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Have a rash on arms and legs burn and icth what could it be?

Have a rash on arms and legs burn and icth what could it be?

Possibilities: Include eczema, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral/bacterial infection, food/meds allergy etc. But then only ur pcp or dermatologist can accurately diagnose it. Take care! Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/rashes. ...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


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Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Daughter playing at park got a severe rash on arms and legs. But only where sun hit. Stopped at sleeves and not on face or neck. Sun rash? I have pics

Location, location: We are not able to see any lab or pictures you have to upload. That is reserved for the paid concierge site. The fact the rash is in an exposed location can mean the sun had something to do with it, or the sleeves kept her from touching the triggering factor. This could be something like poison ivy, or other contact agent. ...Read more

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I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs I never seem to have any energy?

I have very bad sore lower back and now I have a rash on arms and legs I never seem to have any energy?

Get rheumatologist: This may be a condition similar to rheumatoid arthritis, that needs evaluation by a medical joint specialist - rheumatologist. There may be bloodwork needed, and may need prolonged treatment depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

What causes a blister rash on arms and legs after swimming?

Swimming rash: Basic skin sensitivity to treated water results in contact dermatitis, according to mayoclinic. Com. You develop reddened and irritated skin, sometimes with raised red bumps on your skin. Swimmer's itch is another skin condition that causes red and raised bumps or even blisters on your skin. Parasites in infected water cause swimmer's itch. The condition usually resolves itself after about one week. ...Read more

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6 year old finished 10 days of amoxicillin 24 hours ago. Now has red non-raised rash on arms and legs, bothering her much. Is she allergic?

6 year old finished 10 days of amoxicillin 24 hours ago. Now has red non-raised rash on arms and legs, bothering her much. Is she allergic?

Mgt: Allergic reactions to antibiotics can occur but more details are needed.
Is the rash blotchy? Does it fade? I would recommend being seen by your PCP. If there are any other symptoms such as respiratory or GI problems, please see the ED. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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I have patches of an itchy rash on arms and legs. When it started I thought it was ringworm but none of the OTC meds have worked. I have pics. Ideas?

I have patches of an itchy rash on arms and legs. When it started I thought it was ringworm but none of the OTC meds have worked. I have pics. Ideas?

There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. Could we see the photos? ...Read more

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I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

Yes: Chlorine is very caustic and destroy skin. You can either use castor oil to area or muscle rub cream. Soak with epsom salt and baking soda in tub 3tbsp epsom salt and 1tbsp baking soda to help skin. ...Read more

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Red, raised, rash on arms and legs, allergic raction from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Red, raised, rash on arms and legs, allergic raction from Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Reaction to Depo: Can happen, usually due to the carrier the progestin is in, but could also be the progestin itself. Unfortunately, once you get the shot, you are along for the ride. Allergy treatment is about the best you can do, usually using an anti-histamine. A natural approach is quercitin, a natural antihistamine found in the skin of red apples. ...Read more

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Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. ...Read more

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Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch. No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch. No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

Rash: 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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I been taking SMZ - 800 mg for 9 days for a uti. I started to have a rash on arms & legs. Is it bc on the antibotic im takin?

I been taking SMZ - 800 mg for 9 days for a uti. I started to have a rash on arms & legs. Is it bc on the antibotic im takin?

Drug rash: It's certainly possible - as SMZ is a sulfa medication - and about 10% of people have side effects from this class of meds. Usually a drug rash will be most prominent on the chest/trunk, rather than the limbs- but of course rashes can be variable. 9 days seems like a lot to take for a urinary infection - I would DEFINITELY talk to the doc that prescribed the medication. Do it today, before worsens ...Read more

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Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Allergy: Since its so widespread and there is a temporal (time) relationship between drug and rash onset, this might be allergy to flu shot or one of its components. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash on arms an top of my legs an belly they seem hot an worse then wot can it be?

I have a itchy rash on arms an top of my legs an belly they seem hot an worse then wot can it be?

Allergy: Most likely, it is an allergic reaction, could be a contact dermatitis.you need to figure out what you are allergic to and stop it. Meanwhile take benadryl, (diphenhydramine)and apply hydrocortison cream. ...Read more

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Every spring since 05 I breakout in a rash on arms legs ears and chest it go away by fall nut re appear every year what is this. Rash itch and burn.

Every spring since 05 I breakout in a rash on arms legs ears and chest it go away by fall nut re appear every year what is this. Rash itch and burn.

Many possibilities: The reccurrent nature of the rash suggests something related to the seasons. Some possibilities would include an airborne allergy or sun induced eruption such as polymorphous light eruption. Without a proper examination of the rash this is only an educated guess. Your best bet is to visit with your dermatologist when you have the rash. ...Read more

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My 18 mth old dtr has multiple petichae, has severe red blistery rash on arms, trunk, & legs. Cbc nrml, no fever, any suggestion?

My 18 mth old dtr has multiple petichae, has severe red blistery rash on arms, trunk, & legs. Cbc nrml, no fever, any suggestion?

Watchful waiting: Ignore the rash and judge how the child looks otherwise. Is the child tolerating food, alert and behaving normally? Does the child have pain? Additional tests may cause you to begin chasing your tail (or chasing numbers) and hopefully this is a viral illness that will pass without much intervention.
However, if your child does appear ill beyond the rash you should seek additional medical attn. ...Read more

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Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Son has white spots on hands and fingers for about month. Now itchy rash on arms legs?

Can't diagnose with: Available info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Other symptoms.?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many different illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes. However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above. If you are unsure, see your doctor right away ...Read more

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I gave my 8week old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1cc or 2.5 mg for a red, raised rash on arms, legs, and back. Hate it! Anything else I can do? He's crying inconsolably

I gave my 8week old Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1cc or 2.5 mg for a red, raised rash on arms, legs, and back. Hate it! Anything else I can do? He's crying inconsolably

See below: If the child is inconsolable, get him seen. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may have had the opposite effect than sedation. About 10% of kids will get wired with benadryl (diphenhydramine). However, due to the rash, I would get the child checked now. ...Read more

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For a year and a half, burning not itching rash on arms, bruising, now also on legs. Fatigue. Tests mostly negative. Lisinopril reaction?

For a year and a half, burning not itching rash on arms, bruising, now also on legs. Fatigue. Tests mostly negative. Lisinopril reaction?

Need more info: You are a "real trooper" to put up with this dermatological problem for so long. Lisinopril does have a history of causing adverse significant side effects. My best advice is to get a second opinion from a dermatologist. Your family physician may be able to help you in this regard. ...Read more

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I was exposed to & developed rash on arms & legs from poison ivy a week ago. Today woke up w/ few raised bumps on upper lip - is it also poison ivy?

I was exposed to & developed rash on arms & legs from poison ivy a week ago. Today woke up w/ few raised bumps on upper lip - is it also poison ivy?

Possibly: It could be. If they look similar: red slightly raised with central blisters or bumps and it is very itchy it could be. Good idea to go get it looked at ...Read more

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What can cause Severe itching with no rash on arms and legs? I had PUPPPS when I was pregnant 6months ago, but this time there's no visible rash.

What can cause Severe itching with no rash on arms and legs? I had PUPPPS when I was pregnant 6months ago, but this time there's no visible rash.

Itching: Itching could be caused by dry skin, you may see any rash with that. Some blood cell abnormalities and kidney, liver dysfunction can also itching. Use humidifier and skin lotion frequently, if not better have examined and blood work done. ...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 I'd 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 I'd 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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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