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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


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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?

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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I have sunburn on my face & chest, but the sunburn on my legs look like a patchy rash, why is that?

I have sunburn on my face & chest, but the sunburn on my legs look like a patchy rash, why is that?

Peeling?: Photosensitivity or phototoxicity are worse on the face. This is probably something else. Itchy? If you have severe symptoms see a dermatologist now. If it persists more than 1-2 weeks see a dermatologist. Meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream. ...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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My mum has a itchy sore blistery rash on her arms and is starting on the inside of her legs .... One dr has dismissed it as sunburn ?

My mum has a itchy sore blistery rash on her arms and is starting on the inside of her legs .... One dr has dismissed it as sunburn ?

Rash?: For how long? Sun burn happens in sun exposed parts of body. ' between legs' is definitely not sun exposed. Sounds like follicular keratitis with secondary bacterial or fungal infection. You need an anti- itch and antibiotic or anti fungal. Consult a different doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provide all tests & names of all meds. ...Read more

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I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's  peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

Red thigh: An examination is very important to diagnose you and you should see a dermatologist in person.There can be many possibilities like: an allergic reaction to some medication or food. Dry skin, urticaria, hypothyroidism, kidney disease, and others. ...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


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