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Dr. John Chiu
2,622 doctors shared insights

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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Shingles rash fading. areas of numbness,,at times painful and pinching feeling and itching on side and stomach where rash is. will these subside?

Shingles rash fading. areas of numbness,,at times painful and pinching feeling and itching on side and stomach where rash is. will these subside?

Yes: If you are in significant distress, a prescription for 5% doxepin cream will stop the pain. You forgot to include the most important thing: when did the shingles first appear? The skin will heal in about a month, faster if treated correctly. The burning neuropathic pain may persist long after the skin heals. ...Read more

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Rash on legs below buttocks and down the legs it started as a spotty rash on legs very itchy and irritating?

Rash on legs below buttocks and down the legs it started as a spotty rash on legs very itchy and irritating?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and the best treatment options. This way you can have the best treatment. ...Read more

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14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

See doctor: If the problem is progressing after over a week, it is time for you to consult your doctor. The best guess I can give you is poison ivy but one needs to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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Rash on outside of both elbows over last 2 weeks. Red, painful & itchy. Last few months i reduced wheat from my diet. Related?

Rash on outside of both elbows over last 2 weeks. Red, painful & itchy. Last few months i reduced wheat from my diet.   Related?

Unlikely: It sounds possibly like psoriasis. Try tar soap. Take a picture and show your doctor. There are other possibilities. All the best. ...Read more

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Had rash for past 2 weeks. Started in face, spread to trunk and limbs. Small raised red dots and few larger irreg, scaly patches. No itch. What's it?

Had rash for past 2 weeks. Started in face, spread to trunk and limbs. Small raised red dots and few larger irreg, scaly patches. No itch. What's it?

Rash: Do you have any underlying condition? Autoimmune disease? DM? Could be eczema, psoriasis, reaction to medication or food or other product, sometimes with strep can get rash, can be fungal infection like ringworm ( scabies is usually itchy). Since it is 2 weeks and spreading, seek medical attention at doctor/ urgent care /dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red/purple rash on foot on holiday, not itchy but very tingly, rash has burning sensation in sun, entire foot swelling to large size nochange in4 days?

Red/purple rash on foot on holiday, not itchy but very tingly, rash has burning sensation in sun, entire foot swelling to large size nochange in4 days?

Med eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Sounds like hives: Which can be triggered by allergies, & stress. Sometimes an antihistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, allegra, or zyrtec can help, as well as avoiding any triggers. Sometimes it can be associated w celiac disease and/or wheat allergy. Nickel can be another trigger. If it worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...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


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more