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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 have weird rash around navel piercing, should I be concerned?

I have weird rash around navel piercing, should I be concerned?

Yes: The question is-is this an allergic metal contact dermatitis or a bacterial infection. Unless there is pus draining from the piercing site, it can be difficult to tell them apart. Repeated warm moist heat packs with a topical antibiotic may help. Sometimes antistaphylococcal antibiotics are necessary. If you are allergic to nickel in the stud, this will probably need to be replaced. ...Read more

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My son is 11 and I noticed a rash around his navel 2 days ago. He also had some pus like discharge from around it. What is this and what can be done?

My son is 11 and I noticed a rash around his navel 2 days ago. He also had some pus like discharge from around it. What is this and what can be done?

Clean and apply AB: Make sure your son is cleaning the Naval area very well daily. This is commonly ignored area of the body. So it can accumulate dirt and sometimes gets inflamed so most likely commonsense cleaning and using OTC Antibiotic ointment will do the job.
If itching can apply Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. And lastly get it checked by Pediatrician if not improved with this approach in 2 days. ...Read more

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I have a rash itchy around navel 2wks postop belly button revision using cortisone & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) getting worst red is turning dark red what is it nopain?

I have a rash itchy around navel 2wks postop belly button revision using cortisone & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) getting worst red is turning dark red what is it nopain?

Metal allergy: A possibility is metal allergy. Patch testing can be done to clarify. Another possibility is infection (bacterial or fungal), which should be treated. Consider virtual consult or discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Omphalitis: Sometimes seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Chronic omphalitis is most often a young male adult who has a hairy abdomen with a deep navel. Persistence of the embryonic urachus may pull the umbilicus in deep. The hairs have tiny barbs which make them stick deeply into the umbilicus where they are irritating. ...Read more

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Rashes on navel?

Rashes on navel?

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more

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I get a rash after taking navel piercing out, what could be wrong?

I get a rash after taking navel piercing out, what could be wrong?

Piercing rash: The pirecing can be infected or you may be allergic to the metal you just put in it, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have a rash (1 week) on my belly centered 6 in around the navel area, no pain, lotromin pluse aleviates the itch temporary, no sign of it going away?

I have a rash (1 week) on my belly centered 6 in around the navel area, no pain, lotromin pluse aleviates the itch temporary, no sign of it going away?

Navel Rash: It could be a belt buckle rash? Or simply b/c of your jeans (the nickel part where the button is to close it)? Treatment is with prescription cortisone like vanos or clobex. ...Read more

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I have a rash in between both groins and the bottom of my balls. This is the 2 time it has come back but before it also went up to my navel. What is it?

I have a rash in between both groins and the bottom of my balls. This is the 2 time it has come back but before it also went up to my navel. What is it?

Fungal: It could be a fungal infection as this area gets moist with sweat and is therefore a haven for fungal infections. You can get something prescribed for this if this is what it is. Try to keep area dry - ex wear loose undershorts alone when home etc. Powder may also help in the area to help keep it dry. ...Read more

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I had a lap chole 1 mth ago. Around my navel has been a little itchy. I looked at my navel and it appears to have what looks like a rash. Is it bad?

I had a lap chole 1 mth ago. Around my navel has been a little itchy. I looked at my navel and it appears to have what looks like a rash. Is it bad?

Likely not bad: Skin irritation or rash around a healing scar is not uncommon. Do nor know if you had single incision surgery that may stretch the skin more. Depends if there is any discharge or itching. But a month after surgery most incisions should be healing well. Call your surgeon to examine for possible suture reaction or can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ointment at the site too. ...Read more

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2wk post laproscopic gallbladder, red rash encircling my navel by incision, itch like crazy. Just saw doc b4 this happened. What do I do?

Infection?: You may be describing a surgical site infection of your umbilical port site. It may also be a reaction to the tapes that were on your skin until recently.

I would discuss it with your surgeon and give him/her a chance to see you and the rash you are talking about in person. ...Read more

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Grandmother has been taking lamotrigine 25 mg at night for 1 week. I noticed a red rash on her belly / navel about the size of my palm. Could this be the dangerous rash? Is it safe to stop the med?

Use caution: The Lamotrigine rash if painful or itchy, can lead to stevens-johnson syndrome or epidermal necrosis, and is not something to decide here online. The presentation of the rash requires immediate notification to your doctor now, and there needs to be a joint decision today. Maybe of limited importance, but may be a significant event. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Hi...im experiencing itchy, scaly and painful palms for the past 2 days...i also have redness, unpainful rashes all over my abdomen...rashes at the back?

Hi...im experiencing itchy, scaly and painful palms for the past 2 days...i also have redness, unpainful rashes all over my abdomen...rashes at the back?

Hard to diagnose: Unless visualized and touched. Please visit a healthcare provider as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Rashes hi, I often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct

Rashes hi, I often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct

You: You should visit your primary care provider or an allergist to have allergy skin or blood testing done. In the meantime try benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if that works then you can be more confident that it is allergy related. Also consider new lotions, detergents or soaps that you may be using.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I've suffered with high stress and anxiety for a year. In the morning I experience warm rashes on my abdomen, constant rib pain with fast heart rate.

I've suffered with high stress and anxiety for a year. In the morning I experience warm rashes on my abdomen, constant rib pain with fast heart rate.

Anxiety disorders: Are very treatable by a mental health professional. Please do what your doctor says and take any medicine he/she provides but do not limit your help to that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is a rash on my baby’s abdomen serious?

Is a rash on my baby’s abdomen serious?

Get it checked: Most rashes on a baby's abdomen are benign, and are caused by common skin conditions, such as eczema, or by common viruses. Signs that a rash may be more serious include if the rash looks like small purple spots or bruises, if the baby has a high fever with the rash, if your baby is lethargic or listless, or if the child has other symptoms, such as frequent vomiting, seizure, or a bulging fontanel. ...Read more

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What could cause a rash on the abdomen after surgery?

Allergic reaction: If the rash is itchy it could be an allergic reaction to surgical prep, to the bandaging tape or antibiotic (if) applied to wound area.
If the rash is painful it could be an infection of some type. ...Read more

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What are some reasons why I have a painful red rash on my abdomen?

What are some reasons why I have a painful red rash on my abdomen?

Many causes: Please describe the lesions and the distribution and the onset, more details are needed to assist you. ...Read more

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Rash around the upper abdomen, should I be concerned?

Rash around the upper abdomen, should I be concerned?

See below: Rashes can be due to so many things and your description, unfortunately, is not specific enough to even guess as to what the rash is due to or a suggested treatment. If you are concerned, see you physician. ...Read more

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What is this rash or hive I have all over my back and chest/abdomen area?

Hives: A rash really needs to be seen to give you an accurate diagnosis. Hives tend to look like mosquito bites with a central pallor surrounded by redness and are very itchy. They can occur on any part of the body. ...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