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My teenage son has poison oak. What can I do to relieve his symptoms? (itchy, redness, rash)

My teenage son has poison oak. What can I do to relieve his symptoms? (itchy, redness, rash)

Poison oak: If you have a moderate to severe rash, you may need to see your doctor. He or she may prescribe corticosteroid pills. These medicines may help improve or clear up the rash more quickly. Prescription corticosteroid creams, ointments, gels, or shots may also be used. ...Read more

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What can be done to remove red oak veneer stain from skin(please help!)?

What can be done to remove red oak veneer stain from skin(please help!)?

Get older!: If it is oil based and you didn't remove it with a cleanser immediately, it's "permanent" until your skin sheds in about 2-3 weeks. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have raised red splotchy areas after being on vacation for a few days. It is itchy. No exposure to any type of poison oak, ivy etc?

I have raised red splotchy areas after being on vacation for a few days. It is itchy. No exposure to any type of poison oak, ivy etc?

See a Dr.: Red blotches after a vacation is not very informative.Review living outdoors in a wilderness area? Were you in a hotel?Were you on a cruise?Were you at a friend's house?Were you in contact with other sick individuals? I assume you are asking what caused your itchy rash.The best answer is who knows? ...Read more

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What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

What causes scattered red and itchy bumps on back, neck, chest arms after a day in the sun swimming on the river? Don't believe it to be any poision ivy oak or sumac.

Heat Rash: Sounds like you had heat rash. It should go away fairly rapidly. If you search about heat rash you will see pictures and a host of information far beyond my 400 word answer. ...Read more

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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

I had poison oak for two weeks.  It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

Possible: looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! it's so itchy! an looks like its starting to blister! please help! what is this! goin on my neck now! poison oak!?

I have red itchy bumps all over my chest now on arms and back! it's so itchy! an looks like its starting to blister! please help! what is this! goin on my neck now! poison oak!?

Might be: It might be a poison oak, however poison oak tend to be on areas of the body that were unclothed and in contact with plants, but it might be a contact dermatitis or other allergic reaction, you need to show it to doctor, no one can diagnose rash without seeing it, and you most likely will need treatment that you can't get without seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause burning inside the top of my hands off and on that leaves redness?

What could cause burning inside the top of my hands off and on that leaves redness?

Likely dermatitis: This sounds like a contact dermatitis from a substance you're coming in contact with like a hand cream or soap or a set of gloves you are using. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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What kind of insect bite leaves a red line?

What kind of insect bite leaves a red line?

Any: Any insect bite that has a red line leading away from it has possibly become infected and will need medical attention and any bite that breaks the skin surface has the potential to become infected. ...Read more