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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)..

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head,elbows,knee,bumps,cheeks,neck,arm.her dad has psoriasis..cud it be d same n is it serious?using cetaphil.

My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head,elbows,knee,bumps,cheeks,neck,arm.her dad has psoriasis..cud it be d same n is it serious?using cetaphil.

Itchy?: At this young age, I would be more suspicious of eczema (atopic dermatitis) which may be linked to food allergies as well as airborne allergens. If these rash itch, then eczema is more likely. If you are using Cetaphil lotion, be sure to use it regularly and apply it within 3 mins after bathing. Talk to your pediatrician. A discussion of eczema can be found elsewhere.

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Face getting darker, small red rashes under the skin that look like blood clot, muscle pain. Can this be early signs of psoriasis? Is there any test?

Face getting darker, small red rashes under the skin that look like blood clot, muscle pain. Can this be early signs of psoriasis? Is there any test?

See Your Doctor Now: Symptoms given do not point to a specific condition & is not consistent with Psoriasis: a genetic, immune related disease that causes thick scaly skin in specific distribution/joint pain in 30%. Labs given also non-specific. Description given of face rash may be petechial (low platelets) & with muscle pain could be viral. Further work-up is needed. See doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment.

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I have a skin rash.On my arms and legs. Red stretches with psoriasis like crusting. Could this be an allergy to amoxicillin? I don't have scabies.

I have a skin rash.On my arms and legs. Red stretches with psoriasis like crusting. Could this be an allergy to amoxicillin? I don't have scabies.

See derm: Amoxicillin allergy usually does not cause a crusty rash. You need to see a dermatologist if this has been a persistent or recurrent problem.

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Pink anus skin , itch gone now by 6 days, rectal little laceration, duue to fungus , eccema, psoriasis , or diper rash?

Pink anus skin , itch gone now by 6 days, rectal little laceration, duue to fungus , eccema, psoriasis , or diper rash?

Could have been a: Little fissure or cut from a big poop passing through or from an inflamed hemorrhoid from constipation. Keep using your cream till it heals up. Glad it feels better!'.

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Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Boyfriend is 25,has a rash on the head of his penis for over a year.Had contact with HPV with a previous woman yet rash looks like psoriasis maybe?

Exam needed: No exam, no sex without condoms. Period. Advise consult with dermatology if possible. If not, consider Urology or Family Practice. May be easily treatable with a topical med, but until you have a solid diagnosis, treatment options are limited.

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After dengue fever, psoriasis-like, leathery rash appears on skin where previous rash was. How to treat? Normal occurrence? Not itchy but unsightly!

After dengue fever, psoriasis-like, leathery rash appears on skin where previous rash was. How to treat? Normal occurrence? Not itchy but unsightly!

Not common: After any viral illness, including dengue, you can have a flare up of a rash. Usuallly it will fade over weeks. Over the counter Hydrocortisone may be helpful. If the rash persists, see your doctor to get stronger medication to help it go away.

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Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy

Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy

No: In fact atopic eczema and psoriasis are nearly 180 degree opposite to each other in term of the immune reactions. Cortisone is a non-specific anti-inflammatory agent which however may help both conditions although better and safer alternatives may be required. The itchy rash on your chin is likely from a contact allergy with hair preparations being the most likely suspects.

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Itchy skin, and pink rash on groin area, always consist on fungi, eccema, psoriasis, allergy , or STD can cause this things to, im freak out?

Itchy skin, and pink rash on groin area, always consist on fungi, eccema, psoriasis, allergy , or STD can cause this things to, im freak out?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. In you have not seen a dermatologist, do so.

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Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

She needs to be seen: By a dermatologist. In addition to psoriasis , the generalized rash could be due to many causes- underlying medical condition, allergic reaction to meds/ foods, autoimmune condition , toxic epidermal necrolysis etc let the specialist make an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment! hope she gets better!

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9 papular rash on palms, and many in the entire body. The rashes is itchy. Is it more likely to be Guttate psoriasis or syphilis?

9 papular rash on palms, and many in the entire body. The rashes is itchy. Is it more likely to be Guttate psoriasis or syphilis?

Syphilis/Psoriasis: Never had sex contact of any kind, not infected at birth, no blood transfusions then very unlikely syphylis. Family Hx of psoriasis? Then more likely to be P. Picture is worth 1,000 words. Exactly where are the lessons on the body. Big worry. I would get blood test 4 S now. It S Kills. P does-not-usually. Why do you think Sylph? What has you Dr. said? But overall most likely Psoriasis.

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone ointment for facial psoriasis rashes ?

Be careful: On the thin skin of the face, steroid creams can cause atrophy, dilated blood vessels, and increased hair growth as well as perioral dermatitis and steroid acne... Talk to your dermatologist before applying it there yourself so u know your treatment goals.

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How do I know if I have eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis? I have had itchy, scaley rashes around my nose, chin, buttocks and even groin. Help!

How do I know if I have eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis?  I have had itchy, scaley rashes around my nose, chin, buttocks and even groin.  Help!

A dermatologist: Well indeed some of these diseases have overlapping symptoms. I suggest you see a dermatologist and they should be able to guide you and give you a proper dermatologist. If in doubt, a skin biopsy can confirm it, but it is rarely required.

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So i have psoriasis and rashes from taken lithium nd my spine is very tight special around T3 n T4 is Synthroid (thyroxine) tha next step for anti inflammatory?

So i have psoriasis and rashes from taken lithium nd my spine is very tight special around T3 n T4 is Synthroid (thyroxine) tha next step for anti inflammatory?

Not Synthroid (thyroxine): Hi. Synthroid (levothyroxine) is thyroid hormone, and is not an anti-inflammatory. Do you mean hydrocortisone? Hydrocortisone (and drugs like it: prednisone, triamcinolone, etc) are anti-inflammatory glucocorticoids, and can be used in a variety of types of arthritis. There are other great treatments for psoriatic arthritis if that's what this is, but not Synthroid! It's used to treat hypothyroid.

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Could my itchy red rash be psoriasis?

Could my itchy red rash be psoriasis?

Maybe: To properly diagnose psoriasis form such a limited desciptin you need to see a dermatologist ot confirm diagnosis and discuss treatment options.

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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