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Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?

Not Zoster: Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris. Dyshidrotic eczema. Pompholix. Psoriasis. Id reaction. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. ...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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3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling. Mastoiditis?

3yo w/ear infection on antibiotic drops fever pain resolved very small area of pink behind upper ear no swelling.  Mastoiditis?

Mastoiditis: With mastoiditis you would notice swelling with tenderness. Often the ear on that side appears more prominent. Continue to observe her for further symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?

Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?

Could be either: Try cool compresses, artifical tears, and an allergy medicine such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). If it's viral, it will clear up on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, you should see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you wake up with goop in your eyelashes making them feel like they are glued shut. This can indicate a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, flaking or scaling) . : Skin redness or irritation. Not contagious. Rash 3 weeks Original rash looks like it's healing but skin around it is red and raised with tiny clear fluid blisters ?

I am experiencing  skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, flaking or scaling) . : Skin redness or irritation. Not contagious.  
Rash 3 weeks Original rash looks like it's healing but skin around it is red and raised with tiny clear fluid blisters ?

Sound like a burn: Your symptoms are suggestive of a burn, or sunburn, as in a 1st degree burn, where you have redness and blisters but no true deep skin damage. It is typical for a rash to clear and have blisters left over; they are tiny areas of inflammation fluid left over from the active rash process. It sounds like it is resolving. If it persists are recurs, you should probably see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can virginal yeast infection & UTI caused swelling lymph node below ear & stiffed neck?

Can virginal yeast infection & UTI caused swelling lymph node below ear & stiffed neck?

No: far from your pelvis, which is drained through pelvic lymph nodes, look for another problem in your neck or head that could be the cause for the stiff neck/ swollen neck lymph nodes, better see your doctor again, good luck ...Read more

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Recurring red rash around mouth? (not contact dermatitis)

Recurring red rash around mouth? (not contact dermatitis)

Perioral dermatitis: Is relatively common. It has unknown etiology. If persists, please, see a physician. Can be treated with antibiotics or antifungals if deemed appropriate by a physician. ...Read more

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Can hay fever cause 1 swollen eye?

Can hay fever cause 1 swollen eye?

Possible: Hay fever causes an allergic reaction, which could be asymmetric. If the eye stays swollen after using cool compresses, over the counter antihistamines or over the counter ketotifen (allergy eye drop), then see your eye md. ...Read more

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Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Chronic red irritated lips fungal infection?

Hard to tell: Need more info. Are you a mouth breather? Any allergies? Suggest a dental visit to pursue the answer. ...Read more

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Sudden pain, redness, inflammation and painful to the touch of nose... possible cause?

Sudden pain, redness, inflammation and painful to the touch of nose... possible cause?

Most likely a pimple: if it is small and a bump, but if it is the entire nose other things are possible. Try applying warm compresses as often as you can think to do it, and if it doesn't improve then you will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck.Ideas? Concerned?

Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck.Ideas? Concerned?

See answer: Only concerned in that your newest symptoms may represent a third type of infection in a relatively short time. Immune system suppressed? Number of potential causes of current symptoms with perhaps viral infection being most likely in which case should be self-limiting. If symptoms persist or worsen, need md evaluation again. ...Read more

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CRP after foot fx/ORIF- burning pain, sensitivity, redness, red dots, dry skin. Is CRPS the only diagnosis or could this be something else?

CRP after foot fx/ORIF- burning pain, sensitivity, redness, red dots, dry skin. Is CRPS the only diagnosis or could this be something else?

Complex regional pa: This can occur. You can get a second opinion. A good website to look at is which is from the National Institue of Health: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm Treatment includes medication,physical therapy, nerve blocks to name a few. ...Read more

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Under my eyes itch no redness rash or swelling?

Under my eyes itch no redness rash or swelling?

?allergies: Even though you have no other symptoms, most likely allergies are causing your itching. ...Read more

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Feet are blistering athete feet like, burning and itchin blister are pop-up under the skin burning swellin, uncontrolable itching.

Feet are blistering athete feet like, burning and itchin blister are pop-up under the skin burning swellin, uncontrolable itching.

Well, : Well, you so seem to be describing athlete's foot, a topical fungal infection, although there are other skin disorders that could also cause itching and blistering, like contact dermatitis (an allergic reaction from something like a dye in a new sock, etc.). Usually fungal infections have a characteristic fungal odor, whereas contact dermatitis doesn't. If you're absolutely miserable, go see a dermatologist or podiatrist right away. But if you'd like to try something yourself first, you can try applying an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream like lamisil, lotrimin or tinactin (tolnaftate) 2-3 times a day and see if it improves. If it doesn't get noticeably better in a day or two, you need to see a doctor. Regardless of what it might be, and as hard as this advice might be to follow, it's very important to not scratch! scratching will only inflame the area and in the case of fungal infections, will only cause it to spread (and put fungal spores under your fingernails). If you do see an improvement in a day or two, it most certainly is a fungal infection. Fungal spores live for 30 days, so just because it clears up in a couple of days doesn't mean you should stop using the fungicidal cream. You should keep using the cream for at least 30 days to prevent recurrence. Hope this helps. Don't scratch, and good luck! ...Read more

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Redness, itchy, & bumps around my mouth? Could it be ffrom hydrocortisone allergy?

