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Dr. John Chiu
2,673 Doctors shared insights

Rash (Overview)

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, itching, or bug bites.


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Does food cause rashes on body and face?

Does food cause rashes on body and face?

Absolutely: Sorting out food allergies can be tough. Both serologic and skin testing can be done. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
2,673 Doctors shared insights

Rash (Overview)

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, itching, or bug bites.


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How do you treat rashes around the vagina?

How do you treat rashes around the vagina?

Depends: On the type of rash and associated symptoms. Without more info, I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have some rashes inside my cheeks. What's the best way to treat this?

I have some rashes inside my cheeks. What's the best way to treat this?

Rashes: We need more information in order to give you advice (are they sore, how long have they been there, do they come and go, both sides or just one side...). Please see your dentist or oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How can skin rashes be treated?

How can skin rashes be treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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 have very sensitive skin and am constantly treating numerous rashes, is there a supplement I can take to help my skin to not be in turmoil so much?

I have very sensitive skin and am constantly treating numerous rashes, is there a supplement I can take to help my skin to not be in turmoil so much?

Skin or nutritionist: Sounds like you need to see a dermatologist or second opinion if you have already seen seen one. Skin sensitivity may also be an allergy or a nutrition problem so that an allergist or a nutritionist might be able to help you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rashes in the neck area?

What is the treatment for rashes in the neck area?

Vaseline: Babies have "bull necks", and wetness and formula love to get into the creases and cause irritation. Yeast may even move in, making more fun for everyone. A good antifungal like lotrimin (clotrimazole) kills the yeast, an anti inflammatory such as Hydrocortisone helps the raw irritated skin, and a barrier cream such as vaseline protects the skin from future irritation and allows it to heal. ...Read more

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I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

Which treatments?: If you have used over the counter anti fungal treatments (nystatin, miconazole, etc), you may just need a prescription strength anti fungal. If you have used OTC hydrocortisone, it may have taken away the inflammation, but not affected the yeast. See your dermatologist if the symptoms persist. Try adding in an over the counter nystatin powder to keep the area dry and disrupt the yeast. ...Read more

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What's the most appropriate way to use aloe vera plant to cure rashes?

Apply directly: Split the leaf open with your fingers. Rub the sap that exudes onto the affected skin. ...Read more

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How to get rid of rashes on my face?

How to get rid of rashes on my face?

Type of rash?: Treatment will vary with cause fungus, bacteria, virus, allergy? If mild combination of micatin (miconazole) and hydrocrotisone. Ream could be used. If it persists it is best to see physician for evaluation, tests if necessary and treatment. ...Read more

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Can drug rashes linger?

Can drug rashes linger?

Yes: Depends on the type of reaction and the specific drug, it may linger on for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Hives when stressed, sick, injured, extremely happy, angry, etc. It seems any extreme change to the body triggers the burning rash.

Hives when stressed, sick, injured, extremely happy, angry, etc. It seems any extreme change to the body triggers the burning rash.

That's possible.: Sounds like one of the physical urticarias with multiple triggers. Double dose antihistamines (loratadine 10 mg twice a day) may be effective. If not you should see an allergist to discuss using hydroxyzine or doxepin or maybe eve steroids. ...Read more

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How to prevent rashes in new born baby?

How to prevent rashes in new born baby?

Too broad: The question is very broad. Could you ask it again and be a little more specific. What kind of rash are you trying to prevent? Diaper, dry skin, illness? ...Read more

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Baby rash on bumps wht to do to avoid rashes for babies?

Baby rash on bumps wht to do to avoid rashes for babies?

Rash in bumps: Use soap and water when cleaning diaper area. Dry with hair dryer and apply diaper cream with a xinc oxide base. ...Read more

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My skin gets itchy everyday and when I scratch it, rashes are formed. What could this be?

My skin gets itchy everyday and when I scratch it, rashes are formed. What could this be?

Eczema?: It sounds like you may have an allergic condition in your skin, or something else might be causing you to itch. You should have your doctor take a look to see what might going on! ...Read more

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Why does my baby get such bad rashes?

Why does my baby get such bad rashes?

