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7 year old boy, flesh toned raised rash on face and torso. Does not itch at all. Do not appear to be blisters. Worried about staph or strep?

7 year old boy, flesh toned raised rash on face and torso. Does not itch at all. Do not appear to be blisters. Worried about staph or strep?

Monitor over time:: Staph/strep disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When staph/strep is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Rash On Face (Definition)

Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in tinea. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more


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I was recently hospitalized with staph infection in my bloodstream. I have a rash on my face. Some redness and peeling on testicles and am very itchy.

I was recently hospitalized with staph infection in my bloodstream. I have a rash on my face. Some redness and peeling on testicles and am very itchy.

Speak to your md: This could be an allergic reaction to either the medications or secondary to the infection. Staph in the blood is a severe infection so you should be on top of everything with your doctor until you are fully recovered. ...Read more

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Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms. Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Painful skin rash ears neck face back chest &arms. Open wound rash constant draining. Itch burns test rule out staph doctors don't know what it is help?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. 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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Pimply like rash on face what could it be?

Pimply like rash on face what could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Rash on face when ankles are swollen?

Rash on face when ankles are swollen?

Swollen ankles: If your ankles are swollen this may be caused from something happening systemically. I would see your pcp for a full work up. ...Read more

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Rash on face from coconut oil, what can I use?

Pimples?: Some people cannot tolerate too much oil on the face because it may induce pimples although less likely at your age. About 85% of the people after puberty have a mold residing normally at their skin (pityrosporum ovale) which thrives on oil and may cause seborrhea on some people. Use a less oily moisturizer on you face and if still troublesome, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I deal with allergy rash on face/body?

How can I deal with allergy rash on face/body?

Skin rashes: Skin rashes need to be looked at to know what it is. Try to use lots of moisturizer. Keeping your skin moist makes it healthy. Both allergist or dermatologist can see and treat itchy skin rashes. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of rash on face?

What's the best way to get rid of rash on face?

Depends on…: …the cause of the rash: razor burn, acne, rosacea, shingles, contact dermatitis, drug reaction, photodermatitis, phytophoto- dermatitis, etc. Rashes are difficult to diagnose without good history & direct observation. See fp or dermatologist. Be sure to take along list of meds (rx & otc) as well as supplements you take & how you've treated rash already. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for urticaria rash on face?

Avoid agent: Whatever caused the urticaria needs to be avoided, such as make up product, lipstick, shampoo, hairdye, etc. See an allergist to diagnose the trigger and treat it properly. ...Read more

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I have a rash on face, neck and chest. What could this be?

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

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How would doctors recommend I treat red rash on face after shaving?

Irritating: Can you go without shaving for 7--10 days? Also try little shaving cream in small area on face for 20 minutes and wash it of see if it causes itchiness. Donot irritate the face everyday let it heal with otc 1 % h-c cream. Pure aloe helps too. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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With Lupus, do u get a PERMANENT rash on face, or does it come and go?

With Lupus, do u get a PERMANENT rash on face, or does it come and go?

Depends: Facial rash of Lupus can manifest itself very different from person to person. Some patients will have a rash that is persistent. Others will have it for periods of time only. ...Read more

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I have a bad rash on face and chest after being troll sprayed, what to do?

I have a bad rash on face and chest after being troll sprayed, what to do?

Hmmm?: I have been looking on- line to get a definition for troll spray - and found out the the term is used for quite a few things. Without having a better idea of Exactly what you are referring to - can't comment on what you should do. ...Read more

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My child has a slight fever and a light rash on face. What are these symptoms of?

My child has a slight fever and a light rash on face. What are these symptoms of?

Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. Rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. Rash associated with sore throat can be Strep infection & requires Rx meds. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has a slight fever and a light rash on face what could it be?

What do you suggest if my child has a slight fever and a light rash on face what could it be?

Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. However, rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Been having persistent rash on face for several months. It goes away with oral steroids but then comes right back. What could it be?

Been having persistent rash on face for several months. It goes away with oral steroids but then comes right back. What could it be?

Urticaria: If it goes away on steroids then it is an allergic reaction. If it comes back then it is an indication that the thing causing the allergy is still in your system - I would see your doc for full allergy testing to identify the cause. ...Read more

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My fingertips turned blue, felt faint, and rash on face. I have some other symptoms too but I don't know if they're related. What could this be?

My fingertips turned blue, felt faint, and rash on face. I have some other symptoms too but I don't know if they're related. What could this be?

Circulatory/vascular: It certainly sounds like a problem related to the circulatory system. It can be heart or vascular related. You should contact an internist/cardiologist that could properly evaluate your clinical condition and perform a proper examination of your problem ...Read more

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Can irish spring cause rash on face?

Yes: Irish spring has fragrance that you could be reactiing to and could also just be drying out your skin. Try a milder, moisturizing soap without perfume in it such as dove bar. ...Read more

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Can I use benedryl for rash on face?

Can I use benedryl for rash on face?

You can try: You can try. Depending on what is the cause of facial rashes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might work completely or not. Anti-histamine works well for hives, other than that, it only relieve itchiness. You should go see a local doctor or your rashes persist. ...Read more

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Rash on face from waxing what can I do?

Rash on face from waxing what can I do?

Time will Heal: As long as there is no pus or increasing swelling one just has to give the skin time to heal. I would also ask the person waxing you to use clean or new wax. ...Read more

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Bad rash on face and back. Is it heat related?

Bad rash on face and back. Is it heat related?

Don't know: This rash needs 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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Mysterious & sudden skin rash on face. I don't know how this happened. Help?

Mysterious & sudden skin rash on face. I don't know how this happened. Help?

Mystery: The mystery will remain until someone looks at the rash and identifies the problem. You should see a doctor to examine you and elucidate the problem. ...Read more

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Hello, chronic rash on face, flares up every week, 10 days, or sometimes less. Stays for 3 days then goes away. Kind of like lifetime occurrence..

Hello, chronic rash on face, flares up every week, 10 days, or sometimes less. Stays for 3 days then goes away. Kind of like lifetime occurrence..

See a doctor: It is hard to treat rashes without seeing them. See a doctor. Also take a picture of the rash when it occurs, so that the doctor can see it if it is gone by the time of the visit. ...Read more

Dr. Neal Kraus
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Staphylococcal Infection (Definition)

This is an infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus - and it often is quite dangerous because the organism, the 'germ' has alot of virulence to it... it's very nasty in other words. You can see an ID doc to find out more about Staph infections, since they are experts in diagnosing and treating ...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