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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
36 doctors shared insights

Raised Rash (Overview)

Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus as in scabies), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in psoriasis. The nature of the rash gives us clues to make a diagnosis.


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What causes a raised rash and black circles?

What causes a raised rash and black circles?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
36 doctors shared insights

Raised Rash (Overview)

Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus as in scabies), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in psoriasis. The nature of the rash gives us clues to make a diagnosis.


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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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At the top of my bum crack I get/have an EXTREMELY itchy, circular, raised, rash with white spots. Have had it at least 6 times in 2 years, in the EXACT SAME SPOT!?

At the top of my bum crack I get/have an EXTREMELY itchy, circular, raised, rash with white spots. Have had it at least 6 times in 2 years, in the EXACT SAME SPOT!?

Pilonidal cyst: This could be pilonidal cyst have a surgeon or wound care specialist take a look. They can either remove this or locally treat for infection and or inflammation. Have this checked. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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What causes a raised rash and black circles?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: raised rash?

What is the definition or description of: raised rash?

Palpable rash: Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus as in scabies), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in psoriasis. The nature of the rash gives us clues to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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What can cause a red raised rash?

What can cause a red raised rash?

Many causes: More details are needed to help you with your symptoms. Your best option is to see your doctor to examine the rash and give you a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a raised rash that is on the back of my neck and also near my underarms and nothing I have tried for a month has made any impact ?

I have a raised rash that is on the back of my neck and also near my underarms and nothing I have tried for a month has made any impact ?

Dermatologist: A raised rash lasting that long should be evaluated by a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. If it is itchy, a contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction to something coming in contact with those areas, would be a possibility. Exzematous dermatitis is another possibility. ...Read more

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I have a whitish slightly raised rash about 1" from my anus. In two weeks time it grew from 2 tiny matching circles that touched each other to an area of 2" long & more raised. What is it?

I have a whitish slightly raised rash about  1" from my anus. In two weeks time it grew from 2 tiny matching circles that touched each other to an area of  2" long & more raised. What is it?

See your doctor: Is it itching? Any history of constipation or hemorrhoids? Any vulvar irritation? It could be atrophy or thinning of the tissues that can lead to precancerous conditions or hpv. Have your doctor check it and consider a biopsy of it. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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My son came out with a sudden temperature on Saturday January 17. The temperature subsided today, and now he has a slightly raised rash on his body. He has had roseola before, so I'm thinking this might be roseola too.

My son came out with a sudden temperature on Saturday January 17.  The temperature subsided today, and now he has a slightly raised rash on his body.  He has had roseola before, so I'm thinking this might be roseola too.

Or scarlet fever?: If the rash is generalized, including trunk, face and extremities, then a viral exanthem like roseola is likely. If the rash is very fine andmainly on the trunk of the body, and especially in the creases such as the axilla, groin, forearm and behind the knees and feels a little like fine sandpaper, it could be a strain of strep throat bacteria and an antibiotic would be indicated. See your doctor ...Read more

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3 yr old has a raised rash over his whole body with no other symptons?

3 yr old has a raised rash over his whole body  with no other symptons?

Probably allergic: If itchy, probably allergic in origin. But sometimes related to infection. Check with your doctor. Could be a new food, detergent, soap etc. ...Read more

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I have a very light, very minimally raised rash on my inner leg. It's been there maybe 2 weeks and seems to be slowly spreading. ?

I have a very light, very minimally raised rash on my inner leg. It's been there maybe 2 weeks and seems to be slowly spreading. ?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are difficult to diagnose without seeing them BUT the process would seem to be an infection since it is red and spreading. A good reason for antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've recently developed a non raised rash on my left side half way between my waist and underarm. It doesn't constantly itch though. I'm worried.

I've recently developed a non raised rash on my left side half way between my waist and underarm. It doesn't constantly itch though. I'm worried.

Get it checked: If you are worried about the rash, then have it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist.It is hard to say what it could be without looking at it or withour a good description of the character of the rash. ...Read more

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I have a huge raised rash the completely covers on of my butt cheeks. It also goes but my lower back. It is red, ichy and raised. Had it for 3 months.

I have a huge raised rash the completely covers on of my butt cheeks. It also goes but my lower back. It is red, ichy and raised. Had it for 3 months.

Urticaria: Have you seen a specialist for this? Red, raised and itchy is often urticaria, but it could also be something else. Consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist ...Read more

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Unexplained weight lost( 10 to 15 pounds) i range from 180 to 165. Raised rash on legs?

Unexplained weight lost( 10 to 15 pounds) i range from 180 to 165.  Raised rash on legs?

Weight loss: If you've lost weight despite a good appetite, get checked for diabetes or an overactive thyroid. The rash is nondiagnostic and a dermatologist is best to evaluate and treat it. ...Read more

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I have a red raised rash from a recent tick bite, could this be lyme?

I have a red raised rash from a recent tick bite, could this be lyme?

Yes: Many disesases are spread by tick bites. The lyme disease rash of erythema migrans typically causes a large "bulls eye" or annular rash at the bite site. Southern tick associated rash illness has a similar rash but its smaller and commonly on the trunk. You can also get a bacterial superinfection of a tick bite. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can a slightly raised rash that is brightly red with a hint of small pus be a tick bite? It is not itchy.

Can a slightly raised rash that is brightly red with a hint of small pus be a tick bite? It is not itchy.

Dose look like this : Picture?
If it look like the picture, most likely is a tick bite.
Wash it with anti-septic. If you son developed any fever or joint pain or flu like symptoms call the doctor and check it out. ...Read more

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A few days ago I got a shot of Rocephin (ceftriaxone) near my butt. Tonight I have a raised rash. Itches a bit. Any need for concern?

Reason for the shot?: A "raised red rash" could mean several things. Is the rash all over or localized? Go back to the place where you got the shot. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,663 doctors shared insights

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
1,059 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more