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Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Need eval: With skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. ...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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Hi my daughter has come on with a rash behind her ears and face on her chest there quite red but she's not ichying them and hasn't got a temperture.

Hi my daughter has come on with a rash behind her ears and face on her chest there quite red but she's not ichying them and hasn't got a temperture.

Red rash: Sight unseen your daughter may have Fifth's disease which is caused by a parvovirus 19. The rash can last for at least a week. It is important to stay away from pregnant women as the virus can be passed and cause anemia in pregnant women ...Read more

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My 3 mo has rashes on his chest, face&behind ears and my mother in law watch him for aday, she used triamcinolone ace0.1%.It works but is it safe 4him?

My 3 mo has rashes on his chest, face&behind ears and my mother in law watch him for aday, she used triamcinolone ace0.1%.It works but is it safe 4him?

No, not safe: One day of use will not harm him but this is too strong of a steroid cream to use on a 3 month old. Please do not use any steroid cream on the baby unless it is prescribed by the doctor. Babies often have rashes and usually they resolve on their own. If they are severe please take him to see the doctor. ...Read more

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I have a rash onmy upper right chest and a rash behind my left ear. What's going on?

I have a rash onmy upper right chest and a rash behind my left ear. What's going on?

Need more info: Please describe the rash. Its description, color and associated symptoms such as itchiness, and duration. For rashes a picture is worth a million words. ...Read more

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Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily.

A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more

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I was in a hot tub and within two days I have acquire a bad rash behind my ears and all over my shoulders and chest and arms. What could it be?

I was in a hot tub and within two days I have acquire a bad rash behind my ears and all over my shoulders and chest and arms. What could it be?

Hot Tub Folliculitis: Hot tub folliculitis is an infection of the skin around the lower part of the hair shaft (hair follicles). It occurs when you come into contact with certain bacteria that live in warm, wet areas.
Hot tub folliculitis is caused by the bacteria pseudomonas aeruginosa. This form of bacteria survives in hot tubs, especially tubs made of wood. Controlling the acid and chlorine level prevents this. ...Read more

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Red bumpy rash behind ear. No pain, no ithing, no fever. Just started on left ear and spread to right ear and now chest and shoulders?

Red bumpy rash behind ear. No pain, no ithing, no fever. Just started on left ear and spread to right ear and now chest and shoulders?

Need eval to know.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do my 2 months old have a rash on his chest, face, behind the ears? I used aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizer his face and it healed then keep coming back again.

Why do my 2 months old have a rash on his chest, face, behind the ears? I used aveeno (oatmeal) moisturizer his face and it healed then keep coming back again.

This sounds like: It could be eczema. You should have him seen by his pediatrician or a pediatric dermatologist, to be sure and get the proper treatment. At his age, you don't want to be treating him with unnecessary or incorrect medications. If it is eczema, it could be precipitated by something in his environment, such as his formula, or if breastfed, something in your diet, or a detergent or soap. ...Read more

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I came down with cold sweats, this morning, a rash over my chest, back, neck, behind my ears & into my hair line. Food/drink have an iron aftertaste.

I came down with cold sweats, this morning, a rash over my chest, back, neck, behind my ears & into my hair line. Food/drink have an iron aftertaste.

Is it a medicine: That you took? If so, kindly stop all newly introduced medications, and see your doctor, whom you will need to see anyways given your description, good luck ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

Common, not normal: Babies will have many episodes of illness and rashes, so these are quite common but not normal by 6 wks. If it is tiny/prickly little bumps (like-goose-bumps) and baby is acting normally, it is likely heat-rash. So, keep/dress baby comfortably and avoid excessive heat exposure. Check with doc for an eval to make sure. Congrats on new baby and good luck. ...Read more

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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more

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What can I do about a rash on my chest that has spread up to my ears?

