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Experiencing red itchy rashes throughout body vomiting didn't do anything different than usual. Came on suddenly very suddenly.

Experiencing red itchy rashes throughout body vomiting didn't do anything different than usual. Came on suddenly very suddenly.

Anaphylaxis?: Skin rash (usually lasting less than a day suggests that you may be having a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to something you have ingested or less frequently exposed to. On the other hand, a viral infection can also cause similar symptoms. If this is still going on, you need to get to a doctor ASAP (ER if necessary). ...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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Is there any way of telling if an itchy rash on the body is bacterial or fungal, in order to know which cream to use?

Is there any way of telling if an itchy rash on the body is bacterial or fungal, in order to know which cream to use?

Fungal tends to itch: Skin rashes that are itchy tend to either be due to eczema or allergies- in which case hydrocortizone cream may help. A fungal infection can be itchy as well (ringworm tends to be scaly and round, slightly flatter in the center)- in which case an otc antifungal such as lotrimin/lamisil can help. Bacterial rashes are more likely to be painful or have a center of pus within. If unsure, call your dr. ...Read more

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Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.

Itchy rash over entire body. Red/pink spots, surrounded by a white ring. At least 5/7 days/week for last month. No contact w/ known allergies.

Seek eval: 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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My 84 year old mother just started insulin and now she has an itchy rash over her body. Tips?

My 84 year old mother just started insulin and now she has an itchy rash over her body. Tips?

Probably unrelated: It is probably unrelated but she should contact the doctor who is treating her diabetes and let him/her evaluate the rash. ...Read more

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Daughter has skin colored bumpy itchy rash spreading on body tried betaderm & aquaphor. Not working. Allergy meds don't help either. What could it be?

Daughter has skin colored bumpy itchy rash spreading on body tried betaderm & aquaphor. Not working. Allergy meds don't help either. What could it be?

Pityriasis?: There are several inflammatory rashes that appear frequently in children and a proper diagnosis is helpful in not only giving the right treatment but avoiding unnecessary treatment. In the derm word, a picture is indeed better than a thousand word. The rash could be eczema,requiring steroid cream. For the other common rash, see link. ...Read more

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Increase in vaginal discharge and strong odor. Also breaking out in itchy rash all over body but mInly in thigh area?

Increase in vaginal discharge and strong odor. Also breaking out in itchy rash all over body but mInly in thigh area?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have a personal physician, please seek care at your city of count health department. ...Read more

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Had an allergic reaction this am, lips swelled slightly red itchy rash all over body. Took an antihistime and has dissappeared. Do I need to see a doc as there is no evidence of rash anymore?

Had an allergic reaction this am, lips swelled slightly red itchy rash all over body. Took an antihistime and has dissappeared. Do I need to see a doc as there is no evidence of rash anymore?

Allergen test: Hi Katherine, it does sound like an allergic reaction. you don't need to see a doctor urgently as long as everything's settled with antihistamine. You can talk to your GP about having an allergen test to find out what you are allergic to though. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on entire body excluding back and stomach. Hands,feet,cheeks have bumps. Comes and goes. Has had it about a week now.

Itchy rash on entire body excluding back and stomach. Hands,feet,cheeks have bumps. Comes and goes. Has had it about a week now.

Hives: A recurrent rash that comes and goes within 24hrs is hives. Try an OTC antihistamine to manage symptoms. It's likely to go away on its own but see if you can link it to possible allergic causes such as new meds or foods like milk, eggs wheat, soy, nuts and sea foods. Viral infections are also a likely and transient cause. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?

I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?

Drug Eruption: Drug eruptions can mimic a wide range of dermatoses. The morphologies are myriad and include morbilliform, urticarial, papulosquamous, pustular, and bullous. Medications can also cause pruritus and dysesthesia without an obvious eruption. A drug-induced reaction should be considered in any patient who is taking medications and who suddenly develops a symmetric cutaneous eruption. ...Read more

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I've got a red itchy rash on upper body, as well as genital itching & discharge.I feel feverish & also have a swollen painful abdomen.Any suggestions?

I've got a red itchy rash on upper body, as well as genital itching & discharge.I feel feverish & also have a swollen painful abdomen.Any suggestions?

Please see Dr. ASAP: A number of things can cause these symptoms, infections and reactions to medications are two most common, but many others. This needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...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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What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

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 non itchy rash all over my body for a month and a half now. I used micogel-f ointment. But it did nothing. What can it be?

I have a non itchy rash all over my body for a month and a half now.  I used micogel-f ointment. But it did nothing.  What can it be?

See a doctor. : A non-itchy rash could be nothing or it could be something as serious as secondary syphilis!! There has been a surge in that in the last couple of years. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash all over my body, remedy?

I have itchy rash all over my body, remedy?

More info needed: A generalized itchy rash can be due to a number of causes. Have a dermatologist evaluate the rash if it hasn't cleared. ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more