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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. M. Christine Lee
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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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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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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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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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I have some rashes that started 3 days ago. It's around my chest area. It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?

I have some rashes that started 3 days ago.  It's around my chest area.  It's like a cluster or red tiny bumps and now spread to underneath armpits?

Virus: Rash of localized "red bumps... Which spread from chest to armpit", in a middle age man, is compatible with shingles. The virus follows nerve tracts, suggested by this pattern of evolution. If caught early enough, a course of medication can be prescribed by doctor to abort the advancing infection. ...Read more

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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


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