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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Daughters diaper rash hurts when i touch it or bathe her. Have tried nystatin desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) steroid cream for ezema nothing helps any suggestions?

Daughters diaper rash hurts when i touch it or bathe her. Have tried nystatin desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) steroid cream for ezema nothing helps any suggestions?

Is this yeast?: See a pediatrician and perhaps they will solve this problem for you. If not, have baby seen by a dermatologist and managed appropriately. Best wishes and hope she is better soon. ...Read more

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I have pimple like rash on my neck and hurts to touch it iches like crazy and burns. What could it be?

I have pimple like rash on my neck and hurts to touch it iches like crazy and burns. What could it be?

Shingles?: Best to see a doctor. There could be many causes of your situation. The possibilities range from an allergic reaction (do you wear a metal necklace) to a systemic problem like shingles. I doubt the later but best to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain on my hand, arm, and scalp without a rash. It hurt very bad just to touch those affected areas. What can this be?

I have a burning pain on my hand, arm, and scalp without a rash. It hurt very bad just to touch those affected areas. What can this be?

Nerve pain: This could be multiple things however two things that comes to mind are pinched/irritated cervical nerves or less likely, multidermatomal zoster without the rash. An examination would be helpful. ...Read more

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Red rashes on vagina, and doesnt hurt unless touched. No vaginal discharge , or itch. Doesn't hurt when I pee. No smell ?

Red rashes on vagina, and doesnt hurt unless touched. No vaginal discharge , or itch. Doesn't hurt when I pee. No smell ?

Needs to be seen: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. Folliculitis is one possibility. Yeast is a possibility and over the counter fungal cream will fix it. Trauma from recent intercourse if possible. Herpes is an std which can cause this. Other possibilities too. Schedule an exam. ...Read more

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Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Need eval: with skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My scalp hurts to the touch, no visable rash?

My scalp hurts to the touch, no visable rash?

Headache: Possibly Migraine type. Did you physically get hurt on Scalp? Try to take Acetaminophen and relax, it will get better. ...Read more

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My skin on leg is sensitive to the touch what could that be? No rash or marks just very sensitive and hurts to touch

My skin on leg is sensitive to the touch what could that be? No rash or marks just very sensitive and hurts to touch

Multiple causes: Your symptoms could be due a number of different conditions including some nerve disorders or skin conditions. Consulting a neurologist and dermatologist to evaluate the issue may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my lower leg that it abot 2"-3" in diameter. ive had it for over 3 weeks now. It doesnt hurt or bother me unless touched. Hasn't grow?

I have a rash on my lower leg that it abot 2"-3" in diameter. ive had it for over 3 weeks now. It doesnt hurt or bother me unless touched. Hasn't grow?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a red rash under my penis and it hurts to touch what should .i do?

What to do if I have a red rash under my penis and it hurts to touch what should .i do?

Here are some ...: In hot climate, the most common skin disorder of the penis is related with sweating, superimposed yeast skin infection, inadequate hygiene of foreskin, Hx of DM, etc. So, keep up the concerned areas including foreskin as clean, dry, & ventilated as possible. If not enough, judiciously apply antifungal cream with steroid lightly 1-2 times daily for ...Read more

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I have a rash on my buttock that looks like a burn. Hurts when i touch it. Have tried several things. Nothing is working. What might it be?

I have a rash on my buttock that looks like a burn.  Hurts when i touch it.  Have tried several things.  Nothing is working. What might it be?

Burning rash: Painful rashes with small blisters on one side of the buttock, trunk or face should always be considered for shingles and treated within 72 hours to reduce risk of permanent nerve damage. Fungal rashes of the skin are best treated with otc terbinafine, and covering with zinc oxide ointment like desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) to protect. If the steroid/antifungal cream isn't working, best to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my inner thigh, it is red, some bumps are raised, it doesn't itch, but it hurts to touch. What is it?

I have a rash on my inner thigh,  it is red, some bumps are raised, it doesn't itch, but it hurts to touch. What is it?

Inner thigh rash: The rash can be related to contact,if you are rubbing your thighs together in hot weather , yeast or other infection like staph. Have it checked out today by doctor /urgent care/remotely as you may need antibitoics ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin pain on my right flank that hurts even when my shirt touches it. I do not have a rash that I can see. What's the cause?

I am experiencing skin pain on my right flank that hurts even when my shirt touches it. I do not have a rash that I can see. What's the cause?

Early shingles??: Not certain, but it does sound like local nerve irritation, especially because of the super-sensitivity. If a rash breaks out from here, see MD right away, I would be concerned you might be immune-suppressed. Of course other ailments could cause, and be very benign. Also, if it is shingles, earlier the treatment, the better. This is always perplexing. Get well. Happy New Year. ...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

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There is a red type of layer or rash on the side of my nose, when I touch it, it hurts a lot, I have tried a lot of cream but it is useless, can you h?

There is a red type of layer or rash on the side of my nose, when I touch it, it hurts a lot, I have tried a lot of cream but it is useless, can you h?

Red nose: Greetings. I would recommend seeing your ENT doctor, family doctor or even the Emergency Room for evaluation. A staph infection may be present causing the pain and redness. An antibiotic may be needed. Infection in this area is important to treat quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


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