This would have: To be visualized and a history would need to be obtained to determine the cause before we can guide you about how to approach it. Take care. ...Read more

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Rash on cheeks, ears and chest. Spread then stopped spreading as soon as I stored breastmilk. He is just getting over a cold is it from that?

Age of baby?: I do not see the age of baby here, but I don't think it is related to breastmilk or storage per se. Some colds can be associated with a rash. If he is several months old, could possibly be baby acne. Hard to say without a visual and more history. Might could solve this during a Prime Visit with some photos! Be sure and fill out his past history in detail! ...Read more

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I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

If you have: No other signs and symptoms, apply some lotion, moisturizers, topical steroids, aquaphor ointments, take oral histamines for itching and avoid washing with hot or warm water. ...Read more

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My 2 month old has a rash on his face and ears and now has spread to his chest. I am breastfeeding and smoked weed 2 days in a row (a very small amoun?

My 2 month old has a rash on his face and ears and now has spread to his chest. I am breastfeeding and smoked weed 2 days in a row (a very small amoun?

Go to your pediatric: I would advise you go to your pediatrician regarding your child's rash especially since it is spreading. Since I cannot see the child it is difficult to determine what the cause maybe. A pediatrician can do a full history, physical exam and any lab tests that might be needed. Regard the breastfeeding and Weed, I would advise you to stop all forms of smoking while you are breastfeeding. ...Read more

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ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence Assay with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck, ears, face - LUPUS?

ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence Assay with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck, ears, face - LUPUS?

Talk to doctor: Although these findings are not incompatible with lupus, the lack of joint symptoms points away from the diagnosis. The diagnosis of nearly all diseases should be made by a doctor and not by lab tests alone. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

Hot tub: There is a condition called hot tub folliculitis that is usually due to a pseudomonas infection. You should check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had sore in both nostrils off and on for the last month and a half, rash on neck, face and chest and fluid in the ears. Any idea what this is?

I've had sore in both nostrils off and on for the last month and a half, rash on neck, face and chest and fluid in the ears. Any idea what this is?

Allergy: The variety of symptoms that you are describing sounds like a viral infection. The middle ear fluid should cause a hearing loss. Sores in the nose for a month and a half have no relation to middle ear fluid. A rash on the neck, face, and chest along with the middle ear fluid sounds like a viral infection or most likely an allergic problem. See you primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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6 MS old boy has an ear infection we are treating it with omnicef, (cefdinir) now he developed a rash on her face and mild on chest, does it relate to infection?

Allergic reaction: That antibiotic is called a cephalosporin. These are related to antibiotics such as penicillin. Sounds more like an allergic reaction to the antibiotic. You should call your doctor and report the rash. You should be instructed to discontinue this medication and switch to something else. ...Read more

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Every spring since 05 I breakout in a rash on arms legs ears and chest it go away by fall nut re appear every year what is this. Rash itch and burn.

Every spring since 05 I breakout in a rash on arms legs ears and chest it go away by fall nut re appear every year what is this. Rash itch and burn.

Many possibilities: The reccurrent nature of the rash suggests something related to the seasons. Some possibilities would include an airborne allergy or sun induced eruption such as polymorphous light eruption. Without a proper examination of the rash this is only an educated guess. Your best bet is to visit with your dermatologist when you have the rash. ...Read more

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Taking cipro for an ear infection while travelling. Today I was in the hot sun and devolved a slightly red rash on my exposed chest and neck. Issue?

Taking cipro for an ear infection while travelling. Today I was in the hot sun and devolved a slightly red rash on my exposed chest and neck. Issue?

Oral Cipro dangerous: Cipro and related fluoroquinilones have now been condemned by the FDA for use in simple infections such as otitis media, because of the significant risk of horrendous side effects, ranging from sudden death from a single dose (it may cause torsade de points), or months of agonizing pain associated with rupture of multiple tendons. It was developed by the Army as a treatment for germ warfare. ...Read more

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Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms. Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms. Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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