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Contagious itchy skin with no rash until scratched?

Contagious itchy skin with no rash until scratched?

Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more

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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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin rash infection on upper arms?

Skin rash  infection  on upper  arms?

Needs examination: A rash on your arms could be due to many reasons. Allergy, eczema, contact dermatitis, viral infection, disease, Autoimmune diseases. You may need to see a Dr to diagnose the cause and treat accordingly ...Read more

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Is dry skin on hands contagious?

Is dry skin on hands contagious?

no: If holding hands is a problem due to your dry skin it is time to see your medspa doctor and review how to hydrate as well as what products will help with this. Often time people also discuss dermal fillers to plump up the hands to make them more youthful. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read more

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Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more

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Is meningitis rash itchy?

Is meningitis rash itchy?

Usually not: This rash does not tend to be of the itchy variety although any virus, bacteria and/or fungus can cause meningitis and all have different degrees of presentation. ...Read more

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Is dengue rashes itchy?

Is dengue rashes itchy?

Itchiness is: Inconsistent with dengue fever. In some cases it may itch. ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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Is eczema staph infection contagious?

Is eczema staph infection contagious?

Eczema or Staph Infn: Eczema is not contageous, it is an infammatory disorder of the skin. Eczema can become secondarily infected with staphylococcus as it is a skin organism and the eczema represents breaks in our normal protection system of the skin. Staph is very contageous. It can be spread person-person, in foods and grom fomite (inanimage object) to human. Good handwashing prevents spread. ...Read more

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Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Pimple rash itchy on arms spreading?

Folliculitis: Folliculitis is often seen in otherwise healthy people, it's easily curable in most cases and frequently clears on its own without treatment, though it may require ongoing maintenance therapy. Antibacterial washes such as benzoyl peroxide are often used to treat folliculitis, and resistant cases may need antibiotic pills to clear the skin. ...Read more

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Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Roseola: Roseola is a viral infection suffered by toddlers . The skin rash usually appears after a child's temperature has normalized after having had fever for several days, they look like tine red dots first noted on the torso and eventually spreading to the rest of the body. Psoriasis is an inherited lifelong skin condition that it is not contagious like roseola (only to toddlers).. ...Read more

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Is scalded skin syndrome contagious?

Is scalded skin syndrome contagious?

Yes, to some...: ...Because it is caused by a staph bacteria. However, only young children (especially newborns) and individuals with bad kidneys or defective immune systems seem to be susceptible. Although it is a serious disease that requires immediate treatment, most of the time it looks worse than it really is, and kids generally get well within a week on antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch?

Does HIV rash itch?

HIV: Although usually the skin eruptions occurring with acute HIV disease do not itch, it may also occur in association with itching. If you think you have been exposed, please go and get tested and stop trying to make the diagnosis by clinical symptoms. There is nothing specific enough to either diagnose it or exclude it.. ...Read more

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Does HIV rash itch?

Does HIV rash itch?

Living with HIV: Not sure what you mean by an HIV rash. Rashes are not common with HIV infection. But, rashes during the early days of being on HIV medications are common and these drug induced rashes are very itchy. ...Read more

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Is impetigo contagious?

Is impetigo contagious?

Yes: Yes, impetigo is contagious and spreads by direct contact. The bacteria that is causing the infection may spread to others by direct skin to skin spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more