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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

What causes this malar rash or "butterfly" rash on my face?

SLE : Malar rash is a sign of SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis ) there are other other autoimmune diseases which can also have this rash. there are many rashes which can look similar and be mistaken for a malar rash. The most common is rosacea. You will need an evaluation by someone with experience. If you have other symptoms see a rheumatologist. If the rash is your only symptom see Dermatology. ...Read more

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Severe rashes on face itch and hot sensation?

Severe rashes on face itch and hot sensation?

Many causes of face: rashes, need to see board certified dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Rash on face, neck, scalp, one spot on scrotum, intense painful itch, headache, fatigue. high stress. ?

Rash on face, neck, scalp, one spot on scrotum, intense painful itch, headache, fatigue. high stress. ?

Rash: You are reacting to something in your life. Please see your doctor right away. Some allergic reactions can be fatal if they constrict breathing. It could be from medication, laundry detergent, food, or other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes a itchy rash on face mostly nose and forehead?

What causes a itchy rash on face mostly nose and forehead?

Probably allergy: It could be something else. You need to be examined by a dermatologist who can then recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Sotolol causing itching skin on face neck & jaw?

Sotolol causing itching skin on face neck & jaw?

Possible allergy: You may have an allergy to the medicine. Do not abruptly stop it. Contact your cardiologist. ...Read more

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After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

After tanning I developed red blotchy rash on neck and a prickly skin color rash on inner arm?

Check this out: If this has not gone away I would suggest checking it out. It's hard to say what this may be without seeing it. Skin cancer is always a possibility. Also, a biopsy may be necessary. ...Read more

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Does flu cause rash on face and body?

Rash from Flu: Flu symptoms accompanied by a rash are often attributed to allergies or relatively common illnesses. Individuals experiencing flu symptoms with a rash should be seen by a physician to begin treatment and rule out severe allergic reactions. ...Read more

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Rash on neck ? Sun damage

Rash on neck ? Sun damage

Rash: Rashes are like baskins robbins, they come in 31 different flavors. You really need to see a doctor for a rash since the only way to get an effective evaluation and treatment is for a doctor to see the rash in-person. ...Read more

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Fever and rash on face and palms?

Fever and rash on face and palms?

Infection, see md: This represents an infection- viral, strep most likely. Rarely the can also represent other rarer infections which can be serious. It is i portent to be seen for examination and series of blood tests to determine cause. Untreated this may involve internal organs- heart, kidney etc. ...Read more

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Uneven bumpy face due to acne?

Uneven bumpy face due to acne?

Acne scars: There's nothing you can do about this on your own. If you want, a dermatologist can treat you with dermabrasion, fillers, microsurgery and/or a laser. I'm sorry you weren't treated when you should have been. Before you make your decision about seeking care, notice that hollywood "tough guys" from tommy lee jones to jet li seem to have deliberately kept theirs for "character." it's your choice. ...Read more

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Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?

Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?

Need more history: in that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more

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Everytime I get stressed out, I get an itchy rash on my face?

Everytime I get stressed out, I get an itchy rash on my face?

Histamine release: Stress can be one factor in producing hives with non allergic histamine release. If necessary have non tiring antihistamine available. Also learn coping mechanism such as deep breathing, guided imagery, or biofeedback to relax when you are feeling stressed. ...Read more

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I get this rash not hives I don't think but little tiny bumps on my body and it's only in specific spot sometimes my Face and shoulder. Stress rash?

Dr. Ashu Syal Dr. Syal
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I get this rash not hives I don't think but little tiny bumps on my body and it's only in specific spot sometimes my Face and shoulder. Stress rash?

Rash: Rash is something that you cannot advise on without seeing it. First and foremost in practice of medicine is making the right diagnosis. Then you give right advice. My suggestion to you is-- first see your PMD ( Primary doc) then if not satisfied get a second opinion from a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash only on head of my penis, does not itch, does not burn, is not raised but very visibly frustrating. Could this be from stress or what?

I have a rash only on head of my penis, does not itch, does not burn, is not raised but very visibly frustrating. Could this be from stress or what?

Probably not needed: What you described is a macule, which may be an inborn harmless spot or acquired change of estrogenic effect from intercourse so it needs no treatment. But having expertise eyes to take a look for confirmation is advisable. ...Read more

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She has a rash that has went from head to toe and a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack hasn't helped. Stress makes it worse nothing else or time of day. Not in private area.

She has a rash that has went from head to toe and a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack hasn't helped. Stress makes it worse nothing else or time of day. Not in private area.

