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Doctor insights on: Weird Rashes

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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


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Why do I have dry skin, weird rashes, tiredness and stress?

Why do I have dry skin, weird rashes, tiredness and stress?

Rule out low thryoid: You should see a doctor to have your thyroid checked and find out what the rash is. If s/he thinks you are depressed or nervous, s/he may treat you or refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist depending on the severity of the situation. Most psych conditions, even if brought on by a physical problem, respond best to a combination of therapy and medications, especially medications if severe. ...Read more

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Ana positive 1:640 speckled then 1:80. Rna negative. I'm always in pain. Get weird rashes. Have sob. Family history for lupus could it be lupus?

Ana positive 1:640 speckled then 1:80. Rna negative. I'm always in pain. Get weird rashes. Have sob. Family history for lupus could it be lupus?

Have you seen a: Have a you seen a rheumatologist to evaluate these symptoms? These could be manifestations of an autoimmune disease like lupus, but it is up to the rheumatologist to make that determination. ...Read more

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I've been having some weird rashes on both side of my legs on my stretch marks. They're really itchy too... What is it and what can I do to cure it.

I've been having some weird rashes on both side of my legs on my stretch marks. They're really itchy too... What is it and what can I do to cure it.

Rashes: This would actually need to be evaluated to get a better idea of the cause and to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Marks: They may actually be stretch marks, those are very typical places for stretch marks and stretch marks can have varying appearances from person to person. Especially if they are not painful or itchy or very bothersome in a physical way, my guess is that's what they are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have this weird rash, don't know why?

I have this weird rash, don't know why?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What to do if I woke up with a weird rash this morning?

The rash would: Likely need to be visualized to identify it. Don't know if you have symptoms (like itching). Sorry, there is not enough info to provide you with much guidance. ...Read more

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Weird rash on my wrists from outdoors that's spreading?

Weird rash on my wrists from outdoors that's spreading?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a very weird rash. Bullseye. What is it?

I have a very weird rash. Bullseye. What is it?

Bull's eye: Well, a rash as you describe, "bullseye" can be seen in a condition called erythema multiforme. It is a skin reaction to some systemic condition. Recurrent herpes is a common cause as are a multitude of common viruses and other infectious conditions. It would be good for you to have this examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Weird rash on bicep what could it be?

Derm app: There are so many rashes that exist, it would take more information to answer your question. You can download a dermatology app to your smartphone for free, take a picture of your rash, and send it to a dermatologist. You might be able to get a free and accurate answer. ...Read more

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I have weird rash and unusual welts, should I be concerned?

I have weird rash and unusual welts, should I be concerned?

Many possibilities: 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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I have a very weird rash. It's scaring me a bit and I have no idea what it's from. I can show pics to hell?

I have a very weird rash. It's scaring me a bit and I have no idea what it's from. I can show pics to hell?

USE: Health tap Prime for VIDEO chat (showing rash) or Use the Service for a single paid question (you can and should attach pictures!
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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My girlfriend has this weird rash on her chest and they are starting to turn into holes in her skin iam hoping to find an answer?

My girlfriend has this weird rash on her chest and they are starting to turn into holes in her skin iam hoping to find an answer?

Rash on chest: My best advice is to consult her physician to make the correct diagnosis of the rash and issue proper treatment and prescription. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a weird rash on back of arm?

What could be the cause of a weird rash on back of arm?

Keratosis Pilaris: The most common cause of rash on the backs of the arm is keratosis pilaris. It is found in 50% of the population and presents as fine bumps with surrounding redness. It can also be seen on the sides of face as well as thighs. There are no great treatment options. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist if you want to have a definitive diagnosis. Other causes could be eczema or tinea versicolor. ...Read more

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I have this weird rash that is all over my body. What could it be? Should I see a doctor?

See physician: Impossible to evaluate rush without seeing it. See dermatologist or your pcp. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a weird rash on my hands, you can't really see it but it feels really dry?

What should I do if I have a weird rash on my hands, you can't really see it but it feels really dry?

Uncertain: Without examination, we can't make an accurate diagnosis or recommend treatment options. Consider medical assessment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I had a weird rash on my hand?

What do you suggest if I had a weird rash on my hand?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have weird rash around navel piercing, should I be concerned?

I have weird rash around navel piercing, should I be concerned?

Yes: The question is-is this an allergic metal contact dermatitis or a bacterial infection. Unless there is pus draining from the piercing site, it can be difficult to tell them apart. Repeated warm moist heat packs with a topical antibiotic may help. Sometimes antistaphylococcal antibiotics are necessary. If you are allergic to nickel in the stud, this will probably need to be replaced. ...Read more

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20 month old neice has weird rash on body and her doctor not Sure what it is?

20 month old neice has weird rash on body and her doctor not Sure what it is?

Neither are we: Kids can develop a variety of rashes after illness, from allergies to foods or various contact agents. Since you provided no description or relevant history, I don't have a clue what's going on. The public site is not a chat room. Your submissions are not linked. If you submit more history or a description someone may be able to suggest a cause. ...Read more

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Can I get a prescription for a weird rash, at a dermatologist's consultation?

Can I get a prescription for a weird rash, at a dermatologist's consultation?

Yes: Dermatologists treat rashes. That is their specialty. It is up to the doctor to determine what medicine may be appropriate. That may be a prescription, or over the counter medications might be appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash on my arm at first it looked like a spider bite but after that it looks worse it's been there for a couple weeks now?

I have a weird rash on my arm at first it looked like a spider bite but after that it looks worse it's been there for a couple weeks now?

Rash: Oftentimes patients think a rash may be from a spider bite but there was not a witnessed bite. This oftentimes is a skin infection from a bacteria called MRSA. This can be treated with the appropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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I've gotten this weird rash that came out of the blue and my whole body is covered in these spots that don't itch, burn, or protrude. What is it?

I've gotten this weird rash that came out of the blue and my whole body is covered in these spots that don't itch, burn, or protrude. What is it?

Get eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a really weird rash on my legs. Does stress cause this?

I have a really weird rash on my legs. Does stress cause this?

This would require: A medical history and physical examination of the rash on your legs to determine the type of rash. Some rashes can be related to stress but yours would need to be evaluated to answer that question. ...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