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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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Swelling/pain in hands & where arm meets wrists,pain up forearm, elbow, back of arm,swollen spot top of shoulder, RA test -,started 1 yr ago,worried about deterioration,no rash,no warmth,some tingling?

Swelling/pain in hands & where arm meets wrists,pain up forearm, elbow, back of arm,swollen spot top of shoulder, RA test -,started 1 yr ago,worried about deterioration,no rash,no warmth,some tingling?

Pain in hands/arms: This sounds very much like a connective tissue problem. Best to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation and work up. Also with the tingling, EMG/NCS (nerve) testing also indicated. Your provider will know what this means and what to do. Best of luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness) . The rash is located on my left upper arm fron the elbow up and on my neck .

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness) . The rash is located on my left upper arm fron the elbow up and on my neck .

Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose and treat without seeing a photo of the rash or seeing the rash in person. Please set up a live consult with a doctor on this site or see your regular doctor. You can try a over the counter anti itch cream like hydrocortisone to help with the itching in the meantime. ...Read more

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Day#2, sunburn like rash on top of left foot, slightly tender, itchy, warm to touch. My itchiness graduated to upper back neck & arms. Allergy ?

Day#2, sunburn like rash on top of left foot, slightly tender, itchy, warm to touch. My itchiness graduated to upper back  neck & arms.  Allergy ?

Certainly : Possible. As are other conditions. Visit, your internist or dermatologist as this is something that is more easily treated or diagnosed upon seeing the condition itself. ...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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Upper arm aches near the shoulder?

Upper arm aches near the shoulder?

Several causes: There are several causes for the upper arm to ache near the shoulder. The most common are a tendonitis or a bursitis. Both of these can be treated with ice, rest and gentle stretching. Seeing a physical therapist can help with a more rapid recovery and decreasing the pain. If condition is worsening or is severe then see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Pin point "rash" wraps around right wrist. No other symptoms. Red dots, under the skin, fading after noticing 3 days ago.

Pin point  "rash" wraps around right wrist.  No other symptoms. Red dots, under the skin, fading after noticing 3 days ago.

Resolving: If fading this is good. Just wait and watch and if does not come back you should be good to go ...Read more

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Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Itchy skin high in rib cage near collarbone. Red bumps on pink base?

Many possibilities: If the rash is localized to that area, it is most likely an allergic or irritant reaction to something that came in contact with your skin. But without seeing it, we can't be more specific than that. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

Itchy  red rash start 3 mo ago nape of neck  spread to back, buttocks, thighs. Husband diagnosis fungal infection  scalp/mustache area--could catch from him?

It could: Tinea versicolor can be spread by contact. I would go to be seen and confirm since the treatment for an infection so widespread would be an oral anti fungal. ...Read more

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I have a strange rash around the groin area and comes up near my belly button In spots. ?

I have a strange rash around the groin area and comes up near my belly button  In spots. ?

Rash: tough to diagnose rashes over the computer. In the groin one would consider a Tinea cruris (Jock itch) or fungal infection, BUT, as stated, get an exam to properly diagnose and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nerve pain started on right shoulder blade but goes to center of spine and stiff neck and upper shoulders to front edges of breast. Causes? No shingle

Nerve pain started on right shoulder blade but goes to center of spine and stiff neck and upper shoulders to front edges of breast. Causes? No shingle

Evaluation: The pain could be neurologic, musculoskeletal or possibly visceral in origin. Please have a doctor do a physical assessment and see if more testing is needed. ...Read more

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I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

Rash: They can be either, you really need to have your rash examined to know how to treat it and if you are contagious or not, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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Just returned from a week in central america. Itchy forearms, buttocks, upper thighs, back. Small red bumps after scratching. Intermittent. Allergy?

Just returned from a week in central america. Itchy forearms, buttocks, upper thighs, back. Small red bumps after scratching. Intermittent. Allergy?

Many causes: One often think of tropical diseases and bug bites . However you should see your pediatrician to check this out. Sometimes it may just be from a viral infection. ...Read more

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Persistent 1.4x1.5cm lymphnode in armpit. Mild Muscle soreness in upper arms & mid back near rib area. Seems to come & go. I'm 18 lymphoma?

Persistent 1.4x1.5cm lymphnode in armpit. Mild Muscle soreness in upper arms & mid back near rib area. Seems to come & go. I'm 18 lymphoma?

Other causes, too: Have you played with a kitten and been scratched lately? Could be something else like Cat Scratch Fever. Please see your primary care physician for exam and evaluation. You may need a biopsy of the lymph node. If you had lymphoma, having a lymph node easy to biopsy is fortunate. ...Read more

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What is the reason for burning rash with blusters spreading quickly around lower back and near groin?

What is the reason for burning rash with blusters spreading quickly  around lower back and near groin?

MAYBE SHINGLES: Get seen=you may have shingles (zoster) rash! . It first presents as severe burning pain then quickly turns into a blistery rash (generally on only 1 side of the body). Early treatment may help prevent post-herpetic neuralgia --a painful complication. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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Help. Just broke out in rash of 3 itchy raised bumps under sportsbra over collarbone. Bug bite? Shingles? (had one outbreak on back in 2003)

Help. Just broke out in rash of 3 itchy raised bumps under sportsbra over collarbone. Bug bite? Shingles? (had one outbreak on back in 2003)

Itching raised rash: Localized itchy rashes suggest a local effect - exposure to the skin by an irritant or allergen, or insect bites. A metal clasp on a bra strap can cause a contact dermatitis. Poison oak or ivy, or other allergens possible. Shingles expands from an initial patch to a larger area of rash that does not cross over the midline, and is painful/sensitive. Topical steroids unless shingles(acyclovir helps). ...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