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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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What can cause recurring hives/itchy rashes that pop up out of nowhere on the tops of my hands by my thumb only?

What can cause recurring hives/itchy rashes that pop up out of nowhere on the tops of my hands by my thumb only?

Contact: This is mostly likely from something you have had repeated contact with such as soap (especially if you wash your hands often), lotion, rubber, detergents, glove, etc. Consult a dermatologist if needed for patch skin testing if none of the above applies to you.

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Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Semicircular rash: Multiple possibilities. See your dermatologist. Some of the possibilities include granuloma annulare, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, Your doctor may want to biopsy the rash for definitive diagnosis.

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Red rash with little white bumps on base of thumb. What could it be?

Red rash with little white bumps on base of thumb. What could it be?

Infection: That would be the most common including things like a herpetic infection if vesicles (fluid filled little pockets) form.

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I have a rash that suddenly appeared on rt wrist then spread up my thumb then same thing happen to lt hand and wrist all with in 1-2 hours.?

I have a rash that suddenly appeared on rt wrist then spread up my thumb then same thing happen to lt hand and wrist all with in 1-2 hours.?

Bilateral hand rash: 28 year old gentleman with bilateral rash b wrists/thumbs. Occupation? What were you doing? Injury? Think of things you grasped or contacted with both hands. While it may be something as simple as a contact dermatitis, a full history/medications/allergies is needed if it does not go away. Many rashes involve then palms/soles diagnosed w/appearance&history. If infection or IV drug use see MD ASAP.

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I've a rash like symptom on my left leg thumb. It is from years and it is annoying me when I wear chappals. I've used nuforce g cream. Please help.

Rash: With most rashes, it is extremely helpful for your physician to see the rash in question as it helps considerably with the diagnosis. Once appropriately diagnosed, it can then be treated. Avoid anything that can rub against or irritate the area until you can be seen.

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I have a rash that has appeared on my torso it. Started off the size of my thumb and has got bigger I've have no itching or soreness?

I have a rash that has appeared on my torso it. Started off the size of my thumb and has got bigger I've have no itching or soreness?

Need more info: Dermatology is pretty visual, so it's hard to know what is going on without seeing it. Eczema, psoriasis, and pityriasis rosea could all fit this description, though eczema and hives tend to be itchy. I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist to help solve this one.

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My husband has a large tiny tiny bliserty rash on both hands on the skin near his thumbs. Doesn't hurt just itches?? Need ideas on what it is

My husband has a large tiny tiny bliserty rash on both hands on the skin near his thumbs. Doesn't hurt just itches?? Need ideas on what it is

Eczema: The symptoms suggest eczema. This can be treated with topical steroids. A symptom diary can help determine the cause. Sometimes the rash can become secondarily infected. If there is increased redness, swelling or pain, he should see his doctor.

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I have a small rash on the top of my hand by my thumb, it's starts to get irritated when I sweat, no changes in diet or anything new introduced?

I have a small rash on the top of my hand by my thumb, it's starts to get irritated when I sweat, no changes in diet or anything new introduced?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a kind of skin inflammation that occurs when substances touching your skin cause irritation or an allergic reaction. The resulting red, itchy rash isn't contagious or life-threatening, but it can be very uncomfortable. You need prescription topical cortisone like vanos.

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My husband has bliserty rash on both hands on skin near his thumb. Its started to flake? Is it hand herpes

My husband has bliserty rash on both hands on skin near his thumb. Its started to flake? Is it hand herpes

It's possible: Herpes on the hand is called Herpetic Whitlow. It tends to occur on the thumb and index finger. It starts as a burning or pain in the finger followed by redness and swelling and then fluid filled blisters. 60% are due to HSV 1 and 40% due to HSV 2. Can catch it from touching a herpes sore on another person or on oneself. For patient information and pictures see: http://bit. Ly/1xNa2X5

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I have a small mysterious rash on my hand in between my thumb and pointer finger on my right hand. What should I do?

I have a small mysterious rash on my hand in between my thumb and pointer finger on my right hand. What should I do?

Contact rash?: Seeing a dermatologist is the best way to get an answer but the commonest causes come from allergic/irritant reactions to something being held with a pincer grip, such as plucking plant leaves, especially evening primrose. Topical cortisone creams may provide quick symptom relief. If not, definitely see a physician or mid-level provider.

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I have had a little rash on my thumb going to the end of my hand, It came/went and a few weeks later back. Could it be scabies? Or something bad?

I have had a little rash on my thumb going to the end of my hand, It came/went and a few weeks later back. Could it be scabies? Or something bad?

Little rash: Scabies doesn't tend to "come 'n go" - those little mites stick around until treated and spread. Rashes are easier to diagnose with visual inspection, but without more info (itchy, painful, blisters, flat, bumpy, red etc) they are impossible to diagnose. I recommend a visit to either your primary care doc or a dermatologist for your answer.

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Infant son had kidney infection which was treated. He now has small area on his thumb and and middle finger that looked like it peeled off. What is this?

Infant son had kidney infection which was treated. He now has small area on his thumb and and middle finger that looked like it peeled off. What is this?

Peeling Skin: With a history of recent antibiotic therapy, it is possible this represents an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, especially if it was a penicillin derivative. As long as it doesn't appear to be getting worse or his condition remains the same, it might be a mild, self-limited reaction. As an alternative, children often get eczema in these areas, which responds to cortisone creme.

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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