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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

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


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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can skin slide skin rash show up without symptoms?

Can skin slide skin rash show up without symptoms?

Are you referring to: ...a rug burn or other type of rash that's caused by something rubbing against the skin? The rash itself IS a symptom. There may be no other symptoms. If I'm completely off the mark here, please resubmit your question clarifying what you mean by "skin slide." Thank you! Dr. Anne @ HealthTap. ...Read more

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Skin redness on chest area as well as arms and stomach. Fever on those body parts. ?

Skin redness on chest area as well as arms and stomach. Fever on those body parts. ?

See a Doctor: Could be many things from sunburn to infectious process. A dermatologist is a specialist in diseases of the skin. Many primary care doctors in the US treat skin involvement as well.
More history and visual evaluation is needed to help. ...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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3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area(asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?

3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area(asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?

Chronic eczema: The hyperpigmentation and excoriation indicate a chronic condition. He needs a steroid oinment and moisturizing of skin. He would be better served however, if you took him to a dermatologist so he could set up a long term program for your child. ...Read more

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Are skin scrapings around the face and hair line scalp just as helpful as biopsy of skin in diagnosis of dermatology types DLE SLE etc ?

Are skin scrapings  around the face and hair line scalp just as helpful as biopsy of skin in diagnosis of dermatology types DLE  SLE  etc ?

No: Skin scrapings are not a substitute for biopsy. However a biopsy may not be needed, depending on other findings, clinical history and blood test results. ...Read more

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Facial redness looks similar to malar pattern; redness also on forehead/chin. ANA negative. Redness isn't as noticeable upon waking. Need more tests?

Facial redness looks similar to malar pattern; redness also on forehead/chin. ANA negative. Redness isn't as noticeable upon waking. Need more tests?

Rosacea?: If you flush easily, this may just be from rosacea which worsens with warm temperature. Lupus rash usually goes across the nose. There are topical and oral treatment for this . See you doctor. ...Read more

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Penis rash and shedding skin ?

Penis rash and shedding skin ?

See your doctor: Any rash on the penis needs to be seen to be diagnosed, and can be due to a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Rash: It sounds like youre talking about the hives or urticaria which is usually caused by allergy. Unfortunately it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis without seeing a picture of you lesion. Therefore, see your doctor for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash look like body acne?

Does HIV rash look like body acne?

See below: A patient with HIV may have a variety of skin ailments as many viral infections clearly affect HIV patients more than non HIV patients this is also true of some fungal and bacterial infections as well-so the skin may have several different types lesions. ...Read more

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Can brown red skin rash be a symptom of pityriasis versicolor?

Can brown red skin rash be a symptom of pityriasis versicolor?

Often is: Don't try to self-diagnose unless you're got at least some background. ...Read more

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Characteristics of a fungal rash?

Depends: Depends on the type of fungus that caused it, most of the time raised borders, fairly regular shape, scaly, itchy. ...Read more

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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