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What can cause this? Small macular orange/brown rash on trunk, spreads to a 2" circle leaving normal skin in middle. Lasts 6 weeks then starts elsewhere

What can cause this? Small macular orange/brown rash on trunk, spreads to a 2" circle leaving normal skin in middle. Lasts 6 weeks then starts elsewhere

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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 have a rash that started out as blisters under the skin. Now it has changed to smallred spots that itch bad its only on the trunk of my body?

I have a rash that started out as blisters under the skin. Now it has changed to smallred spots that itch bad its only on the trunk of my body?

Shingles maybe?: You rash needs to be looked at, it may be shingles or something else, you need to have your doctor look at it for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old have high fever, runny nose, vomiting, small rash on trunk, and is irritable. Sister have fever but no vomiting. Wht is this? Wht to do

My 3 yr old have high fever, runny nose, vomiting, small rash on trunk, and is irritable. Sister have fever but no vomiting. Wht is this? Wht to do

Sounds like viral: Although, it does sound like a viral infection, 3 days of fever is the most concerning factor. Vomiting in the 3 year old is not good either as it may cause dehydration along with fever. I'd take him to the nearest er for a check up. ...Read more

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What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy. Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy. Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

See Dr.: Unfortunately, rashes are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. There are multiple causes of rashes, ranging from various allergies to diseases such as lymes, etc. The rash could be somehting simple or something associated with an other underlying condition. See a dr. To get a clinical exam, as the majority of rashes are easy to treat once properly diagnosed. Goodluck. ...Read more

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Inflammed rash which covers trunk, legs & arms. I have had it since beginning of april, raised skin with appears flaky & itchs?

Inflammed rash which covers trunk, legs & arms. I have had it since beginning of april, raised skin with appears flaky & itchs?

Multiple causes: This could be a number of rashes including a drug reaction, eczema, psoriasis, tinea versicolor, pityriasis rubra pilaris, or other causes. See a dermatologist while it is active to have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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10 month old has rash on head trunk spreading to bottom. Occasional low grade fever. Dr said WBC count was low and is viral. Wife has rash now.

10 month old has rash on head trunk spreading to bottom. Occasional low grade fever. Dr said WBC count was low and is viral. Wife has rash now.

Rash.: So yes it does sound like a viral rash or exanthem of the skin and it easily spreadable or contagious to other individuals who are susceptible like other younger kids, immune suppressed individuals, or anyone else who hasn't been exposed to the virus in the past. As long as symptoms aren't worsening, there should be nothing to worry about in mom or child. See doc if worsening. Good luck. ...Read more

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My skin has been itchy for over a week with no rash especially the torso and lower legs.

My skin has been itchy for over a week with no rash especially the torso and lower legs.

Dry skin?: Depending on where you live and time of year, winter itch or dry skin can be a problem. Applying moisturizer several times a day may be helpful. If no improvement after a week, see your doctor for evaluation. Could also be a sign of allergy even with no rash. OTC antihistamine may help. Again if no one provement within a week, see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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My daughter has an itchy blistering rash that comes and goes on various parts of her torso. A piece of her skin has now blanched due to this. Help?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the child. It is imperative that you seek care for the child as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Rash/red spots on torso, looks to be under the skin. Not itching or painful. Just not pretty to look at. I have had for about 4-5 weeks. Any ideas?

Rash/red spots on torso, looks to be under the skin. Not itching or painful. Just not pretty to look at. I have had for about 4-5 weeks. Any ideas?

See your doctor: It is difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose a rash without seeing it. You need to see your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 10mth old son developed a rash on his neck and head yesterday and has since spread to torso. Fever 2 days ago but gone now. He's scratching and can't sleep. Should I take him to er?

My 10mth old son developed a rash on his neck and head yesterday and has since spread to torso. Fever 2 days ago but gone now. He's scratching and can't sleep. Should I take him to er?

Rash: Yes, to have it looked at, and a pediatrician consulted if needed. Also, contact his pediatrician & inform of the symptoms. Wish him well. ...Read more

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I recently applied some piz buin on my skin (arms. Legs and torso) but now I have come up in a rash just wondering how to get it treated?

I recently applied some piz buin on my skin (arms. Legs and torso) but now I have come up in a rash just wondering how to get it treated?

