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Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower  back and lower abdomen

Hive & rash: you have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read more

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 husband 67 has allergic rashes. His lower arms show red swollen itching spots. He takes 180 mg telfast daily. Can he increase dosage?

My husband 67  has allergic rashes. His lower arms show red swollen itching spots. He takes 180 mg telfast daily. Can he increase dosage?

Telfast: It is not advisable to increase the dose without medical guidance. Addition of other medications may be more helpful, you should have him see his doctor about them. ...Read more

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9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?

9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?

See a Dermatologist : For better management of this condition, if you have already seen one, get a revisit or get a second opinion, best wishes ...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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Almost 4 yr old son has rash on lower arms with no other symptoms.

Almost 4 yr old son has rash on lower arms with no other symptoms.

Don't worry.: Non-specific rashes without other symptoms are rarely worrisome. Unless he develops fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or difficulty breathing he should be okay. Most rashes in children are self limited and will resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Both of my arms are covered in a nearly solid red rash on lower arms and patchy on upper arms and on chest. It appeared suddenly. What cud this be?

Both of my arms are covered in a nearly solid red rash on lower arms and patchy on upper arms and on chest. It appeared suddenly. What cud this be?

It is nearly: impossible to diagnose a rash over the internet without obtaining a full medical historical evaluation and seeing the rash itself. Make an appointment for a health care provider to evaluate you. ...Read more

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My son has a rash on his arms , feet and lower back can you help?

My son has a rash on his arms , feet and lower back can you help?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I get bumps on insides of my lower arms sometimes looks something like a rash or hives without the red. It doesn't itch. What can this be?

I get bumps on insides of my lower arms sometimes looks something like a rash or hives without the red.  It doesn't itch. What can this be?

Millia?: It could be millia, a benign condition where pores/glands clog, but do not become infected or inflamed.
You could try to Google it (millia) and see if it seems similar to what you're experiencing. ...Read more

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I suffer with mild wear and tear in lower back but lately as the pain has got worse i e started to get a rash all over my back , arms. And chest .?

I suffer with mild wear and tear in lower back but lately as the pain has got worse i e started to get a rash all over my back , arms. And chest .?

You have 2 issues: I don't think the 2 issues are related. The back issues is super common and just requires heat, massage, stretching, a chiro, acupuncture and pt. See my other pain answers. The rash will have to be seen my your doc to id. A rash requires the "eyeball" test. One has to see it to make any assumptions as to what it might be. ...Read more

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Rash on upper torso arms back widespread but more in rough patches not below my lower back . Looks like goosebumps no color not KP. Heat makes itch?

Rash on upper torso arms back widespread but more in rough patches not below my lower back .  Looks like goosebumps no color not KP.  Heat makes itch?

Rash: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

Pix worth 1000 words: I suggest that you take the time to have an experienced health care professional look at your rash. It is very hard to diagnose a rash from an incomplete description. Here's a picture of bedbug bites for comparison. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash on my lower arms and lower legs?

I have an itchy red rash on my lower arms and lower legs?

Eczema: Sounds like eczema. Otc cortisone cream can help. Prescription cortisone from your doctor would be better. Heavy moisture with creams, not lotions will help keep it away. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash for 3wks that i got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.

I have a itchy rash for 3wks that i got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.

Use steroid cream: It seems you have an acute case of contact dermatitis and may need to see your doctor asap as it is spreading
meanwhile take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to control the itching and use 1%hydrocortisone cream locally till you see your doctor
you may need stronger steroid cream and/or oral or injecteble steroids. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?

I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?

See your doctor: You have huge rash and it is spreading, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist asap to find the diagnosis and proper treatment as it has been there for three weeks. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash on my arms and hands. Only happens on my hands and lower arms, they sometimes turn into a round sore. starts small white bump?

Need exam: Rashes are impossible to DX on this format.
To make an accurate DX, an exam is necessary.
Please make an apt with your DR and get your answer. ...Read more

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I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs i never seem to have any energy?

I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs i never seem to have any energy?

Get rheumatologist: This may be a condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis, that needs evaluation by a medical joint specialist - rheumatologist. There may be bloodwork needed, and may need prolonged treatment depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lower scalp started itching and now torso, arms and uppers thighs and hips itchy rash. No dietary or soap, lotion or detergent changes. Help?!

Vague question.: How long have they been present? You may try taking otc antihistamine for up to 4x a day to see if it helps. If the problem worsens or persists for more than 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My Son has a pale red skin rash on his back arms and legs. Parts of it are round ( back arms lower legs ) but it is all over his buttocks help?

My Son has a pale red skin rash on his back arms and legs. Parts of it are round ( back arms lower legs ) but it is all over his buttocks help?

? Viral rash: Many viruses can cause the kind of rash you are describing. Also key to know if there are other symptoms such as red eyes, runny nose or fever. Your son's age also can narrow down the possible cause. Needs follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my elbow and lower arm. It doesn't itch or burn no pus, but they all are black in color. What could it be.

I have a rash on my elbow and lower arm. It doesn't itch or burn no pus, but they all are black in color. What could it be.

Rash: Rash may be of several kinds, may be eczema, psoriasis, drug induced, may be from contact with an allergen, auto immune skin disease and so on.
If the does not go away with hydrocortisone cream for 5- 7 days, see a dermatologist for biopsy to get to the root cause. ...Read more

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The skin on bottom inner lower right arm feels extremely sensitive/tender to touch. It only hurts it something light rubs against it, there's no rash.

The skin on bottom inner lower right arm feels extremely sensitive/tender to touch. It only hurts it something light rubs against it, there's no rash.

Dysesthesia: This uncomfortable sensation on light touch represents a heightened sensitivity or irritability of superficial nerves in the skin of uncertain etiology. It is usually only a localized patch which often resolves without any treatment. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate you if symptoms persist. ...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