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Itchy Rash On Lower Back
Rash: Need to see a picture of it. Perform a virtual consult ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Can mono cause high liver enzymes, itchy skin (no rash), gallbaldder thickening, pain in lower abdomen and upper lower back and anxiety? This sysptoms started 2 months postpartum.
Partly: See your doctor for work up to get the exact answer. ...Read more
Urgent! I'm 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
I have a dry itchy rash on my arms, chest, lower legs and upper back. It looks like small, red spots. I had severe tonsillitis which cleared up just over a week ago, and was given ciprofloxacin (not sure whether it helped). Any idea what could be causi
Scarlet fever: The rash can appear before illness or up to 7 days later. The rash can last for up to 2 to 3 weeks before it fully goes away. ...Read more
Non itchy rash all over body except face, lower back pain, body aches, upset stomach, headache, when I take a deep breath it makes me cough?
Suspect viral or: This may be viral infection or medication reaction or other medical probem. You are going to have to see your physician to get a diagnosis ...Read more
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
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
See dermatolgist: You will likely need a skin biopsy to find out the cause and thus I suggest you consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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
Total body itchy rash comes back every couple months last for months each time is worse everywhere except face?
See a Dermatologist: You could go see a dermatologist next time you get the rash. ...Read more
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?
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
I have clear, itchy rash on my back running parallel to my spine. What could this be and how to treat?
Rash: Any rash is best treated by a physician who can see what you are talking about to get the proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Dry itchy rash: It is difficult to give an accurate diagnosis without a picture of your skin. The most common cause of dry itchy skin with or without a rash at this time of year is "winter itch." with the cold air outside and the air usually overheated and dry inside your skin gets all dried out. The treatment is with lots of moisturizer and humidifiers indoors. Other causes would be fungal rashes or allergies. ...Read more
My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?
Rash: You gave a pretty good description, however, it would be important to see a picture and have more history to make a more accurate assessment. A live consult with a healthtap Doctor in your state or starting with your pediatrician would be the right start. ...Read more