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Child has a painful rash on legs that look like chicken pox?

Child has a painful rash on legs that look like chicken pox?

Rash: Although most childhood rashes are not serious, any rash that causes pain could be concerning. Chicken pox is not known to cause pain. Nor does it typically localize to one area of the body. However, shingles, which is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, can do these things. An examination by your doctor is warranted so the appropriate course of treatment can be started. ...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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Why do I get a painful rash on my legs when I go for long walk?

Why do I get a painful rash on my legs when I go for long walk?

Rash: It comes from heat and irration from clothes and skin rubbing to together. Try zeasorb powder. ...Read more

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I get a painful rash between my legs when I wear shorts. How can I prevent it?

I get a painful rash between my legs when I wear shorts. How can I prevent it?

Possibly friction: May be from friction causing the hair follicles to develop an irritation type folliculitis. Options include laser hair removal if this is the case and to avoid the friction by wearing longer shorts or applying something like vaniply or elta moisturizer to the area for lubrication as marathon runners do after miles of repetitive friction type movements. ...Read more

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I've just had a new tatoo done on my leg, and rashes are starting to develop, it's red, sore and painful, what cream should I use?

I've just had a new tatoo done on my leg, and rashes are starting to develop, it's red, sore and painful, what cream should I use?

Rash in tattoo: See a dermatologist. You may have an infection from tattoo equipment or reaction related to the tattoo ink. ...Read more

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I have small, painful rashes on my back and legs. My eyes are red and I have swelling everywhere. What is happening?

I have small, painful rashes on my back and legs. My eyes are red and I have swelling everywhere. What is happening?

Insect allergy?: Good morning, painful rash on back and legs can be due to many causes. One patient developed such a rash after staying in a hotel; my diagnosis was bed-bug-allergy, as the rash was limited to the back of trunk, and back of legs, and the protected areas such as those covered by intimate clothing was not affected. Since your eyes are red and swelling everywhere other causes of need consideration. ...Read more

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I took a bath and after that fell asleep. I woke up one hour later with a painful rash forming on my leg and lower right backside. What could it be?

Shingles?: The most common painful rash that occurs on one side of the body is shingles. Shingles is a rash that forms when the chicken pox virus gets reactivated. It can be very painful and it is best to initiate treatment in the first 48 hours. Please see your doctor as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful rash on right buttock spreading. Causing lymph soreness on groin and overall soreness on right side and leg.

Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is one painful rash that can start on back close to middle and spreads forward and down. Consists of red patches with groups of small blisters. Other conditions such as a bacterial infection, cellulitis, can spread and cause pain and lymph node swelling as well. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause painful skin on my leg above my knee? No redness just painful even for a blanket to touch. Same pain was on top right foot 2 weeks ago.

What could cause painful skin on my leg above my knee? No redness just painful even for a blanket to touch. Same pain was on top right foot 2 weeks ago.

Nerve pain: What you are describing is a type of nerve pain. It would be good to know what other symptoms you are presenting. Depending on the distribution of pain and how it all started we could tell if this is coming from your spine, if this is related to shingles, among other issues. ...Read more

Painful Skin (Definition)

Painful skin can occur with burns, nerve injuries, rashes, illnesses, psychological illnesses, and with fever. Depending on the cause dictates what to take and how to treat it. It is any area of skin that hurts or is ...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