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What will stop a rash and itch from taking tarceva (erlotinib)?

What will stop a rash and itch from taking tarceva (erlotinib)?

Topical lotions and : I recommend the following for my patients: aquaphor twice daily as soon as the rash appears aveeno oatmeal lotion/cream for soothing sunblock 50+ if above not sufficient, then i prescribe topical Hydrocortisone 2.5% to be applied twice daily. In severe cases, I have prescribed a course of oral steroids, oral doxycycline. ...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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I have 3 different types of rashes on my body. Diagnosed with contact dermatitis on hands but now patches on shins and little "bites" on elbows/arms?

I have 3 different types of rashes on my body. Diagnosed with contact dermatitis on hands but now patches on shins and little "bites" on elbows/arms?

Contact dermatitis?: Good morning, it is possible that you had contact with the same contact allergens in other areas of body, based on the chance of having exposed to the same allergen. It is also possible that you do have an tendency to develop a generalized dermatitis which is called atopic dermatitis. Certain conditions such as psoriasis can sometimes be confused with other dermatoses. See your doctor, please. ...Read more

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I am a male, 81 years old. I recently experienced clear discharges from both nipples, but mostly from the left. I am also experiencing burning, itchy rashes around both nipples, on my arms, and my shins. I am getting symptomatic relief from triamcinolo

I am a male, 81 years old.  I recently experienced clear discharges from both nipples, but mostly from the left.  I am also experiencing burning, itchy rashes around both nipples, on my arms, and my shins.  I am getting symptomatic relief from triamcinolo

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor will have to get more of the story about the nipples, and do an exam (one can start with his primary care doctor). Nipple rashes can be from friction (from shirts, sports equipment like swimming in an inner tube, etc...), eczema, cancer, etc... Nipple discharges can be from hormonal imbalances, which may be due to hormone-producing glands, liver disease, medications, etc... ...Read more

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Rash on shins now on elbows, help?

Rash on shins now on elbows, help?

Too many possible: There are too many rashes that can be in those locations. You will need to see a doctor to have it diagnosed and then you can get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on shins?

Itchy rash on shins?

Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! i think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more

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Rash that itches and has spread to both shin?

Rash that itches and has spread to both shin?

Shin rash: Your symptoms can be from multiple causes and your rash needs to be examined and probably biopsied for a good answer, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What would be recommended to take care of a rash on my shin from my shinguard?

What would be recommended to take care of a rash on my shin from my shinguard?

Steroid cream: Contact dermatitis can result from clothing, shoewear or 'contact' with an aggravating substance/material. I would first change shin guards to avoid further rash development and then try otc Hydrocortisone cream. If the rash does not resolve then see your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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I have pain on the inside of my thighs and upper shin but no rash at all. What could this be?

I have pain on the inside of my thighs and upper shin but no rash at all. What could this be?

Lack of stretching: Pain on inside of thigh and upper shin is sign of overworked in exercise without stretching. Solution is start stretching exercise and take magnesium to aid the muscle to relax. ...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