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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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I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. ...Read more

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I have been taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 3 weeks. A fine, red, non itchy rash has appeared on my back and chest. Is this a side effect that will go away?

I have been taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for 3 weeks. A fine, red, non itchy rash has appeared on my back and chest.  Is this a side effect that will go away?

Talk to your doctor: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is associated with a variety of rashes, and you should discuss with your doctor if a medication change would be the best treatment for your rash. ...Read more

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What can I do about a itchy rash that I am developing on my stomach, chest, back, neck, and is slowly showing on the side of my face?

What can I do about a itchy rash that I am developing on my stomach, chest, back, neck, and is slowly showing on the side of my face?

Eczema: Do you have a history of allergies, asthma, or atopic dermatitis? If so, you may be experiencing an eczema flare. I would start by using an otc product like aveeno (oatmeal) eczema therapy and an otc hydrocortisone. If that does not improve your problem in a week, i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: and sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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I have a itchy (rash?) on my left breast. It's only on about half of the breast, and it's spotty. Is this an irritation to something?

I have a itchy (rash?) on my  left breast. It's only on about half of the breast, and it's spotty. Is this an irritation to something?

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

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What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?

What can be the cause of an itchy rash on the side of the breast and a cough that has lasted for a few weeks?

Unrelated: These two conditions are likely unrelated. You may try a Hydrocortisone cream on the rash but the cough, if present for more than 3 weeks, should be evaluated by your doctor. Occasionally a viral infection can cause both. ...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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Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago i had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Hi. I am a 27 year old man and 5 days ago i had a pain on my chest area. After 2 days a blistery itchy rash developed on my chest. I am scared?

Do not be worried: If the rash is on both sides of the chest, then you might have folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. If you work out, this could happen. Try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash (mildest) and if there is not improvement see your PMD or dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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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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Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Reaction 2 somthing: If it's red and itchy, more than likely it's an allergic reaction to something (new skin care product, soap, detergent, fragrance, etc...) could be something else though, so should be checked and treated to give you relief. ...Read more

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I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

I currently have the flu, and developed a strange itchy rash on the middle of my chest, what could cause this?

Mgt: Viral illnesses may be associated with a rash. Other causes include allergy reactions, for example to medication. If there are blisters, open sores or discharge, bleeding, please see your PCP. I would advise taking an anti histamine, but if it persists please be seen. ...Read more

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I have a blotchy itchy rash on my chest and arms. What is it?

I have a blotchy itchy rash on my chest and arms. What is it?

Can't diagnose this: without a medical history and visualization of the rash. ...Read more

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I have a white itchy rash on my back chest and arms. How to treat this?

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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What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

Allergic reaction?: An itchy rash on chest, arms and neck could be due to an allergic reaction. If it suddenly occurred overnight, it is is possible that is is due to a reaction from something in the bed like bed bugs. Try OTC antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) to see if rash resolves. If not, please see primary care provider. ...Read more

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How should I relieve the slightly itchy rash on chest stomach and back?

How should I relieve the slightly itchy rash on chest stomach and back?

Depends on the cause: Since many things can lead to a rash over those areas, the different etiologies require different treatment. Try seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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