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Rash appearing on torso and back that's very itchy. What could this be?

Rash appearing on torso and back that's very itchy. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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

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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I have an itchy rash all over my torso neck back and now has spread to my legs?

I have an itchy rash all over my torso neck back and now has spread to my legs?

Need a picture: Rashes are tough to diagnose with just limited description. Often even with pictures and biopsies rashes can go undiagnosed. It is important to see the rash and get a thorough history including new contacts, foods and medications taken as well as pattern of spread to get an accurate diagnosis. I would get seen if this rash is spreading and causing discomfort. ...Read more

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Torso, arms, legs and back are covered in strange "rash" that looks like hickies. Not itchy, dry or raised. Has been spreading/multiplying for months?

Torso, arms, legs and back are covered in strange "rash" that looks like hickies. Not itchy, dry or raised. Has been spreading/multiplying for months?

Get it evaluated: I recommend getting this rash evaluated by a dermatologist. It could be a variety of skin eruptions including a long-standing reaction to a medicine, an inflammatory disorder (such as an autoimmune disorder, a lichenoid dermatitis, among many others), or a cutaneous malignant disorder (like a cutaneous lymphoma). Depending on what it looks like, you may need a biopsy to further characterize it. ...Read more

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Do I need to stop Pacquenil? I have a red blotchy rash, not itchy, on my torso.

Do I need to stop Pacquenil? I have a red blotchy rash, not itchy, on my torso.

Check this out: I think you mean Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which is used to treat or prevent malaria. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. There are many possible adverse side effects to this drug. You should call your prescribing physician immediately to discuss this. ...Read more

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Since he was a baby my 5yr old breaks out in a bad itchy rash on his torso at night during summer months. Possible causes? Treatment?

Since he was a baby my 5yr old breaks out in a bad itchy rash on his torso at night during summer months. Possible causes? Treatment?

Heat rash: Heat rash is a normal rash that occurs in infants and children when they are overheated and sweaty. Most likely your child is too hot at night. Avoid nylon or polyester sleepwear, cotton is best. Apply cornstarch baby powder at bedtime to prevent the rash from occurring. Also, use lightweight, cotton bedding only. It is safe to use Hydrocortisone cream 1-2 x/day on the rash to ease the itching. ...Read more

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I have a reoccurring rash, that I've never had before. It's on my legs, arms, and torso. It's itchy. I am a runner and debater, what could this be?

I have a reoccurring rash, that I've never had before. It's on my legs, arms, and torso. It's itchy. I am a runner and debater, what could this be?

Difficult to say: As you can imagine, rashes of any type are difficult to diagnosis definitively without an examination. Recurring rashes can be due to allergies, eczema, infections or other causes. Best to see your family doctor, internist, or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin has been itchy for over a week with no rash especially the torso and lower legs.

My skin has been itchy for over a week with no rash especially the torso and lower legs.

Dry skin?: Depending on where you live and time of year, winter itch or dry skin can be a problem. Applying moisturizer several times a day may be helpful. If no improvement after a week, see your doctor for evaluation. Could also be a sign of allergy even with no rash. OTC antihistamine may help. Again if no one provement within a week, see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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My daughter has an itchy blistering rash that comes and goes on various parts of her torso. A piece of her skin has now blanched due to this. Help?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the child. It is imperative that you seek care for the child as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash covering most of my torso and neck. My GP gave me antihistamines, how soon should I see a reduction in the rash?

I have an itchy red rash covering most of my torso and neck. My GP gave me antihistamines, how soon should I see a reduction in the rash?

Depends: If it is an allergic reaction, you took the right dose, it would fade in few hours, but might recur, if it something else other than allergy, it needs to be treated accordingly ...Read more

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Non-itchy rash around mouth and red bumps on torso. What could this be?

Non-itchy rash around mouth and red bumps on torso. What could this be?

Rashes: They may not be related, you need to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non-itchy rash around mouth and red bumps on torso?

