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Non itchy rash all over body except face, lower back pain, body aches, upset stomach, headache, when I take a deep breath it makes me cough?

Non itchy rash all over body except face, lower back pain, body aches, upset stomach, headache, when I take a deep breath it makes me cough?

Suspect viral or: This may be viral infection or medication reaction or other medical probem. You are going to have to see your physician to get 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


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31 weeks pregnant with rashes all over body and face. Dr isn't sure what's causing it. He prescribed me Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, is it safe to use?

31 weeks pregnant with rashes all over body and face. Dr isn't sure what's causing it. He prescribed me Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, is it safe to use?

PEP/PUPPPs?: Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy or pruritic urticarial plaques and papules of pregnancy (pep/puppps) is the most common and benign pregnancy dermatosis. It merits supportive treatment only with topical emmolients (aveeno), antihistamines as needed for itching (atarax or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - do not drive!) and patience. As with any widespread rash, steroids can help for a while, but are best avoided. ...Read more

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Rash all over body apart from face after 2 weeks taking Lutera pills for 1st time, it doesn't really itch, is it normal?

Rash all over body apart from face after 2 weeks taking Lutera pills for 1st time, it doesn't really itch, is it normal?

Rash: Not normal---and is a rare side effect of Lutera----should stop the medicine---and check in with the doctor that prescribed the medicine----if symptoms increases or shortness of breath go to your nearest ER of evaluation ...Read more

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My 6 mth baby just broke out in rash all over body & face. Not too severe but she's never had it I use odor free soap and lotion. Should I worry?

My 6 mth baby just broke out in rash all over body & face. Not too severe but she's never had it I use odor free soap and lotion. Should I worry?

Maybe: In order to know how serious the rash may be more information is needed. If there is a fever or any other signs of infection it may be a viral rash, however that decision should be made by your medical provider. Fevers in infants need to be taken seriously and the child examined to look for source of infection. Speak with the provider today to decide further course of action. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more

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My 1 year old son has a rash all over the body and face, what can I give him?

My 1 year old son has a rash all over the body and face, what can I give him?

May not need anythin: The whole body rash implys a whole body issue. Possibly a simple entero (stomach)virus that ended in a painless flat pinpoint rash as it ended, or consumed a product that resulted in itchy bumps all over. A new shampoo or bath soap/detergent etc could be an issue. For major itching a cool bath or teaspoon of benedryl/25lb might be indicated short term. If no itching do nothing, it will fade on its own. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has a rash all over his body, his face is red and he has a temperature of 100.2? What could it be

My 8 year old son has a rash all over his body, his face is red and he has a temperature of 100.2? What could it be

Son's Rash: Morbilliform drug eruptions are very common, comprising 95% of all drug-induced skin reactions. Antibiotics are the most common cause. However the list is very long and includes herbal and natural therapies. In general, a morbilliform skin rash in an adult is usually due to a drug, but in a child is more likely to be viral. Thus, your child's rash is most liked caused by a viral infection. ...Read more

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65 yr. Having non itchy peteichea red rash all over the body sparing face, neck and breasts for > 2 weeks. Hx of breast ca in 2010.What could it be?

65 yr. Having non itchy peteichea red rash all over the body sparing face, neck and breasts for > 2 weeks. Hx of breast ca in 2010.What could it be?

Go to see md: She should go to see her md and get some eval including a complete blood count. You want to know if her platelet and other blood count level are okay. In certain patient with breast cancer with history of radiation and chemo, especially in older group- there is an increased risk to develp bone marrow insuficiency i.e. Myelodysplastic syndrome or leukemia. Go get her checked and to know what it is. ...Read more

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My son has a rash all over his body, face, fingers, toes, legs, feet hands. It started itchy but now it doesn't?

My son has a rash all over his body, face, fingers, toes, legs, feet hands. It started itchy but now it doesn't?

Rash: There are many dermatologic conditions that are described in a similar way. Have your dermatologist see the condition for the best diagnosis. ...Read more

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I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red.?

I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red.?

More details: This can be a drug reaction, a viral infection, or the onset of a new skin condition. Given the scanty history and description, I would suggest that you try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. If the itching is intolerable or the rash is getting worse, need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash all over my body except my face for a week. Had blood test done to see my white cell count. No fever, but upset tummy and fatigue?

I have an itchy rash all over my body except my face for a week. Had blood test done to see my white cell count. No fever, but upset tummy and fatigue?

Not enough info: A detailed history and visualization of your skin rashes are needed for proper diagnosis and treatment. By your description, it looks like your skin rashes were there for sometimes but I don't have info on how long the other symptoms are. Those might associate or are different entities and have different diagnosis and treatment. You should make an appointment to see a doctor for proper care. ...Read more

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I had a sore throat with a white spot on my tonsil then I got an itchy rash all over my body bar my face what could it be?

