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Small red non itchy spots, kind of rash-like on the back of my hands. What could be the cause?

Small red non itchy spots, kind of rash-like on the back of my hands. What could be the cause?

Contact dermatitis: Sounds like you got into contact with something that irritated the skin on your hands. Think carefully about any new products, soaps, laundry detergents, etc, and try to avoid them. Were you out in the woods near poison ivy perhaps? Use a gentle moisturising cream like cetaphil or neutragena if the skin is dry. Use hydrocortisone 1% twice a day for up to 10d if it starts to itch. ...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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What can cause a fever, and an itchy rash on the palm of your hands?

What can cause a fever, and an itchy rash on the palm of your hands?

Infection autoimmmue: Either an infection, mainly viral, or if there is no sign of an infection then an immunologic process could be occurring, such as an allergic reaction, or an autoimmune process. If this persists or recurs then it needs to be evaluated by a board certified allergist. ...Read more

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What can cause a red rash on the scalp? What is treatment?

What  can cause a red rash on the scalp?
What is treatment?

Red rash scalp: Many causes for red rash on scalp but some include seborrheic dermatitis, allergic reaction, psoriasis. Check with your dermatologist as they are often easily treated. ...Read more

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What could cause a red bumpy rash on the chest?

What could cause a red bumpy rash on the chest?

See below: Without seeing the rash with this description, there are many possibilities. It would probably be warranted to seek medical attention if the rash persists. ...Read more

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What could be causing an itchy breakout on the tops of my shoulders?

What could be causing an itchy breakout on the tops of my shoulders?

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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What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

What could a red raised itchy patch of skin on the back of the neck be?

Eczema vs dermatitis: This sounds like inflammation of the skin localized to one spot. Dermatitis is a fancy term for inflammation of the skin. Try treating with either a topical steroid such as Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or an anti-itch lotion such as sarna or sarna for sensitive skin. If this does not resolve it, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a red scaley rash on the top of your feet?

What can cause a red scaley rash on the top of your feet?

Eczema: It could be eczema or warts, or an allergic reaction to something. Rashes are best treated in person so the doctor can see and feel to determine what it is. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy lump on the sternum?

What causes an itchy lump on the sternum?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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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What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

What could cause a skin rash on face, chest and back after the flu?

Rash after flu...: ...Raises the suspicion that it wasn't flu. Mono, scarlet fever, and roseola are some of the more common febrile illnesses that have rash as part of the picture. ...Read more

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What might cause a non-itching rash on the thighs?

What might cause a non-itching rash on the thighs?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of red, raised, non itchy bumps on upper torso?

What could be the cause of red, raised, non itchy bumps on upper torso?

Many reasons: Not sure if you are a man or a woman, but a man can have folliculitis on the chest hair, both can have acne there too, and many other reasons can cause raised red bumps. Best is to see your doctor to examine the rash and give you a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?

What is  the possible causes for a severe burning sensation on the upper back and neck followed by a bumpy rash?

Shingles: There is a good possibility,,with that history than you have Herpes Zoster or "Shingles" This is due to re-activation of the Chicken Pox virus in a nerve (nerves) where it causes a tiny chicken pox like "bump" in the skin at the end of the nerve. There is medication for this disorder even after the rash breaks out so contact your Primary Care Physician for advice. Good Luck ...Read more

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What could a rash like on the buttocks be, it is sort of clustered and itches?

What could a rash like on the buttocks be, it is sort of clustered and itches?

Make sure not herpes: Whenever a rash seems "clustered" you have to always worry about that scarey diagnosis, "herpes". Herpes infection may occur anywhere on the body. It almost always itches but also you typically feel pain and tingling in the area too. It is usually a simple diagnosis to make when seen. Please see a dermatologist and hopefully it is something else. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

What causes an itchy bump pink rash on back of arms and thighs?

Keratosis Pilaris: If it has been there for years, then it is usually keratosis if it is new then it could be one of many other things. If chronic, try a moisturizing cream twice a day with a mild acid in it, like eucerin plus. There are other keratolytic creams and lotions that will help, but there is no cure for keratosis pilaris. ...Read more

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What is a dry itchy rash? Only on arms and back

Dry itchy rash: It is difficult to give an accurate diagnosis without a picture of your skin. The most common cause of dry itchy skin with or without a rash at this time of year is "winter itch." with the cold air outside and the air usually overheated and dry inside your skin gets all dried out. The treatment is with lots of moisturizer and humidifiers indoors. Other causes would be fungal rashes or allergies. ...Read more

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Very itchy reoccurring & slightly raised type of rash on both palms of hands. What could be the cause? Thanks

Very itchy reoccurring & slightly raised 
type of rash on both palms of hands. What could be the cause? Thanks

This is in all: liklihood hand dermatitis or eczema. People can be genetically susceptible, or be in frequent contact with an irritant, or have allergies. Irritants include water, detergents, solvents, cold, heat, friction. Dermatologist can pinpoint cause. Then minimize contact with irritants, use non-soap cleanser, minimize water/dry well, use moisturizers, possibly cotton gloves and topical steroids. Good luck ...Read more

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Circular rashes on back of hands, what is this?

Circular rashes on back of hands, what is this?

See below: If this circular rash has been present for a while, not been associated with itching, and not responding to steroid or antifungal cream, granuloma annulare is a good possibility. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more