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Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

Elderly mom has sunburn like rash all over except face. She looks like she has been on beach for a week. With psoriasis type scales on arms belly. Sev?

She needs to be seen: By a dermatologist. In addition to psoriasis , the generalized rash could be due to many causes- underlying medical condition, allergic reaction to meds/ foods, autoimmune condition , toxic epidermal necrolysis etc let the specialist make an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment! hope she gets better! ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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've had a body rash for 5 days now that looks like and feels much like a sunburn. Started on leg. No rash on face or palms. Tapering off prednisone.?

I've had a body rash for 5 days now that looks like and feels much like a sunburn.  Started on leg. No rash on face or palms. Tapering off prednisone.?

Need to see doc.: Rash that looks and feels like sunburn needs some eyes on it. Especially as you taper off Prednisone - not sure why you are taking this, but this may certainly be an underlying disease declaring itself. ...Read more

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Pimply like rash on face what could it be?

Pimply like rash on face what could it be?

Many possibilities: 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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I have autoim.Hypothyroidism and am taking levothyroxine and have red butterfly like rash on face and feel hot most of the time when others are cold ?

I have autoim.Hypothyroidism and am taking levothyroxine and have red butterfly like rash on face and feel hot most of the time when others are cold ?

See rheumatologist : Seeing a rheumatologist or dermatologist to rule out other concomitant autoimmune diseases may be helpful. They may check additional lab work such as an ANA and/or do a skin biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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Hello, chronic rash on face , flares up every week, 10 days, or sometimes less. Stays for 3 days then goes away.Kind of like lifetime occurrence..

Hello, chronic rash on face , flares up every week, 10 days, or sometimes less. Stays for 3 days then goes away.Kind of like lifetime occurrence..

See a doctor: It is hard to treat rashes without seeing them. See a doctor. Also take a picture of the rash when it occurs, so that the doctor can see it if it is gone by the time of the visit. ...Read more

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Hello, chronic rash on face , flares up every week, 10 days, or sometimes less. Stays for 3 days then goes away.Kind of like lifetime occurrence, help..

Hello, chronic rash on face , flares up every week, 10 days, or sometimes less. Stays for 3 days then goes away.Kind of like lifetime occurrence, help..

Need to dermatologis: It is very difficult to guess what is causing this chronic skin rash.I will recommend that next time the rash appear you consult your doctor or a dermatologist to find the cause of the rash and get it treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What can I use for a rash on face/body?

What can I use for a rash on face/body?

Depends on rash.: You can try Hydrocortisone for mild cases. However i'd not better in 1-2 days see dermatologsot for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can I stop from getting rash on face when shaving?

How can I stop from getting rash on face when shaving?

Razor burn or: Sensitivity to products used. Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rash on face?

What is the definition or description of: rash on face?

Various descriptions: 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 to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can irish spring cause rash on face?

Yes: Irish spring has fragrance that you could be reactiing to and could also just be drying out your skin. Try a milder, moisturizing soap without perfume in it such as dove bar. ...Read more

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Can I use benedryl for rash on face?

Can I use benedryl for rash on face?

You can try: You can try. Depending on what is the cause of facial rashes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might work completely or not. Anti-histamine works well for hives, other than that, it only relieve itchiness. You should go see a local doctor or your rashes persist. ...Read more

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Rash on face from waxing what can I do ?

Time will Heal: As long as there is no pus or increasing swelling one just has to give the skin time to heal. I would also ask the person waxing you to use clean or new wax. ...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)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more