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Hi i have got red itchy rashes on my skin which turns dry when i scratch. Wat can be the cause ? I recently moved to Australia can that affect ?

Hi i have got red itchy rashes on my skin which turns dry when i scratch. Wat can be the cause ? I recently moved to Australia can that affect ?

Maybe : Moving to a new location, at times may affect your skin, several reasons can play a role, the weather, the relative humidity, possibly allergens in the area, or just may be the anxiety of adjusting to a new place, it can also be unrelated to moving. Skin care can help till you get to see your doctor or a dermatologist, warm bath, moisturizers, avoid dehydration, OTC antihistamine & anti itch cream ...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


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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

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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

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

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

Many possibilities: 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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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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Blotchy red itchy rash following bronchitis ?

Blotchy red itchy rash following bronchitis 
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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?

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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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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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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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.

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

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
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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