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Itchy rash on shins?

Itchy rash on shins?

Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! i think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Sun Poisoning (Definition)

Conditions that some people may lump under the term 'sun poisoning'. It really isn't a specific medical condition. One has rash w red skin ; possible blisters, fatigue, fevers, chills or headache. Another is called polymorphous light eruption(pmle) ; it has sxs that were just described as well as dense clusters of small bumps over the body w ...Read more


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Shingles rash, treatment?

Shingles rash, treatment?

Valacyclovir: The treatment is with a high dose of an anti-herpes drug (usually valacyclovir) if given early enough during the course of the outbreak. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Macular rash or urticaria?

Macular rash or urticaria?

Easy question: Macules are flat. Papules are raised above the surrounding level of the skin. Hives are itchy papules where each hives lasts less than 24 hours. Hives often last for days to weeks but an individual hive lasts less than a day, resolves without leaving a mark on the skin, and may be replaced with other hives. ...Read more

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Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

The same thing: I think you are saying the same thing. Atopic dermatitis is the clinical disease state, while atopic skin may just be skin that can have atopic flares. I think the terms you mentioned really are the same thing. ...Read more

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Psoriasis = blotchy rash on the elbow?

Psoriasis = blotchy rash on the elbow?

Psoriasis: Psoriasis on the elbow is usually a thickened, silvery scaled plaque that may have a reddish base. Blotchy rashes are not usually psoriasis. ...Read more

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Is meningitis rash itchy?

Is meningitis rash itchy?

Usually not: This rash does not tend to be of the itchy variety although any virus, bacteria and/or fungus can cause meningitis and all have different degrees of presentation. ...Read more

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Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more

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Is dengue rashes itchy?

Is dengue rashes itchy?

Itchiness is: Inconsistent with dengue fever. In some cases it may itch. ...Read more

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Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Roseola: Roseola is a viral infection suffered by toddlers . The skin rash usually appears after a child's temperature has normalized after having had fever for several days, they look like tine red dots first noted on the torso and eventually spreading to the rest of the body. Psoriasis is an inherited lifelong skin condition that it is not contagious like roseola (only to toddlers).. ...Read more

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Blotchy rash appeared overnight?

Blotchy rash appeared overnight?

It could be just: About anything. Have your doctor take a look at it please. ...Read more

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What causes photosensitivity rash?

What causes photosensitivity rash?

Many causes: Causes for photosensitivity) can be classified into 1) those caused by the presence of an underlying skin condition (eg., lupus); 2) chemicals/drugs topical or ingested which are photosensitizers (eg., tetracyclines, dyes); 3) genetic diseases (eg., xeroderma pigmentosa); 4) metabolic disorders (porphyrias) and 5) idiopathic (unknown). ...Read more

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Does strep rash itch?

Does strep rash itch?

Usually not: Strep rash is generally painpul and itching is not predominant complaint i strep throat lesions. ...Read more

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Blotchy red itchy rash following bronchitis ?

Blotchy red itchy rash following bronchitis 
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Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak like bronchitis. Medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more

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Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. Mosquito bites look more like a wheal or hive, poison ivy more likely bumps and blisters. ...Read more

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I get sun burned, sun poisoning, hives, swelling, rashes, sickness and muscle soreness occur when I am in the sun for 30mins w/o sunblock 1h w/ why?

I get sun burned, sun poisoning, hives, swelling, rashes, sickness and muscle soreness occur when I am in the sun for 30mins w/o sunblock 1h w/ why?

Autoimmune disease: Some individuals have light sensitivity that can be secondary to autoimmune disease. This can be systemic or limited to the skin. I would consult an immunologist and undergo some blood tests to check for them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between heat rash and sun poisoning rash?

Heat rash: Heat rash occurs in the folds of the skin such as waist, underarms, etc. Sun poisoning or sensitivity is just that, more related to direct contact with sunshine. ...Read more

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I have had a rash in the areas of a bad sunburn that I am thinking could be sun poisoning. Can the bumps last for several weeks?

I have had a rash in the areas of a bad sunburn that I am thinking could be sun poisoning. Can the bumps last for several weeks?

