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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Rash that itches and has spread to both shin?

Rash that itches and has spread to both shin?

Shin rash: Your symptoms can be from multiple causes and your rash needs to be examined and probably biopsied for a good answer, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My husband has gotten a rash and he is itching it has spread all over his body what could it be and how can we stop it?

My husband has gotten a rash and he is itching it has spread all over his body what could it be and how can we stop it?

Itchy rash : Please bring your husband for a full exam where a MD can evaluate him for infectious, allergic, and other causes of this itchy rash. Allergic urticaria, contact dermatitis , scabies and several other rashes can be treated with antihistamines steroids and other agents once identified. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

PUPPP: This is probably pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (puppp), a common (but poorly named) condition. Important points: (a) the baby will not be affected, and (b) it is a self-limited problem, just like pregnancy. See a dermatologist to make sure it isn't something else, and for treatment to control the rash & itching. The only real cure, however, is to deliver the baby. ...Read more

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Annoying itch and rash between anus and itch spreads to scrotum. No bumps just couple very small red dots/ circles visible. Itch can be pretty intense?

Annoying itch and rash between anus and itch spreads to scrotum. No bumps just couple very small red dots/ circles visible. Itch can be pretty intense?

Need more info...: You may try applying topical antifungal cream with 1% hydrocortisone 1-2 times daily lightly after gentle cleansing without harsh soap for 5 days and see if improving, resolving... If not, seek evaluation. Clinically, fungal skin infection, atopic or contact dermatitis, or psoriasis may cause severe itch. Best... ...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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I've had a rash for a couple months but it is only on my forearms. It itches once in a while and when I scratch, it swells and spreads to other spots.

I've had a rash for a couple months but it is only on my forearms. It itches once in a while and when I scratch, it swells and spreads to other spots.

Dermatitis: This may be neurodermatitis or a form of exzema,but a dermatologist is best qualified to diagnose and treat your rash. In the meantime you could try applying a corticosteroid cream which won't be as strong as a prescription type,however. ...Read more

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. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more