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I have a very uncomfortable rash/cut below my tailbone and above my...What could it be and how do I heal it?

I have a very uncomfortable rash/cut below my tailbone and above my...What could it be and how do I heal it?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, and abdominal. ...Read more

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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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Female 35. 1.5x2.5" red rash spinal area above tailbone. Mild pain, light blistering. Would suspect shingles if it was in any other location. Thoughts?

Female 35. 1.5x2.5" red rash spinal area above tailbone. Mild pain, light blistering. Would suspect shingles if it was in any other location. Thoughts?

Blisters: If the eruption is only on one side of the spine, shingles is a definite possibility. If the eruptions are on both sides or in the middle other herpes infection is possibility. Since these are all treatable, I recommend that you be examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My tailbone, legs, and hips have been hurting to the point its hard to move. Tired, random rashes on back that look like bug bite. Sudden weight gain?

My tailbone, legs, and hips have been hurting to the point its hard to move. Tired, random rashes on back that look like bug bite. Sudden weight gain?

Workup: The combination of rashes and joint pain/fatigue may indicate an autoimmune disorder. I would recommend some screening tests to rule out.
More information is needed and a virtual appt is available. ...Read more

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What causes blisterd rashes?

What causes blisterd rashes?

Many things: Such can b due 2 second degree burns, infection esp viral, as well as allergic react. To ingested or topical chemicals/drugs. ...Read more

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I have rings/rashes on my butt what could it be?

I have rings/rashes on my butt what could it be?

Evaluate to know.: These lesions need 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

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Do herpes rashes itch?

Do herpes rashes itch?

They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...Read more

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Are smallpox rashes painful?

Are smallpox rashes painful?

Yes, but: The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977. It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon. ...Read more

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Can rashes be stress induced?

Can rashes be stress induced?

Sometimes: If there is a clear relationship between experiencing a stressful situation and the onset of the rash, and it keeps happening this way, then the rash is clearly stress-induced. But rashes come and go for many reasons, and your doctor can help you evaluate what is going on. Rashes, and other illnesses, worsen with stress, though stress may not be the primary problem. ...Read more

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How to treat itch and rashes?

How to treat itch and rashes?

Why the rash?: First step would be to try and identify why you have the rah, that is what is the cause. Eliminate that cause and you are on the road to recovery. Next step might be to try a hydrocortisone cream or ointment, available over the counter. Heat, (sweating, hot shower) will make it worse, and cool, (cool shower or cool compress) will make it better. ...Read more

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How long do strep rashes last?

How long do strep rashes last?

Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is the rash that can develop secondary to a streptococcal infection such as strep throat. The rash can typically last anywhere from 2-5 days. ...Read more

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How can skin rashes be treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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What causes rashes on the laps?

What causes rashes on the laps?

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

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How long do fungal rashes last?

How long do fungal rashes last?

Weeks to months: When they are treated properly, it takes about 14 days to clear the skin, up to 6 months to clear the scalp, 6 months to 9 months to clear the nails. ...Read more

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What causes rashes on clitoris?

What causes rashes on clitoris?

Rash: Rash on clitoris may be caused by an infectious process, either fungal or bacterial. ...Read more

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Rashes after abortion or pills?

Rashes after abortion or pills?

Too vague: I am sorry, but there is not enough information here to provide you with helpful input. ...Read more

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Do rashes recur in the same spot?

Do rashes recur in the same spot?

It can: We call this nummular eczema. Sometimes a drug reaction may also affect only one or more locations and this is called fixed drug eruption. In atopic dermatitis, the rash tends to affect the bend of the elbows and knees more commonly than others. Of course, if you keep on scratching the itchy area, you are perpetuating the rash. ...Read more

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How come I always get heat rashes?

How come I always get heat rashes?

Cholinergic: Heat rashes are usually not associated to allergies, though sometimes exacerbates it. Other non-allergy mechanisms such as cholinergic pathways are responsible. Management is focused on temperature control and antihistaminics. ...Read more

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What types of rashes are contagious?

What types of rashes are contagious?

Viral, bacteria, fungi: Many skin rashes are caused by infections such as herpes, zoster, staph, and tinea. These rashes are all contagious and need to be treated. ...Read more

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Are rosacea rashes easy to recognize?

Yes: It is on the face predominately on the nose and cheeks with redness and pustules in adults ages 35-50. Typically found in people with light complexions of north european extraction. ...Read more

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What causes rashes on palms and soles?

What causes rashes on palms and soles?

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more

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What do I do with stretch mark rashes?

What do I do with stretch mark rashes?

A few things: To start with, there are no magic creams, online or commercial treatments that are good for this, so avoid losing money. There are some surgical procedures that may help improve the appearance, although eliminating is more difficult. Tummy tuck surgery in which the skin is removed certainly can help. Radiofrequency ablation combined with pulsed laser may improve appearance some. ...Read more

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Which rashes can happened to clitoris?

Which rashes can happened to clitoris?

Rash: Rashes are best evaluated by allowing a doctor to evaluate the rash and provide specific treatment. Any rash is the genital region must be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you distinguish rashes/ Measels?

How do you distinguish rashes/ Measels?

Fever and rash: Measles often starts with a fever, which can be high, Often characteristic spots on palate/inner cheek, but these usually go unnoticed. The rash starts typically after about 2 days of fever. Often starts at the scalp and face, then heads down. Its red, with spots, may cover the whole body. Kids who get measles are usually sick for a week. Call doctor first, don't spread it to others in the office ...Read more

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What to do about the rashes on my skin?

If they are: Bothersome to you - have them checked by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does food cause rashes on body and face?

Does food cause rashes on body and face?

Absolutely: Sorting out food allergies can be tough. Both serologic and skin testing can be done. ...Read more

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I have multiple skin rashes, what to do?

See Your Doctor: Rashes can be caused by many things, meaning that there is not a single treatment. If you have rashes which persists or bother you, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Coccyx (Definition)

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