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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 ?

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

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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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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Clear blisters on skin when they bust turns into rash and spread rapidly?

Clear blisters on skin when they bust turns into rash and spread rapidly?

?: First i would think of a drug reaction particularly from a recent dose of antibiotic. However there can be many answers and some of which can be serious . Consult your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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

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I have a skin rash that started back in nov. It spread to my face and is not going away.... Can anyone help?

I have a skin rash that started back in nov. It spread to my face and is not going away.... Can anyone help?

Without an exam?: There is no way that your problem can be diagnosed without some specific description or visual examination. Skin is best handled in person at the doctor's office and not on the internet. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash that just popped up above my right shoulder now it's starting to spread i don't know what it is help please!

I have a skin rash that just popped up above my right shoulder now it's starting to spread i don't know what it is help please!

Back rash: I am aware of that I have said this before in this group, but without being able to lay my eyes upon this rash, there is no way that I can diagnose a skin condition. No one has yet devised a way, short of possibly of photography, to show a skin lesion and tell what it is without seeing it. Sorry. ...Read more

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I have a skin pingmitation which is called vinea viscolor. I am half black and this dead skin rash is seeming to spread fast. I use liamsel cream.?

I have a skin pingmitation which is called vinea viscolor. I am half black and this dead skin rash is seeming to spread fast.  I use liamsel cream.?

May need oral med: Tinea versicolor is a common fungal skin infection which has no real medical consequences beyond skin discoloration. Lamsil cream is good, but diffiult to cover all area, especially on back. Recurrence is common as well, especially if you keep long hair. Consult doc for possible oral med and maintenance treatment--often a medicated shampoo such as nizoral (ketoconazole). Good luck. ...Read more

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Got a skin rash with a hard & rough surface, very itchy, brings out fluid, spreads with a pulse, occupies large areas, over 26 years now.What can I use?

Got a skin rash with a hard & rough surface, very itchy, brings out fluid, spreads with a pulse, occupies large areas, over 26 years now.What can I use?

Psoriasis?: Is it scaly & sort of silvery in color? Might be a form of psoriasis but doc needs to see it to be certain. Steroid creams r used for small areas but may need oral steroids to control large areas. Also now being treated with immune modulators. See following 4 more detail:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/psoriasis/ds00193/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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I have this skin rash that just spreads out of no where. I starts itching then it turns into a scab like mark. It is not contagious. What is it?

I have this skin rash that just spreads out of no where. I starts itching then it turns into a scab like mark. It is not contagious. What is it?

Skin Rash: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone from your local dermatologist. Skin rashes need to be seen for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area, red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Dry skin rash with little white bumps in groin area,  red bumps above genetalia, rash has spread to anus and butt cheeck, what could this be?

Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the rash. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. ...Read more

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I have painless non itchy skin coloured rashes on my vagina for the past 2 yrs.i am not sexually active.now the rashes begin to spread on perineum.

You should absolute-: ly see your doctor to evaluate. There are many things this could be including infection, pigmentation alteration, but doctor should be able to diagnose and treat ...Read more

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Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other ?

Skin Rash Leg/itchin: It is very difficult to say exactly what it can be for sure without looking at the rash.But from description it seems you have some kind of contact dermatitis of allergic type as it is only limited to one leg. You should see your doctor to have it diagnosed and treated properly as it may be fungus or some other infection causing the rash. ...Read more

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Had a skin rash for a month, since 2 weeks after moving to a new apt. Arms, legs, and still spreading. Super itchy. Burns and spreads if scratched.

Had a skin rash for a month, since 2 weeks after moving to a new apt. Arms, legs, and still spreading. Super itchy. Burns and spreads if scratched.

Rash: Potentially something you were exposed to or maybe bites/scabies. Let your health provider examine it and get treated. It sounds miserable. All the best. ...Read more

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Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Fungal skin infection. What creams are as good as or better than daktacort. My rashes seem to have got worse rapidly?

Med not the problem?: There are dozens of alternative antifungal preparations. However, often failure is due to problem with the medication reaching the fungus rather than which antifungal med used. You may do better with cream than ointment; you may need 3 or 4 times a day instead of twice; the problem may be something more than just a fungus. If initial therapy fails, best to ask pharmacist or doctor for recommend. ...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