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Itchy rash like thing on Labia, no bumps, bleeds when scratched. What could this be?

Itchy rash like thing on Labia, no bumps, bleeds when scratched. What could this be?

A few possibilities: Genital skin rashes like this are pretty common. Mostly not serious. Some common ones are lichen planus, lichen sclerosis, psoriasis, eczema, and others. You'll need to see a doctor in person for accurate diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, it's not likely to be serious. Good luck! ...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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Hi Doctor, Would you please tell what are the skin symptoms based on the photos attached and the description below? I stayed in a room in Atlanta for 2 nights. When I came back in Augusta, on the first night I start scratching. Waking up with rash-like pa

Hi Doctor, Would you please tell what are the skin symptoms based on the photos attached and the description below? I stayed in a room in Atlanta for 2 nights. When I came back in Augusta, on the first night I start scratching. Waking up with rash-like pa

Unfortunately: I can't view the pictures and your question was caught off. In fact, I'm not sure without completing a formal HealthTap Prime consultation that we can view your pictures. I would encourage you to consider a formal HealthTap Prime consultation or otherwise seeing a dermatologist in person. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Happy to help.: There are a couple of possibilities. First, dermatographism is a condition where scratching or marking the skin causes hives. Second, hives can arise without scratching as well. Antihistamines like Zyrtec/Allegra can help. If this persists, I'd recommend seeing an allergist who can allergy test you and help determine if other conditions are present. ...Read more

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My gf uses straight vinegar in place of fabric softener. Can this cause our clothes to make itchy rashes all over our bodies?

My gf uses straight vinegar in place of fabric softener. Can this cause our clothes to make itchy rashes all over our bodies?

Possible: Reacting to detergent, soap or fabric softeners may cause itchy rashes all over. If changing this doesn't cause improvement, please see your doctor as many other things can cause rashes too. ...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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I have a rash around my nose, the place where if you were to have a cold. I have tried straight vitamin E for a few days, nothing, i then tried a cortizone cream for a few weeks and irs still there. It is slightly elivated in some spots like little bump

I have a rash around my nose, the place where if you were to have a cold.  I have tried straight vitamin E for a few days, nothing, i then tried a cortizone cream for a few weeks and irs still there.  It is slightly elivated in some spots like little bump

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is normally found on the scalp but can spread to the face and develop in and around the nose. If the red itchy skin around your nose is seborrhea, it will be accompanied by flaking skin with a scale that can turn anywhere from white to yellowish brown. ...Read more

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Smelly rash next to my scrodium.Does not itch.Just smells and gets red.Its showed up twice now?Should I go straight tot he doctors or try something?

Smelly rash next to my scrodium.Does not itch.Just smells and gets red.Its showed up twice now?Should I go straight tot he doctors or try something?

Smelly rash: Sounds like a condition called intertrigo, but it may also be fungal. First, keep the are clean and dry! if you tend to sweat a lot the dry part is very important. If it persists your dermatologist can prescribe topical medications to control it. ...Read more

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Could kidney failure or disease sometimes ppresent with a rash on yr upperr abdomen in a straight line but only on the sides?

Could kidney failure or disease sometimes ppresent with a rash on yr upperr abdomen in a straight line but only on the sides?

Probably not: If that is the only thing you notice, then it would not likely be a sign of kidney failure or disease. Your doctor can do simple blood and urine tests to see how your kidneys are functioning. ...Read more

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I have a full body rash. Cleared with steroids but come straight back. Told is was eczema but scared by images it could be HIV how would I kno? .

I have a full body rash. Cleared with steroids but come straight back. Told is was eczema but scared by images it could be HIV how would I kno?

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Vague history: Does the rash itch? The rash associated with HIV however would not have likely responded to steroid. Nonetheless get tested for HIV if you feel that you are at risk regardless of the rash. Consult a dermatologist if this problem persists. ...Read more

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Is it a rash, a tampon issue or an std? I'm 21 and have been experiencing discomfort around my vaginal opening. I recently got off of my period and i noticed the discomfort after i took out my last tampon. There are two lines (straight) that extend out fr

Is it a rash, a tampon issue or an std? I'm 21 and have been experiencing discomfort around my vaginal opening. I recently got off of my period and i noticed the discomfort after i took out my last tampon. There are two lines (straight) that extend out fr

It : It sounds like you may be dealing with vaginal trauma. Is it possible that you could have injured your vagina during intercourse or when inserting tampons? On the other hand if the area feels bumpy then herpes is also a possibility and needs to be ruled out. There are other possibilites as well (bacterial or yeast infection), however a doctor will need to examine you and possibly do some testing to figure out what is going on.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Must be seen: Try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream - apply a thin layer am/pm. If not improved in 5 days call your private physician. ...Read more

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Rash like bites and painful in kidney area. What do you think is wrong?