Can you tell me about non-itchy rash around mouth and red bumps on torso?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Would taking an antihistamine, like Benadryl for a 4-day worsening rash(suspecting Roseola due to occupation), alleviate the non-itchy rash on torso?

Would taking an antihistamine, like Benadryl for a 4-day worsening rash(suspecting Roseola due to occupation), alleviate the non-itchy rash on torso?

Unlikely: Antihistamines like benadryl can benefit you when the rash is triggered by an allergic reaction. It is not likely to ever effect a rash derived from an infectious process or many other causes. Infection related rashes like roseola are triggered by reaction to actual deposition of antibody/virus complexes under the skin surface that will fade over time ...Read more

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51 yo m. Rash (red bumpy) day 5 now. 1st on torso, spread slowly to limps. Slight itchy. Skin is somewhat numb to touch, esp showering, etc. No fever.?

51 yo m. Rash (red bumpy) day 5 now. 1st on torso, spread slowly to limps. Slight itchy. Skin is somewhat numb to touch, esp showering, etc. No fever.?

? Shingle: It could be herpes zoster, the description may fit the diagnosis, you need to check with your doctor.
Hz or shingle is caused by a viral infection called hzv occurred in old age or in a patient with immune deficiency, it is charcterized by painful vesicular rash along a dermatom on the trunk or the limb, it caused a burning sensation. ...Read more

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Husband has itchy rash(blister)looking on hands, feet, face&and some on torso. One day fever only, already had chickenpox.?

Husband has itchy rash(blister)looking on hands, feet, face&and some on torso. One day fever only, already had chickenpox.?

Chickenpox: A "blistering" rash in that many areas in an adult is most likely to be chickenpox. The leans will be the size of a kitchen match on a pale pink base surmounted by clear blister with an indentation (umbilication) at the top. The blisters turn cloudy and then collapse into scabbed lesions. A past history of chickenpox is not always accurate. I recommend a dr. Confirm the diagnosis promptly ...Read more

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Is it possible for child to have strep w/o Dore throat or fever? Has very faint non itchy rash on torso and face, congestion

Is it possible for child to have strep w/o Dore throat or fever? Has very faint non itchy rash on torso and face, congestion

Yes and no: The problem comes in separating the person with congestion from a variety of causes. There are people that carry strep year round without ever getting sick or any consequences from strep. The numbers range from 5-30% of people depending on the time of year. Faint rashes on face & torso are often due to viruses. ...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?!

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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I am 79 yrs young with a very itchy torso & variable rash — biopsy proved Grovers Disease. Moisturisers & Hydrocortisone cream give temporary relief?

I am 79 yrs young with a very itchy torso & variable rash — biopsy proved Grovers Disease. Moisturisers & Hydrocortisone cream give temporary relief?

Severity dictates Tx: Minor outbreaks can be controlled with prescription strength topical cortisone creams. More troubling eruptions usually clear up after taking Accutane or tetracycline pills for one to three months. If these fail or the outbreak is severe, PUVA phototherapy treatments, antifungal pills and cortisone injections are alternatives. ...Read more

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I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

? dry skin: As it is affecting the more exposed areas, however, if symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more

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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible Id reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible Id reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more

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18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

Roseola?: Typically, a viral illness with fever, and rash. Rash usually appears when fever subsides. Like any other viral illness, management consists of symptomatic care. ...Read more

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4 yr f healthy has rash on torso stomach legs and on top of feet itchy little bumps no pus nothing in mouth. Could it be hand mouth and foot?

4 yr f healthy has rash on torso stomach legs and on top of feet itchy little bumps no pus nothing in mouth. Could it be hand mouth and foot?

Check Palms/Soles: Rash with hfm disease usually involves small lesions w/ red base prominent in/around mouth, palms, soles. Strep can cause fine, red sandpaper-like rash on torso/legs and many viruses can cause similar rash. Allergic reaction can also manifest as itchy rash over stomach/legs. Consider allergic rxn if no fever or sore throat and the rash itches. See dr if rash doesn't blanch or increased fever. ...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