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Dr. John Chiu
2,663 doctors shared insights

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 have the little red bumps on my arms all the time. What does this mean?

I have the little red bumps on my arms all the time. What does this mean?

Need more info: It's hard to diagnose dermatological conditions without seeing them. The prudent thing to do is to see your family physician as soon as possible to make a diagnosis and treat the problem. Your symptoms can be caused by a number if illnesses. ...Read more

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I have red blotches on my feet, what is the cause of them?

I have red blotches on my feet, what is the cause of them?

It can be many thing: The most likely is an athletes foot infection or allergy to socks/shoes. This should be evaluated by a podiatrist to guide proper treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?

Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?

Dermatology: I suggest seeing a dermatologist ASAP since this cannot be diagnosed without directly examination and visualization. I suggest BOTH Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical 1% hydrocortisone cream until seen. ...Read more

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What to do if I have slightly itchy rashes on my palms and thick spots on my soles. what's wrong?

What to do if I have slightly itchy rashes on my palms and thick spots on my soles. what's wrong?

Rashes: These can be from dryness, and using a moisturizer, such a vaseline, can help. If the rash is in plaques, silver in color, could be psoriasis, a dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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What could have caused these blotches of red on my cheeks and rash on my wrist?

What could have caused these blotches of red on my cheeks and rash on my wrist?

Too many possible : There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more

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I have 2 red dots on my arm what does that mean?

Don't know: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do for the red rashes on my palms and between fingers that itch?

What can I do for the red rashes on my palms and between fingers that itch?

Dermatitis: You need to see a clinician to determine the diagnosis. There are many causes for what you describe. ...Read more

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My eyelids have a red rash on them, what to do?

My eyelids have a red rash on them, what to do?

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 does it mean if u have reddish bumps on back side of arms by elbows?

What does it mean if u have reddish bumps on back side of arms by elbows?

Maybe irritation: The reddish bumps could just be irritation from leaning or putting pressure on your elbows. This happens to me occasionally when i read and lean with my head against my hand with pressure on my elbow. You could also have a folliculitis or an abscess if more serious. If it doesn't go away in a few days, you can always see your medical provider to get it checked out, but likely nothing serious. ...Read more

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Red bumps on arm what does it mean?

Keratosis pilaris?: If you are talking about numerous asymptomatic, firm red bumps on the outsides of your arms, then it sounds like you are describing keratosis pillars. Keratosis pilaris is a common condition that is associated with dry skin and retention of dead skin cells around the follicles. It is not dangerous and should be managed with moisturization and gentle care. Avoid excessive scrubbing or picking. ...Read more

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What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

What could the bumps on my arms and legs be?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, impaired venous circulation, 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 to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

What to do if I have small blisters on hands and itchy red bumps on my legs helppppp?

See Dermatologist: The blisters on the hands can be a fungal infection, contact dermatitis, dyshidrosis or a viral infection. If you have a history of exposure to contactants or eczema it would help in the diagnosis. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is wrong when i get red looking spots on my arms only?

It would require: In-person evaluation to accurately answer your question. ...Read more

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What do purple splotches on arms mean?

Easy bruising?: The cause of easy bruising (if your 'splotches' are bruises) can be subdivided into disorders of blood vessels and surrounding tissues, platelet problems, or coagulation disorders. A good history and physical will determine the cause in most cases. If the bruising is confined to the distal extremities, or there is no bleeding elsewhere or family history, labs and further workup may not be needed. ...Read more

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What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

What could small red bumps on the back of my arms be?

Keratosis Pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps, usually on the arms, thighs, cheeks and buttocks. Keratosis pilaris bumps are usually white, sometimes red, and generally don't hurt or itch. Keratosis pilaris can be frustrating because it's difficult to treat. ...Read more

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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