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My skin is very sensitive. If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily. Is this a cause for concern? Vitamin deficiency?

My skin is very sensitive. If I touch my chest, even lightly, I get red rash and bruise easily. Is this a cause for concern? Vitamin deficiency?

Dermatographism?: ... is a skin disorder seen in 4–5% of the world's population and is one of the most common types of urticaria, in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. ...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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Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Stop the cream: Try OTC hydrocortisone and if not clear in a week or two see derm for higher strength prescription to clear rash. Add antihistamine for any itching ...Read more

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54 yarold male skin rash/hives. Bone & joint pain vitamin d level 13ng/ml...

54 yarold male skin rash/hives. Bone & joint pain vitamin d level 13ng/ml...

Complicated: You have significant vit d deficiency and I would suggest that you take vitamin d3 instead of d2 and get another level in about 2 months to assess the status. Consider taking calcium supplement also. I have seen itchy skin lesions which subsided after adequate vitamin d3 supplement. You do need to check with your doctor and make sure that you don't have osteoporosis ...Read more

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I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium I'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after I bathe. But I got a rash and its spreading.

I started taking 2 weeks ago vitamin B12 sub ling and magnesium I'm also using jojoba oil on my skin after I bathe. But I got a rash and its spreading.

Allergic?: I'd first consider the jojoba oil. You may likely be allergic to it or a component of the oil mixture. Stop and give your skin a few days to see if it starts clearing. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks (& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?

My 7yr old has white spots on her cheeks (& nowhere else). They seem to be under the skin, not scales/rash. Is it vitamin deficiency or something else?

Pityriasis alba: It sounds like you're describing pityriasis alba. Pityriasis alba is a condition that results from dry skin and is very common in children. It is a patchy lightening of the skin (not a starchy white depigmentation of the skin). It is not scaly and is usually asymptomatic. It tends to look worse in the summer as the affected skin does not tan. Most cases resolve in puberty when skin becomes oily. ...Read more

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Can vitamin C cause rashes?

Can vitamin C cause rashes?

Possible but unlikel: If you are taking whopping doses which many people do, quite foolishly, then it is possible to have an adverse cutaneous reaction. Keeping the dose to 100% in a vitamin form and supplementing with dietary intake is more than adequate. Anything else is simply overkill and unnecessary. ...Read more

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Can cough syrup and vitamin C D drop cause napy rashes to my 4 month old baby?

Can cough syrup and vitamin C D drop cause napy rashes to my 4 month old baby?

Vit C Could: I think you are saying "diaper rashes" And yes the vitamin C could definitely cause a diaper rash due to its acidity. I would discontinue its use. ...Read more

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Can wheat plus 3 fruits crelac cause napy rash to my baby? . He also take vitamin C 5 drop daily. He is 4 month old

Can wheat plus 3 fruits crelac cause napy rash to my baby? . He also take vitamin C 5 drop daily. He is 4 month old

Not really: diaper (nappy) rash usually occurs if soiled diaper or nappy remains in touch with skin for long time. You may also want to change the type of diapers/nappy ...Read more

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Can melanoma cause rash that looks like allergy? And can melanoma cause iron and vitamin d deficiency?

Not usually: This is not a typical symptom. But best to bring it to the attention of your dermatologist. Melanoma can cause iron deficiency anemia if it has created tumors in the GI tract that are bleeding. Melanoma does not cause vit d def. ...Read more

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What does a vitamin E rash look like?

What does a vitamin E rash look like?

Vitamin E rash: Vitamin e applied to the skin can cause an allergic contact dermatitis with red area where the vitamin e was applied, which may have scaling, crusting, small vesicles. ...Read more

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I have all symptoms for geographc tongue, it gets worse when I have vitamin B12 injections. \ have a rash on both wrists all the time too?

I have all symptoms for geographc tongue, it gets worse when I have vitamin B12 injections. \ have a rash on both wrists all the time too?

Eval needed: Geographic tongue is completely benign, not related to vitamins deficiency and does not need treatment. The rash on your wrists is not related to geographic tongue. Talk to the physician that is treating you for your B12 deficiency about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you get a rash from vitamin d deficiency?

Can you get a rash from vitamin d deficiency?

Not reported but: I have seen a few cases of generalized small itchy bumps on patient with vitamin d deficiency. The rash has either gone away or improved after vitamin d3 supplementation. This is my own experience and I have yet seen any publication on it. ...Read more

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Hi there, I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e. Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?

Hi there, I'm making home-made diaper rash ointment with coconut oil, zinc oxide (25%), beeswax, and 5% v/v vitamin e. Is the amount of vitamin e safe for topical use on infants?

Diaper rash: Vitamin E is pretty benign for infants. If you are using it tpically in a butt paste if should be pretty safe to use topically several times a day for even a week or more. It is a great treatment for rashes and scars. ...Read more

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I have been taking 50, 000 units of vitamin d and just noticed that I have a rash that looks like a blister and itches can this be do to too much d?

I have been taking 50, 000 units of vitamin d and just noticed that I have a rash that looks like a blister and itches can this be do to too much d?

