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My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?

My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?

Scabies?: Really bad itchy rash all over the body is common in a few conditions. If the intensity of itching is high with this distribution, I would suspect scabies. Chiggers is another condition that can start with the legs and then spread. Poison ivy also can start at the legs and could be very itchy. Any of these conditions could be responsible; he needs to be seen by his doctor to make a diagnosis. ...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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My son has a yeast related skin rash on his face and leg. Would chlorine from a pool irritate it?

My son has a yeast related skin rash on his face and leg. Would chlorine from a pool irritate it?

Yes: Any chemicals irritate the skin rashes. Best option is to avoid swimming for time being. The more you irritate the skin rash, the longer it takes to cure! ...Read more

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Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Yes: So called "venous eczema" are skin changes that can overlie varicose veins, and are due to the underlying venous hypertension. They can be moisturized, and should get better with compression, or if you have surgery on your veins. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

Ring worm: The Rash is either numular eczema or ring worm. You can try to treat ring worm by using an OTC ointment for fungi and yeast. Tinactin (tolnaftate) or lotrmin are examples. Use this 2-3 times a day for two weeks and it should fade. The ointment will help the eczema so you are treating both. But the eczema will return because it needs longer treatment. For eczema try hydrocortisone ointment as above ...Read more

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Can a woman with hiv ONLY get skin rash between the legs?

Can a woman with hiv ONLY get skin rash between the legs?

No: Such a rash would not occur as the only symptom of HIV. If you think you were at risk, of course get tested for HIV. But not because of this rash. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy). I have plantar warts all over my right leg how do I treat them?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy). I have plantar warts all over my right leg how do I treat them?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. There may be more than one issue. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I have a skin rash on my arms and legs. Could I have hiv?

I have a skin rash on my arms and legs. Could I have hiv?

HIV Rash: When a rash presents with initial HIV symptoms – it is usually more prominent on the central body then on extremities. Early HIV symptoms (fatigue, sore throat, mouth sores, joint or muscle pain, fever, headache, rash or swollen lymph nodes) often begin 1 to 2 months after transmission ; may be present from 1 to 4 weeks. ...Read more

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I get dry skin and rashes on my lower legs. Tried moisturizers but none of them seem to work. What could that be?

I get dry skin and rashes on my lower legs. Tried moisturizers but none of them seem to work. What could that be?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. ...Read more

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Red rashes with knots under the skin on legs only no itching any ideas? Female

Red rashes with knots under the skin on legs only no itching any ideas? Female

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. 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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I get a skin rash on my lower legs after I stand on my feet allday long. What should I do?

I get a skin rash on my lower legs after I stand on my feet allday long. What should I do?

Capillaritis: Minute red dots that appear after standing all day is called a capillaritis. Do you have varicose veins? That could also contribute to your problem. ...Read more

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New laundry detergant gave me a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. There is also some swelling behind my knees.?

Hydrocortisone: First of all, all rashes are skin rashes; there is no other place to get a rash. Try otc Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If the rash persists or worsens, a dermatologist should take a look to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe something stronger. ...Read more

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New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?

New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?

Stop: Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances. Something like ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is.... ...Read more

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I could not stop scratching between my legs. Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs, area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

I could not stop scratching between my legs. Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs, area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

Fungal infection?: May be from a fungal infection especially if you sweat a lot and are overweight. Try some talcum powder on a regular basis on the area and/or antifungal cream. If not helpful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having rashes on my legs and arms. Can I wear long or thick clothes? Because of doing this can make they less itchy. Will it affect my skin more?

I'm having rashes on my legs and arms. Can I wear long or thick clothes? Because of doing this can make they less itchy. Will it affect my skin more?

Sure: Experiment with different clothes and different fabrics. Usually cotton is very gentle on the skin and in your case the long clothes may really help. ...Read more

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