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Dr. John Chiu
2,663 doctors shared insights

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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What is causing itchy rashes on my ankles and top of feet.

What is causing itchy rashes on my ankles and top of feet.

Could be: Allergic reaction to something like a different detergent or soap you use, it's called contact dermatitis but could be many other things as well. I suggest consult with dermatologist. ...Read more

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What would cause a red itchy rash on top of foot above toes looks like sunburn, itchy, slightly tender occurred after onset of third day of period?

What would cause a red itchy rash on top of foot above toes looks like sunburn, itchy, slightly tender occurred after onset of third day of period?

Allergy: You could have shoe allergy. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?

Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Strep throat can occur with a rash, but some viruses also cause rashes. ...Read more

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I have a dark itchy rash on the top of my foot. What should ido?

I have a dark itchy rash on the top of my foot. What should ido?

1 foot or both?: If 1 foot it is chronic nummular dermatitis which will improve with a prescription steroid cream. It is not contagious and the cream is safe. First the itch will stop, then the color will slowly (months) fade. ...Read more

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What can I do about an itchy rash on the tops of my feet and not between my toes?

What can I do about an itchy rash on the tops of my feet and not between my toes?

Hydrocortisone cream: May be helpful but if persists see dermatologist or podiatrist. Could be a contact or heat induced dermatititis. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also, bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also, bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved I would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a white itchy rash on my feet?

What is a white itchy rash on my feet?

Athlete's foot?: The commonest diagnosis is that of athletes foot. See your pcp and if he or she gives you the same diagnosis then you can treat with an antifungal like lotrimin (clotrimazole). ...Read more

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My toddler has an itchy rash on her feet. What should I do?

My toddler has an itchy rash on her feet. What should I do?

Foot Rash: Rashes on the feet may be caused by a host of medical conditions. Dermatitis can affect the feet, fungal infection, varicella, allergic reactions, etc. The toddler should be examined by a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for an itchy rash on my foot?

What can I do for an itchy rash on my foot?

Depends on cause.: This rash would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose it. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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My son has an itchy rash on the heel of his foot. What is it?

My son has an itchy rash on the heel of his foot. What is it?

Athletes foot: Hard to say for sure without a picture or more complete history but most common cause of an itchy rash in a young man is athletes foot which is a fungal infection of the skin. Try an over the counter spray and make sure to disinfect the shoes and bath and always keep the feet dry. If that fails follow up with his doctor or a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could do for an itchy rash on foot?

Can you tell me what could do for an itchy rash on foot?

Rash: Although it sounds simple, rashes are anything but simple. See your podiatrist for assistance as we cannot see your rash. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy rash on hands and feet?

What can cause an itchy rash on hands and feet?

ITCHY HANDS/FEET: New soap or detergent. Medications you may be taking. Athlete's foot with spread to hands. Have you taken any medications such as antibiotics lately. If it persists see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash on legs, foot, and stomach, remedy?

I have itchy rash on legs, foot, and stomach, remedy?

Need to know what it: Is first. 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

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About twice a month I get a very itchy rash on the inside of my foot. What could this be?

About twice a month I get a very itchy rash on the inside of my foot. What could this be?

Fungus or allergy: The two most common reason would be a fungus or an allergy. Luckily, there is a product that would treat both. Ask your doctor for a trial of lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone)... Using this periodically may solve the problem! ...Read more

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My son has got an itchy rash on his ankles with a big spot on one of his feet what could this be?

My son has got an itchy rash on his ankles with a big spot on one of his feet what could this be?

Itchy rash: The rash can be one of many things such as contact dermatitis, eczema, a fungus or granuloma annulare. See your dermatologist for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash on my feet that doesn't go away. Should I see a dermotologist or podiatrist?

I have an itchy rash on my feet that doesn't go away. Should I see a dermotologist or podiatrist?

Either will do: Dermatologists specialize in skin disorders, while podiatrists are specialists in foot disorders, including skin conditions. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an itchy rash on my foot what is it I need a doctor its driving me crazy?

What to do if I have an itchy rash on my foot what is it I need a doctor its driving me crazy?

Can't tell you what: To do without knowing what it is. 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

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Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Rash: You may have come in contact with a certain type of fungus. Fungus thrives in warm and wet environments and can be passed from person to person. Try over the counter anti-fungals such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If no relief, contact a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had surgery on my foot a week ago. Today I woke up with a painful, itchy rash that started on palms but has spread all over. What could it be?

I had surgery on my foot a week ago. Today I woke up with a painful, itchy rash that started on palms but has spread all over. What could it be?

Ck your post op meds: If you have palmer rash from post-op, and were placed on antibiotics, or other meds, you must consider if this could be a possibility or not. In either case, contact your foot doctor, or surgeon, and let her/him know about it, so they can advise you further. This is best done in person. You don't want this getting out of hand, and compromising your health. ...Read more

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Been indoors all week, but I've developed very itchy rash on my foot. I think it's my anxiety disorder messing with me again. Is that possible?

Been indoors all week, but I've developed very itchy rash on my foot. I think it's my anxiety disorder messing with me again. Is that possible?

Anxiety Disorder: I understand your concern about very itchy rash on your foot.
Anxiety Disorder can affect the skin and cause or contribute to the rash.
Believe in yourself and your achievements.
Do not avoid your feelings.
Use Music, Breathing Relaxation; Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi.
Have Intensive Therapy and medications with a Psychiatrist for stresses.
See a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has an itchy rash on palms of hands and soles of her feet. Maiy itchy at night. What could it be? Thanks

My 3yr old has an itchy rash on palms of hands and soles of her feet. Maiy itchy at night. What could it be? Thanks

Multiple causes: The most common rash in her age group on the palms and soles is eczema but other possibilities include fungal infections and variations of psoriasis or a few rare conditions. Use only unscented soaps for handwashing and see a physician to see if a topical steroid cream is needed to treat the rash. ...Read more

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Wearing a boot on foot (torn fascia). Its hot and makes foot sweat and causing itchy rash. Ideas on keeping it dry & irritation free?

Wearing a boot on foot (torn fascia). Its hot and makes foot sweat and causing itchy rash. Ideas on keeping it dry & irritation free?

Sweaty boot: Try using talcum powder on your feet, stocking and in the boot. You can also try calamine lotion. When not wearing the boot soak your foot in cool water inf possible and keep a fan on your feet. ...Read more

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I was bit by something on my foot and it had a red itchy rash around it, now it looks like it is bruising a little. Is this normal?

I was bit by something on my foot and it had a red itchy rash around it, now it looks like it is bruising a little. Is this normal?

Yes: It will take its course, you might be having a bit sensitive skin, and bruising can happen by trauma ...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, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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