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Both of my kids (6&7) Developed skin rash. No fever. One all over body the other mainly back of arms?

Both of my kids (6&7) Developed skin rash. No fever. One all over body the other mainly back of arms?

Likely viral: Sounds like a post viral rash. If rash worsens or does not away in the next few days, better to run it by their pediatrician. No specific treatment necessary if no symptoms ...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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I had a quater skin infecction with puss and oil that looked like road rash and a week later one formed on my arm, could this be related to hiv?

I had a quater skin infecction with puss and oil that looked like road rash and a week later one formed on my arm, could this be related to hiv?

HIV: This sounds like a case of cellulitis, possibly with staphylococci with recurrence. Whether it has anything whatever to do with HIV would only be significant if you have the disease, and have become profoundly immunosuppressed as a result of long-standing untreated disease. If you are concerned about possible exposure go and get tested. The 4th generation immunoassays are excellent. ...Read more

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Skin rash on my arm and the inside of my groin what could it be?

Skin rash on my arm and the inside of my groin what could it be?

Fungal infections?: My guess is either a fungal infection (tinea cruris) vs folliculitis/staph infection)... If you can post a picture of rash. A lot of md night be able to help out! In either case have a physician look at it please! Regards. ...Read more

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My grandchildren have a chicken skin rash on their arms what could it be?

My grandchildren have a chicken skin rash on their arms what could it be?

Keratosis pilaris?: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/keratosis-pilaris/ds00769/

actually a normal variation of skin texture. ...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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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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I have a reddish bumpy skin rash on the back of both arms.?

I have a reddish bumpy skin rash on the back of both arms.?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris (kp, also follicular keratosis) is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs, hands, and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks, or any body part except glabrous. ...Read more

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After playing for a few minutes or going out in sunlight, my whole body starts itching with skin rashes on my arms. It happens during winters only.

After playing for a few minutes or going out in sunlight, my whole body starts itching with skin rashes on my arms. It happens during winters only.

That's a: "puzzler"...My first thought was sun allergy but the Winter sun would do that too....Just a thought. IN THE WINTER HOUSES/APARTMENTS GET VERY DRY!! The HEAT comes up and if there is no attached humidifier the SKIN DRIES. ..if that DRY SKIN is exposed to sunlight there is further DRYING which leads to "classic" "WINTER ITCH" HYDRATE YOUR SKIN! Hope this helps
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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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I have what apears to be a skin rash on my breasts. My skin is very itchy and is now spreadind to my arms. What could it be?

I have what apears to be a skin rash on my breasts. My skin is very itchy and is now spreadind to my arms. What could it be?

Many causes...: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams / lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Have a red itchy skin rash on belly and arms?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Is it flat, pebbly, blistery? How long present? How large an area involved? Any contact with poison ivy personally or a pet? Any exposure to ticks? Any exposure to measles/chickenpox/etc? See pcp for evaluation & treatment of rash. ...Read more

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I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?

I have a rash on one armpit, its little red bumps with heads and there is one bump that is very swollen even under the skin. It is painful and itchy?

This Is The Pits...: You may have the beginnings of an infection in that area. If it gets too advanced it could become a real problem that's hard to get rid of and at that point it would be called :hidradenitis suppuritiva" which means a recalcitrant infection of the armpit (s). Best to get it looked at and treated right away. It's not likely to go away on its own and that big lump is a sign of that. ...Read more

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I have developed a lumpy skin rash under my arms and inner thighs, the y are sometimes itchy! What is it?

I have developed a lumpy skin rash under my arms and inner thighs, the y are sometimes itchy! What is it?

Could be yeast: It could be yeast. I would first try an over the counter yeast cream and if that does not clear it up then you may need to see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

Keratosis Pilaris...: ...Is very common. I think of it as eczema of the hair follicles; some people also get it on the upper legs. A medium-strength steroid cream, prescribed by your dermatologist, will keep it under control. ...Read more

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I have skin rash on both arms and thighs after drinking. I took loratadine but it still there.

I have skin rash on both arms and thighs after drinking. I took loratadine but it still there.

RAsh: Although you may have a rash. If you are feeling well I would continue your Lorataidne or Benadryl for a day or so. If you fnd this not resolving get checked, . ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?

Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Experiencing itch&skin rash not very visible but itchy&only on my hands the back of them and arms no where else has that but does itch What to do?

Experiencing itch&skin rash not very visible but itchy&only on my hands the back of them and arms no where else has that but does itch What to do?

Just an itch: If just itching without a rash and if affecting only the hands and forearms, then step one is usually to avoid irritants (excessive hand washing, contact with hot water or chemicals etc) and to ensure adequate moisturization with fragrance-free/plant extract-free product. ...Read more

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Someone I know has really terrible skin rashes/bumps up and down her arms. No topical medications have helped. Should she look into birth control pil

Someone I know has really terrible skin rashes/bumps up and down her arms. No topical medications have helped. Should she look into birth control pil

Keratosis pilaris: This is a chronic dry skin disorder which occurs from dry skin getting into the hair follicles. It is genetic.
Exfoliating moisturizers that contain lactic or salicylic acid are helpful, as well as a newer moisturizer called restoraderm. ...Read more

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Can you help me with this rash on my arm? Hi. I've been having some rashes on my right arm. They get somewhat red and they are really itchy. My skin dosent look blistered or dry. It does rise a little. I live in a college dorm and I've tried to look for b

Can you help me with this rash on my arm? Hi. I've been having some rashes on my right arm. They get somewhat red and they are really itchy. My skin dosent look blistered or dry. It does rise a little. I live in a college dorm and I've tried to look for b

I: I advise you to see your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. You may be dealing with an allergy, eczema, dermatitis, bug bites, etc. It is difficult to say without an actual exam. In the meantime try hyrdrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching.
Take care. ...Read more

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I have a red skin rash on the inside of elbows of both arms.?

More information: How long have you had it? Does it itch or hurt? A variety of skin conditions can cause such a condition. Your best bet is to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness). The rash is located on my left upper arm fron the elbow up and on my neck.

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness). The rash is located on my left upper arm fron the elbow up and on my neck.

Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose and treat without seeing a photo of the rash or seeing the rash in person. Please set up a live consult with a doctor on this site or see your regular doctor. You can try a over the counter anti itch cream like hydrocortisone to help with the itching in the meantime. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash only on the upper part of my arms. It looks similar to ringworm but isn't red ir itchy. I get it every year around october...

I have a skin rash only on the upper part of my arms. It looks similar to ringworm but isn't red ir itchy. I get it every year around october...

Dry skin?: It is not easy to guess what the problem is without examination the lesions and getting a more detailed history. Having said that, I would guess that dry skin is the likely cause (Oct is usually dry). Try applying a moisturizer on the area immediately after bathing and see if this helps. ...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