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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible.

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I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed.

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I get a red blotchy rash on my arms and chest we hen nervous but recently I drank some strawberry wine and broke out in the same rash any relation?

I get a red blotchy rash on my arms and chest we hen nervous but recently I drank some strawberry wine and broke out in the same rash any relation?

Hand in hand: This has been known as "pudic erythema": a reaction to emotion/embarrassment, usually. It's perceived as "hyperexcitability of vaso-motor nerves" and can go hand in hand with urticarial (hives) reactions - a form of allergic reaction that can happen idiosyncratically (individual/unique to each person), like may be with strawberry wine. So, there is a correlation. Mention it to your primary md.

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I have these red blotchy rash on my legs?

I have these red blotchy rash on my legs?

Not enough info: That's a difficult one to comment on. The list of things could be very large. More information would help.

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My mum has a red blotchy rash all over her body, especially her legs. Some are small and some are. Big covering her elbows. What is it?

My mum has a red blotchy rash all over her body, especially her legs. Some are small and some are. Big covering her elbows. What is it?

Red blotchy rash: It could be almost anything. I would have to know how long she's had it; what medication she may be taking; how old is she; and does it itch? From your description it could be a rash from a medication she has be taking; she may have a condition called psoriasis (happens often on the elbows); and without a photo there is no way of telling. A dermatologist would be your best bet for her.

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Red blotchy rash on my arms neck back and stomach?

Red blotchy rash on my arms neck back and stomach?

probably an allergy: With this distribution and without symptoms of infection like fever, malaise or joint pains this probably represents an allergy. Diagnosis would depend on the appearance and distribution of the rash. See your dermatologist.

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I have a red blotchy rash around my vaginal area particularly between each lip and my leg. It itches and sometimes burns and I've noticed one bump.

I have a red blotchy rash around my vaginal area particularly between each lip and my leg. It itches and sometimes burns and I've noticed one bump.

See doctor: If you are sexually active, what you described is consistent with herpes and may be other sexually transmitted infection. It would be prudent to see a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health!

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary.

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I've got a red blotchie rash looking sytom under the skin on my arms and legs and sore shins is it anything I shud be worried about had it 3 days now

I've got a red blotchie rash looking sytom under the skin on my arms and legs and sore shins is it anything I shud be worried about had it 3 days now

Hives?: Good morning, red blotchy rash on arms and legs could be due to many causes. If it is due to an allergic or immune reaction, it may be hives. If the rashes are on the exposed areas of the arms and legs only, it is more likely due to insect bites, such as mosquitos and flees. Contact allergy is another consideration. If the rash persists, please visit your doctor.

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My husband has a red blotchy rash on both his inner thigh near the groin area. It is very itchy?

My husband has a red blotchy rash on both his inner thigh near the groin area. It is very itchy?

Jock Itch?: He could see his physician or dermatologist who can confirm if this is from tinea cruris which is a fungal infection that tends to hit the skin in the groin area and between the legs.

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2 and 4 yr old siblings always have rash on face/body. Usually cheeks/limbs, top of feet. Worse w/heat and sun. Raised, red, warm, blotchy, not itchy

2 and 4 yr old siblings always have rash on face/body. Usually cheeks/limbs, top of feet. Worse w/heat and sun. Raised, red, warm, blotchy, not itchy

Based on D history: You've given, heat rash is the primary consideration. It could be from skin sensitivity to the sun or from blood vessels opening up with increased blood flow after sun exposure. Get them checked also for allergic, atopic and contact dermatitis. Best wishes! . http://www. M.webmd. Com/children/skin-rashes-in-children-treatment.

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Had six yrs clean. Recent relapse. AreNoticed red blotchy areas that are kinda warm to the touch. Arms legs and abdomin. Not raised and not itchy?

Had six yrs clean. Recent relapse. AreNoticed red blotchy areas that are kinda warm to the touch. Arms legs and abdomin. Not raised and not itchy?

Magic Message?: It's impossible to know the cause of the warm blotches for ceertain. Possibly allergic reaction to something. More important is the need to get clean aain ASAP. Your body may be giving you this advice in a gentle way. See your Dr or urgent care for the rash. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (as directed) may give the rash the boot. Only you can do it with the other issue. Best!

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Been on clonazepam 1mg for 18 months. 5 months ago developed rash in arms and legs, redness, eruption, dryness in legs. Should I quit the drug?

Been on clonazepam 1mg for 18 months. 5 months ago developed rash in arms and legs, redness, eruption, dryness in legs. Should I quit the drug?

See your doctor: If you have already continued it for 5 months after your rash developed, I would not think that it is likely related, since it would probably have gotten MUCH worse. A health professional needs to take a look at your rash, get a full medical history and determine the cause. Talk to whoever is prescribing the clonazepam. You may need to see a dermatologist for the right answer.

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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