Rash like bites and painful in kidney area. What do you think is wrong?

Shingles?: Painful rashes could mean either shingles or bacterial infection in that area. You should see the doctor to find out what the diagnosis is and get the treatment. ...Read more

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I got bit by something while i was walking im not sure what it was but i got a rash like 20 minutes later?

I got bit by something while i was walking im not sure what it was but i got a rash like 20 minutes later?

Care: Care for acute insect bites that cause a localized rash can include: 1) oral or topical antihistamine agents such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 2) topical steroid creams such as hydrocortisone, 3) soothing lotions such as aloe vera containing products, and 4) cool soaks with a wash rag. If symptoms worsen, prompt evaluation with a doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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What is a diffuse rash like?

What is a diffuse rash like?

Diffuse: A diffuse rash is one that covers a significant portion of body surface area (i.e. Not a small bump or pimple). ...Read more

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Causes of rash like bumps on the lower cheeks and neck?

Causes of rash like bumps on the lower cheeks and neck?

Rash: Could be hives but could also be irritant dermatitis from fabrics or the detergents or soaps....But you should have it everywhere if that were the case. Likely hives. Simple initial treatment is otc antihistamine and possibly some anti-itch creams. ...Read more

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What causes purple rash like spots on back?

What causes purple rash like spots on back?

More info needed: Need more information to accurately answer your question.

How long do the spots last?
How do they start?
How do they change with time?
How large are they?
How many?
Exact color? Bruise?
Do they go away completely.
Photos would help. ...Read more

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What is this circular rash like thing coming from my armpit?

What is this circular rash like thing coming from my armpit?

May be yeast: Yeast infections of the skin (tinea coporis, ring worm) commonly appear as circular lesions, often in moist areas of the body. They slowly grow over time, leading to a reddish scaly ring with a clearing of the center. They can be treated with over the counter antifungal creams. Discuss it with your doctor to see what they think it may be. ...Read more

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I have been using Fucidin h and it is causing a rash like look with red blotches. ?

Poss allergic rxn: Although used to treat dermatitis, this and virtually any other topical cream could cause an allergic or irritant reaction, which would show up as a red, irritated and often itchy area. I'd recommend you consult with your dermatologist to evaluate the reaction, and recommend proper skin care measures and treatment. ...Read more

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What is maculopapular rash like?

What is maculopapular rash like?

Bumps and flat spots: Macules are small, blanching pink or red spots. Papules are raised bumps, usually small (1-2 mm). So maculopapular is a rash which combines these 2 -- it can be seen in a wide variety of conditions, from infectious to contact rashes, to systemic diseases. ...Read more

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What is this rash like goosebumps all over my thighs?

What is this rash like goosebumps all over my thighs?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disorder manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. Treatment can be with sal acid or retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

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My baby 4 month old back of the hear he had rash like its pink color what can we do for that?

My baby 4 month old back of the hear he had rash like its pink color what can we do for that?

Rash behind ears: A rash on the back of the ears is most likely seborrheic dermatitis which is very common on the scalp of neonates and is known as 'cradle cap'. 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice daily for up to a week at a time often works. If this doesn't work, see your pediatrician.

If you meant back of the "head", it is probably a nevus flammeus nuchae or "stork bite" and no creams will help. ...Read more

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My 1year and six months son has swellings on the head and a red rash like on the buttoms.What may be the cause?

My 1year and six months son has swellings on the head and a red rash like on the buttoms.What may be the cause?

See Your Doctor: From the description there are possibly two separate problems. "Swellings on the head" could have several causes starting with bug bites and much more. The same is true for the rash on "bottom". There is not enough information given fo formulate a cause. Additionally diagnosing skin conditions without visual inspection is challenging. See your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm having rash like systems without the rash over various areas of my body that last a few seconds to several. Fells like needles then go away. Why?

I'm having rash like systems without the rash over various areas of my body that last a few seconds to several. Fells like needles then go away. Why?

Needles: Diffuse sensations like these without a rash or excessively dry skin suggest irritability of superficial nerves of the skin seen in certain conditions like prickly heat, diabetes, deficiencies of magnesium,calcium, sodium or potassium. Side effect from medications are less likely. If symptoms persist, see your physician who will order the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What could a rash like on the buttocks be, it is sort of clustered and itches?

What could a rash like on the buttocks be, it is sort of clustered and itches?

Make sure not herpes: Whenever a rash seems "clustered" you have to always worry about that scarey diagnosis, "herpes". Herpes infection may occur anywhere on the body. It almost always itches but also you typically feel pain and tingling in the area too. It is usually a simple diagnosis to make when seen. Please see a dermatologist and hopefully it is something else. ...Read more

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I have a rash like spots on my face and i don't know what caused it or what it is.

Allegry reaction: Its hard to say what the rash is without examination. It could be related to an allergy possibly. ...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