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Rash Diagnosis Online
Could an experienced dermatologist diagnose a seborrheic keratosis via dermoscopy alone? No biopsy required for diagnosis?
Biopsy: If you have a persistent rash, that has not responded to treatment and have no definite diagnosis - you likely need a representative biopsy taken for the diagnosis. If your primary physician can't do this, you should be able to make an appointment with a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hopefully not...: The petechiae rash that often accompanies leukemia presentation is quite different from that seen with ringworm. Of note, ringworm (aka, tinea corpora) is not caused by a worm, but rather by a fungus (aka, dermatophyte). It is highly contagious, but there are several effective treatments for the problem. ...Read more
Lupus symptoms neg bloodwork, biopsy of facial rash showed sebhorreic dermatitis but get malar flushing. Deflated and seeking answers?
Maybe rosacea: Malar flushing is most commonly caused by a condition called rosacea. Many times there is a positive family history of similar symptoms. Wine, spicy foods will frequently provoke the flushing. The condition can be mild or severe depending on the degree of flushing and how often it happens. The biopsy seems to have ruled out lupus, but an immunofluresence bx is more specific. Mirvaso may help. ...Read more
How/why can lupus symptoms present & diagnosis of lupus be made by clinical picture &high ANA titer only?Why don't other labs show positive?Two rheum mds dx'd me.
Lupus: how can one get an easy DX? 1x butterfly rash(I think), 1x breakout of blister-like pimples on stomach, fatige,chest pain.Also,Any other ideas?
Dx lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosis is a very hard disease to diagnose. It can mimic many diseases. A butterfly rash on the face with atrophic changes in the skin is one. Other signs and symptoms include fatigue, photosensitivity, fever, weight loss, kidney disease, lung disease, heart disease, liver disease, nerve and brain disease. There are blood tests which can help. Several things must be +. ...Read more
Itchy CHIN rash-9mos-made worse by heat, no bumps/ red/itchy. Derm dx Rosacea. Tried 2 topical creams, no results. Healthy, but IBS. Tx ideas? Thx.
I'm looking for info for a friend on whether cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream helps herpes symptoms?
Not for herpes!: Cortaid (hydrocortisone) is a steroid, which relieves allergic reactions and some kinds of itching, but should not be used on an infection, because steroids weaken the immune system. Putting Cortaid (hydrocortisone) on a herpes outbreak can make the outbreak spread. Abreva is an otc anti-herpes product which can safely provide pain relief and may lessen the intensity of an outbreak (sold for mouth, but okay for genital hsv too). ...Read more
Can seborrheic dermatitis cause pustules and papules? I've been diagnosed with seb derm but can't find any information about this.
Usually not: Please consult this site for authoritative information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-dermatitis/basics/definition/CON-20031872 ...Read more
Nothing: P rosea is of unknown cause and is self limited. There is no medication for it. It will resolve on its own in due time. That may be some 6 weeks though. ...Read more
Recurrent Idiopathic chronic pancreatitis cure can any pancreatic doctor make online appointment am 19yrs Hope for online appointment or emai l?
No: i am aware of no pancreatic specailist who will do this online. Your problem is very frustrating and if you are not satisfied with your local help, I suggest that you go online and make an appointment for a complete evaluation at the Mayo Clinic. It will be expensive, but I believe that you will be satisfied that all options will have been explored. ...Read more
How common is pityriasis rosea rash? I have a rash with symptoms 100% accurate to this. Had rash for 3wks now. 2 docs, 2 diff ans. Self diagnosing now
Relatively common: Pityriasis rosea is not a rare type of rash, it presented with scattered oval shape rashes, distributed upper chest and back, center can seen scaling change, lighter color in the center, most people do not have too many symptums, it is self-limiting, ressolves in 3 to 4 month period, no unknown cause of it, . ...Read more
Childrenshospitalorangecounty is stumped. Diagnosis for a 2yr old with jra with puffiness/discoloration around eyes, persisent fever/diarrhea/skin rash/mouth ulcers? Labwork available! please help!
JRA, fever, etc: When and how was jra diagnosis established? How long has the persistent fever, diarrhea, rash and mouth ulcers been occurring? Within the orange county community there has been viral illness circulating with those symptoms and if your 2 year old is immune suppressed then it could last longer and be more severe, but the duration of symptoms would help to determine whether that is feasible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DLE confirmed by ANA test and CBC at Dermatology
symptoms 2013 Biopsy now cancelled. Only criteria to SLE Discoid Rash Photosensivity.SLE?
