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Non Itchy Rash On The Belly Button
Rash: Need to see a picture of it. Perform a virtual consult ...Read more
I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms.?
Rashes need exam for: Diagnosis. Since it is not itchy or red and located just on the back, it does not sound like allergic reaction or viral exanthema. A common cause of papules on the back is miliaria, or heat rash, which is caused by blocked sweat pores. Alternatively, dry skin can cause blockage of the hair follicle and cause small papules or keratosis pilaris. This is benign, and is commonly seen on upper arms ...Read more
The Vile Nile Virus: First, remember that a lot of viruses can cause a rash, sometimes itchy and sometimes without many other symptoms but when it comes to West Nile, no, the usual is with other symptoms (fever, aches, swollen glands, fatigue--kinda like Mono)--yes, the rash can itch, & it's usually on the trunk. West Nile itself is usually not dangerous, but 1% or less of those infected can get encephalitis (brain burn) ...Read more
I have an itchy rash on my face and neck. I haven't ate or used any new products. And there are no other symptoms. What could this be?
Unfortunately the next step is not via computer, but to have a doctor actually view your skin. By seeing the lesions and pressing upon the skin the doctor (like myself in the emergency department) can get the context of the rash. Your description is good, so remember to tell the doctor about your symptoms just as you have written.
Good luck to you. .. Feel better. .. ...Read more
Infection related: It is not uncommon to develop hive-like rashes in association with viral illness and even strep infections. As the infection resolves or is treated, so will the rash. These rashes are more common in children. The location being the tops of the thighs in curious. Take a photo to show your doctor. Follow the progression and if not better, see dermatologist. ...Read more
I'm 49 with a low grade fever and now a non itchy rash. Should I be concerned or just treat symptoms?
Depends: If the problem has been present for more than 10 days or is getting worse by the day, see your doctor. Be sure that this is not from a new drug introduced within a couple of weeks prior to the onset of your symptoms. ...Read more
Non itchy rash flare up 3 times in 24 hours despite antihistamines. Is there a chance that I m allergic to my cat? (9 months old). No prior symptoms.
Rash not cat allergy: If it doesn't itch it's not an allergic rash. The other possibility is that the antihistamines are strong enough to suppress itching but not the rash. Try stopping the antihistamine. If the rash continues to appear and becomes itchy, then yes, it could be the cat. You will want to see a health care professional at that point. ...Read more
My boyfriend enjoys anal sex frequently. Now he has a itchy rash on his shaft. I have no symptoms. Could it be from anal sex?
8cm brown-red itchy rash on middle upper back right on spine. No other symptoms. 2nd occurrence this year. Fungal infection?
It is really: Difficult to guess at correct diagnosis without visualizing a lesion. This would be best handled by an in-person dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Red Itchy rash that turned dark no other symptoms but fatigue have been on him for 2 weeks now WBC was high could this be mold realted?
Tick-Born Illness?: I will presume that 'on him' should read 'on abx' for 2 weeks. It sounds as though the treating clinician may have suspected a tick-born source of your rash in the setting of fatigue and prescribed a prolonged course of antibiotics to treat. Mold allergy (any allergy) can cause a variety of symptoms, including rash, but treatment for mold would not require antibiotics. ...Read more
I'm not showing symptoms of BV or yeast inf, but everytime I have sex my partner gets an itchy rash on shaft & skin. What is it & how do u treat it?
Dermatitis: Is he using a condom? It could be a latex allergy. Are you using a lubricant? It could be an irritant dermatitis due to this. Sometimes, the seminal fluids can be irritating on their own, so maybe he is reacting to your seminal fluid. He can try a condom, if he hasn't been using one, and see if the reaction gets, better, worse, or the same. ...Read more
I have several bumps on my buttox. And a very itchy rash under my belly button. And sores on my scalp that won't heal. I'm miserable 24/7.can you help?
I am breastfeeding and just getting over a itchy rash all over my body. Today I feel hot and cold similar to flu like symptoms without the aches pains?
