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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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Rashes on both arms since childhood, but does not itch, and does not go away. What's this sound like?

Rashes on both arms since childhood, but does not itch, and does not go away. What's this sound like?

Keratosis pilaris?: Need more info, but kp is a long standing arm/leg/face rash that can be seen in kids and adults. ...Read more

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I'm currently on the Accutane, and one day I woke up with rashes on my face and both arms. Did Accutane cause rashes? If yes, how do I get rid of it?

I'm currently on the Accutane, and one day I woke up with rashes on my face and both arms. Did Accutane cause rashes? If yes, how do I get rid of it?

It is a side effect: Your rash can be caused by acutane. It is important that you avoid irritants such as sun during this time and stay moisturized. You should also show your rash to your current prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could be causing this rash on both arms?

Can anyone tell me what could be causing this rash on both arms?

Rash: This would require in-person assessment for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Rash on both arms antecubital?

Rash on both arms antecubital?

Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hello docs! Can you tell me what could be causing this rash on both arms?

Hello docs! Can you tell me what could be causing this rash on both arms?

Only on arms: In general rashes isolated to a region have a cause that stems from a local irritant. Think about anything you are putting on your arms any oils, perfumes etc. Do you tend to sweat and wipe it on your arms etc. ...Read more

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My 15 yr old has a red splotchy rash on both arms, no where else. What could this be?

Fifths disease: A red splotchy rash of the arms is usually accompanied by the same blotchy rash on the legs and a slapped face effect in children who have fifths disease. Since I have no picture I can only go by your description. ...Read more

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I have skin rash on both arms and thighs after drinking. I took loratadine but it still there.

I have skin rash on both arms and thighs after drinking. I took loratadine but it still there.

RAsh: Although you may have a rash. If you are feeling well I would continue your Lorataidne or Benadryl for a day or so. If you fnd this not resolving get checked, . ...Read more

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Hey I have a rash on both arms really red and itchy and burns and I can't get it to go away should I wrap with ace bandage im not allergic to that?

Hey I have a rash on both arms really red and itchy and burns and I can't get it to go away should I wrap with ace bandage im not allergic to that?

No you should see: A dermatologist and figure out what the dermatitis is and they can prescribe something to help it go away, or figure out the etiology. Does not sound like compression would do anything. ...Read more

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I have a rash on both arms and chest and neck. It itches and burns. What can I use for itching? Have tried everything over the co this wakes me up and is very painful

I have a rash on both arms and chest and neck. It itches and burns. What can I use for itching? Have tried everything over the co this wakes me up and is very painful

If: If you have tried everything over the counter with no relief and you have a very painful itchy rash, then you need to be evaluated by a medical professional right away. There are prescription medications that can help with the itching, but most importantly you need to find out exactly what you are dealing with and how it can be treated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My child has a red, slightly raised rash on both arms and face/cheeks. He isn't bothered by it and has no other symptoms.

My child has a red, slightly raised rash on both arms and face/cheeks. He isn't bothered by it and has no other symptoms.

Rash: Could be a few things but look up 5th disease or slapped cheek disease to see if it looks similar. The important issue about this infection is that it can cause problems with an unborn fetus. All the best. ...Read more

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I hav a rash on both arms and knees it itches like crazy! Had it for a very long time was told cardboard mites but cnt find them I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray cream and pill and nothing helps!

I hav a rash on both arms and knees it itches like crazy! Had it for a very long time was told cardboard mites but cnt find them I have tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray cream and pill and nothing helps!

Hard: Hard to tell without a clinical examination, but perhaps it is psoriasis or eczema? Read more about these conditions (and a classic picture on the arms, legs) and treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a rash all up both arms and I don't know why. Did I get bit or did I just put something on them?

What should I do if I have a rash all up both arms and I don't know why. Did I get bit or did I just put something on them?

We don't have a way: To know if you have contact dermatitis from a substance coming in contact with your skin or if you have bites on your skin. At minimum - a history and physical examination would be needed to give you more info. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the inner of both arms it goes and comes back and is itchy what could this be?

I have a rash on the inner of both arms it goes and comes back and is itchy what could this be?

See your physician: Again this is a complaint that can be cause by many factors, best if you get evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a reddish bumpy skin rash on the back of both arms.?

I have a reddish bumpy skin rash on the back of both arms.?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis) is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous. ...Read more

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Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry?

Rash on arms: Need a picture to help. Do a video consult or send photos. Seborrhea dermatitis some to mind. Use plain skin cream to see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have a rash under both arms that just follows along the crease. Dark red, bumpy, blistered, mildly painful, no itching. What could this be? Thanks!

I have a rash under both arms that just follows along the crease. Dark red, bumpy, blistered, mildly painful, no itching. What could this be? Thanks!

A few thoughts..: We are prone to developing fungal and bacterial infections in places that are moist and rub together - the groin, armpits, etc. Shaving and deodorant can inflame the skin more. Your doc might take a culture to see if a bacteria is present and might start antibiotics or antifungal medications. Your doc might also suggest keeping the area dry and avoid shaving while rash is healing. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Very tiny red dots that resemble rash appeared on both arms from wrist to elbow. Don't itch. Day 3. What could this be?

Well: To diagnose a rash need to See pictures healthap consult with pictures or face-to-face consult with primary care doctor or dermatologist ...Read more

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Rash on upper, outer right arm that started out as cluster of bumps (about size of nickel). Now it has spread all around arm & on both arms now?

Rash on upper, outer right arm that started out as cluster of bumps (about size of nickel). Now it has spread all around arm & on both arms now?

Allergic dermatitis: Given that the rash has spread to both arms, that rules out herpes/ shingles. If itchy, try OTC cortisone twice a day and oatmeal baths. Aveen w blue cap as Often as you wish for itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills OTC as needed for itch. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

Keratosis Pilaris...: ...Is very common. I think of it as eczema of the hair follicles; some people also get it on the upper legs. A medium-strength steroid cream, prescribed by your dermatologist, will keep it under control. ...Read more

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I have a itchy red rash without blisters on both arms. I have had it for about a week?

Not dangerous.: The rash is unlikely dangerous. You can try using some steroid cream like OTC hydrocortisone or even topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Also try oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). As long as you're not feeling sick or feverish you can watch and wait for now. Possible allergic to some new exposure. Write down everything you've been exposed to in the past few days. Foods, perfumes, soaps lotions, etc, and save that for next time ...Read more

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Reoccurring, bright red rash on face and under both arms. Occurring for over a year. Contact dermatitis has been ruled out. What could this be?

Agree with Dr Chiu: I would also recommend seeing a specialist (dermatologist). This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...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