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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Remedy for a red itchy rash between the thumb and index finger. What can I use. Thank you.

Remedy for a red itchy rash between the thumb and index finger. What can I use. Thank you.

Topical cortisone: Use topical cortisone cream, generic, that can be found at any drug store. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Rash located on back of left hand between thumb and index finger and back to wrist. Is this bad?

Rash located on back of left hand between thumb and index finger and back to wrist. Is this bad?

Bothersome: Does it itch, is it bubbly, or ooze? Does it hurt? Are you left handed? Is it bumpy raised and red? Really not enough info to answer you but it is in the distribution where you would grab something and possibly touched as irritant. If that is what it is, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or an over the counter Hydrocortisone. If it does not clear see your doctor who can see it with real eyes for proper dxrx. ...Read more

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I've had a rash on the right hand by the base of the thumb since nov. When it first broke out. Using tacrolimus. 1. Is it due 2 allergy or internal?

I've had a rash on the right hand by the base of the thumb since nov. When it first broke out. Using tacrolimus. 1. Is it due 2 allergy or internal?

Rash on thumb: Rash in this location is most likely a contact dermatitis - whether allergic or irritant. If the rash was bilateral and symmetrical I would be more inclined to think of something internal. ...Read more

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Woke up to red oval shape patch/rash on my hand-near thumb finger. Does not itch, burn, or hurt. It's been 3+ hours since I woke up & it hasn't change?

Woke up to red oval shape patch/rash on my hand-near thumb finger. Does not itch, burn, or hurt. It's been 3+ hours since I woke up & it hasn't change?

If not clear, get ch: You may have come in contact with something that caused an irritation or it could be a contact allergic reaction or a superficial burn or a pressure mark. It is best if it does not clear up, to have it checked by a dermatologist or general physician ...Read more

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I have this weird itchy red/bumpy rash, that has little zit like bubbles. It's from my thumb to mid way to my elbow. What could it be???

I have this weird itchy red/bumpy rash, that has little zit like bubbles. It's from my thumb to mid way to my elbow. What could it be???

Can't say with: Available info. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Hello, for the past week the top part of my hand between the thumb and index finger has been incredibly itchy, there is no rash or dry skin or bumps?

Itchy: Two choices:
1: Go to the nearest Pharmacy and they are very likely to recommend some cream or similar. Cost is low.
2: If you don't like that idea please go to the nearest Emergency facility. Not my first choice. ...Read more

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Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin. Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out. Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Dry skin on thumb so bad it split the skin. Using diaper rash cream to keep infection out. Any other tips to help w pain. Very sore?

Diaper rash: For diaper rash keep baby's skin clean & dry. Change diaper as soon as it's soiled or wet. For healing allow baby to go without diaper for periods of time so affected area can air out. Avoid tight diapers or airtight covers over diaper. Meds your Dr. Might recommend include antifungal cream (for fungus), a steroid cream (for significant inflammation) or an antibiotic (for bacterial infection.) ...Read more

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Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?

Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?

Eczema and dryness: Friction, dryness and irritation from frequent handwashing and soap chemicals explain your symptom. Topical steroids, use of emolients, hand gloves and reduction in ocd handwashing will help reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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My 7 month old baby suck his thumb too much, what to do & when he ll stop?

My 7 month old baby suck his thumb too much, what to do & when he ll stop?

Thumb sucking: Infants have an innate need and desire to suck. This is a good thing because it keeps them fed. Some babies want to suck more than others. That's why some like thumbs or pacifiers. During infancy there is really no way to stop thumb sucking - as soon as you leave the room, the infant will put it back in there. As the child grows in to a toddler and wants his hands for other things, he'll stop. ...Read more

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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