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I am suffering from red rashes on my shoulder. What cream should I apply ?

I am suffering from red rashes on my shoulder. What cream should I apply ?

Depends: One has to know what the diagnosis is. If it's an allergic reaction to clothing(contact dermatitis) a cortisone type cream would help. If it's a fungus infection an antifungal cream is indicated. If it's a bacterial infection(cellulitis) an antibacterial cream like bacitracin is needed. See your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment if your rash persists. ...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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Hello i have a red rash on my shoulders since almost a year now and i was wondering if i can have an idea of what kind of rash is it ? thanks

Hello i have a red rash on my shoulders since almost a year now and i was wondering if i can have an idea of what kind of rash is it ? thanks

There really is no: way to tell without : seeing it and getting a good history, and sometimes doing a biopsy. My best recommendation is to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treament ...Read more

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I have a prickly red rash on my shoulders, chest and neck. Its mostly itchy on my neck, i've had it for about 2-3days now. What is it and how to treat?

I have a prickly red rash on my shoulders, chest and neck. Its mostly itchy on my neck, i've had it for about 2-3days now. What is it and how to treat?

Red rash: Many possibilities for rash as you describe. If possible see your doctor for diagnosis and for any treatment you need. If you do not have a doctor then go to walk in clinic. Depending on the cause of the rash , you may be contageous. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

I have a red itchy rash on both my shoulders/upper arm. The patches are dry and vary in size. They are not oozing but they do itch. Is it eczema?

Depends: What you have is a skin rash which may sometimes be loosely called eczema by some. The potential causes range from a contact allergy , fungal infection to psoriasis. If topical hydrocortisone does not help, you would need to consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Showering or bathing causes red rash and bumps on my shoulders , back and top of arms. Have tried using sensitive soaps but they seem worse.

Showering or bathing causes red rash and bumps on my shoulders , back and top of arms.  Have tried using sensitive soaps but they seem worse.

Rash: R u taking shower with hot water? I guess what i'm referring to is--- rash of mastocytosis is triggered by hot water baths. Or is it that rash appears after cold water howlers too? In that cars you are allergic to certain chemicals in water in your area. Consult your md. ...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.?

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

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