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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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Hallo, recently i noticed a pink, not itchy rash on my lower back ( looks almost like acne) but it's exactly in the middle of my lower back. What can ?

Hallo, recently i noticed a pink, not itchy rash on my lower back ( looks almost like acne) but it's exactly in the middle of my lower back. What can ?

Can't tell: you need to be seen, either your doctor or a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis, a virtual consult on HealthTap may be an option too, good luck ...Read more

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Brown itchy rash on lower abdomen, lower back and tops of legs starts off pinkish becomes extremely itchy then turns brown?

Brown itchy rash on lower abdomen, lower back and tops of legs starts off pinkish becomes extremely itchy then turns brown?

Rash: A rash is best diagnosed and treated when it is visualized by a doctor, who can then make an appropriate recommendation. If the itch is driving you crazy, try topical Hydrocortisone cream, an oral antihistamine to calm down itch, and cool showers or baths until you can see the doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

Infection?: To know for sure what it is, you would need to see a Dermatologist. A common cause of your symptoms is a yeast infection or bacterial infection in the skin. These can usually be treated with non-prescription antifungal or antibacterial skin creams. Best wishes! ...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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I have an itchy rash around my breast area and lower back. Should i be worried?

I have an itchy rash around my breast area and lower back. Should i be worried?

Depends: It is hard to tell even with direct examination but impossible without a more detailed description. Having said that, most rash tends to be transient. However if it lasts more than 2 weeks or gets bothersome enough, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What might this be? An itchy rash like cluster of bumps on my lower back just above my buttocks. It looks a lot like a bunch of mosquito bites.

What might this be?   An itchy rash like cluster of bumps on my lower back just above my buttocks.   It looks a lot like a bunch of mosquito bites.

How long?: 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 a itchy rash for 3wks that i got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.

I have a itchy rash for 3wks that i got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.

Use steroid cream: It seems you have an acute case of contact dermatitis and may need to see your doctor asap as it is spreading meanwhile take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to control the itching and use 1%hydrocortisone cream locally till you see your doctor you may need stronger steroid cream and/or oral or injecteble steroids. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?

I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?

See your doctor: You have huge rash and it is spreading, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist asap to find the diagnosis and proper treatment as it has been there for three weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 13 wks pregnant and developed a itchy raised rash on left lower back. They are red bumps that seem to spread anywhere when itched.

I'm 13 wks pregnant and developed a itchy raised rash on left lower back. They are red bumps that seem to spread anywhere when itched.

Dermatologist: A doctor will need to see this to make a diagnosis. Scabies is one possibility. If you can not see a doctor soon consider using Healthtap Prime. One of the primary care doctors can look at the rash and probably make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Urgent! im 31 weeks pregnant and i developed an itchy rash on my belly and its spreading to my lower back and my legs. Should i goto the er?

Urgent! im 31 weeks pregnant and i developed an itchy rash on my belly and its spreading to my lower back and my legs. Should i goto the er?

PUPPP: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy. Very itchy rash (pruritic) begins in stretch marks on belly with small, red wheals that grow together and over several days, the rash spreads to thighs, arms, & buttocks. The condition is harmless to mother & baby, but can be very annoying. It lasts about 6 weeks and resolves spontaneously 1-2 weeks after delivery. Go to OB for treatment. ...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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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