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Hi, my 22 month old son has a rash-like skin reaction on his back, torso and abdominal area. I first noted it yesterday on his back, since spread posteriorly. No changes in soaps, no new food or medication given. He is allergic to pollen, dust, etc.

Hi, my 22 month old son has a rash-like skin reaction on his back, torso and abdominal area. I first noted it yesterday on his back, since spread posteriorly. No changes in soaps, no new food or medication given. He is allergic to pollen, dust, etc.

Rash: Rash could be due to a viral infection. There are many different viruses that can cause a rash. Followup with your child's doctor to clarify cause of the rash. Or if you have a photo of the rash you can use Health Tap Prime consult to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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Hw to know if back rashes is caused by Tapazole (methimazole) or the weather (pollen)?

Hw to know if back rashes is caused by Tapazole (methimazole) or the weather (pollen)?

Runny nose?: I have looked around and it has been difficult to find the typical rash caused by methimazole. I would ask about timing of methimazole to when the rash appeared, if weather, I would expect also runny nose, itchy eyes and maybe sore throat and cough. I can say that medication induced rashes are usually generalized, not only in one area. I would suggest discussing with Endo or Derm. Hope it helps ...Read more

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Hello doc my daughter has developed pollen rash, can you please advice what to apply, or should we take an appointment?

Hello doc my daughter has developed pollen rash, can you please advice what to apply, or should we take an appointment?

OTC if not serious: I'm guessing your daughter has a rash caused by a pollen allergy? If the rash is not too serious, an otc ointment cream containing hydrocortisone, or calamine lotion, may be helpful. If the rash is extensive, or the otc products don't work, you should book an appt w/ your health care provider. If your child is having difficulty breathing because of the allergy, please go to the E.R. Right away. ...Read more

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Rash around neck line &burns like a fire. The burn is an 8 on pain scale. Ma 40 &there's no allergies except pollen in the summer. Sure not cellulitis?

Rash around neck line &burns like a fire. The burn is an 8 on pain scale. Ma 40 &there's no allergies except pollen in the summer. Sure not cellulitis?

Half way?: If the rash does not cross the midline of the body, then it may be shingles. Contact your doctor to check it out since the severity and duration of the rash, even if it happens to be shingles, can be reduced with prompt Rx with an antiviral drug. ...Read more

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Can the irritant in poison ivy travel through the air? Now that it is spring, I have been having a lot of issues with allergies because of all the pollen in the air. However, the other day I noticed after a sneezing fit that I was developing an itchy rash

Can the irritant in poison ivy travel through the air? Now that it is spring, I have been having a lot of issues with allergies because of all the pollen in the air. However, the other day I noticed after a sneezing fit that I was developing an itchy rash

The: The answer is yes, but only under circumstances like burning it. You may have come into contact with it thru other means like a pet or something else that came into contact with it, if it is really poison ivy. The rash should be seen by a medical person as it may not be poison ivy or any contact allergy. ...Read more

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I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? Herpes or hiv????

I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? Herpes or hiv????

Lowered resistance.: Thrush can be seen in generally healthy individuals who become ill with a viral infection, like mono or viral pneumonia or from antibiotics or use of inhaled corticosteroid iinhalers without rinsing the mouth. Herpes is more likely to give a cluster of red papules like a cold sore. Get Rx for the thrush. Always wise to get hiv test if you have had unprotected sex, especially if thrush persists. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin. Pls what can I do.

Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin. Pls what can I do.

Itch without Rash: May be do to a LARGE # medical conditions and you need to consult with a Medical Professional for some testing...the very first thing to do is ask yourself if you have been taking anything or eating anything "unusual" Have you used a new DETERGENT to wash your clothes.
Any PETS in the house....
In the meantime an OTC anti-histamine may be useful BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine) may help. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

?? Hives??: Sounds like hives with possibly some angioedema (swelling within the dermis). Also known as urticaria. Try a simple antihistamine to see if this helps, if not, you should have someone look at the rash since this isn't the place to diagnose a rash. Needs to be visualized. ...Read more

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How can I soothe the rash all over my skin, jawline, and eyes with home remedies?

Home remedy for rash: Aloe and oatmeal soaps and baths are helpful. Ultimately it depends on the cause of your pruritis (itching). Many causes are due to underlying allergies, disease or infection. Simple dishydrosis or dry skin can benefit from creams like lubriderm and corn huskers and glycerine soaps. The best starting point is to stay hydrated, avoid refined sugars and flours and corn syrup. ...Read more

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I'm a black lady who was told tanning beds are good for skin conditions! Used 1 time for 5 min and have developed a rash all over face..

