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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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What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic.Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more

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My nephew has red raised bumps on arms legs buttocks and lower back. He is itching especially with sweating or showers, any ideas?

My nephew has red raised bumps on arms legs buttocks and lower back. He is itching especially with sweating or showers, any ideas?

See the doctor: Rashes are one of the most difficult to diagnose accurately without being see. It maybe eczema, contact dermatitis or something as benign as keratosis pilaris. If you want an answer, best thing to do is to see the doctor about it. In the mean time, ask him to keep skin moisturized, and not to have too warm a shower. ...Read more

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What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

What can cause an overnight itchy rash on my chest, arms and neck?

Allergic reaction?: An itchy rash on chest, arms and neck could be due to an allergic reaction. If it suddenly occurred overnight, it is is possible that is is due to a reaction from something in the bed like bed bugs. Try OTC antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra) to see if rash resolves. If not, please see primary care provider. ...Read more

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Rash mainly on hands and feet and a few random bumps on legs and arms. Look like mosquito bites, ITCHY. Going on for a month. New ones everyday. Help!

Rash mainly on hands and feet and a few random bumps on legs and arms. Look like mosquito bites, ITCHY. Going on for a month. New ones everyday. Help!

Hives?: A rash that comes and goes within a day is most likely to be hives, one of the most miserable and frustrating of benign conditions. By now you have probably thought of every possible food or other trigger but come up with nothing. Sometimes a careful history with your doctor can uncover a known cause. If not then then the long term outlook is good but NO ONE knows HOW long. ...Read more

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White spots in skin on legs chest and back. Suggest remedies?

White spots in skin on legs chest and back. Suggest remedies?

White spots on skin: Many times these white spots are from a fungal infection. My patients get some relief slowly with a daily dose of Fluconazole or ketoconazole. I often recommend a ten day prescription for this. ...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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Prolonged scalp and leg rash, with a sudden different rash on arm.

Prolonged scalp and leg rash, with a sudden different rash on arm.

These rashes may or: may not be related. I suggest you see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows , arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching ?

I have itchy rashes on my thighs, legs, elbows , arms and hands from taking codiene, what can I use to stop the intense itching ?

See below: If it is truly related to the codeine, stop the codeine. Then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - likely 25 - 50 mg every 6 hours as needed. Hydrocortisone .1% to especially inflamed areas may help. If any respiratory distress, swollen, face, eyes, lips, tongue, feeling of throat closing, or even nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, go to er asap of call ambulance if severe! ...Read more

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I have dark scars and marks all over my arms and legs from bed bug bites what cream or treatment will heal them?

I have dark scars and marks all over my arms and legs from bed bug bites what cream or treatment will heal them?

Steroid creams: Treatment for bed bug rashes: 1. Remove the source of the problem - the bed bugs by exterminating. 2. Steroid creams on the rash work well. Prescription creams are stronger and more effective than over the counter creams. 3. Antihistamines relieve the itch. ...Read more

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Can bed mites cause a red rash on your lower legs?

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Can bed mites cause a red rash on your lower legs?

No: If you are referring to house dust mites, they do not bite even though they are related to spiders. The allergen is from their droppings. ...Read more

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I am experiencing genital rash, skin redness or irritation and skin rash. They appeared first on both arms then spread to legs feet thighs & genitals?

I am experiencing  genital rash, skin redness or irritation and skin rash. They appeared first on both arms then spread to legs feet thighs & genitals?

Not enough info: Many possibilities, hard to guess at the cause from this description. You'll need to see a doctor in person. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning skin on back of legs and buttocks with no rash?

Burning skin on back of legs and buttocks with no rash?

Parenthesis: Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia can be caused by disorders affecting the central nervous system, such as stroke and transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes), multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and encephalitis. A tumor or vascular lesion pressed up against the brain or spinal cord can also cause paresthesia. ...Read more

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What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

What would cause almost my whole body to itch constantly? Chest, stomach, arms, back and legs. No rash or dry skin. Chest, arms, legs are extra itchy

Itch: Several reasons for causing it. Mechanism stays the same. Mast cells are specialized histamine containing cells in skin which get triggered by some stimulus- ie food product, detergent, cream, or even emotions like anxiety, chronic diseases esp liver and kidney diseases, certain cancers and graft vs host disease could also be trigger. Need work up and Cromolyn Sodium is mast cell stabilizer helps. ...Read more

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Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Have rash on mostly face but on my arms and legs too, on legs and arms bumps spread apart on face is is all over, itchy and swelling and face is hot?

Possible hives: you may be having a reaction to something. Follow up with your doctor to have him or her check your rash. It is difficult to diagnose a rash without seeing it in person. You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching if you are not allergic to it. ...Read more

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Lower scalp started itching and now torso, arms and uppers thighs and hips itchy rash. No dietary or soap, lotion or detergent changes. Help?!

Lower scalp started itching and now torso, arms and uppers thighs and hips itchy rash. No dietary or soap, lotion or detergent changes. Help?!

Vague question.: How long have they been present? You may try taking otc antihistamine for up to 4x a day to see if it helps. If the problem worsens or persists for more than 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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