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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?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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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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Went to park. Burrs thrown at me. Mildly itchy rash on back and shoulders, use allegra (fexofenadine) and calamine lotion, not helping. Respond asap?

Went to park. Burrs thrown at me. Mildly itchy rash on back and shoulders, use allegra (fexofenadine) and calamine lotion, not helping. Respond asap?

Best to ignore: The more you mess with it the more it will mess with you. Ignore it. It should get better no matter what you do. If you have to do something put otc cortisone cream on it. ...Read more

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Is there a chance you can devolope a very itchy patchy rash on back, shoulders, and trunk from taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Is there a chance you can devolope a very itchy patchy rash on back, shoulders, and trunk from taking trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol): Trinessa (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) can be used for the treatment of acne or as a contraceptive. Either way, one of the known side effects is worsening of acne. It would be best to discuss this with your prescribing doctor since it sounds like you have developed a side effect of the treatment. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Chicken pox?: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025

or shingles...

be careful, you might be very very contagious. There are some good antiviral medications. You should get checked out! ...Read more

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Itchy rash on back and chest --what is it \ why am I getting it?

Itchy rash on back and chest --what is it \ why am I getting it?

Many possible causes: Best to get evaluated to get accurate diagnosis but possibilities include folliculitis, grover's disease (wax/wanes often worse in hot weather), drug reaction. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash on back, what treatment?

I have itchy rash on back, what treatment?

Hard to tell: Without examination, however you can have a shower, apply OTC hydrocortisone 1℅, like anti-itch cream, and take an OTC antihistamine, unless contraindicated, if no improvement or getting worse, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Itchy rash on back of neck and in hairline also on lower back?

Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Took 4wkly doses of Ivermectin 6wks ago for 5mth long?? rash. Cleand daily. No 1 else affected. Gettn itchy rash on back. Can scabies return after 6 wks?

Took 4wkly doses of Ivermectin 6wks ago for 5mth long?? rash. Cleand daily. No 1 else affected. Gettn itchy rash on back. Can scabies return after 6 wks?

It can, but: Unlikely in your case, you are still entitled to get other types of skin problems than scabies!! Can't tell what do you exactly have, if you really suffer see your doctor again, good luck ...Read more

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Had Catheter Ablation 1wk ago. Had 3days in the hospital & now have an itchy rash on back & now getting on stomach & chest. What can I do?

Had Catheter Ablation 1wk ago. Had 3days in the hospital & now have an itchy rash on back & now getting on stomach & chest. What can I do?

Be checked: It sounds like an allergic reaction to something, most likely something you came in contact with in the hospital. Have your doctor look at the rash and give treatment advice. ...Read more

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What might cause dry itchy dark patch, itchy breast, itchy rash on back waist area, sudden weight gain, feeling full, daily headaches. And more.

What might cause dry itchy dark patch, itchy breast, itchy rash on back waist area, sudden weight gain, feeling full, daily headaches. And more.

See a physician ASAP: I realize that you are suffering, but you are not giving me enough details to give you specific advice. Itchy rashes can be associated with some weight gain if there is some swelling. However, daily headache, feeling lightheaded are not part of it. Also, collapse and pain, and more are too broad terms that need to be evaluated in more detail. Start by seeing your primary care physician asap! ...Read more

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What does is mean if I have a bumpy itchy rash on my chest back and shoulders and face?

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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Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Skin: Hypothyroidis even uncorrected would unlikely to cause the skin lesions you described. I think at this time you need to have a work up to rule out other autoimmune diseases. Also, seeing a dermatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?

Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?

Agree and...: You don't give us much information but is it small sandpaper "goosebumps"? If so, may be keratosis pilaris which is famous for coming back again & again. This rash is caused by keratin plugs in hair follicles and is worse in winter & in those with dry skin, eczema. When you see the doctor, they would treat it with retin a, or cream with vitamin d, urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid. ...Read more

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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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Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Need eval to know.: 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

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I have a 6 inch high by 4 inch wide non-itchy rash evenly spread along the base of the spine. What could the be?

I have a 6 inch high by 4 inch wide non-itchy rash evenly spread along the base of the spine. What could the be?

Hard to say...: Without more information, it's really difficult to say for certain. Usually things like shingles or herpes have fluid filled bumps. Mild eczema doesn't have to be itchy, it can just tingle or feel irritated. If you're not having fever, it's not painful, and you're feeling well otherwise, its okay to wait a few days before seeing the doctor, but you should get it checked if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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Itchy bumpy rash mostly on shoulders, back, palms and fingers?

Itchy bumpy rash mostly on shoulders, back, palms and fingers?

Need eval to know.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to clear up a mildly itchy rash on my back?

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 a dry itchy rash all over the small of my back that will not go way?

I have a dry itchy rash all over the small of my back that will not go way?

See dermatolgist: You will likely need a skin biopsy to find out the cause and thus I suggest you consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

I've had for several weeks an increasingly itchy rash on the back of my scalp. Anything to relieve this?

Yes: There may be many causes and unfortunately we often cannot find the answer even after exhaustive studies. If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have had a non itchy rash on the back of both calves for a couple of years and no one can tell me why.

Dermatologist: Have you seen a dermatologist? They specialize in skin conditions and could shed some light on your condition. Consider a biopsy of the area in question. ...Read more

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I very recently went on a beach trip. The day I got back home a red, bumpy and extremely itchy rash developed and is spreading. What could it be?

Rash: A number of conditions may cause itchy red rashes including allergic contact dermatitis from some product or plant exposure on the skin, an allergy to the sun (polymorphous light eruption) or even swimmer's itch to name a few. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.

I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.

Need exam: Eczema is likely and gets worse in winter. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile apply a lubricating cream several times a day, especially after a soak [bath or shower]. ...Read more

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What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

Itchy rash: On back of head could be as simple as dandruff or dry skin. Apply some moisturizer or ointment and use some dandruff shampoo. If no better, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have clear, itchy rash on my back running parallel to my spine. What could this be and how to treat?

I have clear, itchy rash on my back running parallel to my spine. What could this be and how to treat?

Rash: Any rash is best treated by a physician who can see what you are talking about to get the proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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