Rash: If the rash is extremely itchy it sounds like a stress related pomphoylyx dermatitis. It may also a medication you are allergic to. If Medrol (methylprednisolone) did not help try drinking Tonic water. It has quinine which is a component of a drug called Plaquinol which helps with autoimmune rashes. You should be worked up by a dermatologist. Good Luck ...Read more

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Rash on face, neck, scalp, one spot on scrotum, intense painful itch, headache, fatigue. high stress. ?

Rash: You are reacting to something in your life. Please see your doctor right away. Some allergic reactions can be fatal if they constrict breathing. It could be from medication, laundry detergent, food, or other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples and rash on chest. The following also describe me: Blackheads, Rash on face, Skin redness or irritation, Skin rash, and Stress. What should I do?

I am experiencing  pimples and rash on chest. The following also describe me: Blackheads, Rash on face, Skin redness or irritation, Skin rash, and Stress. What should I do?

See below: You may consult this site for home treatment of acne: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can rashes be stress induced?

Can rashes be stress induced?

Sometimes: If there is a clear relationship between experiencing a stressful situation and the onset of the rash, and it keeps happening this way, then the rash is clearly stress-induced. But rashes come and go for many reasons, and your doctor can help you evaluate what is going on. Rashes, and other illnesses, worsen with stress, though stress may not be the primary problem. ...Read more

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I get really bad stress rashes and i need to know how to get rid of it asap please i need a remedy?

I get really bad stress rashes and i need to know  how to get rid of it asap please i need a remedy?

Can't make diagnosis: Unfortunately, with the limited descriptioin you have given, it is impossible to make a diagnosis or recommend a therapy. Many skin conditions, while not caused by stress, are aggravated by it. You need to see a dermatologist to make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause itching and rashes?

Can anxiety and stress cause itching and rashes?

Yes: Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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I've had severe allergic reactions to nuclear stress tests in the past (rashes), and I am scheduled to have a Hida Scan. Should I cancel it?

I've had severe allergic reactions to nuclear stress tests in the past (rashes), and I am scheduled to have a Hida Scan. Should I cancel it?

No: the nuclear medicine doctor who will conduct the test will take a history first, and either use a different material or refers you to an allergist for an advice on wether you need a premedication before the study ...Read more

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Why do I have dry skin, weird rashes, tiredness and stress?

Why do I have dry skin, weird rashes, tiredness and stress?

Rule out low thryoid: You should see a doctor to have your thyroid checked and find out what the rash is. If s/he thinks you are depressed or nervous, s/he may treat you or refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist depending on the severity of the situation. Most psych conditions, even if brought on by a physical problem, respond best to a combination of therapy and medications, especially medications if severe. ...Read more

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I get big red itchy rashes all over my chest and arms but their not bites, is it possible that im getting it from stress?

I get big red itchy rashes all over my chest and arms but their not bites, is it possible that im getting it from stress?

Possible, but: It's possible for stress to lead to hives, etc. It's also possible for dyes in clothing and/or laundry detergents to cause this; so can using a new soap or other product on yourself. You may want to see your physician if this is happening frequently. ...Read more

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Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

RED ITCHY RASHES: SORRY, STRESS WILL NOT CAUSE THESE. THINK OF INSECT BITES, MEDICATIONS, POISON IVY, ETC DO YOU HAVE A CAT OR A DOG? HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN THERE? ...Read more

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Gave birth in a "birthing center". During labor, I saw my hands full of rashes. After deliver, nurse said "you're having allergies if your stress"?

Gave birth in a "birthing center". During labor, I saw my hands full of rashes.  After deliver, nurse said "you're having allergies if your stress"?

Stress can absolute: -ly cause rashes. But the fact that it was only on your hands suggests to me either you had an exacerbation of an underlying hand eczema which could certainly be initiated by stress, or you were exposed to something in the center that caused a contact dermatitis or also exacerbation of underlying hand eczema. see derm for absolute answers. for now use thick ointments like aquaphor to protect hands ...Read more

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I've suffered with high stress and anxiety for a year. In the morning I experience warm rashes on my abdomen, constant rib pain with fast heart rate.

I've suffered with high stress and anxiety for a year. In the morning I experience warm rashes on my abdomen, constant rib pain with fast heart rate.

Anxiety disorders: are very treatable by a mental health professional. Please do what your doctor says and take any medicine he/she provides but do not limit your help to that. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been full of stress for the last 6 months with an undiagnosed problem-, yesterday had a dermitius rash on arms and stomach- can rashes come from stress it did not itch but was warm to touch?

I have been full of stress for the last 6 months with an undiagnosed problem-, yesterday had a dermitius rash on arms and stomach- can rashes come from stress it did not itch but was warm to touch?

Yes: Stress is a classic cause of rashes. It has the sound of hives, but with no itch, it is difficult to truly give you an answer. Simply follow the rash and if it progresses, then a doctor needs to look at it. ...Read more

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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


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