Many possibilities: 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

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I dyed my hair and now my head itches and it has sores and when I itch my head it starts to leak and I have a rash all over my body?

Contact dermatitis: Hair dye can cause an allergic reaction and as far as rash over body, dye can leak initially as excess dye washes off. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter. ...Read more

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Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Not to worry...: Without the benefit of examining you, I would guess that you have a condition known as ppp, or pearly penile papules. This is a totally benign condition and requires no treatment. If you are concerned, see you doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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My husband and I both have a rash all over. It's extremely itchy and keeps us up at at night. His doctor told him its dry skin. What could it be?

My husband and I both have a rash all over. It's extremely itchy and keeps us up at at night. His doctor told him its dry skin. What could it be?

Consider scabies: If both of you are itching, you should see your doctor who might do a skin scraping to see if you or your husband have scabies. Scabies is a mite that grows in the skin, and can be treated with prescription topical or oral medication. ...Read more

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If I was pregnant I 'd be about 5wks my skin broke out in a weird rash all over nauseous tired frequent headache but negative test wht could b wrng?

If I was pregnant I 'd be about 5wks my skin broke out in a weird rash all over nauseous tired frequent headache but negative test wht could b wrng?

Viral syndrome: Your symptoms sound like a lot of viral illnesses, including west nile virus, which has been in the news lately. It depends on how long you have felt this way. Most viruses make us sick for a few days and then our immune systems kick in and defend us and we get better. If you seem to be getting worse and worse, you might have a more serious illness, so you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red?

Urticaria/Hives: Rarely, a reaction to medication, food, food additives, insects, parasites or infection is identified as an underlying cause of chronic hives. But in most cases, the cause of chronic hives is never identified, even after testing and monitoring symptoms. Heat, cold, pressure, sunlight or other environmental stimuli may worsen chronic hives. Certain meds such as aspirin, Ibuprofen can cause hives. ...Read more

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My 6 month old has this rash? All over his forehead. It starts out looking like a white head coming up then busts open and oozes a yellow liquid and g

My 6 month old has this rash? All over his forehead. It starts out looking like a white head coming up then busts open and oozes a yellow liquid and g

Mgt: He may have an infection called impetigo or a secondary infection. Please see your PCP or book an online appointment. In the meantime, keep the area clean and avoid irritation. ...Read more

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Since a few months I have small red dots on my skin and lots of tiny red veins appeared. Now since a few days itching with no rash all over feet/body?

Since a few months I have small red dots on my skin and lots of tiny red veins appeared. Now since a few days itching with no rash all over feet/body?

Red dots, itching: Do you have underlying autoimmune condition? Liver/gallbladder condition? The dots could be eczema, but usually when it itches there is a rash, could be iro deficiency, celiac, thyroid, rarely lymphoma. F/U wiht doctor /urgent care. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w IBS from a lower colonoscopy. I have been living with diarrhea over the last year. Now I have a rash all over my skin & lost weight?

I was diagnosed w IBS from a lower colonoscopy. I have been living with diarrhea over the last year. Now I have a rash all over my skin & lost weight?

Probably not related: .... unless you were given a prescription drug for the IBS that may be causing the rash. Important clues about what might be going on will come from someone looking closely at the rash and taking a diet and symptom history to try to ascertain why you might be losing weight. Keep working with your doctor to sort through these significant problems. Best wishes:) ...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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I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

Call your doctor: A rash during the first trimester of pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. This can be something very complicated. If you don't have a doctor, get one early next week to discuss this. ...Read more

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Drinking to much beer, for long period of time, then breaks out in red rash all over body, which dries to a head few days later, any idea what it is?

Drinking to much beer, for long period of time, then breaks out in red rash all over body, which dries to a head few days later, any idea what it is?

Need evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. Quit drinking alcohol and see your doctor before you cause irreversible injury to your organs. ...Read more

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My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?

Scabies?: Really bad itchy rash all over the body is common in a few conditions. If the intensity of itching is high with this distribution, I would suspect scabies. Chiggers is another condition that can start with the legs and then spread. Poison ivy also can start at the legs and could be very itchy. Any of these conditions could be responsible; he needs to be seen by his doctor to make a diagnosis. ...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


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