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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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My 11 year old daughter has a rash breaking out on her joints. Ankles, knees and elbows?

My 11 year old daughter has a rash breaking out on her joints. Ankles, knees and elbows?

New rash: Rash over joints is hard to diagnose without a visual or more information. If you call in for a consult I would be glad to look at it. Does she had swelling or pain in these joints? Is the skin thickened in these area? Has she had this rash ever before? What is new in her environment? These are all important to know to even guess what could be. ...Read more

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I itch over whole body and on scalp, sometimes over veins, like ankles, feet and legs. Or just over outside knees and elbows... Also on my scalp. I don't have a rash or use medicine. I don't use any body lotions or fabric softeners. About a year now?

I itch over whole body and on scalp, sometimes over veins, like ankles, feet and legs. Or just over outside knees and elbows... Also on my scalp. I don't have a rash or use medicine. I don't use any body lotions or fabric softeners. About a year now?

Itch: Generalized itching without an accompanying rash may be due to excessively dry skin, diabetes, certain malignancies or hormonal disorders like hyperthyroidism. I recommend that you consult a dermatologist who will examine you and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a cough and sore thought and have now got a bad rash on my knees, elbows, ancles and hands. Could you please help?

I have a cough and sore thought and have now got a bad rash on my knees, elbows, ancles and hands. Could you please help?

Rash: See your doctor. There are a number of rashes that are associated with a bacterial or viral infection. The rash needs to be seen for a diagnosis to be made. ...Read more

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I've itchy rash-foot bone (? Talus bone) 4 over a year n now have an itching all over my body, lesions on my elbow scrotum testicles n scars 4rm itch

I've itchy rash-foot bone (? Talus bone) 4 over a year n now have an itching all over my body, lesions on my elbow scrotum testicles n scars 4rm itch

See doctor: This could have been from the fungus (tinea) spreading or a so-called id reaction if you have athlete's foot. Since you have already tried hydrocortisone, it is time for you to consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Hi doc, had unprotected oral and got pain on big toe on my left leg and itchy rash on my elbows and non itchy red rash on chest. Then got ulcer on lower lip and skin on mouth roof started peeling off. Burning tongue sensation and lumps on mouth roof. Imme

Unrelated symptoms: And sketchy picture, you need to be examined, tell your doctor what you are anxious about, you might need an STD testing, trust your doctor, your information is confidential, good luck ...Read more

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How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

There is no: Simple answer to that. Please consider that the possibilities are almost limitless without more history and an exam. Maybe you have dry skin. Have you tried a moisturizer? ...Read more

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Can shingles come on arm/ankle. Only arm rash has feeling like being scratched. Only 3 bumps on arm, 2 on ankle. All on left side. See Dr? Vacinat

Can shingles come on arm/ankle. Only arm rash has feeling like being scratched. Only 3 bumps on arm, 2 on ankle. All on left side. See Dr? Vacinat

Unlikely: There are many more likely causes for what you describe: Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) is common in Winter as are other dry skin issues. Try an OTC cream - ask pharmacist for recommendations - if it gets worse do have an PCP exam - but those locations are not often shingles. Look at online photos and relax. Best! ...Read more

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I have a couple red circle bumps on my arm in ankle it non stop itching is it insect bite or a rash?

I have a couple red circle bumps on my arm in ankle it non stop itching is it insect bite or a rash?

Like all rashes...: ....It needs to be seen to be properly diagnosed. However, given the season and your description, they're probably bug bites. If the problem persists or worsens, have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Can I use monstat cream for skin rashes on my belly button and under arm or athletes foot cream is better?

Can I use monstat cream for skin rashes on my belly button and under arm or athletes foot cream is better?

Rash: If the rashes are caused by a yeast infection, with should work. The dry product may be best. All the best. If not getting better see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old and I have mystery rash (me hands, her arm/leg) now trying prescribed zovirax (acyclovir) to see if helps. Will this help on non coldsore rashes?

My 2 year old and I have mystery rash (me hands, her arm/leg) now trying prescribed zovirax (acyclovir) to see if helps. Will this help on non coldsore rashes?

No, antiviral only: It is unusual to get cold sores lesions on arms and legs, and zovirax (acyclovir) is specific for antiviral. To confirm the cause, a rash needs to be examined, but based on location and occurring at the same time, it is more likely to be a contact allergic dermatitis. This responds better to oral or topical steroids, such as hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rash, the size of a finger print, on my ankle. There are other little one popping up on my legs & one on my arm too. Any suggestions?

I have an itchy rash, the size of a finger print, on my ankle. There are other little one popping up on my legs & one on my arm too. Any suggestions?

Examination: It's difficult to say without seeing the rash and asking a series of questions about possible causes. Local contact with something you are allergic to (contact dermatitis) is a common cause. Fungal infections (ringwork or tinea) are another common cause. It's often possible to make a more definitive diagnosis by sharing photos of the rash and talking to the doctor via virtual consult. ...Read more

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Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks. There's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm. Currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks. There's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm. Currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Rash: Yeast infection is common is areas of the body that is moist like inner thighs, arm pits. See you physician. If it a yeast infection it will require antifungal topical medication and keeping the area dry. ...Read more

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3yrs boy 33pond, has been given penadol against high fever every night for month, red rash on face, arm, legs. Come with fever, fade in morning. No itchy. Apetite ok. Criple walk, swell ankle, no pain.

3yrs boy 33pond, has been given penadol against high fever every night for month, red rash on face, arm, legs. Come with fever, fade in morning. No itchy. Apetite ok. Criple walk, swell ankle, no pain.

Have child seen!: All of these symptoms are very concerning for a serious problem. Fevers, rash, joint pain and swelling sound like a systemic inflammatory condition such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. However other things such as certain infections, allergies or exposures can cause these problems. Please be sure this child sees a physician right now to explore the history, exam and do right diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Is there some weird thing that would cause elbow rashes in particular?

Is there some weird thing that would cause elbow rashes in particular?

Eczema: Eczema and psoriasis are common but there are other diseases that could be causing this. ...Read more

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Can body rashes (elbow and kneews) be associated to teething?

Can body rashes (elbow and kneews) be associated to teething?

Not probable: A rash behind the knees and elbows sounds more like eczema. Teething will not typically cause a rash. Have your childs rash looked at by his/her pediatrician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Elbows and ankles have dry, flaky skin. Picked and now red. Had for years. What is it?!

Elbows and ankles have dry, flaky skin. Picked and now red. Had for years. What is it?!

Varies: It varies quite a bit, some people do just have dry, flakey skin without underlying cause. Psoriasis is just one of many potential examples of an underlying condition that can cause what you are describing. Consider being seen. ...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