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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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I've never had a problem with acne. About 3 months ago I got what seemed like a rash all over my back and it hasn't gone away. It doesn't itch.

Acne on back?: If you have an acne rash on you back for the first time, it could be cased but Omer sweating during exercise without showering right away. If this rash is not like acne and does not itch, it could be Pityriasis Rosea. Especially if it started with a similar lesion a few weeks earlier that was much larger. If this lesions are oval to round, slightly raised with a fine silver scale. ...Read more

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I had sepsis a while back and took some hardcore medication. Endied up getting a rash all over my back. Why did that happen?

I had sepsis a while back and took some hardcore medication. Endied up getting a rash all over my back. Why did that happen?

Delayed reaction?: Well it all depends on the medications you were given, sometimes sepsis is treated with more than one antibiotic and if your blood pressure dropped they may have used other medications too to stabilize you. The rash can also be secondary to low platelets from the sepsis. The key is to find the culprit. Make a list of all meds taken and see an allergist to help you with the answer. ...Read more

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I suffer with mild wear and tear in lower back but lately as the pain has got worse I e started to get a rash all over my back, arms. And chest.?

I suffer with mild wear and tear in lower back but lately as the pain has got worse I e started to get a rash all over my back, arms. And chest.?

You have 2 issues: I don't think the 2 issues are related. The back issues is super common and just requires heat, massage, stretching, a chiro, acupuncture and pt. See my other pain answers. The rash will have to be seen my your doc to id. A rash requires the "eyeball" test. One has to see it to make any assumptions as to what it might be. ...Read more

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My 15 m.O. Had a fever for the last 3 days and just broke out with a rash all over her back. She is very irritable. She is on antibiotics. Worrisome?

My 15 m.O. Had a fever for the last 3 days and just broke out with a rash all over her back. She is very irritable. She is on antibiotics. Worrisome?

Fever and rash: You could be experiencing a feature of a viral illness or a drug rash. More history and an exam would be required to be sure. ...Read more

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W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

Yes: The area around the bottom and upper legs is a common additional site of hfm, it just didn't make it to the label when the pattern was being named. If that's the only site and there are no blisters it could be something else. Te variability of hfm is quite diverse, with some having only one area involved. ...Read more

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Climbed a pine tree to get a frisbee out now red rash all over my arm, back of neck. It burns. What can I do for it?

Climbed a pine tree to get a frisbee out now red rash all over my arm, back of neck. It burns. What can I do for it?

Rash: 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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Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Non specific rash: You have given a non specific description of your rash
Is it elsewhere? First occurrence?
Try over the counter hydrocortisone 1%
It may work but if it is not enough go to a dermatologist and get stronger cream to put on it at least twice daily ...Read more

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3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.

3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.

Rash: Without an picture it is difficlt to give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be an allergic reaction or possibly a heat ransh. Try giving benadryl (diphenhydramine). If rash persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a blood like rash all over my belly and back it started with a large patch on the top of my leg what could it be?

I had a blood like rash all over my belly and back it started with a large patch on the top of my leg what could it be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash all over my torso neck back and now has spread to my legs?

I have an itchy rash all over my torso neck back and now has spread to my legs?

Need a picture: Rashes are tough to diagnose with just limited description. Often even with pictures and biopsies rashes can go undiagnosed. It is important to see the rash and get a thorough history including new contacts, foods and medications taken as well as pattern of spread to get an accurate diagnosis. I would get seen if this rash is spreading and causing discomfort. ...Read more

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I have had red spots / rash all over my body (stomach, back and chest) for about 4 weeks now. It's does not itch at all. What is this? Thanks.

I have had red spots / rash all over my body (stomach, back and chest) for about 4 weeks now. It's does not itch at all. What is this? Thanks.

Be seen: There are way too many causes of rashes to diagnosis from your description. See your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've got a rash all over my brest, neck, back ect. They are round dime size red dry in the center and red ring around them like ring worm. Antifungal cream hasn't worked at all and they are spreading all over. I work so much no time to do to a Dr. Please

I've got a rash all over my brest, neck, back ect. They are round dime size red dry in the center and red ring around them like ring worm. Antifungal cream hasn't worked at all and they are spreading all over. I work so much no time to do to a Dr. Please

Rash: This sound like pityriasis rosae. Starts with 1 big patch then spreads allover. It is caused by a virus & is a self limited condition that will resolve spontaneously over tIme. It is best if you show it to your Dr to make sure. Your health comes 1st. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have rashes all over my legs and back after a day at the pool and a bath?

Summer's rash: Rash after swimming in a pool can be due to a reaction to chlorine in the pool or from bacteria if there is not enough chlorine in the pool water. Bathe carefully to remove chlorine from your skin and hair and take antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin. If you're not sure whether too much or too little chlorine was the problem, get help from your physician or a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a dry itchy rash all over the small of my back that will not go way?

I have a dry itchy rash all over the small of my back that will not go way?

See dermatolgist: You will likely need a skin biopsy to find out the cause and thus I suggest you consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a teen cousin who is sick with a rash all over her body. Has toxic shock come back?

I have a teen cousin who is sick with a rash all over her body. Has toxic shock come back?

Never gone: You have not given much information but sick with a rash your cousin should be seen now. ...Read more

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I have this 35 year rash all over my body feet toes fingers back torso was told many results I have pictures of it. I will never find the right? ?

I have this 35 year rash all over my body feet toes fingers back torso was told many results I have pictures of it. I will never find the right? ?

See an expert: There is almost always an answer.
Seeing a highly regarded dermatologist in your area, or seeking an opinion at a referral center is helpful in a complicated case. ...Read more

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Stress caused itchy rash all over body doctor prescribed frenaler cort (10 tablets) rash came back once treatment was over. Can he take another 10 tabl?

Stress caused itchy rash all over body doctor prescribed frenaler cort (10 tablets) rash came back once treatment was over. Can he take another 10 tabl?

Itchy rash: I suggest you see an allergist to see why you are developing this rash, steroids are not safe to take repeatedly, especially with high blood pressure. I would rather take an antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec to control the rash. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over my body, had this for about a week it started on my hand now on my legs back and chest! What could this be?

Depends.: Can't even make a wild guess as we are lacking information. What does the rash look like? Is it red? Bumps? Itchy? Are there some areas that are spared? Please resubmit with a photo or thorough description. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash with bumps/ lumps all over back and stomach and legs appears and disappears

Many possibilites: 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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My son has a bad cough and now he is breaking out in a rash all over especially his chest and back and legs, kinda looks like hives. Can you help?

My son has a bad cough and now he is breaking out in a rash all over especially his chest and back and legs, kinda looks like hives. Can you help?

No,: You need to take your son to his doctor, Urgent Care or ER, meanwhile, start him on any antihistamine OTC, it can be a viral infection causing all this, or the cause for the hives may be something he ate or a medicine he took, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I have a rash all over my arms, neck, stomach, back, thighs, knees and back. I haven't been in contact with anything new. I haven't been sick.?

Hives?!: If the rash is raised, red and itchy I would say it is hives. If it is rough and sandpapery, itchy and red I would say eczema. If it is like prickly heat I would think a contact reaction but you said there were no new exposures. Try to describe the rash a bit more and we may be able to pin it down. Bed bugs could be a possibility or scabies. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Rash All Over (Definition)

A generalized rash consists of lesions affecting a number of areas on the body which change the color, texture or ...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