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If i come into any form of salt water, be it the ocean or sweat, my skin forms random red rashes on it. Is it possible to treat this?

If i come into any form of salt water, be it the ocean or sweat, my skin forms random red rashes on it. Is it possible to treat this?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...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


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I have painful rash when i go in the ocean. Could this be an allergy?

I have painful rash when i go in the ocean. Could this be an allergy?

Could be: Allergic rashes usually itch but do not hurt. You don't tell me whether the rash develops jwhile on the beach, or while in the water or when you are drying after getting out of the water. There is urticaria (welts) that is caused by exposure to water, cold or the sun. In order to sort things out, see a board certified allergist/immunologist. Lucky for you, there are several in SLC. ...Read more

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How can I treat a rash that shows up after coming out of the ocean?

How can I treat a rash that shows up after coming out of the ocean?

Antihistamines: After swimming in the ocean, take a shower, rinse off, then take an antihistamine. If there are areas that are still itching, then apply a steroid cream. This needs to be evaluated by a specialist in skin diseases such as a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my knee that I got over a week ago after clamming in the ocean. It is a little itchy but seems to be drying out.

I have a rash on my knee that I got over a week ago after clamming in the ocean. It is a little itchy but seems to be drying out.

OK...: Some rashes will resolve on their own in time, others may need a little help with a steroid cream like hydrocortisone. If that does not help, then see the Dr. ...Read more

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I get a rash after swimming in the ocean and where the sun is exposed on my body. But not when I go into fresh water. Something that I can do?

I get a rash after swimming in the ocean and where the sun is exposed on my body. But not when I go into fresh water. Something that I can do?

Rinse off..: Showering with fresh water immediately after getting out of the salted water is the only prevention. Many beaches offer outdoor showers or locker rooms for this reason. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son suffers from an itchy rash every time he is exposed to ocean water. This happens in the Atlantic & Pacific. Could he be allergic?

My 9 year old son suffers from an itchy rash every time he is exposed to ocean water.  This happens in the Atlantic & Pacific.  Could he be allergic?

Rash: The rash may be from exposure to sand or something in the ocean waters that causes irritation . Apply sunscreen before exposure . Also apply a soothing body lotion after exposure. ...Read more

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Hi, after swimming in an ocean in indonesia I have had this inner thigh rash which had red bumps. Over the last week I have round elevated bumps. Help?

Hi, 
after swimming in an ocean in indonesia I have had this inner thigh rash which had red bumps. Over the last week I have round elevated bumps.
Help?

Sea creatures.: You were likely bitten by some tiny sea creatures while in the water. I can't recall the exact name at this time. Try some topical cortisone cream. If this does not help. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I get itchy, a rash, blurred vision, and nauseous when I'm in cold weather, in the ocean or a pool. But not in a cold shower.

I get itchy, a rash, blurred vision,  and nauseous when I'm in cold weather, in the ocean or a pool. But not in a cold shower.

Cold urticaria : this could be colder to urticaria. You need to discuss it with your physician but there are certain types of hives people get on exposure to cold. Your physician may refer you to an allergist to help clarify the setting. ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin.pls what can I do.

Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin.pls what can I do.

Itch without Rash: may be do to a LARGE # medical conditions and you need to consult with a Medical Professional for some testing...the very first thing to do is ask yourself if you have been taking anything or eating anything "unusual" Have you used a new DETERGENT to wash your clothes. Any PETS in the house.... In the meantime an OTC anti-histamine may be useful BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine) may help. ...Read more

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I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin.  It itches what can this be?

??Hives??: Sounds like hives with possibly some angioedema (swelling within the dermis). Also known as urticaria. Try a simple antihistamine to see if this helps, if not, you should have someone look at the rash since this isn't the place to diagnose a rash. Needs to be visualized. ...Read more

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How can I soothe the rash all over my skin, jawline, and eyes with home remedies?

How can I soothe the rash all over my skin, jawline, and eyes with home remedies?

Home remedy for rash: Aloe and oatmeal soaps and baths are helpful. Ultimately it depends on the cause of your pruritis (itching). Many causes are due to underlying allergies, disease or infection. Simple dishydrosis or dry skin can benefit from creams like lubriderm and corn huskers and glycerine soaps. The best starting point is to stay hydrated, avoid refined sugars and flours and corn syrup. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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