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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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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

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