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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?

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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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 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?

Rec evaluation: A brown velvety color change in the folds of the skin is called acanthosis nigricans and is associated with pre-diabetes and rarely cancer. This is not usually itchy so recommend evaluation for cause. ...Read more

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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 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.

Dry skin: may be due to dehydration or dry weather in winter, keep yourself well hydrated, even in winter, bath with cream soap, tap your skin dry rather, don't smear it dry, apply a moisturizer immediately after to trap the moisture in your skin, good luck ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 a possible diagnosis for someone with non-itchy rashes at the back, cough for a month, weight loss, fatigue?

Many. See a doctor.: Considering your symptoms, there are many potential causes which include infection, medicine-related, or even cancer. You should see a doctor in order to evaluate this further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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

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

Dry cough : From smoking or allergies/ postnatal drainage.Fatigue, weight lost and rash warrants a visit to your physician. You need complete physical examination and lab work to rule out immune disorders , cancer, thyroid issues and other medical conditions. ...Read more

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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??

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??

Shingles: Your son probably has had his first chicken pox shot which will give him some good protection. Not touching or getting near your shingles helps him not get it also. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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