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Non Raised Non Itchy Rash
Non raised, non itchy, red blotchy rash on arms and legs only for 5 days now, taken strong antihistamines but it's getting worse doctor is unsure?
Red splotchy rash: You may have erythema infectiosum or fifth's disease which is a harmless viral exanthem. ...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
Round raised at the sides and flat in the centre itchy rash that comes and goes after a few hours. Spreads pretty quick if scratched?
I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.
Need exam: Eczema is likely and gets worse in winter. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile apply a lubricating cream several times a day, especially after a soak [bath or shower]. ...Read more
When I scratch or bump my skin, on any part of my body, a raised hot white itchy rash develops. What could cause this?
4 yr old son has non-itchy rash for 10 days on knees, elbows, wrists. Rash is raised and started as spots but now joining. Gp said coxsackie not sure.
I have an extremely itchy rash on the inside of my thigh and back of thigh. It's not red. Slightly pinkish in color. A little raised but not much?
Rash: An accurate diagnosis for the cause of a rash will require a physical by an experienced physician or dermatologist. At times a biopsy will be needed. ...Read more
2 days ago my old tattoo was raised and itchy. This is not unusual, but yesterday broke out in an itchy rash with small white pustules. What can I do?
Reaction to tatto dy: See a derm ASAP for treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prickly itchy rash shows raised bumps, when scratch swell into raised strips. Lasts few mins. Affects diff area of body/hair & diff time. No reason.
If your rash is a flat one and scratching it causing raised strip, you have dermatographism meaning that your skin is oversensitive. If it is bothersome, taking an otc antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) will likely control it. Else it is not a major health issue.
As always, mention this to your doctor when you see him/her next time. ...Read more
Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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
Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?
Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis vs Ezcema. Excema would be treated with moisturizer and topical steroids, for perioral dermatitis, these are not helpful and would worsen the condition. Sounds most like perioral dermatitis. Things to try: reduce products, they clog and worsen the condition. Regularly cleanse. Try to touch your face less often. If no better, see a Dermatologist, or a doctor with expertise. ...Read more
Itchy rash on breast started off as one pink raised blotch/patch above right nipples, spread to other breast w/medium sized spots now spread everywhere?
You need eval.: These 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
I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?
I have a very itchy rash on legs and arms. Raised bumps which scab over due to scratching. I've recently travelled to the us (stayed in hotels).
I have an itchy rash with raised bumps with a point in the middle no puss or filled with liquid its on my buttocks, underarms, chest, abdomen and sone in my arms?
Itchy rash on stomach and chest for 3-4 days now... 2% hydrocortisone isn't working and rash is slightly raised and red?
Rash: Hard to say without a photo. It can be a reaction to something external, that is an allergy or a manifestation of an internal process. Some rashes may be associated with viruses and other infections. It would be best to have your doctor take a look. ...Read more
3yr old Raised itchy rash over back of neck arms and legs only. No fever. Just recovered from general virus. What could it be? Exclude from kindy?
From your description there may be an allergic reaction. I would advise letting your PCP know and a dose of over the counter children's anti histamine such as Claritin (loratadine) may be used. It may be related to the virus or an allergic trigger.
Your PCP will obtain a history including whether there were new foods, medications, lotions etc. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
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 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
I have had a non itchy rash on the back of both calves for a couple of years and no one can tell me why.
I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?
Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. ...Read more