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Rashes That Spread Quickly
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?
See a doctor...: See a doctor quickly. There are some rashes that are of obvious origin (bedbug bites, for example, are hard to confuse with anything else, once you know what they look like), but rashes can be infectious, allergic, or other, and may be a sign of a serious problem. Or not. ...Read more
What is the reason for burning rash with blusters spreading quickly around lower back and near groin?
MAYBE SHINGLES: Get seen=you may have shingles (zoster) rash! . It first presents as severe burning pain then quickly turns into a blistery rash (generally on only 1 side of the body). Early treatment may help prevent post-herpetic neuralgia --a painful complication. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
I was taking Amoxicillin for Strep throat and 8 days in I got an itchy rash that quickly spread to my whole upper body (lower body only light rash). I'm in a third world country. What should I do?
I would think it is a type III (not anaphylactic) reaction to penicillin. It is usually self limited.
I would stop the Penicillin as strept thoat is usually cured with penicillins in 7 days or less. You can take anthistamines such as bendaryl or zyrtec (cetirizine) for rash or itch. It should improve on its own in a few days. If the rash does persist, or any new symptoms, seek medical care. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
8 months baby girl. Few weeks ago she started having rashes around her neck and now it has spreads on her back & front, it's itchy, dry, scaling. What can we do?
Dry skin: Eczema / Atopic Dermatitis is characterized by dry, sensitive, itchy skin. The skin is unable to maintain moisture in these patients. Sometimes it is caused by an allergy. Hydration with an emolient is the most important preventative strategy. Bath her only once a day in luke warm water, dress her in cool cotton clothing. Sometimes cortisone cream is needed in acute flare ups. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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.. ?
Red rashes in patches, spreaded on the upper body most on face. pain and tenderness, inflamed skin, feeling of warmth, fever, drainage, swollen badly?
Rash: Need to see a picture of this to help you. perform a virtual consult for help ...Read more
Two rashes on each hip that are fairly minor. The rash has spread to other areas in a minor way. Sore throat now. Works out / healthy Any suggestions?
Sudden wide spread muscle and body pain, swelling, stiffness, and pain in pinky joint when I wake up. Feel unwell, but no fever. CBC blood work and sugars came back fine. No rashes or anything else strange. Just persistent body pain. Had for 2 weeks.
This will need to : be visualized and a history needs to be taken in order to diagnose this. Take care. ...Read more
I have a rash that seems to be persistent for many years. It can also spread to other areas by touch?
Unlikely: Unless this is caused by a contact allergen and it is still present on your hands. ...Read more
I had what I think was a rash start one place then spread to random places and then just disappear ?
Rash: Did it seem like welts? Did it itch? If you had hives they may sometimes go away as quickly as they came. If you find this to be a recurrent problem - would advise your parents so you get checked out. Also - look for new things you have introduced into your life (soaps, detergents, clothing, foods, etc) that might be causative. ...Read more
I have a rash that spreads when scratched. Could you tell me what it is? I've had this rash for over a year, and it comes back almost everyday. Now my boyfriend has developed it also.
My son is 7months and has pimples/rash on his butt and it spreaded to his elbows . What could the be ?
Atopic eczema: Most likely atopic eczema from your description. ...Read more
Rash: An allergic rash or a viral rash can spread over the body of a 6 month old. ...Read more
I acquired a rash from some weeds i pulled up (11 days ago). Since then, it has spread (in spots?
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
Rash that spontaneously shows up within the last 3 years that has broken out 4 times lasting a couple months each time spreads only when irritated.?
Hives?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a bumpy rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are from an allergy to something (leading to hives), but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a dermatologist will help. Causes of bumps include eczema, viral infections, allergies and autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, etc... ...Read more