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I have red itchy, pinprick, blotchy rash on my leg, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy, pinprick, blotchy rash on my leg, what is this and treatment?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, I've also tried a antihistamine and a cream for bites?

I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, I've also tried a antihistamine and a cream for bites?

Unsure of diagnosis.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Blotchy red itchy rash following bronchitis?

Blotchy red itchy rash following bronchitis?

Acute Urticaria/Hive: Acute urticaria (hives) is common, affecting 20% of the population. Acute hives resolve within 6 weeks (most patients fit into this category). Hives can become chronic if last more than 6 weeks. Common viral/bacterial infections can trigger an outbreak like bronchitis. Medications, foods, and stings can also cause acute hives but have the potential to lead to more serious complications. ...Read more

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Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a red blotchy, non-itchy rash that started on my abdomen and has spread up onto my chest, is not painful, does not itch.?

I have a red blotchy, non-itchy rash that started on my abdomen and has spread up onto my chest, is not painful, does not itch.?

Derm eval.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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12 yr. Old had 1st period 5 months ago. Past 2 cycles she's in bed w/fatigue & an itchy red rash that's blotchy & raised all over her. Is this normal?

12 yr. Old had 1st period 5 months ago. Past 2 cycles she's in bed w/fatigue & an itchy red rash that's blotchy & raised all over her. Is this normal?

That can be normal: The symptoms can occur. Some people develop an allergy to their hormones so to speak so this can happen every menstrual cycle. I would certainly have this checked out and treated because you don't want your 12 yo miserable every month for the next few years. ...Read more

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I have a red, blotchy and itchy rash on my thigh. No pus but it is dry. I currently 14 weeks pregnant. What can be used until I see my ob?

I have a red, blotchy and itchy rash on my thigh. No pus but it is dry. I currently 14 weeks pregnant. What can be used until I see my ob?

Possibly fungal: Hydrocortisone cream1%, OTC, use minimal dose, in addition to clotrimazole OTC cream, use both twice a day for few days, if nk improvement, stop till you see your doctor ...Read more

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My 2 children both have a red blotchy rash which started on the facwe and spread not itchy?

My 2 children both have a red blotchy rash which started on the facwe and spread not itchy?

Fifth disease?: 5th disease (also called erythema infectiosum), which is a viral illness common in kids aged 5-15. The red rash on the face is usually distinctive making a child appear to have a "slapped cheek." the rash then spreads to the trunk, arms, & legs. It starts with a low-grade fever, headache, & mild cold-like symptoms. Then the illness seems to be gone until a rash appears a few days later. ...Read more

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Do I need to stop Pacquenil? I have a red blotchy rash, not itchy, on my torso.

Do I need to stop Pacquenil? I have a red blotchy rash, not itchy, on my torso.

Check this out: I think you mean Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which is used to treat or prevent malaria. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus. There are many possible adverse side effects to this drug. You should call your prescribing physician immediately to discuss this. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have itchy underarms with blotchy rash and itchy sore boobs and neck what is this?

I have itchy underarms with blotchy rash and itchy sore boobs and neck what is this?

Yeast: A yeast infection like Candida can cause beefy, red, itchy patches in-between breasts and armpits. Try over the counter Lotrimin (clotrimazole) or see your doctor for a prescription anti fungal cream. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy. Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy. Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

See Dr.: Unfortunately, rashes are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. There are multiple causes of rashes, ranging from various allergies to diseases such as lymes, etc. The rash could be somehting simple or something associated with an other underlying condition. See a dr. To get a clinical exam, as the majority of rashes are easy to treat once properly diagnosed. Goodluck. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms with a raised tiny bump rash across them.?

My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms with a raised tiny bump rash across them.?

Maybe viral: Could be the start of a viral illness
The enteroviruses, including the coxsackieviruses cause
s rash that includes tender blisters in the mouth and tongue as well as on the palms and soles of the hands and the feet. Occasionally the rash will also occur on the buttocks or the genital area. Young children have a general feeling of being ill (malaise) and are often cranky with a depressed appetite ...Read more

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I've got a itchy rash on my neck chest jaw and face. Its red and blotchy. What could it be?

I've got a itchy rash on my neck chest jaw and face. Its red and blotchy. What could it be?

Hard to say but: Depends on how long you have had it...Did it occur in past. ... Possibly contact allergy (? New soap detergent makeup etc) hives can occur for no obvious reason., try Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec (read labels) if no better see your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a blotchy red raised rash that is very itchy on my right breast?

Should see doc: Many types of rash present in this way. If completely new, then my initial thoughts would be hives vs fungal infection vs contact allergy. Taking a short acting Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (antihistamine) may improve the itching, which would be indicative of hives. These would be most likely to persist (come and go) for 3-10 days. If so, then begin a longer acting med like cetirizine. OTC antifungal if scaling rash ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms and on my hands and wrists. It's not itchy, just red and blotchy. Could this be part of tonsilitis?

I have a rash under my arms and on my hands and wrists. It's not itchy, just red and blotchy. Could this be part of tonsilitis?

Fever or medications: Did the rash appear along with a tonsillitis? Were you being treated for it? An infection can cause a rash and a medication can cause it too. If you were given an antibiotic and the rash appeared afterwards, call your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash:red, blotchy, not raised/itchy/painful/spreading, cortizone/antihistamine didn't help. Not in skin crevice-front/side of knee, one area for 2 months

Rash:red, blotchy, not raised/itchy/painful/spreading, cortizone/antihistamine didn't help. Not in skin crevice-front/side of knee, one area for 2 months

NOT....: Do you mean that they are not raised/itchy/painful/spreading? May just be dry skin and the redness from your rubbing. Try some moisturizer on the area after bathing for a week or so to see if it helps. But it does not and this does bother you, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time. Unsure if related.?

I have developed a rash on my neck. Red and blotchy in that not well defined edges. Gets worse with sun exposure. Not scaly, itchy or painful. Just red. Also have a lesion/sore in mouth on palate show up at same time. Unsure if related.?

Unfortunately it: Will be impossible to diagnose you over the internet since we cannot see your rash or your oral lesion. These findings could easily be related to an autoimmune process or your medications. You need to make an appointment with your health care provider to discuss these new findings. Don't delay. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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Rash appeared suddenly, somewhat blotchy, red bumps all over my stomach, thighs, chest, and arms. Not itchy. Haven't changed anything: detergent etc.

Rash appeared suddenly, somewhat blotchy, red bumps all over my stomach, thighs, chest, and arms. Not itchy. Haven't changed anything: detergent etc.

Many causes: Depending on the type of your rash the cause varies from a viral infection to hives, you need to have a doctor look at it and determine what is the problem. ...Read more

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Hi I have a rash that moves from 1 part of my body to the next it's red blochy patches that are very very itchy and sore even the palms of my hands?

Hi I have a rash that moves from 1 part of my body to the next it's red blochy patches that are very very itchy and sore even the palms of my hands?

Rash: A rash that jumps around sounds like hives or urticaria. It is often difficult to identify the cause. See your doctor for a firm diagnosis, any investigations and management required. All the best. ...Read more

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I used nair Has been 3hours stings burns and is red blotchy rash breaking out I used ice did not help hoe can I relieve the pain and redness???

I used nair Has been 3hours stings burns and is red blotchy rash breaking out I used ice did not help hoe can I relieve the pain and redness???

Reaction: This appears to be both a primary irritation as well as a possible allergic reaction to the NAIR. Take an antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or Claritin; apply a cortisone type cream also. If severe redness spreads, or fever develops, have your physician examine and treat you. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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