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Itchy Red Rash Spreading
Need eval to know dx: 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
My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?
Consider benadryl: To reduce itching. Frankly - can't make any specific recommendations without history & examination. ...Read more
Fifth disease?: 5th disease (also called erythema infectiosum), which is a viral illness common in kids aged 5-15. The red rash on the face is usually distinctive making a child appear to have a "slapped cheek." the rash then spreads to the trunk, arms, & legs. It starts with a low-grade fever, headache, & mild cold-like symptoms. Then the illness seems to be gone until a rash appears a few days later. ...Read more
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
I keep getting red weepy itchy rash on tops of hands that spread. If I scratch. Goes away and comes back.
See a dermatologist: Hand eczema may be related to allergy or irritation. A dermatologist will be interested in your work + other activities. Bring every product you have applied to your hands. You will respond to a prescription cortisone. ...Read more
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
Recently treated for bad uti that spread to kidney. Then after period I have a itchy red rash. Is it from the uti?, or a new problem?
Yeast? Drug allergy?: How long ago did you finish your antibiotic (s)? And where is the rash? If around your body in general, probably an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. If in the genital area, the antibiotic probably triggered a yeast infection. Either way, contact the doctor who treated you for the UTI. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a rash on the back of left knee which spread till inner thigh and also to the right inner thigh. It is red, itchy and burns. Plz suggest cure?
You MUST show these issues to your primary doctor who will then refer you (if necessary) to a specialist.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
I have a rash, a lot of flat red spots that seem to meet and merge under my breasts. Spread to back and neck today. Non itchy slightly raised, what do?
These may be: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. These may be several different diseases and you may need a biopsy. ...Read more
Rash on back of hands from chemicals used when cleaning. Had rubber gloves on but think got inside gloves, itchy small red bumps now, seem to spread. Hu?
Severly itchy raiaes off skin rash that started on arm then spread to legs and back it get red and hot what is this?
Rash: It may be dermatographism, but it is best to have your rash evaluated by a doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Rash red smallish bumps, itchy spread over months from nape of neck down back to thighs/. Doesn't look like ringworm but could be other fungal?
Best to have it: Looked at. Hard to say without additional information. May just be heat bumps and dry skin.In the meantime, you can take some antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Allegra, zyrtec or any generic equivalent to stop you from itching and avoid skin infection. ...Read more
Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red?
Urticaria/Hives: Rarely, a reaction to medication, food, food additives, insects, parasites or infection is identified as an underlying cause of chronic hives. But in most cases, the cause of chronic hives is never identified, even after testing and monitoring symptoms. Heat, cold, pressure, sunlight or other environmental stimuli may worsen chronic hives. Certain meds such as aspirin, Ibuprofen can cause hives. ...Read more
I have a small raised flat bumpy rash spread over my cheeks and a little on my nose, very itchy and slightly red, painful could this be a malar rash?
Malar rash: Any rash on the cheek (malar area) is by definition a malar rash. See Dermatologist for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
I've had a rash on my penis since monday. It stated out in the scrotum as really itchy, then the skin dried out and became red and flaky, eventually it spread to my penis. The skin is very flakey.
See your doctor: Make an appointment with your PCP for a checkup and lab testing for STDs. ...Read more
My son has a rash on his legs that started as a few small red bumps that looked like bug bites. They were very itchy and they have now spread to both?
51 yo m. Rash (red bumpy) day 5 now. 1st on torso, spread slowly to limps. Slight itchy. Skin is somewhat numb to touch, esp showering, etc. No fever.?
It could be herpes zoster, the description may fit the diagnosis, you need to check with your doctor.
Hz or shingle is caused by a viral infection called hzv occurred in old age or in a patient with immune deficiency, it is charcterized by painful vesicular rash along a dermatom on the trunk or the limb, it caused a burning sensation. ...Read more
Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?
Allergic reaction: It sounds like it. YOu may need some medicine for this asap. See a doctor or perform a virtual consult. A picture would help as well ...Read more