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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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I am experiencing skin redness on inside of both forearms-with a rash that sometimes pops up. Facial flushing. ?

I am experiencing  skin redness on inside of both forearms-with a rash that sometimes pops up. Facial flushing. ?

Dermatitis: try steroid and antifungal otc. make sure you have no latex allergy or any other type of allergies. Zyrtec or allegra as needed. may need PCP or Dermatology consult. ...Read more

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I have noticed 2 small itchy bumpy rashes (not red) on my left & one on my right hand. And several goosebump like patches on my left forearm. Worried.

I have noticed 2 small itchy bumpy rashes (not red) on my left & one on my right hand. And several goosebump like patches on my left forearm. Worried.

Allergic reaction: You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if it helps. If no improvement in a couple of days, end us a picture on a virtual consult to help us make a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have rashes/ hives on my forearms and shins at my sock line. warm to touch and really red. once got so bad on arms it created large 1in boils?

I have rashes/ hives on my forearms and shins at my sock line. warm to touch and really red. once got so bad on arms it created large 1in boils?

Allergist: I recommend that you be evaluated and treated by an allergist. You appear to be experiencing some sort of allergic response to something internal or external. I find these cases to be very elusive in finding the triggers and I feel that an allergist is best qualified to deal with them. In the meantime try an antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin(nondrowsy). ...Read more

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Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Hives: You probably have hives (urticarial) and skin condition is called a wheal and flare. Treatment with antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often help with this. ...Read more

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I have red rashes on my arm but don't know what kind of bite it can be?

I have red rashes on my arm but don't know what kind of bite it can be?

Have it looked at: 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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My upper inner arm is very sensitive almost painful to touch. No signs of rash or redness. Would could this be?

My upper inner arm is very sensitive almost painful to touch. No signs of rash or redness. Would could this be?

Exercise? : Have you started exercising? Lifting any weight? Do you recall any trauma? It seems your muscle is sore. Try hot/cold pack, Motrin if not better see a provider. ...Read more

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Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?

Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have  a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?

May be allergic rash: Sunburn rash should have subsided by now .It may be due to allergy or fungal infection .your doctor may decide the treatment after examining your rash or see dermatologist . Application of 1% hydrocortisone cream may help . ...Read more

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I have an itch on my upper arm and shoulder for 4 days. There is no redness or rash. Nothing I have tried helps.?

Causes...: Of itching without rash include medicines, foods, dust, pollen, and stress. It could also be an allergic reaction to something that contacted your skin and hasn't yet formed a rash (although any rash would probably have appeared by now). But it could also be a sign of an underlying internal problem, so if it doesn't respond to a good antihistamine like Allegra or claritin, (loratadine) see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red zone in my face, like a rash, in my forearms.. Sometimes is so red, and it have like little pimple... What could that be?

Much more data neede: Could be a dermatologic condition, medication reaction if you are taking anything. Food allergy, etc. Questions need to be asked like onset, does it itch, what makes it worse or better, etc.. Start with your family doc and go from there. ...Read more

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I have a thick rash only on my left arm pit. What should I do? The rash is not one big rash. It is spred out in 4 different rashes & bright red.

Get the diagnosis: 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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Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

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 have a red bumpy rash on my shins, waist, tops of my feet, forearms and my chest is red and rashy looking as well as immflamed. ?

I have a red bumpy rash on my shins, waist,  tops of my feet, forearms and my chest is red and rashy looking as well as immflamed. ?

Spreading rash...: Any type of rash that spreads from one part of the body to another needs to be examined. Try to remember what you recently ate before the rash appeared as well as any new soaps or body creams that may have caused an allergic reaction. See your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my forearms. Now small red spots on hands?

I have a rash on my forearms. Now small red spots on hands?

If you're asking...: ...What is causing it, it could be any of a dozen different things, from an allergy to something that touched your skin, to a virus, to something you ate or inhaled, to an internal problem. You'll need to see a dermatologist who can look at the rash directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...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