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Doctor insights on: Skin Rashes That Itch

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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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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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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Tonsilits and itchy skin rash?

Scarlet Fever?: Fever? Tonsillitis can be from Group A Strep bacteria, which if severe can cause a rash (usually not itchy though), in association with high fever and must be treated with antibiotics. See a doctor as soon as possible. IF NO FEVER, you may have Fifth Disease -- a benign rash from a virus which also causes your tonsillitis. If you are on medications, could be allergy. Lots of causes, see Dr. ...Read more

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Itchy skin. No rash. Why does scratching cause bruising?

Itchy skin.  No rash.  Why does scratching  cause bruising?

Trauma: To the small blood vessels under the skin causes them to break and bleed resulting in bruising.Also, as one ages, the skin becomes more thin , less elastic and fragile.If you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners, this will aggregate this mechanism. ...Read more

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Bumpy skin all over stomach, legs. Is this eczema?

Bumpy skin all over stomach, legs. Is this eczema?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Scaly, itchy rashes at ankle that turn brownish- fungal/bacterial infection?

Rash: It would be nice to see what you are asking about , but usually itching indicates fungus. Your best course of action is to see a podiatrist who will assess what you have . Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes back itching? No rash nor bumps just itching skin.

What causes back itching? No rash nor bumps just itching skin.

Dry skin: Dry skin is the most common cause of itching. A mild allergy to the chemicals in soaps, lotions, detergents, fabric softeners can also cause itching. Try Sarna Lotion to the itchy areas, and unscented soap, such as Aveeno, (oatmeal) or Vanicream. If still itchy, a Dermatologist can look for other causes of itching. ...Read more

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What causes itchy skin all over but no rash?

What causes itchy skin all over but no rash?

About a thousand thi: See a dermatologist. Do not experiment with pills. This is often a sign of something you need to find and treat. Need complete history and exam, probably lab. Maybe xrays and maybe biopsies. Bring all meds and supplements or herbs. Bring copies of previous blood test an xrays. ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Bumpy skin all over stomach, legs. Eczema?

Bumpy skin all over stomach, legs. Eczema?

Many possibilities.: "bumpy skin" can have a variety of different causes. How long has it been present? Are there any symptoms? Were you taking any medicines or food supplements when it started? Have you been sick recently? We really need more information; or better still, let a dermatologist examine you in person and give you a precise diagnosis. ...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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Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin. http://www.OmahaCosmeticSurgery.com ...Read more

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Does melanoma cause itchy skin around the mole?

Does melanoma cause itchy skin around the mole?

Itchy Mole: An itchy mole can be a symptom of melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer. However, you have to take into consideration other factors that may be causing your mole to itch. Are you using a new laundry detergent? Do you use lotion that contains fragrances or other chemicals that is irritating the skin? Think about what products you use and how they may cause skin irritation. See your doc. ...Read more

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Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Itchy, blotchy red rash on chest that seems to be spreading.

Eval: 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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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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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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What is causing my sister's skin rashes and itching?

What is causing my sister's skin rashes and itching?

Rash: To best diagnose a skin rash, consult your primary physician. If he gets stomped, he can send you to a dermatologist. The most common cause is eczema - skin allergy. ...Read more

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Hello! I keep getting these skin rashes that itch and turns into dry skin that I can peel off. What is going on?

Med eval: This would require a medical history and visualization of rash at minimum to diagnose. ...Read more

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Skin rash and itch from amoxicillin clav how long does it last?

Skin rash and itch from amoxicillin clav how long does it last?

See below: The rash and itching may worsen for 1-2 days after stopping the drug. It will then gradually fade over the next 5-7 days. Antihistamines may help. ...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 lower leg  itching and  like pimples  in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other
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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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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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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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Not dry skin, no rash, but sever itching all over! I haven't changed anything in my diet or lifestyle. ?

Not dry skin, no rash, but sever itching all over! I haven't changed anything in my diet or lifestyle. ?

Try Antihistamine: Any other family members affected? Any new cloth or detergent? Any new medication? If other family members are not affected, try Claritine or Cetirizine, if no improvement then needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Spontaneously red rashes on skin, itching and burning sensation ?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having rhinitis since long time but recently developed skin allergy,itching,rashes. Gets better with anti histamines.what can be alternative cure?

I am having rhinitis since long time but recently developed skin allergy,itching,rashes. Gets better with anti histamines.what can be alternative cure?

See allergist: It appears that you may be having atopic dermatitis as well although most people usually develop skin problem first before rhinitis and even asthma (called the atopic march). However the rash from AD is not usually relieved with antihistamine and thus I wonder if you meant hives (swelling) instead of a rash. An allergy consult will likely be beneficial for you. ...Read more

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Am having eczema recurrently.Rashes under skin & itching.Can I take defcort for long.Have used betnovate & fucidin still they recur.Any stronger cream?

Am having eczema recurrently.Rashes under skin & itching.Can I take defcort for long.Have used betnovate & fucidin still they recur.Any stronger cream?

No: Those creams are strong enough, please don't self medicate, follow up with your doctor/dermatologist, eczema isn't just treated with topical treatment, other factors weigh in, skin care is important, triggers for exacerbations, diet, hydration and others. Potent local steriod creams can have the same deleterious effects if not used under doctor's supervision ...Read more

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Skin rashes that are itch and have hive? What treatment is needed?

Skin rashes that are itch and have hive? What treatment is needed?

Antihistamines: Standard treatment for hives are antihistamines. Excellent ones are available over-the-counter. Most people like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - but that's the result of brand recognition. Claritin (loratidine) and Allegra (fexofenadine) work as well & as fast without causing drowsiness. They also last for about 24 hours. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) wears off in 3-4 hours. Look for generics. See your np, pa, or hcp if this doesn't work. ...Read more

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I can feel a pea size node on my left neck, when press my fingers to it. It's not visible though. I do have skin prone to itching, rash behind neck.

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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My Boyfriend is experiencing genital rash. The following also describe him: Skin rash and Skin redness without itching or pain. What should he do?

My Boyfriend is experiencing  genital rash. The following also describe him: Skin rash and Skin redness without itching or pain. What should he do?

HE SHOULD: FIND OUT what is causing it and what the TREATMENT is and IF and WHEN his rash will not SPREAD to you or anyone else...and for the moment he SHOULD NOT have sexual contact until the rash is dealt with!

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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


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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more