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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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I have skin rash which is now spreading on my breast. Is this infection?

I have skin rash which is now spreading on my breast. Is this infection?

See your doctor: These are symptoms that require a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after obtaining this informstion, can he/she adequately diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

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My 15 y/o son ate a ghost pepper at school a few days ago and now has a skin rash that seems to be spreading. Can these be related?

My 15 y/o son ate a ghost pepper at school a few days ago and now has a skin rash that seems to be spreading. Can these be related?

Could be: Any food can cause an allergic reaction. But so can strep or other germs. Get this checked tomorrow or the next day to find out and be sure. Of course, if he has lip swelling, trouble breathing, high fevers, dizziness or anything else scary get him to an ER. ...Read more

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Daughter has skin colored bumpy itchy rash spreading on body tried betaderm & aquaphor. Not working. Allergy meds don't help either. What could it be?

Daughter has skin colored bumpy itchy rash spreading on body tried betaderm & aquaphor. Not working. Allergy meds don't help either. What could it be?

Pityriasis?: There are several inflammatory rashes that appear frequently in children and a proper diagnosis is helpful in not only giving the right treatment but avoiding unnecessary treatment. In the derm word, a picture is indeed better than a thousand word. The rash could be eczema,requiring steroid cream. For the other common rash, see link. ...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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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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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

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