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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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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I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad. What's wrong with me?

I get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad.  What's wrong with me?

Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem. ...Read more

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Hi i have got red itchy rashes on my skin which turns dry when i scratch. Wat can be the cause ? I recently moved to Australia can that affect ?

Hi i have got red itchy rashes on my skin which turns dry when i scratch. Wat can be the cause ? I recently moved to Australia can that affect ?

Maybe : Moving to a new location, at times may affect your skin, several reasons can play a role, the weather, the relative humidity, possibly allergens in the area, or just may be the anxiety of adjusting to a new place, it can also be unrelated to moving. Skin care can help till you get to see your doctor or a dermatologist, warm bath, moisturizers, avoid dehydration, OTC antihistamine & anti itch cream ...Read more

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4mo boy has red irregular shapes rashes on face at night, disappear within one hour or so. Rashes not above skin.Don't see at day time. What are they?

4mo boy has red irregular shapes rashes on face at night, disappear within one hour or so. Rashes not above skin.Don't see at day time. What are they?

They sound like they: could be hives, which may be a reaction to something in his environment or something he is eating (if he is on solid foods). Has he been recently weaned from breast milk? Have him seen by his pediatrician, or if the rash isn't there at all during the day, try to take a photo and show it to his doctor. If you are on HealthTap Prime, you could do a consult with one of us. ...Read more

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I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

Sounds like hives: What you're describing sounds most like hives (urticaria) which is an allergic reaction to something typically in the air, not something directly contacting the skin. It's difficult to say with confidence though without photos or further description. ...Read more

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What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

What could possibly causing itchy/tingling/crawling skin sensation all over the body? No rash, redness, or dryness.

Different causes: Generalized skin sensations like those may be seen with anxiety,diabetes,thyroid disease,deficiency of calcium,magnesium,electrolytes,vit b 12, toxic agents, prickly heat, intolerance of certain clothing material,etc. If symptoms persist, a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate,advise and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Skin hurts on and off for 6weeks but worse over the last to days no rash or redness my clothes at to painfull to ware?

Skin hurts on and off for 6weeks but worse over the last to days no rash or redness my clothes at to painfull to ware?

Dysesthesia: Diffusely painful skin without signs of irritation or inflammation is quite unusual. This dysesthesia would require an examination by your physician who will order a battery of blood tests checking electrolytes and mineral levels. If no abnormalities are found, could chronic stress play a role? If so, discuss this with your physician.. ...Read more

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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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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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I suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

I suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

Get this examined: If this is eczema a topical steroidcream may help/ would not apply anything on your face without a doctor looking at it. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Are red rashes on the sides and back of my neck caused by dry skin or sensitive skin?

Difficult: Hard to answer without more details and seeing the area....In general dry and or sensitive skin can cause red patches on the neck. When the occur, see a dermatologist for evaluation and in the meantime you may try a Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

Multiple: How long does the rash last after you got out of the sun? Do you have the same issues after exercise? The problem can be due to what is called cholinergic urticaria which usually occurs during the cooling off period after an increase in core body temperature (hot shower, sun, exercise, stress etc). If this is what you are experiencing, then taking an antihistamine prior to the exposure may work. ...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