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I have a itchy rash on the left side of my body. It's not very big but very itchy and painful. Can you help me? Do you know what it could be?

I have a itchy rash on the left side of my body. It's not very big but very itchy and painful. Can you help me? Do you know what it could be?

Sounds like: Painful one sided herpes zoster comes to mind see a dermatologist related to chicken pox.. Donot use steroids wash with neem and turmeric. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, i was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, i was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause an itchy rash, from allergic reactions to infections. It would be best if you could have a doctor look at the rash and he/she could direct treatment or diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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I left money in my bra and forgot about it over night and all day I now have an itchy rash will I be ok ?

I left money in my bra and forgot about it over night and all day I now have an itchy rash will I be ok ?

Likely: You likely have a contact allergy to an ingredients in the paper money or a contaminant on it. Try some topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days to see if it helps. If it gets worse or does not get better, see your doctor. This is not a serious condition. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash looking spot on my lower left side of my stomach. What could it be?

I have a non itchy rash looking spot on my lower  left side of my stomach. What could it be?

Many possibilities.: Skin problems can only be definitively diagnosed by physical exam so it is important to be see a doctor. Skin rashes can be caused by: fungal (ringworm), viral (molluscum ) and bacterial infections (syphillis), irritation (new clothing), allergic reactions (nickel), autoimmune disease (psoriasis), medications, genetic conditions, and trauma. You should be seen and get tested if necessary. ...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?

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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I have a red swollen itchy rash on my left side of my stomach and it hurts to the touch ?

I have a red swollen itchy  rash on my left side of my stomach and it hurts to the touch ?

Is it shingles ?: Need a picture or a physical exam to begin to guess what it is. If you have a group of blisters located only on one side and it's both itchy and painful, shingles is one possibility . This is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus and it's not very common at your age, 33. It usually occurs when people are older, sick or stressed. Very important to see a doctor within the first 48 hours! Go asap! ...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?

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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Gf woke with her left side clavical swollen. Causing discomfort & is painful to the touch. Also a non itchy rash on the swollen area & night sweats. ?

Need to see this: Sounds like it may well be shingles (herpes zoster), in which case she should be seen and appropriately medicated. Or it may be something entirely different. Let a doctor see this/. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash developed on my left neck below the ear just before 2 days.. before i used to feel itchy but never saw any rash like this before?

I have an itchy rash developed on my left neck below the ear just before 2 days.. before i used to feel itchy but never saw any rash like this before?

Could be anything: This could be almost anything. Need to know more details about it's appearance, texture, borders, medications etc and any associated conditions. In short you need to see a doctor if you want a decent chance for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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