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Woke up with painful rash on my chest, deep red color looks like a sunburn, but no sun exposure. Anything to help sooth the pain.pics in my file.

Woke up with painful rash on my chest, deep red color looks like a sunburn, but no sun exposure.  Anything to help sooth the pain.pics in my file.

Dermatitis: Sudden development of a painful skin rash can be related to multiple different diseases. However, in healthy individuals, it is usually a contact dermatitis caused by coming in contact with an irritant. Avoid new soaps, detergents, clothing, foods, medicines, perfumes, deoderants, etc that may be causing irritation. ...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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My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

My neck and chest feels sore to touch, similar sensation to sunburn (but  it's not). There is no rash, redness or other symptoms. What could this be?

Tenderness,dysthesia: Such tenderness, if it's the skin, without rash or redness, suggests a hypersensitivity of skin disorder. I would look for deficiencies of magnesium,calcium,iron,vitamin b12, and also check thyroid status. Anxiety is a possible cause also. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I got a sunburn and a lot of skin peeled off. Now there are a ton of tiny blood red dots all over. Looks like a rash. What is it and will it go away?

I got a sunburn and a lot of skin peeled off. Now there are a ton of tiny blood red dots all over. Looks like a rash. What is it and will it go away?

Healing skin: your skin has been damaged. keep it well moisturized and use sunblock spf 30 or greater every 2 hours while outside. All sunblocks have to be applied every 2-3 hours no matter what the manufacturer says. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause a sunburn like red rash on body?

Can allergies cause a sunburn like red rash on body?

Possibly: It is difficult to know if the rash you describe is an allergic reaction or something else. See a doctor for evaluation. ...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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What type of rash is red and looks like sunburn and hurts?

What type of rash is red and looks like sunburn and hurts?

Drug reaction: Many things but the most serious is a drug reaction. I assume it's not a true sunburn. See a derm! ...Read more

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Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?

Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have  a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?

May be allergic rash: Sunburn rash should have subsided by now .It may be due to allergy or fungal infection .your doctor may decide the treatment after examining your rash or see dermatologist . Application of 1% hydrocortisone cream may help . ...Read more

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Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

Red welts no sunburn looking rash could it be hiv?

HIV: This is conceivable, but no clinical findings are reliable in predicting HIV infection. If you have been potentially exposed it is wise to be tested. Good luck. ...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