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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


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Got rashes on one leg a week ago,doc said shingles n said my 2yr old son can get chickenpox but he didn't. Is it normal? Or can be wrong diagnosis??

Got rashes on one leg a week ago,doc said shingles n said my 2yr old son can get chickenpox but he didn't. Is it normal? Or can be wrong diagnosis??

Shingles: Your son probably has had his first chicken pox shot which will give him some good protection. Not touching or getting near your shingles helps him not get it also. ...Read more

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Have shingles and have been getting rashes on my leg, pubic area, face, mouth why would my doc want a HIV test, I am offended by this I have shingles ?

Have shingles and have been getting rashes on my leg, pubic area, face, mouth why would my doc want a HIV test, I am offended by this I have shingles ?

You should be tested: Try not to be offended, your doc has your best interest in mind and is being complete in the work up. 'Shingles' usually appears in a dermatome (meaning that it only follows one single nerve distribution). If we see that it is in MORE than one distribution then we start to worry about other underlying problems because it is not the way that shingles usually presents. I would recommend the test. ...Read more

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Left leg really sure. X-rays show no break/chip. Now small red rash/bump on back of thigh above knee. Could this be shingles?

Shingles?: Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. Therefore, for it to be shingles, the rash must look like chicken pox. The rash starts out as vesicles, or small sized fluid blisters that eventually scab over. If this is what you see, it could be shingles and you should see a doctor right away to be placed on antiviral medication to stave off post herpetic neuralgia, a very painful condition. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my right hip, i feel a burning, itching and pain. Dont think it's poison ivy, maybe shingles? Nothing on torso, just my hip & leg

I have a red rash on my right hip, i feel a burning, itching and pain. Dont think it's poison ivy, maybe shingles? Nothing on torso, just my hip & leg

Dermatology Consult: There are many potential causes for the rash you are describing. Without a thorough examination and possibly other testing, the cause cannot be determined. The best specialist to evaluate this kind of problem would be a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can shingles occur on the legs?

Yes, it can impact a: Dermatome on the leg. Here is a good photo: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=herpes+zoster+leg+dermatome&id=870dea4a3b3177d915c6866aedb0cdefad65534f&form=iqfrba#view=detail&id=870dea4a3b3177d915c6866aedb0cdefad65534f&selectedindex=0. ...Read more

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I had shingles two months ago and now it's back again and this time it's spread onto my legs, what should I do?

Shingles: You should go to a dermatologist to be evaluated. Unless you are immunosupressed it would be extremely rare for a 20 yr old to get shingles once, and almost never twice you must have something else. Perhaps herpes simplex or impetigo or contact dermatitis it may need to be evaluated with bacterial and viral cultures and a skin biopsy. Once diagnosed there medicine to help your condition. ...Read more

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Im 45 and I had shingles on my right leg october last year.Now March it has come on the left leg what is the problem. Im healthy and have NO illnesses?

Shingles - twice: Shingles is bad enough the first time, but it doesn't seem fair to get it twice. About 10-20% of the US population will get shingles in their lifetime. Of those, only 1-4% will get it more than once, but unfortunately, that is well-known to happen. If your immune system is compromised, that can increase your risk. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...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