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Itchy Rash On Left Side Stomach
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 eczema therapy and an otc hydrocortisone. If that does not improve your problem in a week, i would see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extremely itchy rash on stomach and sides, worse at night. It started gradually, became worse over the last several days. Could it be scabies?
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
My 5 year old and 2 year old are both covered in an itchy rash that originated on their stomachs. What could it be?
M.D. visit/mgt: From your description both your children have an allergic rash. I would advise an antihistamine, such as Claritin or Zyrtec for children, and following up with your pediatrician. I would suggest writing down all their soaps and lotions, new items of clothing, type of detergent and foods ingested within the 4 hour window prior to the rash. This will be important information for your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I had my gallbladder removed 9 days ago. A large red itchy rash has come up on my stomach is that normal?
Pain meds: Are you taking any prescription meds for the pain? You may be having an allergic reaction to the meds or even the adhesive from the bandages or the anti-bacterial soap used to prep you for surgery. Benadryl would be a good medicine to try to help with the rash, but if it continues much longer, i would have you doctor examine you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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