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Dr. John Chiu
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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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Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Semicircular rash: Multiple possibilities. See your dermatologist. Some of the possibilities include granuloma annulare, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, Your doctor may want to biopsy the rash for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red rash with little white bumps on base of thumb. What could it be?

Red rash with little white bumps on base of thumb. What could it be?

Infection: That would be the most common including things like a herpetic infection if vesicles (fluid filled little pockets) form. ...Read more

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Remedy for a red itchy rash between the thumb and index finger. What can I use. Thank you.

Remedy for a red itchy rash between the thumb and index finger. What can I use. Thank you.

Topical cortisone: Use topical cortisone cream, generic, that can be found at any drug store. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Woke up to red oval shape patch/rash on my hand-near thumb finger. Does not itch, burn, or hurt. It's been 3+ hours since I woke up & it hasn't change?

Woke up to red oval shape patch/rash on my hand-near thumb finger. Does not itch, burn, or hurt. It's been 3+ hours since I woke up & it hasn't change?

If not clear, get ch: You may have come in contact with something that caused an irritation or it could be a contact allergic reaction or a superficial burn or a pressure mark. It is best if it does not clear up, to have it checked by a dermatologist or general physician ...Read more

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I have this weird itchy red/bumpy rash, that has little zit like bubbles. It's from my thumb to mid way to my elbow. What could it be???

I have this weird itchy red/bumpy rash, that has little zit like bubbles. It's from my thumb to mid way to my elbow. What could it be???

Can't say with: Available info. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...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've a rash like symptom on my left leg thumb. It is from years and it is annoying me when I wear chappals. I've used nuforce g cream. Please help.

Rash: With most rashes, it is extremely helpful for your physician to see the rash in question as it helps considerably with the diagnosis. Once appropriately diagnosed, it can then be treated. Avoid anything that can rub against or irritate the area until you can be seen. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I get stinging pain on the top of my hand. Effects both hands. Not the palm side. No rash no redness it stings for a few hours.?

For 2 weeks I get stinging pain on the top of my hand. Effects both hands. Not the palm side. No rash no redness it stings for a few hours.?

Neuropathy: The description if your pain sounds like neuropathic pain. Get yourself checked for diabetes, thyroid disorders, kidney disease, other metabolic disorders and adverse effects of some medicines. ...Read more

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Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Allergy/Insect bites: You have an itchy rash on different parts of your body. It may be due to an allergy to something or it may be an allergic reaction to some kind of insect bite like mosquito bite.There are other possibilities. Have it checked if it persist. Meanwhilevyou can take some anti itching meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter till you see your doctor. ...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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Getting small red skin rashes on hand and legs which dry after sometime. Not a sideaffect of medicines. Also ear swelled red?

Getting small red skin rashes on hand and legs which dry after sometime. Not a sideaffect of medicines. Also ear swelled red?

Eczema: Commonly in the winter especially, eczema flares and the tx is steroidal creams and moisturizers ...Read more

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Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more

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My boyfriends thumb is red swollen but he doesn't have any open cuts or acute injuries to it. Swelling/redness is spreading. Is this contagious?

My boyfriends thumb is red swollen but he doesn't have any open cuts or acute injuries to it. Swelling/redness is spreading. Is this contagious?

No: But it sounds like an infection that is getting worse. Have him checked very soon, it sounds like he needs antibiotics and potentially a tetanus shot. All the best. ...Read more

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Hot glue gun wound on thumb. Redness and swelling around the edges. Had pus in center, now hardened greenish yellow color. Couple days old, advice?

Hot glue gun wound on thumb. Redness and swelling around the edges. Had pus in center, now hardened greenish yellow color. Couple days old, advice?

Sound Infected.: When was your last tetanus shot? If it has been > 10 years ago or you don't know - should be repeated. At this point, medical assessment of thumb would be prudent. ...Read more

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My son who is 3 has redness under both eyes about the size of your thumb nail what is it? He is not unwell

My son who is 3 has redness under both eyes about the size of your thumb nail what is it? He is not unwell

Many things: Is the area round? Raised? Itchy? Scaly? Most commonly, this could represent allergies or seborrhea/eczema. Duration and associated symptoms/findings are necessary to further delineate. Best is to have it checked out if you're worried. ...Read more

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I have some swelling on my thumb and itchiness is there. I think its a insect bite. Please help as the swelling is incleasing as well as redness.

I have some swelling on my thumb and itchiness is there. I think its a insect bite. Please help as the swelling is incleasing as well as redness.

Is the lesion near: The nail? If so you may have an infection. If there is swelling, warmth, pain, redness, this may need medical attention to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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For about a week now my right thumb nail is really tender and painful, no injury. It worsens when cold, no swelling. Some redness, possibilities?

For about a week now my right thumb nail is really tender and painful, no injury. It worsens when cold, no swelling. Some redness, possibilities?

See your doctor: There are several causes for redness and pain under the thumbnail. There can be infection or injury, and sometimes cysts or growths can occur under the nail. You should see your doctor for an exam and diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a bump on my thumb that hurt and leaked pus. After that my thumb swelled and became hot and red. After a week the redness has spend to the palm.?

I had a bump on my thumb that hurt and leaked pus. After that my thumb swelled and became hot and red. After a week the redness has spend to the palm.?

Cellulitis: You need to seek medical attention immediately. You likely have cellulitis (deep tissue infection), and will need medical care and antibiotics. ...Read more

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My vein on the outside of my left index finger hurt when gently touched. No redness, but my vein is really visible. Mild swelling....btwn my thumb too?

My vein on the outside of my left index finger hurt when gently touched. No redness, but my vein is really visible. Mild swelling....btwn my thumb too?

Phlebitis: Supeficial one. Usually resolves with local treatment of the inflammation with warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medications such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Having said that I would like also to tell you that sometimes superficial phlebitis can be associated with deep vein thrombophlebitis which is dangerous. So, see your doctor for a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring hives/itchy rashes that pop up out of nowhere on the tops of my hands by my thumb only?

What can cause recurring hives/itchy rashes that pop up out of nowhere on the tops of my hands by my thumb only?

Contact: This is mostly likely from something you have had repeated contact with such as soap (especially if you wash your hands often), lotion, rubber, detergents, glove, etc.
Consult a dermatologist if needed for patch skin testing if none of the above applies to you. ...Read more

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My husband has a small hard bump in the top of his thumb. Hurts to pick things up. No fever, redness, or swelling?

Finger lesion: He may have gotten a small splinter or thorn into it, may be developing Herpes infection, or other. Have him see a doctor and get this examined. ...Read more

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Osteo or ra? Neg. Blood test 1 yr ago. Neg x-ray. Swelling, pain & redness in thumb joints worse now.

Osteo or ra? Neg. Blood test 1 yr ago. Neg x-ray. Swelling, pain & redness in thumb joints worse now.

See below: You have listed in your list of conditions scleroderma and sarcoidosis---either of which can cause your symptoms. Things can change in a year. Consider being reevaluated. ...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