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Fiance had red itchy rash that is spreading on genital, swollen and no leaking.

Fiance had red itchy rash that is spreading on genital, swollen and no leaking.

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

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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I have a very itchy red raised rash on arms, spreading, dr. Gave me prednisolone. Overkill?

I have a very itchy red raised rash on arms, spreading, dr. Gave me prednisolone. Overkill?

Maybe.: If it's an allergic or contact rash or poison oak, that's a reasonable treatment. But could it possibly be scabies? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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What to do if I have red rash spread all over body and very itchy.?

What to do if I have red rash spread all over body and very itchy.?

Consider benadryl: To reduce itching. Frankly - can't make any specific recommendations without history & examination. ...Read more

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My 2 children both have a red blotchy rash which started on the facwe and spread not itchy?

My 2 children both have a red blotchy rash which started on the facwe and spread not itchy?

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

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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 keep getting red weepy itchy rash on tops of hands that spread. If I scratch. Goes away and comes back.

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Rash: This could be a rash due to irritation from the chemicals that you were using or a contact dermatitis. Make sure that you cleaned the area well. If it continues to spread you might need treatments. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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.?

? Shingle: 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

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Blistery rash, red & swollen all over hands. Starting to spread up wrists & on feet. Very itchy. Is it an allergic reaction?

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

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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