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Can't identify my skin rash / allergy. What should I do?

Can't identify my skin rash / allergy. What should I do?

Rash: Your best bet is to consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...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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Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Can anyone identify a red skin rash (similar looking to ring worm) that would cause a raised red/pink welt and itch? (possibly autoimmune response)

Rash: It sounds like youre talking about the hives or urticaria which is usually caused by allergy. Unfortunately it is impossible to give you a definitive diagnosis without seeing a picture of you lesion. Therefore, see your doctor for an exact diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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For months, rash on my forearm. It seems to flare up and subside but cannot identify pattern. Skin prone to eczema but this has a distinct oval shape?

For months, rash on my forearm. It seems to flare up and subside but cannot identify pattern. Skin prone to eczema but this has a distinct oval shape?

Rash on the arm: can be a lot of things, but most commonly contact dermatitis e.g. poison ivy, fungal infection (ringworm), psoriasis. Please make a virtual consultation with one of our HealthTap physicians or see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Genital rash and cannot be identified.Taking a risk by treating the outside of the skin and potentially setting myself up for a future skin biopsies?

Genital rash and cannot be identified.Taking a risk by treating the outside of the skin and potentially setting myself up for a future skin biopsies?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...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

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Im a black lady who was told tanning beds are good for skin conditions! used 1 time for 5 min and have developed a rash all over face..

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Not to worry...: Without the benefit of examining you, i would guess that you have a condition known as ppp, or pearly penile papules. This is a totally benign condition and requires no treatment. If you are concerned, see you doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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My husband and i both have a rash all over. It's extremely itchy and keeps us up at at night. His doctor told him its dry skin. What could it be?

My husband and i both have a rash all over. It's extremely itchy and keeps us up at at night. His doctor told him its dry skin. What could it be?

Consider scabies: If both of you are itching, you should see your doctor who might do a skin scraping to see if you or your husband have scabies. Scabies is a mite that grows in the skin, and can be treated with prescription topical or oral medication. ...Read more

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If I was pregnant I 'd be about 5wks my skin broke out in a weird rash all over nauseous tired frequent headache but negative test wht could b wrng?

If I was pregnant I 'd be about 5wks my skin broke out in a weird rash all over nauseous tired frequent headache but negative test wht could b wrng?

Viral syndrome : Your symptoms sound like a lot of viral illnesses, including west nile virus, which has been in the news lately. It depends on how long you have felt this way. Most viruses make us sick for a few days and then our immune systems kick in and defend us and we get better. If you seem to be getting worse and worse, you might have a more serious illness, so you should see your doctor. ...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