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Red rashes on upper arms and buttocks? He hasn't been sick lately. He says that it doesn't itch& recently told dr said it could be eczema, what can I use

Red rashes on upper arms and buttocks? He hasn't been sick lately. He says that it doesn't itch& recently told dr said it could be eczema, what can I use

Doctor can examine: Rashes can be hard to describe or diagnose without seeing them. A primary care or a dermatology doctor can look at it in order to tell what it is. If a dry skin or eczema rash, hydrocortisone cream helps. Some rashes are an allergy to something. Hydrocortisone also helps allergic rashes. Bacterial or fungal rashes benefit from antimicrobials. If it doesn't go away, a dermatologist can take a look. ...Read more

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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When I get out of the shower I get this red patchy rash on my upper arms then I put lotion on and it helps cause in the morning it is no longervisible?

When I get out of the shower I get this red patchy rash on my upper arms then I put lotion on and it helps cause in the morning it is no longervisible?

CholinergicUrticaria: Probably cholinergic urticaria. Read online about it and see if this fits the description that you give. It is quite common and can be manged should it become a nuisance. ...Read more

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I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

Circular rash: May be fungal like ringworm. You can try over the counter anti-fungal medications. Or may be eczema due to dry skin or food /environmental allergies or granuloma annulare which needs steroids, sometimes you can first layer the antifungal and then on top the steroid cream or get a cream that contains both by prescription f/u /w/doc

see http://www. Cdc. Gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment. Html ...Read more

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7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

7yo has rashes on both upper arms. Raised red bumps. Itchy. Doesn't look like hives. Allergic reaction?

Skin rash: The differential is very large. Could be sun exposure. Could be contact dermatitis. I would follow up with your family physician or dermatologist and give a more detailed rendering. When did it happen? Was the child taking any medication at the time? Any travel history?
Use of new detergents or change in clothes? Have a great day. ...Read more

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Red rash like bumps on both my upper arms?

Red rash like bumps on both my upper arms?

Dry?: This time of year- winter itch/eczema flares in sensitive skinned people. These usually show up a dry patchy areas with skin colored bumps that may redden if irritated. Treatment is moisturize/no hot showers/drink plenty of water-60-80oz a day/ avoid harsh soaps or perfumed lotions.. ...Read more

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Both of my arms are covered in a nearly solid red rash on lower arms and patchy on upper arms and on chest. It appeared suddenly. What cud this be?

Both of my arms are covered in a nearly solid red rash on lower arms and patchy on upper arms and on chest. It appeared suddenly. What cud this be?

It is nearly: Impossible to diagnose a rash over the internet without obtaining a full medical historical evaluation and seeing the rash itself. Make an appointment for a health care provider to evaluate you. ...Read more

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My three year old son has this small red rash on his buttocks and his upper arms, and I have no idea what it is.”?

My three year old son has this small red rash on his buttocks and his upper arms, and I have no idea what it is.”?

Hard to say?: Without more history and seeing it have no idea either? Onset? Is it itchy? Does he have associated symptoms like fever or other illness? Recent cold? Past history of eczema or other rashes? Contacts with particular rashes that you know of? We might take a stab at it in a Prime visit to give you more clarity. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

Pimple like: Rash - sounds benign. Just observe for now. Do take a picture for documentation. In meantime, cover it with a bandaid to avoid getting irritated by your clothing. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms that burns and is red. I've tried Lotrimin (clotrimazole) and a steroid cream to no avail. It's now spreading underneath on my upper arms. Will this help?

I have a rash under my arms that burns and is red. I've tried Lotrimin (clotrimazole) and a steroid cream to no avail. It's now spreading underneath on my upper arms. Will this help?

