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I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch.what is it??

I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch.what is it??

Rash: It sounds like you may have been exposed to a toxin such as poison ivy or oak. Try not to sratch the area. Take an antihistamine to see if it will help. Use Aveeno (oatmeal) in your bath water and try a mild hydrocortisone cream. If this doesn't help see your doctor for an assessment and consideration for steroids taken by mouth. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Red rashes on arms on right arm. Causes?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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 are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

What are these little red bumps and rashes on my arms this summer?

Eruption: This could be caused by several diseases. The sun or climate may have something to do with it. You should see your dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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Now & then on backs of arms i get lots of tiny bumps almost like a rash with no redness or itching they hang around for few days comes & goes causes?

Now &  then on backs of arms i get lots of tiny bumps almost like a rash with no redness or itching they hang around for few days comes & goes causes?

Possibilities: Could be keratosis pilaris. Are they firm bumps? If so it can be caused by keratin clogging hair follicles. Gently using a "buff-puff" or other time of mildly exfoliating cloth while in the bath or shower can help unplug the follicles; then pat your self dry and allow to air dry prior to using a mild retinoid; like retin a (tretinoin) which is a prescription or an over the counter retinol product. ...Read more

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Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms what could cause this?

Hello I have no rash no bumps or redness  but it is very itchy between my books and under my arms  what could cause this?

Itchy underarms: Could be dry skin, deodorant reaction if new deodorant, reaction to clothing ( detergent or wool products) liver issues , rarely lymphoma, kidney issues . F/u with doc ...Read more

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I get big red itchy rashes all over my chest and arms but their not bites, is it possible that im getting it from stress?

I get big red itchy rashes all over my chest and arms but their not bites, is it possible that im getting it from stress?

Possible, but: It's possible for stress to lead to hives, etc. It's also possible for dyes in clothing and/or laundry detergents to cause this; so can using a new soap or other product on yourself. You may want to see your physician if this is happening frequently. ...Read more

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I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

Circular rash: May be fungal like ringworm. You can try over the counter anti-fungal medications. or may be eczema due to dry skin or food /environmental allergies or granuloma annulare which needs steroids, sometimes you can first layer the antifungal and then on top the steroid cream or get a cream that contains both by prescription f/u /w/doc see http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html ...Read more

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My husband 67 has allergic rashes. His lower arms show red swollen itching spots. He takes 180 mg telfast daily. Can he increase dosage?

My husband 67  has allergic rashes. His lower arms show red swollen itching spots. He takes 180 mg telfast daily. Can he increase dosage?

Telfast: It is not advisable to increase the dose without medical guidance. Addition of other medications may be more helpful, you should have him see his doctor about them. ...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