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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

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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


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I have a rash that keeps spreading and getting worse. Have used everything to stop the itch. What should I do? Itchy, bumpy

I have a rash that keeps spreading and getting worse. Have used everything to stop the itch. What should I do? Itchy, bumpy

See a doctor: If multiple over the counter meds are used and a rash is not improving it would be critical to identify the rash and get a more definitive diagnosis. Once established your doctor can guide you on the best prescription or over the counter treatment for this rash. ...Read more

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My husband broke out with a painful, itchy rash that keeps spreading all over his body. What is it and what should we do?

My husband broke out with a painful, itchy rash that keeps spreading all over his body. What is it and what should we do?

?? Hives"": Red, raised and itchy rash that looks like mosquit-bites but can coalesce into much larger patches is characteristic of hives. But it often is not painful. It sounds like he should have a doctor take a look at this for better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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It's been about a week since my dogs had fleas, I got bites too. And now I have something that looks like hives/rash that keeps spreading. What is it?

It's been about a week since my dogs had fleas, I got bites too. And now I have something that looks like hives/rash that keeps spreading. What is it?

See a dermatologist: Your best course is to seek a precise diagnosis, then treat accordingly. Sometimes flea bites result in eczema which then is relieved with prescription cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I got a rash that keeps spreading and itching on my arms?

I got a rash that keeps spreading and itching on my arms?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is my Severe rash after keeps spreading, even after starting Prednisone and prescription creams?

Why is my Severe rash after keeps spreading, even after starting Prednisone and prescription creams?

Exam needed: Impossible to give an accurate DX of a "rash" without a visual exam. If the current treatment is not effective, then a re-exam and other therapy is needed. Call and get the apt for exam ...Read more

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I have small bumps are my forarm and inner theigh. I thought it was heat rash but it keeps spreading?

I have small bumps are my forarm and inner theigh. I thought it was heat rash but it keeps spreading?

See your doctor: This could be one of many things that are readily treated by your doctor. I would start with your pcp and then possible see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do rashes spread so easily?

Why do rashes spread so easily?

Some spread some not: Some rashes can be contagious from one part of the body to others. Some rashes represent the over enthusiasm of the immune system to a virus or infection and since the virus is everywhere in the body, so is the rash. Other rashes don't spread at all. It really depends on the rash. ...Read more

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What types of rashes can rats spread to humans?

Contact dermatitis: If an indoor - outdoor cat or other pet gets an allergin like poisen ivy on their fur this may be spred to his owners. ...Read more

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If I touch the blister or the rashes, then I touch other parts of my body, will it spread?

If I touch the blister or the rashes, then I touch other parts of my body, will it spread?

If the blister: Or rash is caused by bacteria or viruses, yes it can spread. Exact likelihood depends on many things such as number of organisms transmitted. ...Read more

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My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

Abscess?: If there is any evidence of pus or an abscess this needs to be seen urgently. And, any spreading rash should be evaluated in person urgently. ...Read more

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Hi, my boy (11mnth) developed having rashes on his cheek when he was 3months old. Than it slowly spread all over his body. I m using physiogel products?

Hi, my boy (11mnth) developed having rashes on his cheek when he was 3months old. Than it slowly spread all over his body. I m using physiogel products?

Rash: As I've said before, it is difficult do rashes without seeing them. However, my best guess is eczema. Sensitive, allergic skin. Especially if it's itchy. If it's that widespread, I would have it checked out. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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I have some rashes that started 3 days ago. It's around my chest area. It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?

I have some rashes that started 3 days ago. It's around my chest area. It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?

Virus: Rash of localized "red bumps... Which spread from chest to armpit", in a middle age man, is compatible with shingles. The virus follows nerve tracts, suggested by this pattern of evolution. If caught early enough, a course of medication can be prescribed by doctor to abort the advancing infection. ...Read more

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I keep on having red rashes and it spreads in my body whenever I scratch it. Previous doctor told me it's urticaria. What's the best thing should I do?

Dermatographic: This can best be controlled with an antihistamine- if the rash only occurs with scratching. If they are raised without having been scratched, then they are hives which likewise can usually be controlled with antihistamne 2-4 x daily. ...Read more

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I have rashes on my hands, It starts as a tiny blood clot, develops a wound, the brown part rips off and leaves behind a mark which itches and spreads?

I have rashes on my hands, It starts as a tiny blood clot, develops a wound, the brown part rips off and leaves behind a mark which itches and spreads?

Rash: There are many possibilities. The most likely is a fungal rash. Try OTC lotrimin (clotrimazole) twice a day for a week on the rash. If it does not improve or resolve, then have your rash looked at by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy inner thighs (rashes)swollen large patches. When I spread my legs it's like a half basketball size. Symmetrical. 5days so far. Can't be friction?

Itchy inner thighs (rashes)swollen large patches. When I spread my legs it's like a half basketball size. Symmetrical. 5days so far. Can't be friction?

Possible: Possibly heat rash. Also may be fungal or even an allergic reaction or sensitivity to your underwear. Consider chaffing gel, and cotton only underwear or boxers. If fungal may benefit from over the counter fungal products. If gets worse or persists, I would seek out an opinion from your family doc to get a look at it and possibly benefit from a prescription. ...Read more

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I have painless non itchy skin coloured rashes on my vagina for the past 2 yrs. I am not sexually active. Now the rashes begin to spread on perineum.

I have painless non itchy skin coloured rashes on my vagina for the past 2 yrs. I am not sexually active. Now the rashes begin to spread on perineum.

You should absolute-: Ly see your doctor to evaluate. There are many things this could be including infection, pigmentation alteration, but doctor should be able to diagnose and treat ...Read more

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Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else. I have had similar rashes.?

Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else. I have had similar rashes.?

Skeeter Syndrome: The skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, and is characterized by inflammatory processes and fever. The condition develops because of allergenic polypeptides present in the saliva of the mosquito and hence, is not infectious. ...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