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I have a red itch rash on my lower back what is it?

I have a red itch rash on my lower back what is it?

Rash: One of the options to evaluate a rash is to see a photo of the rash. You may consider sending a photo of the rash for evaluation by a Healthtap physician ...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


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I have a band of a rash on my lower back consisting of many small blisters. They are red and the rash is spreading. It is quite painful as well?

I have a band of a rash on my lower back consisting of many small blisters. They are red and the rash is spreading. It is quite painful  as well?

Sounds like shingles: If your "rash" on you lower back follows a dermatome-- sounds like you may have "shingles". Which is re activation of chickenpox (varicella zoster virus). Very painful. You should get seen to make sure what this is. If it's shingles, you can get an anti viral which will help aid in healing. Go to an urgent care if you don't have a doc. ...Read more

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Have a red rash on chest and lower back. What is it and do I have to go to urgent care to get remedy?

Have a red rash on chest and lower back. What is it and do I have to go to urgent care to get remedy?

Need a visit: A red rash can be due to many, many things. You need someone to look at your rash, and take your history to figure out the cause. Common causes can be a heat rash, medication reaction, plant sensitivity, reaction to soaps, laundry detergents. It could also be due to an underlying illness, either infectious or other. ...Read more

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I have a huge raised rash the completely covers on of my butt cheeks. It also goes but my lower back. It is red, ichy and raised. Had it for 3 months.

I have a huge raised rash the completely covers on of my butt cheeks. It also goes but my lower back. It is red, ichy and raised. Had it for 3 months.

Urticaria: Have you seen a specialist for this? Red, raised and itchy is often urticaria, but it could also be something else. Consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading?  
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Exposure to plant..?: Have you been hiking... short pants...,insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash ( poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain , spreading redness .. see MD to check for infection ( cellulitis . ...Read more

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I have a itchy red rash on the back of my thighs that is spreading to my stomach and on my hips and on my lower back above my butt what can i do ?

I have a itchy red rash on the back of my thighs that is spreading to my stomach and on my hips and on my lower back above my butt what can i do ?

Rash: The rash you are experiencing sounds like an allergic reaction, however a good history including drugs, soaps, perfumes clothes is necessary. I would suggest seeing your doctor but you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching ...Read more

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C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

Infection?: To know for sure what it is, you would need to see a Dermatologist. A common cause of your symptoms is a yeast infection or bacterial infection in the skin. These can usually be treated with non-prescription antifungal or antibacterial skin creams. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 13 wks pregnant and developed a itchy raised rash on left lower back. They are red bumps that seem to spread anywhere when itched.

I'm 13 wks pregnant and developed a itchy raised rash on left lower back. They are red bumps that seem to spread anywhere when itched.

Dermatologist: A doctor will need to see this to make a diagnosis. Scabies is one possibility. If you can not see a doctor soon consider using Healthtap Prime. One of the primary care doctors can look at the rash and probably make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will spondylolethesis cause me to feel bruised all over body ? I also have headache and lower back pain and red rash on face don't know what this is

Will spondylolethesis cause me to feel bruised all over body ? I also have headache and lower back pain and red rash on face don't know what this is

Spondylolisthesis?: I am answering assuming that you are asking about spondylolisthesis - if you are referring to another condition please clarify. Spondylolisthesis refers to a "slip" of a vertebral body (=bone of the spine) in reference to the a neighbor vertebral body. This condition can cause pain but it would be difficult to link this to bruises or a red rash in the face. ...Read more

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Hi doctors I have rash red spots on feet lower back side of hips its quite itchy i am wheat and gluten and dairy have illuminated chicken?

Hi  doctors  I have  rash  red spots  on feet lower back side of hips  its quite itchy  i am wheat  and gluten  and dairy  have illuminated  chicken?

See a dermatologist: This is not related to any food. Eat a normal diet. You need an exam, diagnosis, and probably a prescription cream. ...Read more

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How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

Red rashes: Steroids can clear red red rashes in several days depending on the strength, but prolonged use can cause red rashes. Obviously, the drug has to be used carefully. ...Read more

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...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