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I had sudden diarrhea and itchy rash all over my body 3 weeks ago. it lasted for 2 hours and dissappeared. Today it occured again. What could it be?

I had sudden diarrhea and itchy  rash all over my body 3 weeks ago. it lasted for 2 hours and dissappeared. Today it occured again. What could it be?

Food reaction?: Keep a diary on your food intake and symptoms since the episodic nature of your symptoms and the skin rash point to a food allergy . See an allergist if the cause cannot be pinpointed. ...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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Increase in vaginal discharge and strong odor. Also breaking out in itchy rash all over body but mInly in thigh area?

Increase in vaginal discharge and strong odor. Also breaking out in itchy rash all over body but mInly in thigh area?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have a personal physician, please seek care at your city of count health department. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?

I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?

Drug Eruption: Drug eruptions can mimic a wide range of dermatoses. The morphologies are myriad and include morbilliform, urticarial, papulosquamous, pustular, and bullous. Medications can also cause pruritus and dysesthesia without an obvious eruption. A drug-induced reaction should be considered in any patient who is taking medications and who suddenly develops a symmetric cutaneous eruption. ...Read more

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Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?

Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

Needs re-evaluation: Not possible to diagnose without at least a picture, you need to see your doctor again who would refer you to a dermatologist. Please hold the steroid cream for now, it could be a fungal rash or something else, good luck ...Read more

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What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

Allergy consult: This has many potential causes. For example , a viral infection or a drug (levofloxacin?) taken recently may have caused it. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. If it lasts more than a few weeks, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over my body for a month and a half now. I used micogel-f ointment. But it did nothing. What can it be?

I have a non itchy rash all over my body for a month and a half now.  I used micogel-f ointment. But it did nothing.  What can it be?

See a doctor. : A non-itchy rash could be nothing or it could be something as serious as secondary syphilis!! There has been a surge in that in the last couple of years. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash all over my body, remedy?

I have itchy rash all over my body, remedy?

More info needed: A generalized itchy rash can be due to a number of causes. Have a dermatologist evaluate the rash if it hasn't cleared. ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more