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Itchy Rash On Stomach Spreading
5 weeks pregnant. Itchy rash started on stomach...now it spread to my arms. I had PUPPS with my last pregnancy. PUPPS again??
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I have a red blotchy, non-itchy rash that started on my abdomen and has spread up onto my chest, is not painful, does not itch.?
Derm eval.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
I have a non itchy rash/ bumps that started on my foot and became darker in color then started to heal, the bumps have spread to my stomach and arms?
I would recommend: You see a dermatologist. Without seeing the lesions it's difficult to comment. ...Read more
7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?
Hard to say: If the rash is moving from a local to a general distribution it is unlikely a simple contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Generalized rashes can be secondary to an infection (virus or bacteria) a food reaction or bug bites. Without examining the rash it is hard to speculate on a cause or specific treatment. If it itches, Benadryl can be given for comfort. ...Read more
Red itchy rash under breasts and on woman area. Now a week later spreading toward stomach, inner legs, belly. Itches so bad. Creams are NOT working?
What creams: Are not working? Have you tried lamasil twice a day? ...Read more
Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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
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
Woke up to a goosebump like itchy rash on stomach, and arms, as well as feeling itchy all over. A hot itchy tlingling in places. What could this be?
Itchy rash on stomach and chest for 3-4 days now... 2% hydrocortisone isn't working and rash is slightly raised and red?
Rash: Hard to say without a photo. It can be a reaction to something external, that is an allergy or a manifestation of an internal process. Some rashes may be associated with viruses and other infections. It would be best to have your doctor take a look. ...Read more
A month ago I started getting this itchy rash around my neck and around my abdominal area. What could it be?
Have a non itchy rash that started on my chest last wk, now on abdomen and back. I feel great. What cld it be?
Non-itchy rash: Many possibilities: might be sensitivity to bath soap, laundry detergent, fabric softener, dyes/ chemicals in new (unwashed) shirt, cologne or body spray; if u sweat a lot, might be prickly heat; might be viral infection like measles/ rubella. Cool compresses & oral antihistamine (claritin/zyrtec/benadryl) may help. See doc for close exam of rash for more exact possibilities. ...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 (loratadine) 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 more
Rash: The differential of an itchy rash is very large. Try to describe it. Is it red and scaly? Flat or raised with fluid filled blisters? Is it scaly? In your body folds? Itchy rashes have several causes, urticaria, or hives, are very common and usually indicate an allergic reaction. A picture is worth a thousand words when discussing a rash. Know the timing of onset and the evolution of the rash. ...Read more
Rash: Spots on the skin can be caused by many things - need to see it, or a photo of ti, to give any useful suggestions. Consider seeing your doctor, or sending a photo of the rash in a private message to a dermatologist on healthtap to get an opinion. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Since many things can lead to a rash over those areas, the different etiologies require different treatment. Try seeing a doctor. ...Read more
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 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 (diphenhydramine) 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 more
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