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Leopard Looking Rash
I've had some leopard print like rashes come up on the back of my legs and seem to be spreading, what could it be?
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Rash on most of arms and legs looks similar to leopard print. Dots about size of pencil eraser. Aren't raised unless I itch them. What could it be?
Need eval: Need evaluation by your doctor or dermatokogist. This needs to be set and examined and cannot be done virtually. ...Read more
He developed a rash. It began with a patch on his stomach, it has defiled treatment but spread over his body from his neck to his legs. Leopard patches?
WHAT???: Treated by WHAT kind of DR for WHAT diagnosis with WHAT treatment? Best see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi, I have an extremely itchy red, raised rash on the inside of my left thigh. It sort of looks like leopard print. Its not dry skin.
Need to be seen: Can't deduce what you have without history and physical examination, kindly see your doctor/dermatologist, good luck ...Read more
Below: Best to see your DR or Derm for an exam ...Read more
I have 3 snakes and a leopard gecko, people are telling me I am going to get salmonella and kill my unborn child. Is this true? I am 26 weeks pregnant
Salmonella: Reptiles do commonly carry salmonella. It doesn't cause any problem in them, but it can be passed to an 'owner'. If you keep the reptiles you have to be ultra obsessive about hand washing. If you leave these creatures out they also can contaminate surfaces like a floor or table. That is very bad for a crawling baby or toddler. If you got Salmonella while pregnant you wouldn't necessarily abort. ...Read more
Rash: So many things cause rash. Skin is the largest organ in/on the body. To get the best diagnosis for a rash of any kind, it is recommended to have a doctor look at the rash to confirm and provide appropriate treatment based on the evaluation. Infections, irritation, allergy, medications, etc can all contribute to rash. ...Read more
See doctor: To have a more thorough history and examination to diagnose the rash. ...Read more
Can't tell.: Rash is a very broad topic. Dermatologists spend their whole life studying them. Really need to give us a better description of the rash - location / appearance / itchy or not, etc - so that we an kind of limit the things it could be. ...Read more
Yes, but: The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977. It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon. ...Read more
Sometimes: If there is a clear relationship between experiencing a stressful situation and the onset of the rash, and it keeps happening this way, then the rash is clearly stress-induced. But rashes come and go for many reasons, and your doctor can help you evaluate what is going on. Rashes, and other illnesses, worsen with stress, though stress may not be the primary problem. ...Read more
Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that can be itchy. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
It can: We call this nummular eczema. Sometimes a drug reaction may also affect only one or more locations and this is called fixed drug eruption. In atopic dermatitis, the rash tends to affect the bend of the elbows and knees more commonly than others. Of course, if you keep on scratching the itchy area, you are perpetuating the rash. ...Read more
A few things: To start with, there are no magic creams, online or commercial treatments that are good for this, so avoid losing money. There are some surgical procedures that may help improve the appearance, although eliminating is more difficult. Tummy tuck surgery in which the skin is removed certainly can help. Radiofrequency ablation combined with pulsed laser may improve appearance some. ...Read more
Fever and rash: Measles often starts with a fever, which can be high, Often characteristic spots on palate/inner cheek, but these usually go unnoticed. The rash starts typically after about 2 days of fever. Often starts at the scalp and face, then heads down. Its red, with spots, may cover the whole body. Kids who get measles are usually sick for a week. Call doctor first, don't spread it to others in the office ...Read more