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What would cause a skin rash? It does not itch, but is spreading. I don't recall using any new soaps, lotions, detergents, medicines, etc.

What would cause a skin rash? It does not itch, but is spreading. I don't recall using any new soaps, lotions, detergents, medicines, etc.

Too many things: Too many possibilities to answer here in such short space. As you said, you haven't had any contact with things that could be a cause so you should get the rash looked at by your doctor. ...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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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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I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

I have a rash all over if you rub on it you can feel a bumps under the skin. It itches what can this be?

?? Hives??: Sounds like hives with possibly some angioedema (swelling within the dermis). Also known as urticaria. Try a simple antihistamine to see if this helps, if not, you should have someone look at the rash since this isn't the place to diagnose a rash. Needs to be visualized. ...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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Raised red skin rash that itches and oozes, what is this?

Raised red skin rash that itches and oozes, what is this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Skin itches and rashes form in some locations. Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year. Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.

Skin itches and rashes form in some locations. Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year. Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.

Fungal likely: Usually occur in groin, armpits, under breasts, but occur anywhere where u sweat more. Fungus are notorious for reappearing during summer time as they like moist conditions. Key is to keep the areas as dry as possible. Antifungal and steroid creams are the usual treatment. A dermatologist can help ...Read more

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Is it normal to have skin rash and itches from allergic reachtion to phenylephrine?

Is it normal to have skin rash and itches from allergic reachtion to phenylephrine?

Can Happen: It can surely happen. Skin is the largest organ and oftentimes itchy/rashy skin is how allergies can manifest. ...Read more

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I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

Multiple: How long does the rash last after you got out of the sun? Do you have the same issues after exercise? The problem can be due to what is called cholinergic urticaria which usually occurs during the cooling off period after an increase in core body temperature (hot shower, sun, exercise, stress etc). If this is what you are experiencing, then taking an antihistamine prior to the exposure may work. ...Read more

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How often should you shave your pubic hair to avoid rashes and shave itches and broken skin?

How often should you shave your pubic hair to avoid rashes and shave itches and broken skin?

Agree w Dr. Litt: Shaving pubic hair can be the root of many problems to include itching, broken skin, rashes, etc. ...Read more

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Does anyone know why my stomach itches sometimes on surface of the skin but I have no rashes?

Does anyone know why my stomach itches sometimes on surface of the skin but I have no rashes?

Stomach itch: Most common cause of skin itch over the stomach where there is no rash would be dry skin. Treat with a moisturizer. ...Read more

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For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

Show your physician: It's impossible to diagnose a rash without looking at it. Next time it flares up, don't take any medicine for it and don't apply anything topically-- these can change the rash and make it difficult to diagnose. Then have your physician look at it right away. ...Read more

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Good day please I’m having a skin rash which itches turning out to be wounds that heal over my body especially my laps and web fingers what do I do??

Good day please I’m having a skin rash which itches turning out to be wounds that heal over my body especially my laps and web fingers what do I do??

Eval: These lesions would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Skin rash, month now, skin itches, I scratch, at 1st little bumps would appear, now spreading with raised red lumps with little bumps too, sound like?

Skin rash, month now, skin itches, I scratch, at 1st little bumps would appear, now spreading with raised red lumps with little bumps too, sound like?

Dermograghism: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can take a daily antihistamine. The best one for this is Zyrtec. The generic, cetirizine, is just the same only cheaper. This is a physical urticaria, not allergy. When the skin is stroked, mast cells release histamine, causing itchy, elevated areas in the shape of the contact. Thus you can write messages on your skin. ...Read more

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I have a dry skin rash on the sides and back of my stomach. It looks like reddish straight linear lines & it itches. I have had it for over a week.?

I have a dry skin rash on the sides and back of my stomach. It looks like reddish straight linear lines & it itches. I have had it for over a week.?

Hard to tell: Unfortunately like so many rashes a picture is worth a thousand words. It would be worth seeing your doctor who can often answer the question with a quick look and prescribe an appropriate cream. In general itchy rashes suggest an allergic cause (with several exceptions), and can often be easily treated with steroid creams. ...Read more

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My 4 Y/o daughter has a skin rash after being bit by mosquito, but the rash is all over her hands & legs and it itches.

