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My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

RASH IN ARMPITS: Without seeing the rash, it's difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. This sounds like a rash due to either a new sweater or blouse, or an underarm deodorant or a new soap, or new laundry detergent. Warm water compresses, a mild cleanser like cetaphil, and an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream, twice daily might giver some relief. If no better, have her examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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Daughter has a small bump that appeared on her arm today. It looks like an ant bite but when I went to pop it she screamed. Don't itch, not bedbugs?

Daughter has a small bump that appeared on her arm today. It looks like an ant bite but when I went to pop it she screamed.  Don't itch, not bedbugs?

Bug bite: Probably is some sort of bug bite, but if it is just one, unlikely to be bed bugs. Not a great idea to try to pop it, this makes a sterile environment at risk for infection. Put a little 1% hydrocortisone cream on it, if it itches. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a strange rash on his elbow, swollen and painful, over 12 hrs. Looks like a spider bite but not sure. Thoughts?

My boyfriend has a strange rash on his elbow, swollen and painful, over 12 hrs. Looks like a spider bite but not sure. Thoughts?

Bite: It may be a spider bite, but then again, it could be a bite from a hornet, wasp or bee. Sight unseen it is difficult to render a dianosis. ...Read more

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My 20 month old is scratching her back and stomach. It looks like she has small red bumps that go away, but she sometimes leaves scratch marks on her?

My 20 month old is scratching her back and stomach.  It looks like she has small red bumps that go away, but she sometimes leaves scratch marks on her?

Fabric or irritant: She is having something that is irritating and inflaming her skin. Could be fabrics and detergent, or grass and pollen if she's been outside. Cool compresses, vaseline, and baking soda/ aveeno (oatmeal) baths are very soothing. Hydrocortisone cream can help with the itching also. If it doesn't resolve discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter had what looked like a blackhead on her back. Under the black spot was an ant. Could there be more ants under her skin.

My daughter had what looked like a blackhead on her back. Under the black spot was an ant. Could there be more ants under her skin.

Ant: Yes, regrettably there could be more ants under her skin. You must see your daughter's doctor. This is becoming an increasing problem and the earlier you get control of this the more important it is. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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She developed a none itching hallow circular rash under her breast, it has moved to her stomach, armpits, and side. it is not raised. what could it be?

She developed a none itching hallow circular rash under her breast, it has moved to her stomach, armpits, and side. it is not raised. what could it be?

Dermatologist: The rash cannot be identified without examining it. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate you. This type of spreading rash appears to be more than a trivial dermatological problem. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my boyfriend has a rash that looks like bug bites all over his legs and it's spreading, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my boyfriend has a rash that looks like bug bites all over his legs and it's spreading, what do you suggest?

See Doctor: Unfortunately your description is not sufficient to make a diagnosis. Given that the rash is spreading the best thing to do is to have your boyfriends rash evaluated by a doctor so that someone can see him in person. ...Read more

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My 16month old boy has a rash around his mouth looks like ecezema developed from his pacie what can I put on it to clear it up. They r small red dots?

My 16month old boy has a rash around his mouth looks like ecezema developed from his pacie what can I put on it to clear it up.  They r small red dots?

Lose the pacifier!: You can try using a moisturizer, such as eucerin. Alternatively, because this is an irritation from saliva under the pacifier, you can even try some 1/2-1% Hydrocortisone cream twice a day for a couple of days. Getting rid of the pacifier is the only way to really cure the rash. ...Read more

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My mom has this bumb near her hips.. It looks like A bug bite but someone told us it might be a cyst?

My mom has this bumb near her hips.. It looks like A bug bite but someone told us it might be a cyst?

It could be either: if it is a mass like with normal skin on the top it must be a cyst if skin is not all intact and irritated could be either keep it clean, do not squeeze it,possible infection see a doctor ...Read more

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My daughter has about 9 bumps on her belly that r itchy with a white head. Doctors said it may be chicken poxs but doesn't look like it. Any ideas?

My daughter has about 9 bumps on her belly that r itchy with a white head. Doctors said it may be chicken poxs but doesn't look like it. Any ideas?

Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Is it crusted? How old is your dtr? Since the rash is itching & now spreading, perhaps it would be wise to have your pediatrician or dermatologist reexamine this in person. Then specific treatment and preventive measures could be discussed with more accuracy. Just proper itch relief can be a blessing! ...Read more

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I developed a rash looking thing on my chest. It's red with little bumps that are turning black. Can it be a spider/bug bite? Should I get it checked

I developed a rash looking thing on my chest. It's red with little bumps that are turning black. Can it be a spider/bug bite? Should I get it checked

Cutaneous abscess: This sounds like indeed it could be a small localized infection - whether it started as a spider bite or something else. Definitely I would show it to a doctor - since you want to get it treated and minimize any chance for scarring. If you upload a photo, a Health Tap doc could take a good guess at it. You might need antibiotics if it's bad. I would call your primary doc today to be seen. ...Read more

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My daughter has marks that look like mosquito bites on her limbs and rulled out bed bugs. What could it be?

My daughter has marks that look like mosquito bites on her limbs and rulled out bed bugs. What could it be?

If she continues to: Have these lesions - it would be best to have her checked by a dermatologist. Can't determine what the lesions are from online. ...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