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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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 am experiencing rash on face, skin redness or irritation and dry or cracking skin and scalp and eyebrows. What Can I do to treat it?

I am experiencing  rash on face, skin redness or irritation and dry or cracking skin and scalp and eyebrows. What Can I do to treat it?

Seborrhea: This sounds like what is called seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea. First try to use a water based moisturizer such as Cetaphyl. If this doesn't work try over the counter cortisone, twice a day for 2-3 days at a time. If you still are having trouble, then go see your dermatologist. Unfortunately, seborrhea is a chronic condition. There is no cure for it. So treat it only when it's active. ...Read more

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I am experiencing pimples and blackheads. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Rash on face. What should I do?

I am experiencing  pimples and blackheads. The following also describe me: Skin redness or irritation and Rash on face. What should I do?

Home remedies: Please consult this site for home remedies. If that does not work, it would be prudent to consult a dermatologist.
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.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

My baby has fever blister on tongue n redness of gums n 2 pimple lik rash on face with v poor appetite?

Maybe herpetic virus: If you or someone close to the baby has herpes -- cold sores, etc. Then it is possible that your baby has gotten them. What you described is consistent with a primary (1st time) herpetic infection. Get to the pediatrician asap for diagnosis and any treatment. ...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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I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

I am experiencing  rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.

Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated .Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more

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

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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Red rash on face and arm that looks like heat rash/prickly heat. What can I do to make it go away?

Depends on the cause: 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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Reoccurring, bright red rash on face and under both arms. Occurring for over a year. Contact dermatitis has been ruled out. What could this be?

Reoccurring, bright red rash on face and under both arms. Occurring for over a year. Contact dermatitis has been ruled out. What could this be?

Agree with Dr Chiu: I would also recommend seeing a specialist (dermatologist). 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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Will spondylolethesis cause me to feel bruised all over body ? I also have headache and lower back pain and red rash on face don't know what this is

Will spondylolethesis cause me to feel bruised all over body ? I also have headache and lower back pain and red rash on face don't know what this is

Spondylolisthesis?: I am answering assuming that you are asking about spondylolisthesis - if you are referring to another condition please clarify. Spondylolisthesis refers to a "slip" of a vertebral body (=bone of the spine) in reference to the a neighbor vertebral body. This condition can cause pain but it would be difficult to link this to bruises or a red rash in the face. ...Read more

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Help! swollen red rash on face and scalp so saturday night i felt a mild stinging just above my right eyebrow. No blemishes, red or anything at all visible on skin. Sunday a little red and in more spots on scalp. Monday full blown red swollen sore above e

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Fatigue, joint pain, occasional red rash on face, positive ANA (twice), C3 is 73 and C4is 14. Could it be lupus?

Fatigue, joint pain, occasional red rash on face, positive ANA (twice), C3 is 73 and C4is 14. Could it be lupus?

Maybe: The real question is "Should we TREAT you for lupus with godawful high-power medications when you probably don't have it?" People with a clinical picture like yours usually have all this stuff go away after a while. Get seen by a specialty dermatologist for the rash; rosacea can mimic lupus. Ignore low-titer ANA's. Think about getting back to that fitness-focused lifestyle you had as a teen. ...Read more

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3yrs boy 33pond, has been given penadol against high fever every night for month, red rash on face, arm, legs. Come with fever, fade in morning. No itchy. Apetite ok. Criple walk, swell ankle, no pain.

3yrs boy 33pond, has been given penadol against high fever every night for month, red rash on face, arm, legs. Come with fever, fade in morning. No itchy.  Apetite ok. Criple walk, swell ankle, no pain.

Have child seen!: All of these symptoms are very concerning for a serious problem. Fevers, rash, joint pain and swelling sound like a systemic inflammatory condition such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. However other things such as certain infections, allergies or exposures can cause these problems. Please be sure this child sees a physician right now to explore the history, exam and do right diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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I have a red butterfly shaped rash on face it is always there but will get lighter and darker it does not hurt or itch but will feel hot when darker?

I have a red butterfly shaped rash on face it is always there but will get lighter and darker it does not hurt or itch but will feel hot when darker?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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Rash on face, little itchy, face feels hot, changes from dark bright red to light red at times, headache. Is it cholesterol med or sun?

Rash on face, little itchy, face feels hot, changes from dark bright red to light red at times, headache. Is it cholesterol med or sun?

Read drug info: This is most likely a reaction to the sun but your medications may make you photo sensitive and prone to a rash. If this is the area to which you are applying steroid, that could also be a cause. ...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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,059 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more