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What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

Allergy consult: This has many potential causes. For example , a viral infection or a drug (levofloxacin?) taken recently may have caused it. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. If it lasts more than a few weeks, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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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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What could cause a sudden rash all over my body?

What could cause a sudden rash all over my body?

Lots of things: If it's itchy and with welts that move from place to place, likely an allergic reaction. Could be a contact rash from something that touched your skin. Could also be an infectious disease. Need more information and a more specific description. ...Read more

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What could be causing a rash all over the body of an adult?

What could be causing a rash all over the body of an adult?

Lots: Viral infections, drug reactions, allergic reaction, primary dermatological disorders, contact dermatitis from environment or soaps, etc. Get it checked. ...Read more

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What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! something is depleting everything my s

What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! something is depleting everything my s

This : This sounds like thrombocytopenic purpura. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, but sometimes there is no cause identified (in which case it's called idiopathic.) if she is not being seen by a hematologist, she definitely should be. Has she been exposed to heparin? This is a common intravenous or subcutaneous medication that can cause a similar picture in patients who are sensitive to it. ...Read more

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What could cause my nephew and his girlfriend to have a rash all over their bodies?

What could cause my nephew and his girlfriend to have a rash all over their bodies?

Lots of possibilitie: What you're describing probably is someting called contact dermatitis, although they also could have both contracted a viral illness that caused the rash. In any case, they were exposed to a similar agent and had a similar response. ...Read more

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Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Absolutely.: Certain rashes are definitely not related to allergies; diagnosis starts with the appearance. This is where a knowledgeable, experienced diagnostician is key. Many viruses do, too, and some are quite itchy. So do medications, too, and continuing to take the drug may be risky. Better get checked out. ...Read more

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I've had chronic itch with no rash all over my body for quite some time. It responds very well to antihistamines. What could be the cause?

I've had chronic itch with no rash all over my body for quite some time. It responds very well to antihistamines. What could be the cause?

Itching: Chronic itching can have serval causes. From internal diseases to medications to allergies. Sometimes a condition called dermographism ( which is excess histamine) will cause intense itching but will respond to antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can a staph infection cause an itchy bumpy rash all over entire body?

Unlikely: Staph usually causes boils and abscesses ( in some cases systemic invasion into the blood stream) except in atopic dermatitis where it can trigger an exacerbation of the skin condition. ...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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1yr old son has rash all over body, low grade fever, runny nose, not sleeping well/eating was told a virus but the rash getting worse.Why, what cause?Tx?

1yr old son has rash all over body, low grade fever, runny nose, not sleeping well/eating was told a virus but the rash getting worse.Why, what cause?Tx?

Virus rash: Virus rash (or viral exanthem is the fancy phrase) goes away on its own, usually in 10 days or less. No treatment is needed but if you're itchy, then you can use moisturizers and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can rheumatoid arthritis cause skin rash?

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause skin rash?

Yrs: Rheumatoid arthritis is a total body disease. It can cause several types of rashes. Having EA does not mean that a rash has to be from the disease. Your doctor should be able to help dirt out if the problems are connected. ...Read more

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My 1 year old son has a rash all over the body and face, what can I give him?

My 1 year old son has a rash all over the body and face, what can I give him?

May not need anythin: The whole body rash implys a whole body issue.Possibly a simple entero(stomach)virus that ended in a painless flat pinpoint rash as it ended, or consumed a product that resulted in itchy bumps all over. A new shampoo or bath soap/detergent etc could be an issue. For major itching a cool bath or teaspoon of benedryl/25lb might be indicated short term.If no itching do nothing, it will fade on its own. ...Read more

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I have some rash all over the body and they are itch. No fever. Any ointment I can apply?

I have some rash all over the body and they are itch.  No fever. Any ointment I can apply?

Allergic rash: Try OTC Hydrocortisone ointment 1%. Also take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) twice daily for a couple of days. See doctor if no relief in ~ 1 wk. or rash changes. Feel better! ...Read more

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Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

Are lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungal cream side effects of rash all over the body?

No: I have never seen lotrimin (clotrimazole) cause generalized rash but it is possible as an unusual reaction to the other ingredients .Stop lotimin and see md. ...Read more

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Rash All Over (Definition)

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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