Rash: Is the rash just where you applied the piz buin or is it somewhere else as well? . If only where you applied the cream, stopping it and using some otc Hydrocortisone cream would help. If the rash is elsewhere as well, you need to see your md to have the rash evaluated, diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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8 month 3 weeks old baby, pink rash appeared on front torso this morning, skin feels rough, looks like roseola rash, NO fever. What could it be?

8 month 3 weeks old baby, pink rash appeared on front torso this morning, skin feels rough, looks like roseola rash, NO fever. What could it be?

Virus: Viruses (especially the summer time viruses) can cause rashes with or without fevers. Strep can cause a rash that is rough, usually on the stomach (uncommon under age 2). Heat rash can also cause a bumpy pink rash on the abdomen. I would have the baby seen to be sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more

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51 yo m. Rash (red bumpy) day 5 now. 1st on torso, spread slowly to limps. Slight itchy. Skin is somewhat numb to touch, esp showering, etc. No fever.?

51 yo m. Rash (red bumpy) day 5 now. 1st on torso, spread slowly to limps. Slight itchy. Skin is somewhat numb to touch, esp showering, etc. No fever.?

? Shingle: It could be herpes zoster, the description may fit the diagnosis, you need to check with your doctor.
Hz or shingle is caused by a viral infection called hzv occurred in old age or in a patient with immune deficiency, it is charcterized by painful vesicular rash along a dermatom on the trunk or the limb, it caused a burning sensation. ...Read more

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Hi, my 22 month old son has a rash-like skin reaction on his back, torso and abdominal area. I first noted it yesterday on his back, since spread posteriorly. No changes in soaps, no new food or medication given. He is allergic to pollen, dust, etc.

Hi, my 22 month old son has a rash-like skin reaction on his back, torso and abdominal area. I first noted it yesterday on his back, since spread posteriorly. No changes in soaps, no new food or medication given. He is allergic to pollen, dust, etc.

Rash: Rash could be due to a viral infection. There are many different viruses that can cause a rash. Followup with your child's doctor to clarify cause of the rash. Or if you have a photo of the rash you can use Health Tap Prime consult to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 11 year old daughter has a rash on her arms legs torso and face she is also suffering from head ache and dizzyness what could cause this?

My 11 year old daughter has a rash on her arms legs torso and face she is also suffering from head ache and dizzyness what could cause this?

Many possibilities: Good morning. There are many possible causes for this combination of symptoms. I would strongly recommend that your daughter be seen by her doctor. ...Read more

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I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

I have had itchy skin with no rash for weeks now. Comes in waves. Generally, scalp, neck, arms and legs. Rarely torso and never feet/ hands.?

? dry skin: As it is affecting the more exposed areas, however, if symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more

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18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

18 mon. Old had a fever of 38.5c & pink eye, a runny nose & cough. 3 days later he had skin coloured rash tiny raised bumps on torso, neck groin itchy?

Roseola?: Typically a viral illness with fever, and rash. Rash usually appears when fever subsides. Like any other viral illness, management consists of symptomatic care. ...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 dyed my hair and now my head itches and it has sores and when I itch my head it starts to leak and I have a rash all over my body?

Contact dermatitis: Hair dye can cause an allergic reaction and as far as rash over body, dye can leak initially as excess dye washes off. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter. ...Read more

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I have this 35 year rash all over my body feet toes fingers back torso was told many results I have pictures of it. I will never find the right? ?

See an expert: There is almost always an answer.
Seeing a highly regarded dermatologist in your area, or seeking an opinion at a referral center is helpful in a complicated case. ...Read more

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Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red?

Urticaria/Hives: Rarely, a reaction to medication, food, food additives, insects, parasites or infection is identified as an underlying cause of chronic hives. But in most cases, the cause of chronic hives is never identified, even after testing and monitoring symptoms. Heat, cold, pressure, sunlight or other environmental stimuli may worsen chronic hives. Certain meds such as aspirin, Ibuprofen can cause hives. ...Read more

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Since a few months I have small red dots on my skin and lots of tiny red veins appeared. Now since a few days itching with no rash all over feet/body?

Since a few months I have small red dots on my skin and lots of tiny red veins appeared. Now since a few days itching with no rash all over feet/body?

Red dots, itching: Do you have underlying autoimmune condition? Liver/gallbladder condition? The dots could be eczema, but usually when it itches there is a rash, could be iro deficiency, celiac, thyroid, rarely lymphoma. F/U wiht doctor /urgent care. ...Read more

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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

Call your doctor: A rash during the first trimester of pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. This can be something very complicated. If you don't have a doctor, get one early next week to discuss this. ...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