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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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Foot skin rash itchy and spreading between toes, what to do? I have used curash that stops itchiness for a few hours.

Foot skin rash itchy and spreading between toes, what to do? I have used curash that stops itchiness for a few hours.

Fungal foot rash: It appears to be athlete's feet often a rash due to sweating. Aerate your feet at home and wear sandals instead of a closed shoe or sneaker. You can apply over the counter med: Lotrimin cream 1% 3x/d for a month or so until rash resolves (slow growing). Welcome to Health tap! Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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What can I take for flea bites all over (mostly) ankle areas?

What can I take for  flea bites all over (mostly) ankle areas?

Flea bites: An oral antihistimine (ex. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, Claritin or allegra) can be ingested. Topical anti-itch/inflammation creams, ointments, lotions (hydrocortisone, calamine, benadryl) can also be applied. Cool compresses and menthol topical preparations can sooth the area and decrease the itchy feeling. ...Read more

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Rash:red, blotchy, not raised/itchy/painful/spreading, cortizone/antihistamine didn't help. Not in skin crevice-front/side of knee, one area for 2 months

Rash:red, blotchy, not raised/itchy/painful/spreading, cortizone/antihistamine didn't help. Not in skin crevice-front/side of knee, one area for 2 months

NOT....: Do you mean that they are not raised/itchy/painful/spreading? May just be dry skin and the redness from your rubbing. Try some moisturizer on the area after bathing for a week or so to see if it helps. But it does not and this does bother you, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had a cluster of skin colored bumps on my left elbow for 3 weeks. There is no itching and no rash. What can I buy over the counter to cure it?

I've had a cluster of skin colored bumps on my left elbow for 3 weeks. There is no itching and no rash. What can I buy over the counter to cure it?

Bumps: This could be molluscum contagiosum or other warts. Over time, these will go away but it may be months. An over-the-counter wart remover may work, but dermatologists have better tricks up their sleeves. ...Read more

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Itchy ring like rash above anus, goes onto both "cheeks" Has been there for couple weeks. Getting larger, not spreading to other areas. What is it?

Itchy ring like rash above anus, goes onto both "cheeks" Has been there for couple weeks. Getting larger,  not spreading to other areas.  What is it?

Anal rash: Most likely you have a yeast infection of the anus and buttocks. It can be very itchy. You can use over the counter anti fungal cream such as miconazole or clotrimazole twice a day applied to clean dry skin to treat this rash. Treat until the rash resolves. If it does not resolve, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Jock itch has been a persistant. Symptoms include sever itch, redness, tenderness when walking, skin peels/flakes. Have tried over the counter. Ideas?

Jock itch has been a persistant. Symptoms include sever itch, redness, tenderness when walking, skin peels/flakes. Have tried over the counter. Ideas?

Get out the big guns: Change towels daily, shower three times a day, and use generous amounts of your antifungal four times a day. Sleep in loose clothing in a cool bed. If not better in a week, ask your physician about a systemic Med such as terbenifne ...Read more

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Are there any podiatrist here? Injured my left ankle, inner ankle. From distance running. Wraped for wks. And it's not gone. Help me please

Are there any podiatrist here? Injured my left ankle, inner ankle. From distance running. Wraped for wks. And it's not gone. Help me please

Are there any pod: Please see a podiatrist or an orthopedist asap , if pain for weeks with wrapping , you might have a fracture or tear of the ankle ligaments/ tendons that will not improve with just wrapping and continued pressure on the foot and you will need x-rays, possibly an MRI and a cast as well as being off your foot with crutches, possibly surgery.I hope you are not trying to run with a painful ankle. ...Read more

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Chigger bite marks on someone's skin. Is there a precription available to decrease swelling and itching vs. Otc?

Chigger bite marks on someone's skin. Is there a precription available to decrease swelling and itching vs. Otc?

Chiggers: The original triple-action formula( stingease) offers quick relief from a variety of insect bites and stings. Provides instant relief from bites and stings associated with common insects, such as bees, ticks, mosquitoes, fire ants and chiggers. Triple-action formula stops pain, eliminates itching and reduces swelling, cleans and disinfects the impacted area. This is otc. ...Read more

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There is a terrible eczema rash on my feet.Itching results in bruise nmarks...Please recommend an oitment?

There is a terrible eczema rash on my feet.Itching results in bruise nmarks...Please recommend an oitment?

See a dermatologist: Itchy scaling rash on feet could be eczema or it could be due to psoriasis, contact dermatitis or a fungal infection. A dermatologist can do a scraping to determine if there is fungus there and then prescribe appropriate treatment. If eczema cream is applied to fungal infections they will get worse, and antifungal creams do nothing to treat eczema. ...Read more

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I over aggravated my inside ankle Joint by over scratching an itch. What is best treatment for ankle. I often get itch in this area. How to treat this?

I over aggravated my inside ankle Joint by over scratching an itch. What is best treatment for ankle. I often get itch in this area. How to treat this?

See your doctor: If you indeed overscratched the skin on your ankle, you may have an infection. If the doctor sees no infection, often a prescription steroid cream will relief the itching if it is due to a dermatiitis of somesort. Fungal infections can also happen but not as often. If that is the case an antifungal may also be prescribed ...Read more

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Itchy rash all over except face legs and feet for 6 weeks. Biopsy states contact dermatitis or medication reaction. Where do I start?

Itchy rash all over except face legs and feet for 6 weeks. Biopsy states contact dermatitis or medication reaction.  Where do I start?

Start: Surely the doctor has advised you about a change in medicines. If not have a family or friend refer you to a doctor who pays better attention to your concerns. ...Read more

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Had athletic foot for awhile now a rash has developed of palms of hands & bottom of foot rash not open sores but raised bumps any suggestions or ideas?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

Which treatments?: If you have used over the counter anti fungal treatments (nystatin, miconazole, etc), you may just need a prescription strength anti fungal. If you have used OTC hydrocortisone, it may have taken away the inflammation, but not affected the yeast. See your dermatologist if the symptoms persist. Try adding in an over the counter nystatin powder to keep the area dry and disrupt the yeast. ...Read more

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Both feet and ankles are swollen, red, and warm to touch which has gradually gotten worse over three weeks' time. Itching from head to toe no rash?

Both feet and ankles are swollen, red, and warm to touch which has gradually gotten worse over three weeks' time. Itching from head to toe no rash?

Evaluation: From what you have told me, I recommend that you see a physician and have some blood work done to look for systemic reasons for your symptoms. Do the ankles ache as well? ...Read more

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Have an itchy red rash in between groin and leg area. Otc meds available?

Have an itchy red rash in between groin and leg area.  Otc meds available?

Lotrimin,lamisil (terbinafine): This could be fungus infection which will respond to antifungal creams such as lotrimin, micatin or lamisil (terbinafine).If persistent see md for prescription oral meds if necessary. ...Read more

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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