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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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Rash that wraps around my wrist appeared, any ideas?

Rash that wraps around my wrist appeared, any ideas?

? allergic to nickel: You are either allergic to nickel or when you wash your hands soap remains under the wrist watch and that irritates your skin. ...Read more

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Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Itchy rash, blisters, hard black specks on back of hands, wrists?

Poison ivy?: Itchy rash with blisters, on back of hands and wrist could be from a few conditions. I would think about poison ivy first, and the hand and wrist could be the area of contact. Scabies is another condition to be thought of. Any contact allergy can present with this also. ...Read more

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I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms. ?

I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.

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This is unusual: Leah, you really need to see a clinician both to get relief from the symptoms and find the cause. You can take over the counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching, but the soreness is strange and could mean it is something more than just an allergy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area? Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Can virus cause itchy bumps in the joint area?   Daughter has little bumps around her elbows and inside wrist area.

Possible but: Unusual to involve these areas alone. Do they itch? How long has this been present? If this has been present for at least a few weeks and itch, then eczema would be the most likely cause for a child of this age. ...Read more

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I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

I normally experience skin rash red itchy bumps in armpits. Recently have appeared under breast. In groin area itchy, red bumpy, flaking rash appeared?

See derm: This is a rather common condition especially when one lives in a hot environment. This is an inflammatory issue which can often be controlled with low dose abx based on its antiinflammatory activity. ...Read more

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Coworker has symmetrical red 1/2" spots right next to outer edge of eyebrows, developed suddenly. Near temples.

Coworker has symmetrical red 1/2" spots right next to outer edge of eyebrows, developed suddenly. Near temples.

Red spots: Symmetrical red spots bilaterally in this location from any medical condition are uncommon. It could a bug bite, trauma, allergic contact reaction, or something else. If it worsens, see a regular doctor. ...Read more

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What causes red rash on lower legs small red raised bumps, thickest at ankles, but spreading upward

What causes red rash on lower legs small red raised bumps, thickest at ankles, but spreading upward

Many possible causes: 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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What would itchy blisters mean around my wrist?

What would itchy blisters mean around my wrist?

Allergy?: Have you worn new jewelry such as a bracelet? If so, remove, try taking 25mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see it this abates, good luck! ...Read more

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Can one suddenly develop eczema at age 63? Dishydrosis in past. This "eczema" appeared as a tiny crop of itchy shiny wet looking blisters on thumb.

Can one suddenly develop eczema at age 63? Dishydrosis in past. This "eczema" appeared as a tiny crop of itchy shiny wet looking blisters on thumb.

It is possible: However, you should see a dermatologist to examine you. There are other conditions that can resemble eczema. One often cause of an eczema-like problem at your age is simple dry skin that can become easily irritated. Your dermatologist can help you determine what is going on and the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Raised red rash around arm pits (not in pit) and front of neck. Bumps/welts no pus or blisters. Doesn't respond to antihistamines. Began mid April.

Raised red rash around arm pits (not in pit) and front of neck. Bumps/welts no pus or blisters. Doesn't respond to antihistamines. Began mid April.

See your doctor: or dermatologist, more history and physical examination are needed to reach a diagnosis, hence the right treatment, cannot be done with sketchy picture and limited platform ...Read more

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Experiencing sporadic pain in bottom of feet, patches of skin near toes & outer edge turn bright white & numb. Shingles outbreak 2wk later, related?

Experiencing sporadic pain in bottom of feet, patches of skin near toes & outer edge turn bright white & numb. Shingles outbreak 2wk later, related?

Foot pain: You may have a couple issues here. White numb toes could be a sign of poor blood flow to your feet. This would cause pain as well. There is also a condition called post herpetic neuralgia which is a painful condition caused from the virus which gave you shingles. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have 4 circular rashes on my feet, knee and knuckles. They don't itch or hurt but are growing. As a side note, my knuckles are swollen. Any ideas?

