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Woke up with red itchy rashes on my sides and the red rashes are spreading. I'm putting cream on it takes away itching but is still red and spreading.

Woke up with red itchy rashes on my sides and the red rashes are spreading. I'm putting cream on it takes away itching but is still red and spreading.

Red rash: There are several causes that could be responsible for your rash. You could a generalized allergic reaction, or you could have a drug reaction. Your rash could also be caused by scarlet fever. See your doctor for an exam and possible blood work and throat culture ...Read more

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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Experiencing red itchy rashes throughout body vomiting didn't do anything different than usual. Came on suddenly very suddenly.

Experiencing red itchy rashes throughout body vomiting didn't do anything different than usual. Came on suddenly very suddenly.

Anaphylaxis?: Skin rash (usually lasting less than a day suggests that you may be having a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to something you have ingested or less frequently exposed to. On the other hand, a viral infection can also cause similar symptoms. If this is still going on, you need to get to a doctor ASAP (ER if necessary). ...Read more

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I get big red itchy rashes all over my chest and arms but their not bites, is it possible that im getting it from stress?

I get big red itchy rashes all over my chest and arms but their not bites, is it possible that im getting it from stress?

Possible, but: It's possible for stress to lead to hives, etc. It's also possible for dyes in clothing and/or laundry detergents to cause this; so can using a new soap or other product on yourself. You may want to see your physician if this is happening frequently. ...Read more

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Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Allergy/Insect bites: You have an itchy rash on different parts of your body.It may be due to an allergy to something or it may be an allergic reaction to some kind of insect bite like mosquito bite.There are other possibilities .Have it checked if it persist.Meanwhilevyou can take some anti itching meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter till you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I am having red itchy rashes on the cleavage. I have heavy breast. Doctor prescribed travocort cream. But it does not seem working and getting wors?

Hi I am having red itchy rashes on the cleavage. I have heavy breast. Doctor prescribed travocort cream. But it does not seem working and getting wors?

Request antifungal: Often, a steriod is not sufficient, as yeast is often involved. Especially if the rash is on the underside, where the breast folds onto the underlying skin. If this is so, you might request an antifungal cream, ointment, or powder, and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Hello doc. I have develop few purplish to dark red itchy rashes on my scrotum. These becomes severe itchy when I work out or on sweating. I get good results on washing with Hydrogen Peroxide. But they donot go away completely. I am 32.

Hello doc. I have develop few purplish to dark red itchy rashes on my scrotum. These becomes severe itchy when I work out or on sweating. I get good results on washing with Hydrogen Peroxide. But they donot go away completely. I am 32.

May be fungal/yeast: infection on the skin of the scrotum. The groin area is a common place that fungal infections occur. The fungus tends to grow well on areas that are warm and moist, and often itch worse when the area become more warm and moist (eg. when working out and/or sweating). Try using an OTC treatment for jock itch, if not helpful, may need prescription. Consider in-box consult on HealthTap for Rx. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old  is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...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. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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