Maybe sensitive skin: Some babies have much more sensitive skin than others. For those babies, I recommend a mild, unscented baby wash (such as aveeno (oatmeal) baby or cetaphil). If your baby's skin is dry or prone to eczema, try a mild lotion (cetaphil, eucerin, and aveeno (oatmeal) are my favorites). Sometimes more severe rash can be do to a food allergy (even if your are breastfeeding) or an infection, so check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are allergic rashes different looking from other rashes?

Are allergic rashes different looking from other rashes?

No: Many rashes have characteristic patterns of distribution on the body and many have distinguishing features on the skin; such as the silvery scale of psoriasis. Many rashes look the same and may have early or late features which make them indistinguishable from allergic reactions. A skin biopsy may be useful for identifying the true cause of a rash. ...Read more

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I take 200mg of lamictal. Does exposure to either the sun or a tanning bed put me at risk for the rash (that leads to stevens-johnson's disease)?

I take 200mg of lamictal. Does exposure to either the sun or a tanning bed put me at risk for the rash (that leads to stevens-johnson's disease)?

No: The Lamictal rash occurs in about 3-5% of patients and is most often an allergic or idiosyncratic reaction. Stevens-johnson may occur if a painful rash and the drug is continued. There is no solar exposure risk which accentuates the chance of rash, but using drug with Depakote does increase risk of rash to 7-9%. ...Read more

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I started to have rashes on gorin area, doctors prescribed ketoconazole for me for months and this is curing the rashes very effectively. However I searched about the risk of fatal liver problem of the drug. Should I keep taking the drug?

I started to have rashes on gorin area, doctors prescribed ketoconazole for me for months and this is curing the rashes very effectively. However I searched about the risk of fatal liver problem of the drug. Should I keep taking the drug?

Check with your PCP: The risk is very low when using ketoconazole in pulsed therapy (once per week for an extended period of time). Your risk of developing a problem with any drug depends on your particular constellation of medical problems. As long as you don't have a predisposition to developing liver damage and your doctor monitors you during treatment, you should be fine. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can drug rashes linger?

Yes: Depends on the type of reaction and the specific drug, it may linger on for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Are rashes often serious?

Are rashes often serious?

No: Rashes usually are not serious, but you should always see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes random rashes?

What causes random rashes?

Rash: So many things cause rash. Skin is the largest organ in/on the body. To get the best diagnosis for a rash of any kind, it is recommended to have a doctor look at the rash to confirm and provide appropriate treatment based on the evaluation. Infections, irritation, allergy, medications, etc can all contribute to rash. ...Read more

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What causes blisterd rashes?

What causes blisterd rashes?

Many things: Such can b due 2 second degree burns, infection esp viral, as well as allergic react. To ingested or topical chemicals/drugs. ...Read more

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What to do when u get rashes?

What to do when u get rashes?

Rashes: Rashes may occur with viral infections, such as herpes zoster; fungal infections, such as a yeast infection (candida albicans);allergic causes; bacterial infections, such as impetigo; and sexually transmitted infections (stis). Rashes may also occur as a symptom of a more serious disease, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or some types of cancer. Treatment of the rash depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Hoe to best treat butt rashes?

Hoe to best treat butt rashes?

Skin: There are probably a thousand different rashes so without more information or seeing the problem it is unlikely you will get much here on health tap. Skin is probably one of the most difficult things to diagnose online. It is such a visual part of evaluation and treatment as a physician. But, if the rashes are persisting please get in to your family doctor to be seen soon. ...Read more

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What is best to use on rashes?

What is best to use on rashes?

Rash: Treatment of rash depends on what sort of rash it is and what's the cause of rash. ...Read more

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Why do rashes spread so easily?

Why do rashes spread so easily?

Some spread some not: Some rashes can be contagious from one part of the body to others. Some rashes represent the over enthusiasm of the immune system to a virus or infection and since the virus is everywhere in the body, so is the rash. Other rashes don't spread at all. It really depends on the rash. ...Read more

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Why I have rashes around my body?

Why I have rashes around my body?

Rashes: Without seeing the rash I can only surmise that you have hives. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for relief and see a dermatologist. ...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