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What would cause an itchy, painful rash over collar bone?

What would cause an itchy, painful rash over collar bone?

Plant juice, maybe: There are several things that could cause such a rash, especially if the rash is only on one side, not both sides. Shingles is a possibility. I'd expect clusters of small blisters to develop in that case. A contact rash from a plant or chemical, either alone or combined with sun exposure could cause this. Even bacterial infections, like impetigo or fungal infections, like ringworm, are possible. ...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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Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms.Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms.Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. 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

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How would doctors treat a painful skin rash and elevated liver in a 17 year old boy?

How would doctors treat a painful skin rash and elevated liver in a 17 year old boy?

Solve liver problem: The skin rash can be caused by the liver problem so therefore it is important to find the cause of the liver ailment. ...Read more

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I have this stupid painful rash that will not go away. I'm just looking for answers and treatment options?

I have this stupid painful rash that will not go away.  I'm just looking for answers and treatment options?

Painful rash?: Tell us more about your rash. How long have you had it? What have you done for it so far? Where is the rash? Is it spreading? Do it itch or burn, or just hurt? ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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How get rid painful rash I get between my thighs on hot humid days?

Friction: That's usually due to your thighs rubbing together and creating friction, which in turn creates the rash. Try a good sports lubricant, available at sporting goods stores and many drugstores. If that doesn't work you may have a yeast infection; see your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Dark spots red patches itchy painful skin rash. Doctors said its a allergic reaction , they gave me steroids  by mouth but the rash is getting bad?

Allergic rash: How long ago were the steroid pills given? They will take a day or two to work. It is important for you to be followed by an individual doctor so they can judge the course of your condition. Preferably a dermatologist but that may not be practical. There is also topical cream you can use. Also the dose of the steroid pills might need to be adjusted. ...Read more

Painful Skin (Definition)

Painful skin can occur with burns, nerve injuries, rashes, illnesses, psychological illnesses, and with fever. Depending on the cause dictates what to take and how to treat it. It is any area of skin that hurts or is ...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