I had a sore throat with a white spot on my tonsil then I got an itchy rash all over my body bar my face what could it be?

Mono: You may have viral illness causing sore throat, ebv virus or other virus etiology can not rule out, allergic reaction may be possible, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Been scratching and having random rashes all over my body/face. Haven't touched anything strange. Should I go to an allergist?

Been scratching and having random rashes all over my body/face. Haven't touched anything strange. Should I go to an allergist?

That's an option: Perhaps start with your Family Doctor to see if the rash is allergic or some other skin condition not related to allergy. Once that's sorted out then you will know if you should see the allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a fever, feeling fatigue, loss of appetite, and have a itchy rash growing all over body and face except for legs. Not chicken pox because no bl?

I have a fever, feeling fatigue, loss of appetite, and have a itchy rash growing all over body and face except for legs. Not chicken pox because no bl?

Evaluation is needed: You need to see your physician. You may need a dermatologist to diagnose this rash as it may be the best clue to everything that is happening. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over my body apart from my face and stomach but it doesn't itchy it's just very red?

I have a rash all over my body apart from my face and stomach but it doesn't itchy it's just very red?

Probably viral rash: Rashes caused by allergies itch - so this one is not an allergy. Press on a spot for a second. The rash should fade away momentarily & then reappear. If it doesn't you have bruising in the skin - petechiae (see photo) - promptly see a doctor for that. If it does fade & you otherwise feel well give the rash a week or two. If it still doesn't fade away see your doctor then. ...Read more

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My 6month old is having serious allergic reaction to amoxicillin&clavulanate (augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) prescribed by doc. Rash all over his body&face. What can I use?

My 6month old is having serious allergic reaction to amoxicillin&clavulanate (augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) prescribed by doc. Rash all over his body&face. What can I use?

Call your doctor: Call the doctor who prescribed the antibiotics. Not all rashes are the same. They look different and can be caused by different things depending on if your child has had the antibiotic before and how many doses the child has taken. Rashes in a child may be due to a virus and not antibiotics. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Son has a rash all over his body except head and face. A little itchy. Hands and feet have little tiny blisters. No fever no mouth sores?

Son has a rash all over his body except head and face. A little itchy. Hands and feet have little tiny blisters. No fever no mouth sores?

Need Dermtologist: A widespread rash such as what you have described especially with blistering demands immediate attention preferably by a dermatologist. Without fever in an otherwise healthy individual conditions such as allergic reactions or immune mediated blistering diseases need to be considered and worked up by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Wife has adhoc itchy allergy rashes appear ALL over body, face everywhere. Can last days. Been to specialist but no luck. How to get diagnosed?

Wife has adhoc itchy allergy rashes appear ALL over body, face everywhere. Can last days. Been to specialist but no luck. How to get diagnosed?

"Specialist"????: See a dermatologist. Not an allergist. "No luck"?????? What kind of Dr did you see? What did the Dr say? If not satisfied, see another DR but be sure it is a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My niece has these very itchy and hot rashes all over her body, expecially on her face. Is it scarlett fever?

Maybe, maybe not: This would occur within 12 hours or so of an established infection with some strains of group A strep in one of several possible sites. The rash seldom appears without fever, and usually starts in the bathing trunk area and axilla. There is often a pale area around the mouth. Without an exam by a doc, this is all just speculation. Many other things cause rasher over the body. ...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?

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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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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30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

PUPPP: You may have puppp - pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, a benign but itchy problem that resolves at delivery. But there are many causes of itchy rashes. If miserable see your primary care provider, midwife, OB or dermatologist. A picture is worth a 1000 words. They may know it & what is best to do when they see it. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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Skin itchy no rash or spots, itchy all over body head face what should I do its freaking me out.

Skin itchy no rash or spots, itchy all over body head face what should I do its freaking me out.

Depends: Pruritis that don't nessarily have a rash may be due to generalized dry skin, mites, bugs, lice, liver disorders, medications, eczema. Try locating a possible cause and daily moisterization, avoiding hot showers/baths, and Claritin (loratadine) helps. ...Read more

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He has a rash all over his face and body. He's been to the pool (chlorine?) and in the sun (heat?)

MayBefromone or Both: It may be from chlorine or sunburn or combination of both
It will get better as long as there are no blisters. If gets wose see your docor or go to ER ...Read more

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My son has got a rash all over his body and keeps itching it it started with a big red blob on his face which I didn't know where it come?

My son has got a rash all over his body and keeps itching it it started with a big red blob on his face which I didn't know where it come?

Skin hard to say: It's difficult to assess ski signs without looking at it. But a rash in a child starting with one red latch then having others particularly on the truck, suggests pityriasis rosea. This is a being rash thought to be caused by a virus that lasts about 3-4 weeks. Treatment is usually unnecessary. See picture. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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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