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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I am experiencing foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.

I am experiencing foot itching and toe inflammation. The following also describe me: Foot redness, Toe swelling, and Skin rash. What should I do? It has been itching since last night. I went hiking but no one else got itchy feet.

? athlete's foot: You could consider a trial of athlete's foot spray (usually lotrimin or tinactin spray) which are active against yeasts, e.g. Candida albicans.
It is a moist environment that allows for growth of these fungi on the skin of the feet. Give it a try for the next few days and determine if it settles down. Otherwise, see a physician. ...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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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

Different causes: Generalized skin sensations like those may be seen with anxiety, diabetes, thyroid disease, deficiency of calcium, magnesium, electrolytes, vit b 12, toxic agents, prickly heat, intolerance of certain clothing material, etc. If symptoms persist, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Having itchy skin irritation, with redness and some swelling. It reallys comes out when I get hot?

Having itchy skin irritation, with redness and some swelling. It reallys comes out when I get hot?

Cholinergic hives: This is known as cholinergic urticaria when the small itchy hives appear during the cooling period after a rise in body core temperature. Antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine) can usually prevent this from happening. This condition is not dangerous and often goes away after a few years.
Do note that this does not apply to large hives (>1/2 inch in diameter). ...Read more

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Itchy/Prickly skin. Mostly upper body when laying and sometimes sitting. Worse in the evening before sleeping. Not during sleep. No rash.?

Itchy/Prickly skin. Mostly upper body when laying and sometimes sitting. Worse in the evening before sleeping. Not during sleep. No rash.?

Emollients: The most common cause is environmental, so I would first suggest keeping baths and showers warm, not hot. Directly after bathing/showering apply a good moisturizer (Cetaphil, Cerave, Aveeno, (oatmeal) even Vaseline lightly) to these areas. You did not mention your age or the status of your general health, so start with the emollients first and give it 2 weeks or so. ...Read more

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My husband is experiencing itchy insect bite. The following also describe him: Skin redness or irritation and Skin swelling. What should he do?

My husband is experiencing itchy insect bite. The following also describe him: Skin redness or irritation and Skin swelling. What should he do?

Warm compresses: Minor insect bites will usually resolve by themselves. Itching is relieved with an antihistamine such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). If after 2 days the redness or swelling increases, or if fever, or if any red streaks appear, that can be a sign of infection, and should be evaluated by your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

I have these itchy red bumps all over my upper body. It's kind of like a rash now. I have these bumps on my breasts, my stomach and my back/shoulders. What could cause this?

Eval: 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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What is a bug bite that has swelling, warm, large red rash around it the size of a baseball & itchy?

What is a bug bite that has swelling, warm, large red rash around it the size of a baseball & itchy?

It can be: It can be any of a number of insects - what you are describing could be a spider bite or a wasp bite/bee sting or even a tick - it is quite possible you are having an allergic reaction or a cellulitis. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv I or hsv ii. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on my neck and head and the back the back of my neck has some swelling. What may be the cause.?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the rash is there can be few causes of this. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...Read more

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I have tiny black specks on my skin that itch. When I scratch them it bubbles up. My right leg keeps swelling and is itchy with red blotches.?

I have tiny black specks on my skin that itch. When I scratch them it bubbles up. My right leg keeps swelling and is itchy with red blotches.?

See your family doc: I recommend seeing your family physician or healthcare professional to be able to help diagnose the cause of your ailment. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Red patches all over and swelling in skin looks like allergy patches blood test done nothing found a bit worried itchy feelings aswell regularly?

Red patches all over and swelling in skin looks like allergy patches blood test done nothing found a bit worried itchy feelings aswell regularly?

Red Patches: Hives (medically known as urticaria) appear on the skin as wheals that are red, very itchy, smoothly elevated areas of skin often with a blanched center. They appear in varying shapes and sizes, from a few millimeters to several inches in diameter anywhere on the body. They can be caused by meds, infections, food, and system disease. Treatment is antihistamines and to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My skin has been red and hot all over my body (except my face) after playing basketball for an hour. Slightly itchy as well. Is this a rash frm sweat?

My skin has been red and hot all over my body (except my face) after playing basketball for an hour. Slightly itchy as well. Is this a rash frm sweat?

No: Some people when they exercise will get a histamine response that can cause red parches to appear, somewhat similar to an allergic reaction. It seems to be more common in people who exercise irregularly and often gets better with more regular conditioning. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

Get a diagnosis: Get a proper diagnosis. It could be fungal (tinea capitis) or bacterial (cellulitis) or allergic. These are all treated differently so it is important to know which one you have. ...Read more

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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time I wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Had itchy red swollen end of little finger, swelling gone now and left lots of red dots under skin that don't fade when pressed down on. Thank you?

Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and discoloration initially? ? infected bite? allergic reaction? trauma ...Read more

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Food intolerances have given me swollen, red itchy skin under my eyes for a week. The swelling has gone down, how can I improve the discolouration?

Food intolerances have given me swollen, red itchy skin under my eyes for a week. The swelling has gone down, how can I improve the discolouration?

Discoloration: The discoloration can be improved by using virgin coconut oil. It may take 3-4 weeks to notice improvement ...Read more

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Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Dry red spot appeared on skin by hip, rash covering my body followed. Red, circular, itchy, spots from neck to groin, front and back. Help!

Rash: Sounds like it could be pityriasis rosea a non dangerous self limiting rash in younger people. Google it and see if it matches. However, you should see a dermatologist to confirm this and to make sure you are not dealing with anything else. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy) and lip swelling. The following also describes me: Hives (Urticaria). What should I do?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy) and lip swelling. The following also describes me: Hives (Urticaria). What should I do?

Maybe related: This may all be manifestations of your urticaria. You will need to have clarification as to why you have urticaria. This is something you can evaluate with your physician and possibly a specialist such as a dermatologist or an allergist ...Read more

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Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red?

Urticaria/Hives: Rarely, a reaction to medication, food, food additives, insects, parasites or infection is identified as an underlying cause of chronic hives. But in most cases, the cause of chronic hives is never identified, even after testing and monitoring symptoms. Heat, cold, pressure, sunlight or other environmental stimuli may worsen chronic hives. Certain meds such as aspirin, Ibuprofen can cause hives. ...Read more

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Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! Nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Small red dot rash, itchy, dry skin on top all over body! Nothing on palms of hands or soles of feet? What is it? Help!

Need an exam: Rash would need an exam. But can be viral if red small dot on the palms or soles, but hard to tell from your description. Have a doc take a look. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

Call your doctor: A rash during the first trimester of pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. This can be something very complicated. If you don't have a doctor, get one early next week to discuss this. ...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
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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