Discoid lupus: Dx is confirmed by biopsy. Also review medications r ,as some medications can cause a lupus like syndrome. Lupus has multiple criteria and there is usually a battery of antibody tests done., tests may initially be negative and later turn positive. f/u w/ rheumatology for second opinion http://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/drug-induced-lupus-erythematosus/ ...Read more
What specific test to request to diagnosis late stage Lyme and/or co-infections, untreated tick bite rash 6 years ago? Can these tests be ordered by my PCP?
I read online that herpes occurs as rash. Cuts. Or sores then I read that herpes is just sores?..what's the truth? What doesit look like? Feel like?
Blisters: Herpes viruses cause a series of skin lesions. The rash starts out as small bumps then develop into blisters that are very painful. In fact, the pain can even start before the rash. The blisters then open and turn into sores that crust over. If you do not scratch or pick at them they usually heal up without scarring. ...Read more
I have a dark extremely itchy rash on the folds of my inner thighs i found a picture online of what it looks like but no description. What could be?
I have white bumps inbetween my fingers. They are itchy. A doctor from online suggested scabies but they are not red or a rash. Clear fluid comes out?
Vesicular dyshidrosi: Vesicular dyshidrosis is one of the most common and benign skin conditions. It occurs when there is some difficulty in sweating appropriately and the fluid accumulates in tiny blisters on the fingers. These may itch and when they dry up the skin may peel. Sometimes low grade steroid creams may help, but should not be used for long periods. Other non-specific treatments are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have servere itchy on arms slightly on legs but no visible rash. I read online that it may be dry skin or dehydration. I'm not allergic to anything.
I have a really sore throat and really tired also a rash of small close together spots I've looked online and it says scarlet fever please help?
See your doctor: Rashes are hard to diagnose online sometimes so if you do think it looked like Scarlet fever then you need to see your doctor. Scarlet fever is caused by the strep bacteria and should be treated to prevent complications. If this is a virus then the strep test will be negative and fluids, rest and liquids are the treatment. ...Read more
My 7 year old daughter has had a sore throat and flu symptoms last week now she has a small pimple type rash all over her face I've looked online and?
Need more info: Most of the symptoms described sound like a virus and so it is hard to say for sure without more information or picture. If there is fever present right now and sore throat I would recommend seeing your doctor for strep testing. If the testing is negative then they will likely tell you to give fluids and rest and supportive care. ...Read more
A doctor recently gave me a possible diagnosis of stevens johnson syndrome for my rashes? Sounds serious?
Yes: Yes, can be deadly. Often caused by medications. ...Read more
I had a biopsy on rashes it showed I have lupus. All my blood work is neg (lupus panel) wouldn't it show in blood test? Is this diagnosis wrong?
What could be a possible diagnosis for someone with non-itchy rashes at the back, cough for a month, weight loss, fatigue?
What could be diagnosis for having rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s
Got rashes on one leg a week ago,doc said shingles n said my 2yr old son can get chickenpox but he didn't. Is it normal? Or can be wrong diagnosis??
+ana1:640terrible flares >4yrs of fatigue, arthr/myalgia, pleuritic pain, photosen rashes, sicca.Exten rheum work up all neg even during flares.Rheum tried methotrexate which stoped sx! diagnosis w/neg work up?
What could be diagnosis for having non-itchy rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s
How long does it take to get a diagnosis of lupus when they start showing signs of the disease. Positive ana's. Sob rashes joint pain fatigue protein n urine?
It depends: It often depends on how soon you can reach a specialist like rheumatologist. See one soon if possible. ...Read more
Positive ANA 1:640speckled 1:80speckled strong family history of lupus and RA i get rashes joint pain sob fatigue fevers no diagnosis yet have to do pft why?
CTD & Lungs : With clinical features of lupus/ra, family history of lupus/ra, & blood tests indicating an underlying rheumatological disorder, most likely ra/lupus or another auto-immune disease process is present. Pft is one way of evaluating unexplained sob. Both RA & lupus can cause various forms of pulmonary disease which is another indication for the pft. Breath deep and as hard as you can! ...Read more
Rash: So many things cause rash. Skin is the largest organ in/on the body. To get the best diagnosis for a rash of any kind, it is recommended to have a doctor look at the rash to confirm and provide appropriate treatment based on the evaluation. Infections, irritation, allergy, medications, etc can all contribute to rash. ...Read more
Rashes: Rashes may occur with viral infections, such as herpes zoster; fungal infections, such as a yeast infection (candida albicans);allergic causes; bacterial infections, such as impetigo; and sexually transmitted infections (stis) . Rashes may also occur as a symptom of a more serious disease, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or some types of cancer. Treatment of the rash depends on the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers