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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


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Broke out in a rash/pimples on my shoulder?

Broke out in a rash/pimples on my shoulder?

RASH AND PIMPLES: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING THESE. HOW LONG AGO? DO THEY ITCH? ARE THEY PAINFUL? DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS? ONLY ONE SHOULDER? PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST IF THE RASH DOESN'T GET BETTER SOON. SHINGLES IS A POSSIBILITY . . . ...Read more

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Fever 5 days ago, then appear flu. Weird rash that appear when sleeping at both shoulder and hands. And small pimples like at penis. What is it?

Fever 5 days ago, then appear flu. Weird rash that appear when sleeping at both shoulder and hands. And small pimples like at penis. What is it?

Exam: Please get examined. This is an informational website and not for diagnosis. You have multiple symptoms which need to be addressed and treated. ...Read more

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shoulder skin coloured pimple wiv veins n rash around it near moles since summer. A red spot has appeared near it don't knw if was mole be4. cancer?

shoulder skin coloured pimple wiv veins n  rash around it near moles since summer. A red spot has appeared near it don't knw if was mole be4. cancer?

Changing moles=DOC: Any changing lesions that catch your attention should be checked by the Doctor. You're showing to be smart by noticing changes in the Color, and Evolution of the lesions . Those are 2 of the criteria that we use when we check moles : Asymmetry, Borders, Color, Diameter, Evolution. Plus, you are noticing it after the exposure to the sun. It is important to go to the Doctor and have them checked. ...Read more

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Fell off scooter 2months ago, got road rash on my shoulder- as it healed it got severely sunburned and now has bumps on it that look like whiteheads?

Fell off scooter 2months ago, got road rash on my shoulder- as it healed it got severely sunburned and now has bumps on it that look like whiteheads?

Milia: Milia are small cysts than can be caused by skin abrasions. Milia can also be caused by heavy skin care products and by prolonged exposure to the sun. Milia may also be caused by a facial burn or a blistering disease called porphyria cutanea tarda, or by a genetic condition that causes skin to become somewhat thickened. ...Read more

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Im planing to take l-arginine? I had a past symptoms of herpes zoster? I heard taking l-argine can get herpes? I had once pimples, rashes in penis skin

Im planing to take l-arginine? I had a past symptoms of herpes zoster? I heard taking l-argine can get herpes? I had once pimples, rashes in penis skin

See answer: There are 8 herpes virus types. Types most familiar to us: herpes simplex viruses (types 1 and 2) which can cause mouth cold sores and/or genital herpes; and varicella-zoster virus which causes chicken pox and shingles. Type-specific herpes blood test can help detect prior exposure to Types 1 and 2. L-Arginine, a common supplement, reportedly promotes replication of the herpes virus. Significant? ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

May be: There is no consistency to symptoms of HIV. None of the tests is 100% at three weeks. In about 12 weeks, you should get a test of HIV nucleic acids, if negative, it will essentially rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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Two year old has pimple like bumps on chin and looks like a light rash on chest and back. No fever, no symptoms. What could it be?

Two year old has pimple like bumps on chin and looks like a light rash on chest and back. No fever, no symptoms. What could it be?

Rash: Difficult to know without seeing it. 1 possibility is that it may be staph or strep on his chin, called impetigo with a more generalized rash that often accompanies it. If this is the case he requires antibiotics to protect particularly his kidneys. Have the rash examined and get a confirmed diagnosis to help with his care. All the best in getting this sorted out. ...Read more

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I have a small (1in × 1in)pimple like rash on my neck with swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms. It does not itch. It stings a bit when touch?

I have a small (1in × 1in)pimple like rash on my neck with swollen lymph nodes. I have no other symptoms. It does not itch. It stings a bit when touch?

Swollen lymph nodes!: You should carefully monitor those lymph nodes. If they increase in number or size or pain or anything else then go to your doc and have him send you to a surgeon for a biopsy right away. If they go away on their own, great! ...Read more

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Can a primary HIV rash occure as 3-4 pimples on the back, without fever or other symptoms? Thank you

Probably not: The rash with HIV tends to be red and flat or a bit raised. People have other flu like symptoms as well. Pimples are probably just pimples. If lots more emerge on only one side of the body in a strip this could be shingles. If the same cluster always comes back in the same place, this could be an unusual location for herpes simplex. ...Read more

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10weeks after unprotected sex with my ex I developed tiny, itchy pimples on my back. They lasted 2/3days. Could they be a HIV symptom? Or a heat rash?

10weeks after unprotected sex with my ex I developed tiny, itchy pimples on my back. They lasted 2/3days. Could they be a HIV symptom? Or a heat rash?

Not an HIV symptom: It is not possible to diagnose the cause of your rash, without more info, and a photo of it. However, be reassured that what you described is NOT consistent with symptoms/signs of HIV, SInce you had unprotected sex with your ex, and appear to be concerned about having contracted an STI, I recommend that you go for STI screening, including HIV, and use condoms. Most counties provide free testing ...Read more

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My 7 year old daughter has had a sore throat and flu symptoms last week now she has a small pimple type rash all over her face I've looked online and?

My 7 year old daughter has had a sore throat and flu symptoms last week now she has a small pimple type rash all over her face I've looked online and?

Need more info: Most of the symptoms described sound like a virus and so it is hard to say for sure without more information or picture. If there is fever present right now and sore throat I would recommend seeing your doctor for strep testing. If the testing is negative then they will likely tell you to give fluids and rest and supportive care. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

Dermatological eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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About 2 months ago I got a pimple looking thing on my shoulder, popped it and came back now it is a red pimple looking circle, soft, doesn't hurt. ?

About 2 months ago I got a pimple looking thing on my shoulder, popped it and came back now it is a red pimple looking circle, soft, doesn't hurt. 
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See MD: Never pop lesions. If this is red and circular at this time, you should see physician, as you may have a developing infection. Do not take chances. ...Read more

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I have a 2mm diameter pimple on my front left shoulder that has been there for over a year and a half. I lanced when it first appeared. Should i worry?

I have a 2mm diameter pimple on my front left shoulder that has been there for over a year and a half. I lanced when it first appeared. Should i worry?

"pimple": There is no way a dermatologist would try to answer that question without saying that she or he needs to lay and eyeball on the lesion. You cannot call your car mechanic and say you have a clicking the rear end of the car, and expect to get the right care for that problem. See a dermatologist! ...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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more