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What could be causing a chronic burning rash around my mouth?

What could be causing a chronic burning rash around my mouth?

A few things...: The most common cause is perleche, which is the irritation and inflammation from licking one's lips. Perioral dermatitis is another common rosacea-like inflammatory disorder that can do this. Allergic contact dermatitis can as well. Vitamin deficiency and even exposure to certain toxins can do this, so you will need a dermatologist to help solve this puzzle. ...Read more

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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 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 would cause a red rash behind both armpits? I just had an IUD (paraguard) inserted on the 11th. Could that cause this painful rash?

What would cause a red rash behind both armpits? I just had an IUD (paraguard) inserted on the 11th.  Could that cause this painful rash?

Local Irritation?: If it is symmetrical on both sides, think about local irritation from clothing or a bra. Have you used a new soap or perfume or other skin product with dye in it? Do you take any other medicines? I would not be suspicious of the IUD causing this kind of discrete rash. ...Read more

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What can be causing a red itchy rash under breasts?

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What can be causing a red itchy rash under breasts?

Fungal? : You may have problem with a candida (yeast ) infection especially if your breasts are quite large and you sweat a lot. Other potential but less likely cause would be a contact allergy to material used in your bra. ...Read more

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I have an occasional itch on my testicles. What could be the cause?

I have an occasional itch on my testicles.  What could be the cause?

Infection/inflammatn: There are many possible causes- most commonly infection or inflammation. Fungal infxn can develop from heat/moisture int his area (jock itch). The fact that it comes and goes makes worrisome infection less likely. Conditions like crabs, scabies, gonorrhea /chlamydia are also possible. If there is a rash associated w/ the itch than inflammation of skin is possible. Best to be eval by your dr. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my arms that is itching and consists of red bumps. Could it be an allergic reaction?

Rash: Yes it could be an allergic reaction. However there are many conditions that give red itchy bumps on the arms see your doctor to have your rash evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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My family and I have an itchy scalp and itchy anus what could be causing this please ?

Multiple: This could be caused by multiple things. Did this happen after going to a hotel of some sort and everyone came back with same symptoms. Or is this an on going thing? It is important to get a proper history to be able to find out what could be causing it. It could be seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis or it could be a parasite or it could be a yeast or fungal or something else. ...Read more

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What could be causing my genital rash?

What could be causing my genital rash?

See below: Common cause of genital/groin rash is fungus (tinea cruris) which thrives in warm, darm, moistness of groin area. Antifungal creams/sprays used for athlete's foot will also treat this area. Sanitize underwear to kill fungus; change often if damp; keep dry with talc (no cornstarch!) or antifungal spray. Treat for at least 1 week after rash seems to resolve. May recur. ...Read more

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On my upper chest by the sternum/collarbone it's painful to touch and swollen. What could be the cause?

On my upper chest by the sternum/collarbone it's painful to touch and swollen. What could be the cause?

R/O COSTOCHONDRITIS: You need to be examined have blood work and ekg. If you had a recent viral infection , you may have a post infection COSTOCHONDRITIS which usually responds to a course of prednisone with taper over 8dys. ...Read more

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Can i be allergic to EKG electrode patches? I had an EKG yesterday, and this morning I have an itchy red rash in all the spots where the patches were. Could it be an allergic reaction? It itches a lot. Could it be serious?

Can i be allergic to EKG electrode patches? I had an EKG yesterday, and this morning I have an itchy red rash in all the spots where the patches were. Could it be an allergic reaction? It itches a lot. Could it be serious?

Yes. : Yes. This sounds like an allergic reaction to the adhesive or latex in the ekg electrode patch. Many people are sensitive to adhesives. Be sure to tell your health care provider to add this to your list of allergies. Also, let your health care provider know about your rash/itchy reaction so he/she can recommend treatment. (usually an over the counter cream). ...Read more

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I have a severe itching and burning sensation on my legs (no rash). What could be causing this?

I have a severe itching and burning sensation on my legs (no rash). What could be causing this?

Uncertain: 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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What could have caused a non itchy rash on my legs?

What could have caused a non itchy rash on my legs?

Several causes: A non-itchy rash that stays for a long while may have several different causes, ranging from mild to more serious. Without a detailed description of the lesions, i would not even try to suggest a cause. See an internist first. Don't try to treat it y ourself. ...Read more

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What could be causing my occasional itching skin?

What could be causing my occasional itching skin?

Agree w Dr Cordero: Additionally - it might just be plain old dry skin. Hydrate well orally. Use gentle soap and lotion. ...Read more

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I have a dry, itchy, and sometimes burning rash on my sides, right arm, and back. What could be causing this?

Needs exam: Your rash may have multiple causes and needs to be examined for proper diagnosis. Start with your primary care doctor and if they don't figure it out, a dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash in my under arms, what can cause that?

I have a itchy rash in my under arms, what can cause that?

Fungus or deoderant: I have found that the most common causes of underarm itching are from fungual infections and irritating deodorants. ...Read more

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What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

What could be cause of itchy rash back of head?

Itchy rash: On back of head could be as simple as dandruff or dry skin. Apply some moisturizer or ointment and use some dandruff shampoo.If no better, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, i hv an ichy clitoris. what could be the cause?

Hi, i hv an ichy clitoris. what could be the cause?

Needs to be checked: Itchy Clitoris can be due to several reasons like Infection with yeast Localised infection Dermatological problems like lichen sclerosis.contact dermatitis from bath products or cosmetics used in genital area So get it checked by your Gynecologist ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more