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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...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 allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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How can skin rashes be treated?

How can skin rashes be treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do about the rashes on my skin?

What to do about the rashes on my skin?

If they are : bothersome to you - have them checked by your physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do for skin rashes?

What is the best thing to do for skin rashes?

Depends: The treatment or best thing to do is entirely dependent on the rash type. Different rashes are caused by different processes and therefore have different treatments. ...Read more

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I need some tips to remove the rashes of my skin..?

I need some tips to remove the rashes of my skin..?

Find the cause: "removing" a rash is aided greatly by knowing just what was the cause. This can be a challenge so seeing a dermatologist will be your best option. ...Read more

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Why could my skin itch even though I don't see any rashes or bite marks?

Why could my skin itch even though I don't see any rashes or bite marks?

Itch: There are many causes of itch without a rash. Systemic causes include kidney failure, liver failure causing elevated levels of bile, blood disorders such as leukemia, lymphoma and iron deficiency. Thyroid disorders and diabetes also can cause itching. The most common cause however is dry skin and using a good moisturizing cream such as cetaphil or cerave and anti itch lotion like sarna can help. ...Read more

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I have multiple skin rashes, what to do?

I have multiple skin rashes, what to do?

See Your Doctor: Rashes can be caused by many things, meaning that there is not a single treatment. If you have rashes which persists or bother you, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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