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What does it mean when u have a rash in your arm & leg?

What does it mean when u have a rash in your arm & leg?

Rash: A rash that comes and goes can have many causes, try to see if you can correlate with anything you are eating or wearing or washing with. Persistent rashes are most commonly due to chronic conditions best diagnosed by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...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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3yrs boy 33pond, has been given penadol against high fever every night for month, red rash on face, arm, legs. Come with fever, fade in morning. No itchy. Apetite ok. Criple walk, swell ankle, no pain.

3yrs boy 33pond, has been given penadol against high fever every night for month, red rash on face, arm, legs. Come with fever, fade in morning. No itchy. Apetite ok. Criple walk, swell ankle, no pain.

Have child seen!: All of these symptoms are very concerning for a serious problem. Fevers, rash, joint pain and swelling sound like a systemic inflammatory condition such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. However other things such as certain infections, allergies or exposures can cause these problems. Please be sure this child sees a physician right now to explore the history, exam and do right diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

There is no: Simple answer to that. Please consider that the possibilities are almost limitless without more history and an exam. Maybe you have dry skin. Have you tried a moisturizer? ...Read more

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My 2 year old and I have mystery rash (me hands, her arm/leg) now trying prescribed zovirax (acyclovir) to see if helps. Will this help on non coldsore rashes?

My 2 year old and I have mystery rash (me hands, her arm/leg) now trying prescribed zovirax (acyclovir) to see if helps. Will this help on non coldsore rashes?

No, antiviral only: It is unusual to get cold sores lesions on arms and legs, and zovirax (acyclovir) is specific for antiviral. To confirm the cause, a rash needs to be examined, but based on location and occurring at the same time, it is more likely to be a contact allergic dermatitis. This responds better to oral or topical steroids, such as hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why I get these rashes on the folds of my under arms and legs?

What could be the reason why I get these rashes on the folds of my under arms and legs?

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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So, about 2 months ago I started getting rashes on my legs/arms and they itch alot. I first thought, that it will dissapear itself, however it's not.

So, about 2 months ago I started getting rashes on my legs/arms and they itch alot. I first thought, that it will dissapear itself, however it's not.

See doctor: There are many causes for itchy skin rashes and thus it is hard to tell the cause without actually looking at them. Best to see your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Began suffering from hives, and can a new watchband cause this, even though the rashes are not on the watch arm, but the legs and trunk?

Began suffering from hives, and can a new watchband cause this, even though the rashes are not on the watch arm, but the legs and trunk?

Watchband reactions: Reactions to watchbands tend to be related to the presence of nickel in the band. Nickel is a metal that some people have a reaction to (irritant contact dermatitis) when there is prolonged contact. The reaction takes place at the site of contact, and is usually a red rash sometimes with cracked skin, rather than hives. ...Read more

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What to do for bruise like rashes on legs, butt, and arms that d not itch or hurt?

What to do for bruise like rashes on legs, butt, and arms that d not itch or hurt?

Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds. I hope this helps. If so, please vote for me. Thanks! ...Read more

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Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Sounds like hives: Which can be triggered by allergies, & stress. Sometimes an antihistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, allegra, or zyrtec can help, as well as avoiding any triggers. Sometimes it can be associated w celiac disease and/or wheat allergy. Nickel can be another trigger. If it worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.

What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.

Eczema: You need to use a moisturizer on her skin twice to three times a day. Moisturizer means either lotion, cream or ointment. Choose one without fragrance or added color. Itching will respond to Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on those itchy areas. Too frequent bathing or swimming will make the dry skin worse. ...Read more

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Last night I ate 2 pcs of chicken and develop some rashes in my arms and legs, can I consider it as one of d foods tat im allergic with?

Last night I ate 2 pcs of chicken and develop some rashes in my arms and legs, can I consider it as one of d foods tat im allergic with?

Not yet: Symptoms such as rash after exposure to something like food may be due to an allergy, but there are multiple things, both allergic and non allergic, that can cause a rash. Food allergy is just one and can be serious if that is the cause. I recommend seeing a board certified allergist for an evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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I'm having rashes on my legs and arms. Can I wear long or thick clothes? Because of doing this can make they less itchy. Will it affect my skin more?

I'm having rashes on my legs and arms. Can I wear long or thick clothes? Because of doing this can make they less itchy. Will it affect my skin more?

Sure: Experiment with different clothes and different fabrics. Usually cotton is very gentle on the skin and in your case the long clothes may really help. ...Read more

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Recently (2 weeks ago) I started becoming itchy on my legs, then my arms, now it's moving up to my neck. No medication, no rashes etc. Why may this be?

Recently (2 weeks ago) I started becoming itchy on my legs, then my arms, now it's moving up to my neck. No medication, no rashes etc. Why may this be?

Pruritus: The cause of itch can be difficult to determine especially if there is no rash.
Systemis conditions affecting the liver, kidney, thyroid or bloodsystem can cause a diffuse ithch w/o a rash but sometimes the cause is less ominous.
Please have a doctor evaluate you if it persists. ...Read more

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I have been getting petechial rashes on my ribs and legs. I also have petechiae on my arms, scattered however. I've heard causes are bad, but I would like your opinion.

I have been getting petechial rashes on my ribs and legs. I also have petechiae on my arms, scattered however. I've heard causes are bad, but I would like your opinion.

Evaluation: Petechiae can be caused by benign causes as well as serious causes. Simple things such as straining, lifting, crying etc. Can result in the breakage of small capillaries resulting in Petechiae. Medications and herbal supplements can be a cause. Review the medications and supplements you at taking, if you can not find a reason seek the help of your physician. ...Read more

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I have itchy rashes, small pink and white bumps, only on my arms and legs. Not applying anything atm. What should I do and what cud it be?

I have itchy rashes, small pink and white bumps, only on my arms and legs. Not applying anything atm. What should I do and what cud it be?

Moisturize your skin: Rashes can be dry skin. Avoid hot too much soap baths. Moisturize with simple skin oils such as vaseline after each bath of once per day. Be nice to you skin, wear sunscreen if you are white. Do not scratch? Avoid all other chemical skin applications. ...Read more

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I have small itchy bumps like rashes on my back, legs, stomache&now starting on my arms. They begin as a little redspot and then grow into a rash.

I have small itchy bumps like rashes on my back, legs, stomache&now starting on my arms. They begin as a little redspot and then grow into a rash.

Lots of causes: For your rash. Commonly, allergic rash present as itchy
bumps. Yeast, bacteria or ringworm can aslo occur. Shingles are usually localized and painful bumps. Less common are Lupus or drug reaction. Please consult dermatologist. Please email or call Healthtap (Call us at 650-376-6010) to schedule a video-consult with a skin specialist. ...Read more

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I had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test. I get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. Why?

I had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test. I get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. Why?

Nickel Allergy: Are you sure there is nickel in your watch/jewelry? Stainless steel (back of many watches) contains no nickel, and should not cause you a problem. Some jewelry is purposely made without nickel these days also. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however.?

I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however.?

Xerosis - dry skin: Dry skin is common in people living in northern climates where home heating during the winter results in very low relative humidity. Interventions that may improve xerosis and related pruritus include:
●Use mild cleansers – Use Dove, not Dial.
●Routine use of skin moisturizers – Vaseline and lotions w/ humectants such as glycerin, lactic acid, or urea.
●Avoid hot showers.
●Use a humidifier ...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


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