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Metal allergy rash on arm becimes full body rash. Red &flesh colored bumps extremly ichy even w/ hydro 1% cream only ice/ boiling h2o helps. Ideas?!

Metal allergy rash on arm becimes full body rash. Red &flesh colored bumps extremly ichy even w/ hydro 1% cream only ice/ boiling h2o helps. Ideas?!

See your doctor: If this is truly an extension of a contact reaction to a metal, creams aren't going to help - you need an oral steroid such as prednisone. Be sure to avoid all contact with that type of metal in the future. ...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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17 yr old daughter has mono and morbilliform rash. amoxicillin ceased Wed. Prednisone and Benadbut spreading body rash & severe itch. No fever. Help?

17 yr old daughter has mono and morbilliform rash. amoxicillin ceased Wed. Prednisone and Benadbut spreading body rash & severe itch. No fever. Help?

Rash : Using amoxicillin with mono frequently causes an itchy uncomfortable rash. It lasts a while. The prednisone may not be the answer. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and add Benedryl both if needed. Drink lots of fluids and rest. Bathe too. Mono can last 2-3,weeks and it is miserable. It is a lesson learned about over using antibiotics. Sorry you were the one to experience this. It will get better. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Will hot water agitate a poison ivy / oak rash?

Will hot water agitate a poison ivy / oak rash?

Hot water no help : Poison ivy is a contact dermatitis that takes 10 - 14 days to clear. Hot water will cause the superficial blood vessels in the skin to dialate making the area redder and if hot enough briefly numb nerve endings. It will not in anyway improve or shorten the natural course of poison ivy. The only treatment that partly helps is oral or injectable steroids, but side effects can be significant. ...Read more

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My child has white bubbly rash on skin witch itches him ??

My child has white bubbly rash on skin witch itches him ??

Rash: White bubbly rash? Hmm. Is it really white? Please give more details. Where is it? Any ideas on whether there was exposure to poison ivy? How large or small are the "bubbles"? How long has it been present? Any other symptoms? I can tell you that staying cool can decrease itching a little, and being hot can increase itching. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Is heat rash ever purple splotches?

Is heat rash ever purple splotches?

No: Heat rash looks like red raised spots or even pimples. Purple splotches would unlikely be from heat. More likely would be vascular or bleeding problem. ...Read more

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Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?

Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?

Shingles: This sounds like it could be shingles but that usually burns more than you describe a picture would help but i suggest taking it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Strep started Wednesday fever around 100°F. Feeling better, Fever staying around 99. But a red rash has come up around mouth. No color rash on chest t?

Strep started Wednesday fever around 100°F. Feeling better, Fever staying around 99. But a red rash has come up around mouth. No color rash on chest t?

Sandpaper rash: see your doctor if you develop a rash with strep throat especially if the person is not on antibiotics. In some people this is a sign that the antibiotics should be used longer or that additional studies should be done. (I included a picture of another strep related finding - tongue that looks like a strawberry.) ...Read more

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Red bums like rash from neck to butt very itchy has had em about 4 days tried benadryl (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream calamine lotion nothing seems to help?

Red bums like rash from neck to butt very itchy has had em about 4 days tried benadryl (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream calamine lotion nothing seems to help?

Eval: Can’t diagnose with available information. Examination, history & possibly other testing would be needed to make an accurate diagnosis. Treatment would be dictated by diagnosis. ...Read more

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What looks like poison ivy rash but isnt?

What looks like poison ivy rash but isnt?

Contact allergy: Poison ivy is essentially an allergic reaction to a contact allergen- in this case, the resin from poison ivy. Thus any contact allergen can elicit similar skin reactions. ...Read more

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Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

HIV: This is conceivable, but no clinical findings are reliable in predicting HIV infection. If you have been potentially exposed it is wise to be tested. Good luck. ...Read more

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IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine): don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 50mg is usually ok but it will make you sleepy. See your doctor tomorrow if you can if rash is still bothering you. Cool shower should help with the itch. It is obvious you have a bad allergic reaction. Go to ER if you develop throat tightening, short of breath, wheezing, or other concerning symptoms other than rash ...Read more

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Can 875mg amoxicillin twicedaily cause face flushing? No rash just red face.

Can 875mg amoxicillin twicedaily cause face flushing? No rash just red face.

Amoxicillin allergy.: 29 F asks if 875 mg amoxicillin bid cause face flushing? No rash just red face. ANS: YES. So tell the Dr. who gave it to you and see them or send picture. Or send us a picture. Unless taking for severe infection would stop till certain. ...Read more

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Amoxcillin rash help?

Amoxcillin rash help?

Amoxicillin Rash: The first thing to do is to stop the amoxicillin. Second, visit your doctor for both oral and topical steroids. These two medications will help resolve the rash more quickly. ...Read more

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5 months old has rash all over dr said looks like allergic reaction to prevacid, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasnt done anything. Is rash really a reaction or a virus?

5 months old has rash all over dr said looks like allergic reaction to prevacid, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasnt done anything. Is rash really  a reaction  or a virus?

See a dermatologist: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is likely to have adverse effects on the baby such as sedation or excitation. It is an antihistamine. Antihistamines are useful for hives. They are not useful for rashes, even if an allergy. A rash "all over" had best be seen by a dermatologist. There are MANY possible types of rashes. ...Read more

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7 year old has what looks like the beginning of scarlet fever rash. Small red bumps sandpaper like all over body, but has no fever or no sore throat.

7 year old has what looks like the beginning of scarlet fever rash. Small red bumps sandpaper like all over body, but has no fever or no sore throat.

Rash: It may not be scarlet fever at all. Scarlet fever is a fairly rare manifestation of strep infection. It's unlikely to go without sore throat and fever either. You will need to take you kid to the doc to figure this out. ...Read more

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Hickey like rash on my body. Isn't raised.on mouth chest arm. haven't changed anything diet, soaps, detergent etc?100 fever

Hickey like rash on my body. Isn't raised.on mouth chest arm. haven't changed anything diet, soaps, detergent etc?100 fever

This sounds like a: possible viral infection. Without seeing the rash, though, it is hard to tell. I would recommend that you see your doctor today or tomorrow. If you have HealthTap Prime, you can also do a consult with one of us, where we can actually see you and/or see photos of your rash. ...Read more

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