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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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My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?

My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?

Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more

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Husband has a red rash. Under arms and top of arms. Now its going down his arms and top of hands. We thought it was a reaction to fleas.

Husband has a red rash. Under arms and top of arms. Now its going down his arms and top of hands. We thought it was a reaction to fleas.

Various causes: Flea bites are usually on the lower extremities because fleas cannot jump much higher than one foot. The rash can be a contact dermatitis, drug reaction, hives or eczema flare. See a physician to evaluate and get a prescription cream to treat. If it is itching, taking a non-sedating antihistamine may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms and on my hands and wrists. It's not itchy, just red and blotchy. Could this be part of tonsilitis?

I have a rash under my arms and on my hands and wrists. It's not itchy, just red and blotchy. Could this be part of tonsilitis?

Fever or medications: Did the rash appear along with a tonsillitis? Were you being treated for it? An infection can cause a rash and a medication can cause it too. If you were given an antibiotic and the rash appeared afterwards, call your doctor. ...Read more

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After going outside for 30 minutes in the sun, I get small pink/red spots on my arms, legs, and hands. burns. They go away soon after I'm home. rash?

After going outside for 30 minutes in the sun, I get small pink/red spots on my arms, legs, and hands. burns. They go away soon after I'm home. rash?

Rash in sunlight: The skin turning into red bumps and returning to completely normal after thirty minutes to hours suggests you are getting hives. You may have a rare condition called solar urticaria, which is hives due to exposure to certain wavelengths of light. Cholinergic urticaria occurs with the skin getting hot. There are other skin conditions that occur with light exposure (usually with a persisting rash). ...Read more

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Hi, i have get a red rash on the back of my hands, on my arms, face, back and legs when I exercise or blush, i also get white bumps on the areas too. ?

Hi, i have get a red rash on the back of my hands, on my arms, face, back and legs when I exercise or blush, i also get white bumps on the areas too. ?

Rash: Can be infection inflammation or even herpes skin rashes.Need a Visual to diagnose Healthtap visit with pictures or doctor visit for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs on neck arms hands torso legs

Rash on my child small red bumps little patchs   on neck arms hands torso legs

This : This is one of those situations where "a picture is worth a thousand words"--really needs to be seen by a medical professional. Eczema is common in children and can occur on trunk and extremities. Topical moisture with heavier, cream-type moisturizers is best for eczema. If it does not resolve, it may require topical prescription medication. But a quick "eyeball" visit will clarify the issue. ...Read more

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My 19 month old son has a very red rash all over his arms, face, legs, hands, thighs its every where and its spreading and getting more red ?

My 19 month old son has a very red rash all over his arms, face, legs, hands, thighs its every where and its spreading and getting more red ?

See his doctor.: There are a lot of possible causes, ranging from various viral infections to an allergic or contact reaction, and without examining him, it's hard to tell what the cause is. It sounds like he needs to see his doctor today. ...Read more

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I have had a red streak/dotted rash on my legs, feet, torso, arms and hands for about 6 weeks now. it will fade in 3-5 day. Blood work normal ?

I have had a red streak/dotted rash on my legs, feet, torso, arms and hands for about 6 weeks now. it will fade in  3-5 day. Blood work normal ?

Needs to be seen: Rashes really need to be seen in order to make a determination of the cause and proper treatment. Perhaps a HealthTap virtual consult would be helpful, since you can submit photos. ...Read more

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My sister has a red, itchy rash developing on her arms and legs. It started on her feet and has now spread to hands, knees, elbows. ?

Cannot say: Your sister could have eczema and allergic eruption or psoriasis.She needs to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Sometimes a skin biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Itchy sore red bumpy rash over fingers and hands . It's spreading over my arms . Bloods are normal and doctor said its not eczema . E45 hurts?

Itchy sore red bumpy rash over fingers and hands . It's spreading over my arms . Bloods are normal and doctor said its not eczema . E45 hurts?

Possible Scabies: Crusty red bumps in the mentioned location could be consistent with scabies, a skin infestation. A scraping or biopsy of the bumps, by a dermatologist, would make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy slightly burning rash on my arms, hands, fingers, legs and scrotum. Its not raised, but is slightly red. No distinct shape. No meds or allergy?

Itchy slightly burning rash on my arms, hands, fingers, legs and scrotum.  Its not raised, but is slightly red. No distinct shape. No meds or allergy?

Here are some ...: Since not urgent, so, still make effort to watch & identify potential offending factors in living environment and lifestyles besides tracing down if any family members have similar conditions as yours or if it's related with seasonal or hot muddy weather. Hopefully, you may find the causes for your itchy rashes in time after exhausting personal & professional efforts so to live on more comfortably ...Read more

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17 month old in day care, red spotty rash on abdomen and back, spreading to arms and legs. Temp 39.4 (17 days ago), think that was hand foot mouth?

17 month old in day care, red spotty rash on abdomen and back, spreading to arms and legs. Temp 39.4 (17 days ago), think that was hand foot mouth?

Unlikely: HFM can have spots/blisters in these locations.However, the presentation usually starts with small blisters in the back of the mouth, followed by distinctive blisters (oval and grayish) located in other sites.The fingers/hand/wrist are common as are the foot and ankle.The peri-anal region is also common. The rash you describe is non specific and could have been many things,HFM is unlikely. ...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