Photosensitivity: It sounds like you're describing a photosensitivity, which could be more than a simple sunburn. If you were on medication when u were 'over exposed' to the sun like that, this could explain the rash appearance. The good thing about the skin is it regenerates quite quickly, so hopefully the sun damage will disappear in a couple weeks. See a dermatologist if you need more help or try posting photos. ...Read more

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Can sun poisoning cause you to have a weakened immune system during the time you have a rash?

Can sun poisoning cause you to have a weakened immune system during the time you have a rash?

No: Not significantly. However sun poisoning may be confused with lupus. In lupus there is dysregulation of the immune system. ...Read more

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Im on vacation at the beach can sun poisoning be a little rash and be really itchy? I just dont know what else it could be

Im on vacation at the beach can sun poisoning be a little rash and be really itchy? I just dont know what else it could be

Sunburn: Yes it can start as a rash and get itchy/burning, use good sunscreen cream, reapply every 2-3 hours, stay in the shades, try to avoid sun exposure 10 am - 4 pm, if your skin is really sensitive, enjoy the beach otherwise ...Read more

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What is the difference between heat rash, heat stroke and sun poisoning?

What is the difference between heat rash, heat stroke and sun poisoning?

All quite different.: Heat rash (or prickly heat, or miliaria) is the rash produced when heat causes your sweat glands to plug up. Heat stroke is the overheating of your entire body when you spend too much time in a hot environment, become dehydrated, and can't produce enough sweat to cool your body. Sun poisoning is just another name for a bad sunburn. ...Read more

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Want to know the treatment of photodermatitis?Nd which sunscreen is better?

Photodermatitis: More than 90% of reactions to sunlight are polymorphous light eruption (pmle) which develops 3-4 days after intense sun exposure particularly at beginning of summer, then tends to improve. Many conditions can cause light sensitivity, like lupus, porphyria, medications, even juices of certain fruit and vegs, such as limes. Sunscreens with physical blockers help but diagnosis is necessary first. ...Read more

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How do you treat photodermatitis problems?

Sun Screen: Sunscreen can help. Of course less exposure is helpful. Stay out of direct sunlight, where a cap or hat. Avoid sunlight between 10 and 2pm. When you do breakout, try Hydrocortisone 1 or 2% to the effected area and wait till the rash clears before going out. Some foods can trigger and exagerated response as well. Do you have any food allergies that you are aware of. Use spf 30 or 50 too. ...Read more

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Are sunburn and sun poisoning related?

Yes: Both are due to excessive sun exposure and/or inadequate protection against the sun. Whereas a sunburn directly refers to the effects on the skin with varying degrees of severity, sun poisoning refers to systemic effects on your entire body. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put neosporin on sun poisoning ?

Sun poisoning: Sun poisoning is a sunburn / sunburn with allergic reaction. It is better treated with desitin/aloe/cold packs and oral antihistamines/ tylenol/motrin. Cover up, high SPF sunscreen, drink f fluids water alternating with gaterade/juices.If confusion,dizzy, fever, blisters,pus go to ER/urgent care. Neosporin is a topical antibacterial and causes allergic reaction so avoid initially. ...Read more

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If your sunburn swells is it considered sun poisoning?

If your sunburn swells is it considered sun poisoning?

Sun Poisoning: One form of sun poisoning includes rash w red skin ; possible blisters, fatigue, fevers, chills or headache. Another is called polymorphous light eruption(pmle) ; it has sxs that were just described as well as dense clusters of small bumps over the body w possible hives on legs/arms/chest. Solar urticaria present w first set of symptoms as well as blisters, wheals ; possible dizziness, feeling >. ...Read more

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Could it be alright to wash your face with sun poisoning?

Could it be alright to wash your face with sun poisoning?

Very carefully: If you have blisters or facial swelling get medical help. Otherwise wash a burned face with cool water, soft cloth and mild soap don't scrub pat it dry with soft cloth. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a surgery for severe sun poisoning?

Is there such a thing as a surgery for severe sun poisoning?

Well,..: Not really, but maybe if severe and infected, and possible one that causes disfiguring, etc with need for plastic surgery with skin grafting. ...Read more

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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


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