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I have a sunburn like rash on both of my hands. What can I do to treat it?

I have a sunburn like rash on both of my hands. What can I do to treat it?

Rash on hands: In my experience three things csn cause this--- contact allergic dermatitis, bacterial infection or fungal infection. You need to see a md who looks at it and makes right diagnosis. The management of all three reasons is different. ...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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45 year old female. Scaly itchy sunburn like rash on both sides of the neck what is it?

45 year old female. Scaly itchy sunburn like rash on both sides of the neck what is it?

Poikiloderma: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the exact diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make neck rashes, so you need to have a dermatologist see the rash. ...Read more

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I have sunburn like rash over my entire body, minus face, with flu like symptoms? Are these related, should I be concerned, or let it take its course?

I have sunburn like rash over my entire body, minus face, with flu like symptoms? Are these related, should I be concerned, or let it take its course?

See doctor: Many infections can present with these findings, most of which are self limited and of no consequence. Scarlet fever may look like this and should be treated with antibiotics. Rubella and other viruses that are capable of harming a fetus may look like this and you should isolate yourself if you have them. Other illnesses can mimic these and need a doctors attention. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a sunburn-like rash on her forehead that she says is itchy but no other symptoms. It just came about this morning.

My 3 year old has a sunburn-like rash on her forehead that she says is itchy but no other symptoms.  It just came about this morning.

Observe her: Could it be sunburn ? Does she have other symptoms? You can also try creams like aquaphor or eucerin or calendula for symptom relief. Is there rash anywhere else? Any other symptoms? If she has rash elsewhere and fever or stomach ache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, then step throat is a possibility and have her seen. If it is just a rash, observe and see if it improves or worsens. ...Read more

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My 8 year old has red sunburn like rash on her hands and cheeks?

My 8 year old has red sunburn like rash on her hands and cheeks?

?Fifth's disease: Erythema infectiosum or fifth disease is caused by the parvo virus b-19. And can often present as a "slapped cheek" appearance of a rash that can also spread to the hands. It is self limiting and treatment is supportive. (rest, fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and aches). If persists, see the dr. ...Read more

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On calves, sunburn like rash, hot 2 touch, not sunburn it is under socks and sneaker.Get it when I walk a lot, like at theme park in hot weather?

On calves, sunburn like rash, hot 2 touch,  not sunburn  it is under socks and sneaker.Get it when I walk a lot, like at theme park in hot weather?

Urticaria: You may be experiencing temperature induced urticaria. Some people have a similar rash in extremes of temperature. If it does not resolve try a little Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cetiruzibe over the counter. ...Read more

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Could laser ablation of the cervix cause toxic shock syndrome? Would a sunburn like rash on the hips be indicative of tss?

Could laser ablation of the cervix cause toxic shock syndrome?  Would a sunburn like rash on the hips be indicative of tss?

Possible?: It's theoretically possible but i haven't heard of any such cases and wasn't able to find any case reports. A flat rash on some part of the body can be seen with tss but it's not common. If you're not feeling well and suspect you may have tss, it's best to go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Had sore throat for 12 days, went away but now a cough and today a small sunburn-like rash has appeared on inside of right wrist. Are these connected?

Had sore throat for 12 days, went away but now a cough and today a small sunburn-like rash has appeared on inside of right wrist. Are these connected?

Possibly: The rash could be scarlet fever, a rash associated with untreated strep throat. This untreated infection could lead to the symptoms you describe. Some viral illnesses can do the same. The ONLY way to know is to test with a strep test. If it is positive, then you need antibiotics to prevent further problems like effects on your heart. If negative, then the new symptoms should run their course. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more