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My husband broke out with a painful, itchy rash that keeps spreading all over his body. What is it and what should we do?

??Hives"": Red, raised and itchy rash that looks like mosquit-bites but can coalesce into much larger patches is characteristic of hives. But it often is not painful. It sounds like he should have a doctor take a look at this for better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I am 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I have an itchy blotchy rash spreading all over my body. What could this be and is it harmful to my baby?

I am 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant and I have an itchy blotchy rash spreading all over my body. What could this be and is it harmful to my baby?

Maybe PUPPP: Puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) is fairly common, and is considered harmless to the baby, usually starts on the abdomen often in stretch marks. If there are blisters, it could be herpes gestationis (not viral, contagious herpes) which has more serious implications. ...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 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 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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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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I have a body rash. That began by being rough and itchy rash now it hurts. It is not hot but keeps spreading x3 days. What could this b e?

I have a body rash. That began by being rough and itchy rash now it hurts. It is not hot but keeps spreading x3 days. What could this b e?

Many potentials: The cause ranges from simply dry skin or a viral infection to potentially drug allergy or an autoimmune disorder. If the rash starts to hurt, you need to consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms. ?

I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms. ?

Rashes need exam for: diagnosis. Since it is not itchy or red and located just on the back, it does not sound like allergic reaction or viral exanthema. A common cause of papules on the back is miliaria, or heat rash, which is caused by blocked sweat pores. Alternatively, dry skin can cause blockage of the hair follicle and cause small papules or keratosis pilaris. This is benign, and is commonly seen on upper arms ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash on my left arm and chest that spread to my neck and back over night. What could it be?

Many causes: If it lasts for less than a couple of weeks, then I won't pay much attention to it. But if it gets painful, it may be from shingles and you need to see your doctor ASAP to get started on an anti-viral drug to reduce potential complications. Suspect shingles if the rash does not extend beyond the mid-line of the body. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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