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I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

I have red flat itchy rash on shoulders, neck, chest, tummy and legs, what is this and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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 itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

Depends: What you have is a skin rash which may sometimes be loosely called eczema by some. The potential causes range from a contact allergy, fungal infection to psoriasis. If topical hydrocortisone does not help, you would need to consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Chicken pox?: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025

or shingles...

be careful, you might be very very contagious. There are some good antiviral medications. You should get checked out! ...Read more

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Non itchy rash on shoulder?

Non itchy rash on shoulder?

Need more details: The causes are many, please give more details, onset, type of lesions, distribution.. ...Read more

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In my elbo pit, I have for some time, itchy rash, the whole area is red, the intensity of the itch and redness changes during the day and night.

In my elbo pit, I have for some time, itchy rash, the whole area is red, the intensity of the itch and redness changes during the day and night.

Eczema?: This is a common location for atopic dermatitis, or eczema. Taking a lukewarm bath followed by application of an emollient cream/lotion can help. Topical OTC hydrocortisone helps too. Also, examine if you have made any recent changes in skin care products, laundry detergents, etc which might be causing the reaction. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Itchy rash on small areas of upper chest and shoulder?

Need eval to know.: 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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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes, it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else.
Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm pain and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritati...

I am experiencing arm pain and itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching). The following also describes me: Skin redness or irritati...

Please see eval asap: Hi
Given the severity of your symptoms, I would recommend seeking eval in person at an urgent care center. Rashes are very common, but also need to be visualized before prescribing treatment. We also need to determine if your arm pain is from the rash or if there is another issue going on. Hope you can get treated soon, best wishes ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved I would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more

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My red itchy rash comes and goes, what could this be?

Many possible: Causes. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I get a red itchy rash when exposed to sun what can cause this?

I get a red itchy rash when exposed to sun what can cause this?

Rash with sun exposr: Many prescription & otc medications are photosensitizers: sun exposure while taking them can cause a sunburn-like rash. Many common plants can likewise cause a rash when exposed to sun. See a dermatologist; take list of all meds (rx & otc) & herbs/ supplements you take. Also list what sort of plants you have in garden or landscaping. ...Read more

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I very recently went on a beach trip. The day I got back home a red, bumpy and extremely itchy rash developed and is spreading. What could it be?

Rash: A number of conditions may cause itchy red rashes including allergic contact dermatitis from some product or plant exposure on the skin, an allergy to the sun (polymorphous light eruption) or even swimmer's itch to name a few. See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.

I have a itchy rash on either side of my abdominan, and on my back. It's not particularly raised, red or blistery, slightly discolored and itchy.

Need exam: Eczema is likely and gets worse in winter. See a dermatologist. Meanwhile apply a lubricating cream several times a day, especially after a soak [bath or shower]. ...Read more

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What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

Psoriasis?: It could be psoriasis. It could be something else. I would see a dermatologist for it. ...Read more

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Red itchy rash on my ears?

Red itchy rash on my ears?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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I have a red itchy rash all over my body. What could this be?

Have it evaluated.: 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

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Hi there, I've got a red itchy rash on my leg, it's only on the one side?

Hi there, I've got a red itchy rash on my leg, it's only on the one side?

Can't diagnose with: This info. 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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Please help! I have a red itchy rash on my neck is there anything to do to calm it?

Please help! I have a red itchy rash on my neck is there anything to do to calm it?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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

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Iam getting an itchy rash with red bumps on my body from past 3 months. What I have to do to cure it permenantly?

Iam getting an itchy rash with red bumps on my body from past 3 months. What I have to do to cure it permenantly?

Rash: See a dermatologist. You have not provided enough specific information to be able to help you. There are hundreds of different rashes that come on a persons skin. ...Read more

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I HAVE A RED ITCHY RaSH AROUND A MOSQUITO BITE I got in my sisters backyard yesterday in Li it is hot to the touch also.

I HAVE A RED ITCHY RaSH AROUND A MOSQUITO BITE I got in my sisters backyard yesterday in Li it is hot to the touch also.

Get that looked at: Any infection on the skin from a puncture wound by an insect or animal which is becoming red, swollen, and hot to the touch is potentially showing the initial signs of an infection. What you don't want it to be is a MRSA type of infection so you'll want to get ahead of this thing quickly. Clean the area with soap and water at least 2-3x daily until you see the doctor and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

My six year old son has a patchy, red, flat, diffuse, and non-itchy rash spanning his upper back. Should I be concerned?

Rash: You gave a pretty good description, however, it would be important to see a picture and have more history to make a more accurate assessment. A live consult with a healthtap Doctor in your state or starting with your pediatrician would be the right start. ...Read more

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I have red itchy rash on my right buttock. I sit all day and is that a cause. Iam a receptionist. It comes and goes. Does not itch all the time.

Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnose over the computer. Usually sitting is not a risk factor for developing a rash, unless you are very old (It states you are 106?), and you get skin "breakdown" from not moving around (similar to a "bed sore"). When the rash is visible, have a dr. Look at it to give you a diagnosis and any necessary treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Tried New body wash ~2-3 days ago but haven't used since. Yesterday & today red spots Itchy rash on parts of body I used the wash. Could it be that?

Yes: It is possible to be allergic to chemicals in a soap or detergent. If the areas of the itchy spots match the areas you washed, then it is likely. Treatment is to avoid re-exposure. A hydrocortison skin cream (OTC) can help, or if it's worse, see your doctor for a stronger prescription. ...Read more

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I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms.?

I have a pimple-like, non-itchy, rash on my back. Not red or visible from far. Spread to whole back over 2 weeks. No new products or other symptoms.?

Rashes need exam for: Diagnosis. Since it is not itchy or red and located just on the back, it does not sound like allergic reaction or viral exanthema. A common cause of papules on the back is miliaria, or heat rash, which is caused by blocked sweat pores. Alternatively, dry skin can cause blockage of the hair follicle and cause small papules or keratosis pilaris. This is benign, and is commonly seen on upper arms ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more