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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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Red rash on genitals it's not itchy or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny ?

Red rash on genitals it's not itchy  or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny ?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Rash that is all over my body. My palms too. Itches sometimes and gets really red after shower? Barely see it most of time.

Rash that is all over my body. My palms too. Itches sometimes and gets really red after shower? Barely see it most of time.

Small bumps present?: If you have noted small red and itchy bumps after showering, it may be from a condition known as cholinergic urticaria which occurs when the body temperature rises and starts to cool down. If this is what you have, this is not a serious condition and can usually be helped by taking an antihistamine before any activity causing a rise in body temperature. (exercise, stress, hot shower etc). ...Read more

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Hi, i have a blotchy red rash on my lowerlegs appear after i shower, about ten minutes later it dissapears. Any chance this is a HIV rash? Just wanted to check.

Hi, i have a blotchy red rash on my lowerlegs appear after i shower, about ten minutes later it dissapears. Any chance this is a HIV rash? Just wanted to check.

Cholinergic urticari: This is more likely from cholinergic urticaria which can be triggered by any increase in core body temperature followed by a cooling down phase. This can be prevented by taking an antihistamine prior to the event if proved bothersome enough and is not a serious condition. HIV rash would not have let you off that easily. It is time for you to reconsider your sexual practice to avoid future worries ...Read more

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After hot showers have red rash on thighs, knees, and feet. Feet r bright red, swollen, & numb. Same symptoms on hand 2 nights ago, any thoughts?

Increase blood flow: Increase in temperature (hot shower) cause increase blood flow to the extremities and skin and you could have red rash type appearance and associated swelling and numbness. ...Read more

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I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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