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Red rash that blistered on my child's hips and bum, cause and treatment?

Red rash that blistered on my child's hips and bum, cause and treatment?

See doctor: This can be many things including chickenpox. However you should see your doctor asap since this can be something more serious. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin ?

What would cause a rash in hotspot areas, purple and red bumps on legs and on groin ?

Bumpy rashes on legs: Rashes can be difficult to diagnosis, even by a skilled dermatologist looking at the rash in person. With just a description i cannot answer your question. There are many causes of rashes in these areas, such as a contact allergy, irritation, chafing, fungus, scabies, etc. I recommend you make an appointment with a board certified dermatologist so she/he can examine you and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can be done for itchy red pimple like dots on legs and wrists?

What can be done for itchy red pimple like dots on legs and wrists?

The treatment will: depend on the cause. You can take an oral antihistamine for the itching, but depending on what, if any, other symptoms you have, you may need a more specific treatment. Please contact your doctor or a dermatologist to be seen. If you are a HealthTap Prime member, you can consult one of us and send a photo and we may be able to help you that way. ...Read more

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Rash mainly on hands and feet and a few random bumps on legs and arms. Look like mosquito bites, ITCHY. Going on for a month. New ones everyday. Help!

Rash mainly on hands and feet and a few random bumps on legs and arms. Look like mosquito bites, ITCHY. Going on for a month. New ones everyday. Help!

Hives?: A rash that comes and goes within a day is most likely to be hives, one of the most miserable and frustrating of benign conditions. By now you have probably thought of every possible food or other trigger but come up with nothing. Sometimes a careful history with your doctor can uncover a known cause. If not then then the long term outlook is good but NO ONE knows HOW long. ...Read more

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Dark spots appeared one on side of knee and then spread to arms and torso itchy skin?

Dark spots appeared one on side of knee and then spread to arms and torso itchy skin?

Go to doctor: Unfortunately "dark spots" is extremely ambiguous and is not descriptive in any way, if this rash is spreading please go see your physician. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

I have a bumpy red skin rash on the back of both arms for years?

Keratosis Pilaris...: ...Is very common. I think of it as eczema of the hair follicles; some people also get it on the upper legs. A medium-strength steroid cream, prescribed by your dermatologist, will keep it under control. ...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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Dark patches appeared on skin first on side of knee then now on torso and arms with itchy skin?

Dark patches: You may have a fungal condition. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Spots on arms, pink and round, and on legs they are red and flat and round. Not allergic to anything, no pets, biopsy was neg. What's causing them?

Spots on arms, pink and round, and on legs they are red and flat and round. Not allergic to anything, no pets, biopsy was neg. What's causing them?

Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is a perplexing rash that usually begins with a single oval patch ("Herald Patch"), and then spreads symmetrically on the chest, trunk, arms and legs. The location may vary somewhat. No known cause. Not contagious. No known treatment. Good news is that it will go away, although it's been known to linger as long as several years. If it doesn't itch, you're lucky. ...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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I've been noticing red spots on my legs.As the week gone on amount of spots increased.They're are non itchy and dry.There are few spots on my stomach?

I've been noticing red spots on my legs.As the week gone on amount of spots increased.They're are non itchy and dry.There are few spots on my stomach?

Dermatitis: Sounds like you have some sort of dermatitis. Play detective and ask yourself if you changed anything lately, ..Soaps, detergent, etc? Get an examination, as skin dermatitis can really not be diagnosed over the computer and needs a visual examination and exam. Best wishes. ...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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Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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