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Macular Papular Rash
9 papular rash on palms, and many in the entire body. The rashes is itchy. Is it more likely to be Guttate psoriasis or syphilis?
Syphilis/Psoriasis: Never had sex contact of any kind, not infected at birth, no blood transfusions then very unlikely syphylis. Family Hx of psoriasis? Then more likely to be P. Picture is worth 1,000 words. Exactly where are the lessons on the body. Big worry. I would get blood test 4 S now. It S Kills. P does-not-usually. Why do you think Sylph? What has you Dr. said? But overall most likely Psoriasis. ...Read more
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
Viral or allergic: Fleeting rashes are often allergy, heat , or viral. It is very hard to know without seeing it so i would suggest taking a picture of it and making an appointment with your pediatrician/physician. Taking a picture is very helpful since, like cars with funny noises that are gone when you see the mechanic, rashes can disappear when you see the doctor. ...Read more
Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives often last for days to weeks but an individual hive lasts less than a day, resolves without leaving a mark on the skin, and may be replaced with other hives. ...Read more
What can cause this? Small macular orange/brown rash on trunk, spreads to a 2" circle leaving normal skin in middle. Lasts 6 weeks then starts elsewhere
56y/o male with macular non branching rash on both lower extremities. Appeared suddenly. Feels generally unwell. Previous diagnosis of Lyme Disease.
If i have also has a rash on my palm, is it automatically a syphilis? btw, my rash is ichy. i think it is papular rash and some look like vasculitis.
Short answer is No: The differential diagnosis for rash or lesions involve with hands are possible with several diagnosis. To name a few Rocky Mountain spotted fever, sphyllis, drug reaction, psoriasis, antisynthetase syndrome, vasculitis, dermatomyositis, lupus, etc. you should get it checked out by your PCP first with possible skin biopsy and refer to a subspecialists, dermatologist or rheumatologist, as needed. ...Read more
I have an allergy (red itchy papular rash) to tapes incl medi/micro/trans-pore tapes; worse w/ tegaderm. An alternative option 2 be able 2 secure IV?
Hypoallergenic tape: There are tapes which are less likely to cause a contact allergy. Just ask for them. Do note the "less likely" description. Another approach would be to apply a cortisone cream at the site first then apply the tape an hour later after the cream has dried up and the cortisone has a chance to bind to the skin cells. ...Read more
I have a fine, papular, kinda itchy rash that has broken out on most of my face. It seems to be spreading out over the rest of my face. What can I do for it? Have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion and tablets.
Contact dermatitis: Most rashes that are fine and itchy are related to an allergic reaction to a substance that the skin came in contact. On the face, it could be a soap, cosmetic, or an airborne substance. It may respond to Hydrocortisone cream that could be applied 3 times a day. The 1% cream that is available otc is safe to use on your face for a week or so, but if there is no response, get it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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