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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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I have a weird rash on my arm at first it looked like a spider bite but after that it looks worse it's been there for a couple weeks now?

I have a weird rash on my arm at first it looked like a spider bite but after that it looks worse it's been there for a couple weeks now?

Rash: Oftentimes patients think a rash may be from a spider bite but there was not a witnessed bite.. This oftentimes is a skin infection from a bacteria called MRSA. This can be treated with the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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What spider bites cause numbness in legs and arms?

What spider bites cause numbness in legs and arms?

None: Spider bites do not usually cause these symptoms. Anxiety could. It would be extremely rare that a black widow bite could cause these symptoms, but as I stated earlier, the typical black widow symptoms is severe pain. Usually in the abdomen. Not extremity numbness. ...Read more

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My 14 mo. Old has 4 small boils on arm and legs They look like spider bites but I know they arent. How can doc check for msra? 102 fever 1 week ago.

My 14 mo. Old has 4 small boils on arm and legs They look like spider bites but I know they arent. How can doc check for msra? 102 fever 1 week ago.

Assume they are: I seldom went to the added expense of sending a sample to the lab. The frequency of MRSA in small to large abscesses exceeds 60-70% in outpatients. It is not the new bogeyman,although you wouldn't know it from all the news stories. There are multiple meds that easily kill the germ.Big ones often need to be drained to heal. Fever a week ago is probably unrelated. ...Read more

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Have been exposed to very early stage shingles. Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons. Is it ok? On thanksgiving i was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites. No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Have been exposed to very early stage shingles.  Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons.  Is it ok? On thanksgiving i was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites.  No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Shingles : Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the chicken pox virus that causes shingles is contagious to another person if the other person has not had chicken pox. But, you will not or another person will not get chicken pox from your sister unless you were directly exposed to the lesions. If your sister had the area covered and washed her hands and you did not get exposed to the actual lesions you should be fine. ...Read more

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Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

She needs to be seen: By a dermatologist. In addition to psoriasis , the generalized rash could be due to many causes- underlying medical condition, allergic reaction to meds/ foods, autoimmune condition , toxic epidermal necrolysis etc let the specialist make an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment! hope she gets better! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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