Way too much: There is no reputable science that supports such a high dosage of vitamin d and in fact you may be at a toxic level. 1000 iu is more than enough at any age if you can't get at least 15-30 minutes of sun exposure a day. The rash my be unrelated but stop the vitamin d immediately for at least a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Finished 2nd cycle of Clomid (clomiphene) & developed severe rash, welts and hives. Also took new prenatal vitamin around same time. Which is more likely culprit?

Maybe neither: I wouldn't be certain of either one, you might look outside that box. In over 20 years of prescribing clomid, (clomiphene) 1000s of cycles I've never heard of a rash. ...Read more

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My daughter has a really bad rash right below here mouth. She is 5 but drools a lot. We are using vitamin E oil. Any other ideas?

My daughter has a really bad rash right below here mouth. She is 5 but drools a lot. We are using vitamin E oil. Any other ideas?

B2 deficiency: When there is rash around mouth they gave inflammatory bowel similar to what you see on the face - need b2, b3, and glutamine to heal. ...Read more

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3 1/2 months since I grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? Will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?

3 1/2 months since I grazed my face on asphalt. Still a brown/red mark but is it road rash? Will vitamin E scar serum/bio oil help and make it go?

Healing abrasion: It seems like 3.5 months is a long time for these marks to persist, but that time frame is very common. Road rash is used to generally describe any abrasion that results from a sports injury, usually from bicycle/motorcycle riding. There are individual reports that vitamin E serum/bio oil may help with scarring, but it is not universally endorsed. It will gradually fade. Did you get tetanus updated ...Read more

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I cant get rid of my uti. I get them very frequently and im taking cranberry vitamins and uristat (phenazopyridine) tablets. But now my thighs are covered in a rash?

I cant get rid of my uti. I get them very frequently and im taking cranberry vitamins and uristat (phenazopyridine) tablets. But now my thighs are covered in a rash?

Rash likely allergic: You do not say how you diagnose UTI. Bladder and urinary discomfort come from any inflammation of the urinary tract both infective and non-infective causes. You should be evaluated by a urologist if you are having frequent urinary tract discomfort. As to the rash, it can also be allergic or infective in origin and should be seen by your primary MD and he may want to refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash around my nose, the place where if you were to have a cold. I have tried straight vitamin E for a few days, nothing, I then tried a cortizone cream for a few weeks and irs still there. It is slightly elivated in some spots like little bump

I have a rash around my nose, the place where if you were to have a cold. I have tried straight vitamin E for a few days, nothing, I then tried a cortizone cream for a few weeks and irs still there. It is slightly elivated in some spots like little bump

Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is normally found on the scalp but can spread to the face and develop in and around the nose. If the red itchy skin around your nose is seborrhea, it will be accompanied by flaking skin with a scale that can turn anywhere from white to yellowish brown. ...Read more

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31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?

31 yr-old woman diagnosed in China with allergic purpura (capillary toxicosis); is treating with OTC Transfer Factor Oral Solution. What is this.....?

See Dermatologist: Concerning for vasculitis. Needs evaluation to confirm diagnosis. May need work up for other autoimmune diseases as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what's more likely to cause skin rashes?

I'm curious as to what's more likely to cause skin rashes?

Many things: "rash" is a generic term for a red or discolored area of the skin that can be due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, or to other, non-infectious causes. A more specific answer can be given by your doctor after they see the rash and take a medical history from you. ...Read more

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Can jalapenos cause skin rash on basby?

Can jalapenos cause skin rash on basby?

Absolutely: You can get a contact rash where the pepper touches your skin and you can also get a red face from increased blood flow, called flushing, after eating the pepper. You can also handle the pepper and touch the baby, causing the rash to appear. Wash your hands well after handling the jalapenos. ...Read more

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Will the urethritis cause skin rashes?

Will the urethritis cause skin rashes?

Reiter's syndrome,: Now called reactive arthritis, can be associated with urethritis and skin rashes may occur with this. Skin rash as a result of antibiotic allergy can also occur. Best to check these possibilities with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does tablet sinarest causes any rashes on skin?

Maybe: Any type of oral medication can cause rashes on the skin. ...Read more

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Can aspertame cause a skin rash?

Can aspertame cause a skin rash?

YES: Any chemical compound can cause allergy which usually starts with skin rush. Make sure that you have this problem every time you use this product. If so, stop taking it. Try stevia. ...Read more

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Do energy drinks cause skin rashes?

Do energy drinks cause skin rashes?

Maybe: They could cause a rash if you have an allergy or sensitivity to one of the ingredients. You can stop the drink for 2 weeks and then try it again. If the rash shows up again after the 2 weeks, when you drink it again, that is good evidence of a cause from the drink. ...Read more

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What could have caused a skin rash while we were on vacation in mexico?

What could have caused a skin rash while we were on vacation in mexico?

Unknown: Without a proper jistory and physical exam, it is impossible to tell you what caused your rash... There could be multiple possibilities ranging from some allergy you had, to stress, to a bug bite, etc. See your dr. To get a clinical exam and proper diagnosis to be treated effectively. Good luck. ...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