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Burning red rash rapidly spreading over whole body started on inner thighs?

Burning red rash rapidly spreading over whole body started on inner thighs?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to give specific answers without being able to visualize the rash. See your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...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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I keep on having red rashes and it spreads in my body whenever I scratch it. Previous doctor told me it's urticaria. What's the best thing should I do?

I keep on having red rashes and it spreads in my body whenever I scratch it. Previous doctor told me it's urticaria. What's the best thing should I do?

Dermatographic: This can best be controlled with an antihistamine- if the rash only occurs with scratching. If they are raised without having been scratched, then they are hives which likewise can usually be controlled with antihistamne 2-4 x daily. ...Read more

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Can athletes feet spread to other parts of the body. Red rash all over body.

You : You could likely spread it to other parts of your body if you are not careful with washing your hands after manipulating the infected foot area. ...Read more

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Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red ?

Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red ?

Urticaria/Hives: Rarely, a reaction to medication, food, food additives, insects, parasites or infection is identified as an underlying cause of chronic hives. But in most cases, the cause of chronic hives is never identified, even after testing and monitoring symptoms. Heat, cold, pressure, sunlight or other environmental stimuli may worsen chronic hives. Certain meds such as aspirin, Ibuprofen can cause hives. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has small red bumps that seem to spread to different areas of his body and itch only sometimes. Is it a rash or something different?

My boyfriend has small red bumps that seem to spread to different areas of his body and itch only sometimes. Is it a rash or something different?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause small red bumps. It is helpful that they seem to move and not stay around long. It could be as simple as skin irritation from a soap, detergent, dryer sheet or lotion he is using. Removing products with dyes and perfumes can often improve this type of rash. If it persists, try a good hypoallergenic emollient cream and see your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Soles/palms for awhile small red bumpy spots then dry and peel itchy comes and goes now spread to body rash feet and hands v hot itchy swollen sore?

Soles/palms for awhile small red bumpy spots then dry and peel itchy  comes and goes now spread to body rash feet and hands v hot itchy swollen sore?

Hand foot and mouth?: It's very uncommon for adults, common for kids. In the last few weeks i've seen several adults with hand, foot, and mouth disease. It's an uncomfortable but not dangerous viral illness, improves within a few days, but if your symptoms, worsen, change or fail to improve you should be seen. ...Read more

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Fever 102, muscle aches, rash day later starting ankles and wrists and neck spread to whole body, extreme fatigue, red eyes. What could it be?

Fever 102, muscle aches, rash day later starting ankles and wrists and neck spread to whole body, extreme fatigue, red eyes. What could it be?

Not good: B sure u have cn an md or internist 4 evaluation especially 4 lymes. If u r not up to date on your immunizations there could be many causes. Get in 2 b cn now. U can always get a referral 2 an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I have red rashes all over my body and it doesn't itch, but it seems to be spreading randomly.

I have red rashes all over my body and it doesn't itch, but it seems to be spreading randomly.

Be seen: Red rashes that appear randomly are likely to be of the urticarial family but usually itch. See your doctor or send us a picture on health tap. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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