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My 6 years old has symmetrical rash on his low part of chest /abdomen it is small sized red rash that not itches or doesn't induce pain what can it be?

My 6 years old has symmetrical rash on his low part of chest /abdomen it is small sized red rash that not itches or doesn't induce pain what can it be?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities include reaction to virus (ie: viral exanthem), medication induced reaction, bite reaction, other rashes of childhood. Best to see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible Id reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible Id reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more

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Itchy inner thighs (rashes)swollen large patches. When I spread my legs it's like a half basketball size. Symmetrical. 5days so far. Can't be friction?

Itchy inner thighs (rashes)swollen large patches. When I spread my legs it's like a half basketball size. Symmetrical. 5days so far. Can't be friction?

Possible: Possibly heat rash. Also may be fungal or even an allergic reaction or sensitivity to your underwear. Consider chaffing gel, and cotton only underwear or boxers. If fungal may benefit from over the counter fungal products. If gets worse or persists, I would seek out an opinion from your family doc to get a look at it and possibly benefit from a prescription. ...Read more

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Since some days I am having itching and rash mostly symmetrical locations. Kindly suggest remedy?

Since some days I am having itching and rash mostly symmetrical locations. Kindly suggest remedy?

Pruritis: Itching is a manifestation of low grade pain, generally due to inflammation and can be produced by many stimuli, including infection, allergy, chemical disturbances such as liver disease, external influences producing skin irritation. See your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can chronic anxiety cause pruritus? I have it mostly on my face w/out rash and at times symmetrical itching on the same side of face at the same time

Can chronic anxiety cause pruritus?  I have it mostly on my face w/out rash and at times symmetrical itching on the same side of face at the same time

Yes: Stress and anxiety can cause the release of histamine, and this can cause itching. Best to treat the source. If this is more an than occasional irritant, consult your provider for appropriate referrals. Take care ...Read more

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What is it:red rash on my legs, quite symmetrical (not itchy, not flakey, rather discolouration). No other symptoms. Gets more or less red, no pattern?

What is it:red rash on my legs, quite symmetrical (not itchy, not flakey, rather discolouration). No other symptoms. Gets more or less red, no pattern?

Rashes: While it is impossible to say with seeing it, my first hunch would be that you are experiencing contact dermatitis. You may have used a new laundry detergent or got a new pair of pants or sox that is causing skin irritation. Try Hydrocortisone 1% cream. If that doesn't work see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red rash symetrical on arms and top of legs.no lumps or itchiness.

Red rash symetrical on arms and top of legs.no lumps or itchiness.

Rash: We would need to see the rash to help diagnose it. Suggest a visit with your doctor or virtual consultation. ...Read more

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Red pimple like blistery rash. Stings and itches horribly. Always occurs on hairline, scalp, base of neck, back/tail bone and is symmetrical on body?

Red pimple like blistery rash.  Stings and itches horribly. Always occurs on hairline, scalp, base of neck, back/tail bone and is symmetrical on body?

Rashes: Rashes are almost impossible to diagnos without seeing them. I would advise seeing your primary provider or urgent care especially with it being pimply and blistering. Concern for skin infection. Please be seen ...Read more

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Can drug rashes linger?

Can drug rashes linger?

Yes: Depends on the type of reaction and the specific drug, it may linger on for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Are rashes often serious?

Are rashes often serious?

No: Rashes usually are not serious, but you should always see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...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