Redness, itchy, & bumps around my mouth? Could it be ffrom hydrocortisone allergy?

Perioral dermatitis: Yes, this can be caused by steroids, or it can be caused by other substances, like toothpaste, cosmetics, shave cream, etc. Here's a website by doctors: http://fromyourdoctor.Com/topic.Do?Title=perioral+dermatitis&t=2102 this website is written by patients, not doctors, but it has some good ideas. Check it out and then see your doc if you need more help: http://www.Epinions.Com/content_966500484? ...Read more

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Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?

Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?

Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more

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3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area(asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?

3yr history maculopapular rash around both hip at flexural area(asis), scaly, puritic, hyperpigment excoriated from chronic scrathcin keeps recurring, help?

Chronic eczema: The hyperpigmentation and excoriation indicate a chronic condition. He needs a steroid oinment and moisturizing of skin. He would be better served however, if you took him to a dermatologist so he could set up a long term program for your child. ...Read more

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Lacerated toe. Infected, swollen, red, radiating pain. Now, urge to urinate often and rectal discharge/itching. Coincidence or infection spreading?

Lacerated toe. Infected, swollen, red, radiating pain. Now, urge to urinate often and rectal discharge/itching. Coincidence or infection spreading?

Sounds awful: That sounds like a nasty toe laceration, and if infected it should be looked at by a primary care or urgent care Dr. who will see if it needs to be drained or consider antibiotics. A spreading infection can lead to fever, chills, spreading redness, fatigue then may lead to diarrhea, but what you're describing without the other symptoms I've mentioned is unlikely to be from a toe infection. ...Read more

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Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?

Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?

See your doc: A lingering cough after an urti can mean a sinus infection or reactive airways, such as asthma. You need to see your doctor to determine what the problem is. An antibiotic should help if there is a sinus infection but will not help if it is asthma. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure meds are least likely to cause redness and a rash on the face? I am currently on Hydralazine 25 mg, 1/2 the dose same reactions

Which blood pressure meds are least likely to cause redness and a rash on the face? I am currently on Hydralazine 25 mg, 1/2  the dose same reactions

Rash on face: yes hydralazine can cause a lupus like facial rash. stop the medication and follow up with whichever physician started you on the medication=primary care physician or cardiologist. There many other medications to control your blood pressure. ...Read more

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Toes on left foot get very red and extrmely painful when standing. Redness goes when pressure off foot.Worse in hot weather Ultrasound and xray ok

Toes on left foot get very red and extrmely painful when standing. Redness goes when pressure off foot.Worse in  hot weather Ultrasound and xray ok

Increased blood: Your blood vessels are dilating, increasing blood flow to the area. This could be normal for you, but there are some medical conditions which cause this to happen too. See a circulation specialist to look into further if it is causing you distress ...Read more

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I have dermatitis ,my dermatologist gave me levanic 500 twice a day and meconazole cream.my skin in better but my anal canal (from inside) is red,painful&itchy.Is it just inflammation or it's infected too?

I have dermatitis ,my dermatologist gave me levanic 500 twice a day and meconazole cream.my skin in better but my anal canal (from inside) is red,painful&itchy.Is it just
inflammation or it's infected too?

See doctor: The anal condition is unlikely to be related to your dermatitis in this case. It is also possible that your anal reaction may be from one of the drugs you are taking but you will need to get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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My nephew has a rash on buttocks and back of thighs. It's red and bumpy, he's 7. Can it be something viral?

My nephew has a rash on buttocks and back of thighs.  It's red and bumpy, he's 7. Can it be something viral?

Hard to say: Without seeing the rash up close, it's hard to diagnose. Please make sure his doctor takes a look -- then you'll know the cause and treatment for it. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump under my left nostril it so red and hurts if any pressure is applied to it. I have no idea what it is or how to stop the pain ?

I have a painful bump under my left nostril it so red and hurts if any pressure is applied to it. I have no idea what it is or how to stop the pain ?

Abscess: You did not send a picture with this but what you describe sounds like a small abscess which is a part of the skin that has under it an infection. You can apply warm compresses to it to try to make it open and drain but you really should see a physician and get a culture from what is inside if possible and be started on antibiotics. I would go to an urgent care or your own MD ASAP. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ viral exanthem. Had rash (scaly red patches/papules) for a month, other symptoms gone. Could it be something else? How long can it laat?

Diagnosed w/ viral exanthem. Had rash (scaly red patches/papules) for a month, other symptoms gone. Could it be something else? How long can it laat?

Scaly red rash: It is hard to tell what it is without seeing it, after one mos, it is time go for follow up visit with your 1ry care physician, some work up or a referal to a dermatologist to figure out the cause of your rash. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is cuff on blood pressure monitor suppose to squeeze arm so tight to painful to bear? Making three red lines on my arm after. Can this be safe to use

Check your cuff: The sphygmomanometer may have settings that limit the maximum pressure. If your blood pressure is always 150/90 or less for example, you may be able to tell you cuff to only go up to 170 (rather than 200 mmhg). This would make it more tolerable. Either way it is not likely to be dangerous. ...Read more

Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...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