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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?

Many reasons: Several conditions can give the symptoms you describe. You may have dry skin, or a reaction to socks or shoes, or a skin infection or hives. It all depends how long you have had this rash and the lesions come and go. I would seek the opinion of your primary care doctor first for a proper diagnosis. ...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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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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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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