Possible mastitis: Any time you get chills and fever while breast-feeding, your gynecologist will want to know about it. It's quite common for a nursing mom to develop an infection in her breast, called mastitis. Chills and fever could be an early sign of this, but you will probably get local soreness and redness of one breast and body aches too, if that is what you have. If not very sick, probably a routine virus. ...Read more
My son has a bumpy itchy rash on his outer elbows and knees. Recurs every few months only in these areas. Cortisone/anti fungal and anti bacterial cream not helping. No other symptoms. Not a rash I have seen before. Help!
Red itchy rash on both hands, nose and upper back warm to touch no other symptoms is it minor allergy? Bp104/70 pr 92/min., temp. 36.1 degree celcius
Could be: It could be one of several possibilities. Usually with a rash, you would need to have it seen by the doctor to get a diagnosis and the correct treatment. You can give it a couple of days to see if it resolves. If an allergy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) would make it improve or go away. ...Read more
7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?
Hard to say: If the rash is moving from a local to a general distribution it is unlikely a simple contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Generalized rashes can be secondary to an infection (virus or bacteria) a food reaction or bug bites. Without examining the rash it is hard to speculate on a cause or specific treatment. If it itches, Benadryl can be given for comfort. ...Read more
Symptoms : very itchy anus, vaginal odour+itch+burning sensation, watery white sometimes yellow discharge, inner thigh itchy rash and small blisters?
Rashes: Most allergic rashes are itchy however, not all itchy rashes are allergic. A good example is scabies that is cause by an arthroppod (insect) that tunnels beneath the skin. Ask your primary care provider to evaluate the rash first, seek a dermatologists opinion if the pcp can not determine the cause. ...Read more
I keep getting rashes everytime I go to the country (my whole family does)! This itchy rash also prevents me from sleep at night! What to do?
If this happens when you are in the countryside, you are likely allergic to something outdoors or even to the sun.
I would suggest that you consult a dermatologist to find out the cause. Certainly poison oak/poison ivy is a factor to be considered especially since its resin on contaminated articles may remain potent for months. ...Read more
Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.
Yes, it is possible:
Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else.
Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more
Hi there! I have an itchy rash on my chest, it keeps spreading to shoulders and breast. I usually use Fluticasone Propionate 0.005% ointment for rashes but it doesn't help in this case. Also, I moved from EU to the US a year ago. Please help.
Many possible causes: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Several causes: A non-itchy rash that stays for a long while may have several different causes, ranging from mild to more serious. Without a detailed description of the lesions, I would not even try to suggest a cause. See an internist first. Don't try to treat it y ourself. ...Read more
Only a couple...: ...Of hundred things, but by far the most common is a viral illness. Within that category, there are literally hundreds of viruses that cause those symptoms. It's not always important to determine exactly which virus is the culprit, but it is important to see your doctor or a dermatologist and make sure it isn't one of the many other possible diagnoses. ...Read more
Itching: Generalized itching in the absence of a rash may be due to excessive dryness of the skin. Other possible causes are thyroid disorders, some blood dyscrasias, diabetes, certain malignancies. If it's dry skin, apply alpha keri lotion after a shower or bath while the skin is still wet as this restores necessary skin oils. Otherwise see your physician for evaluation and appropriate testing ...Read more
I have a 6 inch high by 4 inch wide non-itchy rash evenly spread along the base of the spine. What could the be?
Hard to say...: Without more information, it's really difficult to say for certain. Usually things like shingles or herpes have fluid filled bumps. Mild eczema doesn't have to be itchy, it can just tingle or feel irritated. If you're not having fever, it's not painful, and you're feeling well otherwise, its okay to wait a few days before seeing the doctor, but you should get it checked if it doesn't go away. ...Read more
Many causes: You don't describe y our rash, so the answer has to be "generic". Rashes can be due to unknown causes; insect bites; allergy to foods, plants, pollen; irritation by chemicals and clothes; medications; sun light; cold; cold water; heat; vibrations; some skin diseases. Rashes that last longer than six weeks are considered chronic and in many cases we don't find a cause. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, 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
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
Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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
Get checked to know: Hese lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more