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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


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I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?

I have had a very itchy rash on the back of my right hand for the past several days. Its a cluster of raised red bumps. Any ideas for relief?

Try hydrocortisone: Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. Contact allergy, insect bites and the like will generally respond. If the rash looks infected however, the cream will not help. ...Read more

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Raised itchy cluster rash over back of neck arms and legs only. No fever. Just recovered from a general virus. What could it be?

Raised itchy cluster rash over back of neck arms and legs only. No fever. Just recovered from a general virus. What could it be?

Erythema multiforme?: Could be EM. Likely it will pass on its own. If doesn't improve, apply some hydrocortisone for 3-5 days twice a day. If doesn't improve, then see a dermatologist ...Read more

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My husband has a rash on his chest and back. It is raised and doesn't itch or irritate him in any way. What could this be?

My husband has a rash on his chest and back. It is raised and doesn't itch or irritate him in any way. What could this be?

Dermatology: Uanable to diagnose online- see a dermatologist for examination and treatment. If you have photo-documentation, this might be helpful to this panel ...Read more

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I have little red dots all over my chest area. They are red and it isn't a rash. Some are raised. But not in a cluster, they don't itch

I have little red dots all over my chest area. They are red and it isn't a rash. Some are raised. But not in a cluster, they don't itch

Skin lesions: Sorry, really can't diagnose this without visualizing and a history. Consider assessment by your primary care provider or a dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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3year old has a raised red like rash on his back and on the back of his neck. It seems to be spreading. What could this be?

3year old has a raised red like rash on his back and on the back of his neck. It seems to be spreading. What could this be?

Hives?: Could be hives which are very common in children especially associated with a viral infection. Try children's oral antihistamine and if not getting better then see pediatrician. ...Read more

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Also with the rash, the bumps are raised and clustered together, any idea what it could be? He was rushed to ER last friday cos of this

Also with the rash, the bumps are raised and clustered together, any idea what it could be? He was rushed to ER last friday cos of this

To the E.R.?: Rashes that need an ambulance ride to the E.R. Are uncommon. Examples include petechiae & purpura, which are blood spots under the skin, and can be from serious infections or blood abnormalities; certain allergic or infectious conditions where the surface of the skin is blistering off; anaphylaxis allergic reactions that include hives & trouble breathing; rocky mountain spotted fever; etc... ...Read more

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I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

I have a spot on my back about the size of a dime that is insatiably itchy. There is no redness, rash, or raised area, just an itchy spot. Cause?

Neurogenic: Nerves or trauma can cause an itch. Creams and oral. Mrdd are available and may need a biopsy seek your doctor for further evaluation and testing and possible treatments. I hope your feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.

I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.

Need exam: Eczema is likely and gets worse in winter. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile apply a lubricating cream several times a day, especially after a soak [bath or shower]. ...Read more

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I have a raised rash that is on the back of my neck and also near my underarms and nothing I have tried for a month has made any impact?

I have a raised rash that is on the back of my neck and also near my underarms and nothing I have tried for a month has made any impact?

Dermatologist: A raised rash lasting that long should be evaluated by a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. If it is itchy, a contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction to something coming in contact with those areas, would be a possibility. Exzematous dermatitis is another possibility. ...Read more

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I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side. Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon. This is the third seperate area and three weeks.

I had cellulitis on my back over labor day (starting sept. 1st), it cleared up and then appeared the next week on my side. Today, the red, bumpy, raised, hot and somewhat hard rash appeard on my abdamon. This is the third seperate area and three weeks.

Wrong diagnosis: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or allergies. It need not be caused by bacteria. What you describe sounds more like a contact allergy as infections do not resolve and recur like that, allergic rashes do. Get a new opinion. ...Read more

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I have raised red circular patchy rash on my chest, leg, and back, Not itchy or painful. Localized. What could this be?

I have raised red circular patchy rash on my chest, leg, and back, Not itchy or painful. Localized. What could this be?

Tinea corporis: Tine a corporis is a common fungal skin problem which is easily treated with prescription medicine (cream or lotion). I would visit with your primary care physician to obtain a prescription. ...Read more

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Raised itchy area of skin on back, small area and I don't think the bumps have fluid in them, could it be a heat rash or?

Raised itchy area of skin on back, small area and I don't think the bumps have fluid in them, could it be a heat rash or?

Can be anything: Try some Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If it does not work, see your doctor. The cause may never be known however although a viral infection or drug reaction needs be ruled out. ...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