See dermatologist: It is time for you to consult a dermatologist since the problem appears to be related to the sweat glands which may often involve the groin areas in time. ...Read more

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Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Upper back pain for 3 days and now red bumpy itchy rash on chest, shoulders, back, and upper arms? Ideas? Also no one can touch me without pain

Chicken pox?: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025

or shingles...

be careful, you might be very very contagious. There are some good antiviral medications. You should get checked out! ...Read more

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I have a rash on my upper arms, armpits, breasts, back and its the worst on my stomach and tighs. It looks like red bumps, but it hardly itches at al

I have a rash on my upper arms, armpits, breasts, back and its the worst on my stomach and tighs. It looks like red bumps, but it hardly itches at al

Difficult to assess: Rash descriptions are difficult to diagnosis without examination or an image. Please consult your primary or with us via Prime. ...Read more

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My 1 month old son keeps getting red bumps all over his face chest and upper arms on and off. Could this be heat rash, or can he possibly be allergic to the baby wash I use for his bath?

My 1 month old son keeps getting red bumps all over his face chest and upper arms on and off. Could this be heat rash, or can he possibly be allergic to the baby wash I use for his bath?

Could be either: Hold this baby wash for now, usr something else, keep him dry as much you can, if the rash keeps coming see your baby's doctor ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm swelling only on my upper arm and skin that is warm to the touch in the affected area. No redness or rash. What could this be?

I am experiencing arm swelling only on my upper arm and skin that is warm to the touch in the affected area. No redness or rash. What could this be?

Arm swelling: The symptoms you mention indicate a need for you to see your doc. The swelling MAY be from several things such as a circulation issue, cellulitis, etc. Your doc will help. Peace and good health. ...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

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I have red rash on upper arm - pic included, what is this and treatment?

I have red rash on upper arm - pic included, what is this and treatment?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

What causes an itchy rash that is a red patch with little bumps in it and is located on the inside of my upper arm near my arm pit.?

Not sure - eczema?: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have a rash that looks like a hickey. And I have red dots around my upper arm. No pain?

Were you bit by a: Tick or bug? If so you should be evaluated immediately. If not, it is difficult to diagnose skin disorders over the internet since we cannot see them. If the rash persists or spreads you should see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a red rash, about 6 x 3 inches wide on the underside of my upper arm where I received a pnemonia shot. Is that a concern?

I have a red rash, about 6 x 3 inches wide on the underside of my upper arm where I received a pnemonia shot. Is that a concern?

Vaccine reaction: It could be a concern so I recommend seeing your doctor to document it. It sounds like a reaction from the vaccine and should be decided if it's hypersensitivity or possible infection. ...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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I have this weird red ish white rash on my upper arm, back, face, and legs. It is very itchy all the time. What is it, ?

I have this weird red ish white rash on my upper arm, back, face, and legs. It is very itchy all the time. What is it, ?

Rash: There are so many different reasons for a rash you need to be seen by a doctor to know what is causing it. ...Read more

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I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?

I have had a persistent itchy, burning rash of about 20 or so red pimples on my inner upper arm for over a month. Antihistamines not helping. Help?

See dermatologist: A cluster of red pimples that itch and burn on one side of the body sounds like shingles but a month sounds a bit long. Time to get checked out. ...Read more

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Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Tremors In hands, weak upper arms, kinda weak in legs, dizziness, weight loss, vision off, tingling in feet, stiff fingers. Post viral? Got mri, not ms

Please keep: Looking for the cause. Lots of possibilities Blood sugar? Neurological? Thyroid? Please stay w/your doc but ask about seeing a specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have chronic redness on both my upper arms. Is the redness part of keratosis pilaris?

I have chronic redness on both my upper arms. Is the redness part of keratosis pilaris?

Keratosis pilaris: Betamide lotion is a therapeutic exfoliating moisturizer for chronically and severely dry skin. It contins 25% urea to penetrate the skin and help retain moisture, and 4% Lactic Acid to exfoliate dead skin. The combination and high levels of both key ingredients make betamide effective to a wide range of skin conditions including keratosis pilaris. ...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