I have 4 circular rashes on my feet, knee and knuckles. They don't itch or hurt but are growing. As a side note, my knuckles are swollen. Any ideas?

Many possibilities : Rashes that are circular could be due to a number of possible conditions including psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and some granulomatous conditions. Psoriasis can be associated within arthritis. Consult a dermatologist to check the rash and for a potential biopsy and lab work for your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

Psoriasis?: It could be psoriasis. It could be something else. I would see a dermatologist for it. ...Read more

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My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

My hubby has itchy forearms with no rash ect. He also gets a stabbing needle sensation in his knuckles.... Any ideas?

Several ideas: Allergy. Circulatory disturbance. Carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome. Medication effect. Inflammatory states. With so many possibilities, if symptoms are bothersome or progressive, a medical evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen and itchy knuckles and fingers with a rash and some of the fingers have cracks that itch and hurt.

I wake up with swollen and itchy knuckles and fingers with a rash and some of the fingers have cracks that itch and hurt.

Dry skin?: Have your hands been exposed to a lot of soap, detergent, irritant, and water lately? If so it may just be from getting too dry and too irritated. Try some topical Hydrocortisone cream, avoid irritants and too much water, and apply a barrier moisturizer after hand-washing and see if they help. If not, see dematologist. ...Read more

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As the past two nights i have been having severe swollen fingers and a rash that spreads from my knuckles to my arm. Help please?

As the past two nights i have been having severe swollen fingers and a rash that spreads from my knuckles to my arm. Help please?

You need evaluation: Schedule an appointment with your PCP this week or go to an urgent care facility if you are unable to be seen to have this evaluated. These symptoms could represent a number of things including an infection, an allergic reaction, an inflammatory or auto-immune reaction to name a few. Please have this evaluated ASAP to avoid any serious complications. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away. ?

I have a red rash on my hand and knuckles its dry and burns. I think it's a allergic reaction. How long should I wait to see if it goes away. ?

7-10 days?: but it is hard to say since it depends much on how severe the reaction has been. Most hand dermatitis are from irritant (soap, detergent, machine oil, frequent washing, frequent hand sanitizer usage etc) Try some topical hydrocortisone cream for a few days and use only unscented soap. Apply hand lotion often especially after washing hands. See dermatologist if not helpful. ...Read more

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Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.

Is it wedding ring rash if the dry scaly red rash is only on knuckle and on top of the finger not around? Not itchy. Cleaned rings & still came back.

Maybe an allergy: Your doc can test for such allergies. If so, you can get a jeweler to coat the inside of your ring w/clear solution or you can use clear nail polish. Peace and good heath. ...Read more

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D dimer results of 270 after a rash appeared on both hands first through third fingers knuckle to tip doctor said it was a not a rash.

D dimer results of 270 after a rash appeared on both hands first through third fingers knuckle to tip doctor said it was a not a rash.

It appears to be: elevated. It becomes positive when there is a thrombus. You may need blood thinner and also to rule out blood clot in the lungs. I suspect you have already discussed this with your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern about this contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Dry white cracking scaly rash around knuckles finger front of hand pretty much in joints of fingers. For 5 years. Lessens and worsens all the time.

Dry white cracking scaly rash around knuckles finger front of hand pretty much in joints of fingers. For 5 years.  Lessens and worsens all the time.

Contact dermatitis?: This could some form of contact dermatitis or hand eczema. Fungal infections of the hand could also cause what you describe. You probably should see a dermatologist to help you clarify what may be going on. ...Read more

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Hi had sex and after 7 days i rashes on my hand?

Sex leading to rash: I do not see any correlation between sexual activity and the rash you describe. But, I do not know your gender, age, or what sexual activity you participated in. I also do not know if you used any lubricant or latex or other product that you could have reacted to. ...Read more

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Are rashes on hand caused by liver disease?

Are rashes on hand caused by liver disease?

Liver disease : What type of liver disease? And how does the rash look like? Try to attach a picture of the rash. ...Read more

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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