My 4 Y/o daughter has a skin rash after being bit by mosquito, but the rash is all over her hands & legs and it itches.

Poss. Allergic...: It could be an overt allergic reaction to the bite especially if it is hive like. There are many other causes for it too, but the rash has to be seen by a doctor to assess it. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help if allergic, but please have it seen. ...Read more

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For the last few day I broke out with a rash on my face and shoulders it itches skin feels like It's on fire what could be going on?

For the last few day I broke out with a rash on my face and shoulders it itches skin feels like It's on fire what could be going on?

RASH FACE & SHOULDER: DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS?
PRESCRIPTION OR OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDS?
ANY NEW ONES?
ANY CHANGES IN YOUR SOAP OR WASHING DETERGENT?
IF THIS PERSISTS PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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My skin itches after doing some work or exercise especially when my body temperature is high. The rash would last for about 1 or 2 hours. Pliz help.?

My skin itches after doing some work or exercise especially when my body temperature is high. The rash would last for about 1 or 2 hours. Pliz help.?

Histamine: This is relatively common. Certain immune cells that are located in your skin are releasing histamine in response to heat. The histamine causes the blood vessels in your skin to dilate and get a little leaky, causing the rash and itch. You could try taking a non-drowsy antihistamine at least an hour before exercising. Try to keep as cool as possible. Maybe spray yourself with water periodically. ...Read more

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I have a rash that itches on the head of my penis?

I have a rash that itches on the head of my penis?

May be infection: Possible yeast
see a urologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My child has white bubbly rash on skin witch itches him??

My child has white bubbly rash on skin witch itches him??

Rash: White bubbly rash? Hmm. Is it really white? Please give more details. Where is it? Any ideas on whether there was exposure to poison ivy? How large or small are the "bubbles"? How long has it been present? Any other symptoms? I can tell you that staying cool can decrease itching a little, and being hot can increase itching. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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I have a rash or something in the back of my head what could it be? & there is a lum and it itches all the time. I think scabs or something comes off.

I have a rash or something in the back of my head what could it be? & there is a lum and it itches all the time. I think scabs or something comes off.

See dermatologist: It could be psoriasis or a scalp infection. A facility in bronx ny that takes most insurance plans is medallaince on east fordham road near botanic gardens. You may need oral or topical medicine. ...Read more

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I have the issue with this rash except mine itches and the skin is very dry, nothing stops it. It is mainly ion my buttocks and upper thighs?

Need to be seen: May be caused by many things such as allergic reactions or irritate contact dermatitis. Really should be examed by a dermatologist and diagnosed properly. ...Read more

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Lasting one year I have had a reddish rash on the front ankles. No swelling. Skin can appear dry and rarely itches. Doesn't go away. 350 lbs 6ft tall.

Lasting one year I have had a reddish rash on the front ankles. No swelling. Skin can appear dry and rarely itches. Doesn't go away. 350 lbs 6ft tall.

Fungus: I would try an over the counter antifungal as sometimes I have seen redness develop with out itching. Follow the directions on the medication and if this does not show improvement in 4 to 6 weeks let your Podiatrist see it and give you a better idea of what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a question for you. If I got a rash on my skin or little bumps and it itches what should I do because I think it's a mosquito bite and I don't?

I have a question for you. If I got a rash on my skin or little bumps and it itches what should I do because I think it's a mosquito bite and I don't?

Rash: If truly insect bites, 0TC Benadryl may help. But it could be reaction to food, change in detergent, poison ivy, or any one of hundreds of other irritants. If it's bothering you, see your GP for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Many possibilities: When the body itches all over, it implies that the itching/rash may be a reaction from an ingestion such as a medication or food, or an allergy to the environment, ie hayfever. Another possibility could be a skin infestation such as scabies. Reactions to things like fabrics or laundry detergent will usually spare certain parts of the body such as the head/scalp, hands and feet. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more