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There are red splotchy rashes on my feet. How can I treat this?

There are red splotchy rashes on my feet. How can I treat this?

Rash: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...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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Can I get red splotchy rash from a heating pad? Slept on it with no cover on heating pad but I had a shirt on. Now red on my side

Can I get red splotchy rash from a heating pad? Slept on it with no cover on heating pad but I had a shirt on. Now red on my side

Yes: Prolonged use of a heating pad may cause a rash and possibly persistent pigmentation called erythema ab igne. Hot water bottles and heating pads should be used for no more than 20 minutes at a time to avoid damage to the skin and soft tissues. Caution is advised. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My 15 yr old has a red splotchy rash on both arms, no where else. What could this be?

My 15 yr old has a red splotchy rash on both arms, no where else. What could this be?

Fifths disease: A red splotchy rash of the arms is usually accompanied by the same blotchy rash on the legs and a slapped face effect in children who have fifths disease. Since I have no picture I can only go by your description. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy to alcohol? When I drink, I occasionally break out in a red splotchy rash on my neck and chest.

Is it possible to have an allergy to alcohol? When I drink, I occasionally break out in a red splotchy rash on my neck and chest.

Maybe: Allergy to alcohol is unusual but possible. You may also be reacting to substances in the drinks you have had (? Fruit, cream, tomatoes etc) a full history of the reactions is needed to determine the next ATP in diagnosing your problem. ...Read more

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Have a splotchy red rash on my neck. It is slightly raised and has small bumps?

Have a splotchy red rash on my neck. It is slightly raised and has small bumps?

Rash: Is the area itchy? Could be allergic reaction. Have you changed any lotions or applied anything to the area? Can apply over the counter steroid cream and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Have you had a fever? If you are having burning and blistering you may have shingles. F/U with your doctor to determine the cause if it's not getting better with allergy meds. If you have shortness of breath call 911. Good luck ...Read more

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Reaction every meal, activity, 3 days, red rash, splotchy, burning, tingly, fiberglass feeling, burning in nostrils and eyes. Worse with exercise, why?

Reaction every meal, activity, 3 days, red rash, splotchy, burning, tingly, fiberglass feeling, burning in nostrils and eyes. Worse with exercise, why?

Allergic reaction?: A 39 year old male with an itchy, burning red rash in addition to burning sensation in nostrils and eyes, also worse with exercise. It is difficult to diagnose based on this brief history, however this could all be related to an allergic reaction. Contact with an irritant could also cause this reaction - chemical irritant or other exposure? See physician to be sure ...Read more

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I have little bumps like really small ones near my chin, also present is this red rash that's splotchy. It is not itchy.

I have little bumps like really small ones near my chin, also present is this red rash that's splotchy. It is not itchy.

Can't ID with this: Info. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Have a red and tanish colored splotchy rash throughout my body, doctor says its just a heat rash but it never goes away, I am a diabetic..

Have a red and tanish colored splotchy rash throughout my body, doctor says its just a heat rash but it never goes away, I am a diabetic..

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

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How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

How long after taking steroids can redness rashes heal?

Red rashes: Steroids can clear red red rashes in several days depending on the strength, but prolonged use can cause red rashes. Obviously, the drug has to be used carefully. ...Read more

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My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

Pruritus ani: We call this condition as pruritus ani. Commonest cause is intolerance to milk products. If you are using formula milk/ pasturized milk which we adults use from groceries, consult your paediatrician who will recommend the right formula, substituting a non lactose containing preparation. ...Read more

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What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

What does ichiness redness rashes and bumps mean when they apear on boobs?

Breast rash: It could be several conditions for a proper evaluation you will need an exam by your physician. Some possibilities including, but not limited to could be anything form a heat rash to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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When my hands go red I have a white splotchy looking rash on my palms what can this be?

When my hands go red I have a white splotchy looking rash on my palms what can this be?

Uncertain: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Why do I have a rash on my back and face? My rash on my back is itchy, and splotchy. My rash on my face is just bumps and not red (clusters)

Why do I have a rash on my back and face? My rash on my back is itchy, and splotchy. My rash on my face is just bumps and not red (clusters)

I don't know.: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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My 23mo has a rash of tiny, splotchy, red dots on wrist and arm. 2days ago. No change. Not bothersome. Anything topical I can apply to help it go away?

My 23mo has a rash of tiny, splotchy, red dots on wrist and arm. 2days ago. No change. Not bothersome. Anything topical I can apply to help it go away?

Rash: Why do you want to apply something if it is not bothersome? Leave it alone, chances are that it will disappear exactly the way it appeared within 10-14 days. ...Read more

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I have this rash on either side of chin, red and splotchy, it gets little tiny pimples that have fluid in them, it's not itchy. Perioral dermatitis?

I have this rash on either side of chin, red and splotchy, it gets little tiny pimples that have fluid in them, it's not itchy. Perioral dermatitis?

Uncertain: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

I develop itchiness, redness and painful rashes in my neck when I sweat. What could it be? And how to manage it?

Hives: You may have cholinergic urticaria (hives) which are triggered by sweating and increased temperature. It is treated with antihistamines. See an allergist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv I or hsv ii. ...Read more

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My son is crying in pain with a sore anus but there is no redness or rashes.?

Age?: Many common reasons. Constipation with fecal impaction is common in some age groups. Also anal fissures are common in same group of children. Rarely, pinworms may cause pain instead of itch. Take him to the pediatrician to be checked out. ...Read more

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How about applying clindamycin solution and betamathesone w/ gentamycn on my face? Is it effective for redness rashes on my face?

How about applying clindamycin solution and betamathesone w/ gentamycn on my face? Is it effective for redness rashes on my face?

Might not work: The common redness rashes on the face are rosacea and eczema. Topical antibiotic alone works for rosacea but not the one with topical steroid. Eczema might just need topical steroid but Betamethasone is too strong for the thin skin in the face. Also, there are many other skin diseases that looks red too. Since you get prescriptions for those meds, you should see your doctor for correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi...im experiencing itchy, scaly and painful palms for the past 2 days...i also have redness, unpainful rashes all over my abdomen...rashes at the back?

Hard to diagnose: Unless visualized and touched. Please visit a healthcare provider as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Hi doc, just want to ask if its good to continue use of dermovate cream for my face, I have some redness in my face and rashes.

Hi doc, just want to ask if its good to continue use of dermovate cream for my face, I have some redness in my face and rashes.

Steroids on face: Usual recommendation is to avoid using steroids on face if possible, if needed used them only for short duration (unto 5 days) and after discussing with doctor as redness on face could be due to allergy, infection etc. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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Why am I having pain on the tip of my penis? It hurts when some pressure gets applied on it. Otherwise no pain while peeing and no rashes or redness

Why am I having pain on the tip of my penis? It hurts when some pressure gets applied on it. Otherwise no pain while peeing and no rashes or redness

Nerve related?: Need more information to rule out any sexually transmitted illness. Otherwise the pain on your penis could be nerve related pain. For a proper assessment, you need an examination by your PMD. ...Read more

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What could be diagnosis for having rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

What could be diagnosis for having rashes at the back, dry cough for more than a month, fatigue, redness of face and weight loss? Male, 50s

Dry cough: From smoking or allergies/ postnatal drainage. Fatigue, weight lost and rash warrants a visit to your physician. You need complete physical examination and lab work to rule out immune disorders, cancer, thyroid issues and other medical conditions. ...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