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Symptoms Itchy Rash On Arms And Upper 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
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
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
My granddaughter (16 mo) diagnosed roseola or fifths. I have an itchy rash on arms and neck and had fever blister. Any connection?
No connection: Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is the most frequent cause of roseola.●Roseola classically begins with three to five days of fever that may exceed 40ºC (104ºF); as the fever abates, a blanching macular or maculopapular rash develops, starting on the neck and trunk and spreads to the face and extremities. It is self limited and benign. I do not believe your symptoms are caused by Roseola! ...Read more
7 year old developed itchy rash first on back of neck later in day it spread to arms, stomach and legs no other symptoms, what is it and what to do?
Hard to say: If the rash is moving from a local to a general distribution it is unlikely a simple contact dermatitis like poison ivy. Generalized rashes can be secondary to an infection (virus or bacteria) a food reaction or bug bites. Without examining the rash it is hard to speculate on a cause or specific treatment. If it itches, Benadryl can be given for comfort. ...Read more
Can someone tell me what this flat red non-itchy rash on my legs is about? Noticed it over a month ago. Was on arms and went away but still on legs.
Not really: No one can offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash. See a dermatologist if you are concerned. ...Read more
Different causes: There are different causes of this type of rash includung allergy to foods, medications, etc. Have a physician or dermatologist evaluate the rash if still present. In the meantime if you're uncomfortable you could take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch but be aware that it can cause drowsiness. Claritin is less effective but does not cause drowsiness. ...Read more
I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here I been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms I put lotion on but what to use otc?
I have a itchy rash for 3wks that I got from a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back, and arms. Please help.
Use steroid cream:
It seems you have an acute case of contact dermatitis and may need to see your doctor asap as it is spreading
meanwhile take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to control the itching and use 1%hydrocortisone cream locally till you see your doctor
you may need stronger steroid cream and/or oral or injecteble steroids. ...Read more
I have a itchy rash which started after a body wrap. It started on my thighs and now has spread to my legs, lower back and arms. It's been 3 weeks.?
See your doctor: You have huge rash and it is spreading, you should see your doctor or a dermatologist asap to find the diagnosis and proper treatment as it has been there for three weeks. ...Read more
Just returning from cruise and I have rash on arms, legs and now upper palate. I am so itchy and don't know what to do. My doc can't get me in til Thu?
I am experiencing itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) it's not really a rash but bumps on arms and legs that itch bad and I don't think it's from bugs?
This rash will need: To be visualized (at minimum) in order to try to determine the cause. ...Read more
My arms and legs are a bright red but not itchy rash. I am also experiencing chills with the red skin.
Urgent: Please seek urgent medical advice as this might be a serious infection that needs to be treated at once. ...Read more
I have a very itchy rash on legs and arms. Raised bumps which scab over due to scratching. I've recently travelled to the us (stayed in hotels).
I have a very painful, itchy rash. It is on my stomach, legs, arms and knees. It started in November and is still going on. The worst is my stomach. I?
Chronic rash: Some persistent conditions that can give such a rash are psoriasis, eczema, contact dermatitis, scabies, and a medication reaction. Psoriasis usually gives well-defined red, scaly patches, often symmetrical over elbows, knees. Eczema has poorly-defined, red, fissured patches, often about creases of arms, wrists, behind knees. A dermatologist can diagnose the problem, and give appropriate treatment ...Read more
I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?
Drug Eruption: Drug eruptions can mimic a wide range of dermatoses. The morphologies are myriad and include morbilliform, urticarial, papulosquamous, pustular, and bullous. Medications can also cause pruritus and dysesthesia without an obvious eruption. A drug-induced reaction should be considered in any patient who is taking medications and who suddenly develops a symmetric cutaneous eruption. ...Read more
Itchy rash started on neck back legs and stomach. That mostly gone in few hours. Rash has moved to breasts and arms and still on back?
This may be viral (or: Other infections) drug induced, contact, or many other causes, see dermatologist for answers and treatment ...Read more
I have an itchy rash on my arms and legs and torso that has lasted a wk and now the bumps are flattening and turning purple do I have a virus?
Hard to say: See your doctor and have them look at the rash. ...Read more
What could cause extreme itchy rash in pubic area all of a sudden? Also have random spots on stomach, arms, legs, back and buttocks. No new detergent
Many: Contact allergy, bug bites, scabies- just to mention a few. If this has been going on for awhile, you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
My sister has a red, itchy rash developing on her arms and legs. It started on her feet and has now spread to hands, knees, elbows.?
3yr old Raised itchy rash over back of neck arms and legs only. No fever. Just recovered from general virus. What could it be? Exclude from kindy?
From your description there may be an allergic reaction. I would advise letting your PCP know and a dose of over the counter children's anti histamine such as Claritin (loratadine) may be used. It may be related to the virus or an allergic trigger.
Your PCP will obtain a history including whether there were new foods, medications, lotions etc. ...Read more
Non raised, non itchy, red blotchy rash on arms and legs only for 5 days now, taken strong antihistamines but it's getting worse doctor is unsure?
Red splotchy rash: You may have erythema infectiosum or fifth's disease which is a harmless viral exanthem. ...Read more
Bitten by non-lyme tick 8 mos ago (tick was tested). Itchy rash over legs, arms, buttocks, weight loss and night sweats. What could be the cause? Thx
Many possibilities: Besides lyme, ticks can transmit many other infections including babesia, bartonella, ehrlichina, rickettsia and other types of borrelia. The tick testing negative for lyme does not rule out other infections. But your symptoms could be unrelated to the bite too! See a doc knowledgeable in tick-borne illness. Consider seeing a doc for general evaluation too, ideally a holistic doc. ...Read more
I have a dry itchy rash on my arms, chest, lower legs and upper back. It looks like small, red spots. I had severe tonsillitis which cleared up just over a week ago, and was given ciprofloxacin (not sure whether it helped). Any idea what could be causi
Scarlet fever: The rash can appear before illness or up to 7 days later. The rash can last for up to 2 to 3 weeks before it fully goes away. ...Read more
I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?
My dad has had an itchy rash on his arms & legs for several months. He got a cortizone (hydrocortisone) shot, it cleared up & then came back. What could cause this he scratches till there are sores.
Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help
Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more
I have an itchy rash, the size of a finger print, on my ankle. There are other little one popping up on my legs & one on my arm too. Any suggestions?
Examination: It's difficult to say without seeing the rash and asking a series of questions about possible causes. Local contact with something you are allergic to (contact dermatitis) is a common cause. Fungal infections (ringwork or tinea) are another common cause. It's often possible to make a more definitive diagnosis by sharing photos of the rash and talking to the doctor via virtual consult. ...Read more
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