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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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Burning red rash rapidly spreading over whole body started on inner thighs?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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

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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


Dr. Zachary Veres
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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Red rashes in patches, spreaded on the upper body most on face. pain and tenderness, inflamed skin, feeling of warmth, fever, drainage, swollen badly?

Dr. Zachary Veres
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Red rashes in patches, spreaded on the upper body most on face. pain and tenderness, inflamed skin, feeling of warmth, fever, drainage, swollen badly?

Rash: Need to see a picture of this to help you. perform a virtual consult for help ...Read more

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Dr. Reynald Ferraz
Board Certified, Psychiatry
23 years in practice
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Can athletes feet spread to other parts of the body. Red rash all over body.

Dr. Reynald Ferraz
Board Certified, Psychiatry
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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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 ?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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 ?

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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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jodi Ritsch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. George Valdez
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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?

Dr. George Valdez
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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?

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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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
49 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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?

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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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I'm having itchy skin rashes, chills, swallon lymph nodes, nausea, low left stomach pain, fatigue body pain/joint pain hair loss, headaches, eye redness?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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I'm having itchy skin rashes, chills, swallon lymph nodes, nausea, low left stomach pain, fatigue body pain/joint pain hair loss, headaches, eye redness?

see a doctor: Then you should see a doctor, have tests done and determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
Board Certified, General Practice
14 years in practice
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I've had circular rashes appear on my body recently and it seems to be spreading and heat seems to make them red and standout more. It won't go away?

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
Board Certified, General Practice
14 years in practice
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I've had circular rashes appear on my body recently and it seems to be spreading and heat seems to make them red and standout more. It won't go away?

Generalized rash: The differential diagnosis of a generalized rash is large. You should schedule an appointment to visit a dermatologist as soon as possible. Certain factors are important such as whether the rash is raised or flat, itchy or not, involving the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet, or not. If the rash started in one location and spread to another, describe it to them, and your history and meds ...Read more

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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


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