash: Red, raised and very itchy like mosquito bites could be hives. Start small and then coalesce to larger patches. Topical anti itch creams can be applied plus oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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I have this red burning, itchy rash on my neck that hasn't gone away in a few months. What could be causing this?

I have this red burning, itchy rash on my neck that hasn't gone away in a few months. What could be causing this?

Rashes: Rashes can not be diagnosed over the computer, so it is truly best to have the area looked at by a health care provider to be properly diagnosed,. best wishes, ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this.Have you used any cream or ointment.See your doctor or a dermatologist it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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I have an intensely itchy rash to one side of my face that is spreading quickly to my jawline and neck. It's happened before but i can't figure it out

I have an intensely itchy rash to one side of my face that is spreading quickly to my jawline and neck. It's happened before but i can't figure it out

Hives?: If the rash is spreading rapdily within hours, it is possibly hives, see an allergist, especially if it happened before. If the rash is spreading over days, it could be a contact allergy and I have seen such rashes as a reaction to plastic cellphone cases, if you hold the phone against your cheek. An allergist can help you figure it out. ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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