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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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I'm a swim instructor, spending 16 hours in chlorine water/week. I often get a rash, though it burns w/ scratch-like marks rather than itches?

I'm a swim instructor, spending 16 hours in chlorine water/week. I often get a rash, though it burns w/ scratch-like marks rather than itches?

Allergic: allergic reaction to excess chlorine may present like your rash. An anti allergic will help. And off course s good moisturizer application too. ...Read more

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He has a rash all over his face and body. He's been to the pool (chlorine?) and in the sun (heat?)

He has a rash all over his face and body. He's been to the pool (chlorine?) and in the sun (heat?)

MayBefromone or Both: It may be from chlorine or sunburn or combination of both
It will get better as long as there are no blisters. If gets wose see your docor or go to ER ...Read more

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Itchy after swiming or if I use detergent with chlorine, rash appears if I don't shower And I get chlorine induced asthma. Does this mean I am allergic?

May be: Or it is just the irritating effect of the chlorine, check this link below, you can work with your allergist t solve this problem, also check acaai. Org or aaaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck

http://acaai. Org/allergies/types/allergy-myths/chlorine-allergy ...Read more

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My son has a yeast related skin rash on his face and leg. Would chlorine from a pool irritate it?

My son has a yeast related skin rash on his face and leg. Would chlorine from a pool irritate it?

Yes: Any chemicals irritate the skin rashes. Best option is to avoid swimming for time being. The more you irritate the skin rash, the longer it takes to cure! ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?

Hot tub: There is a condition called hot tub folliculitis that is usually due to a pseudomonas infection. You should check with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

I have a tiny blister rash on arms and legs after swimming. Chlorine caused this?

Yes: Chlorine is very caustic and destroy skin. You can either use castor oil to area or muscle rub cream. Soak with epsom salt and baking soda in tub 3tbsp epsom salt and 1tbsp baking soda to help skin. ...Read more

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What can rashes from flea bites look like?

What can rashes from flea bites look like?

Bump: A small red bump with some swelling around the bump. Very itchy too. ...Read more

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Why am I having rashes that look like hickeys and how do I remove them?

Why am I having rashes that look like hickeys and how do I remove them?

Rash: Hickey type rash may be a symptom of a bigger problem. It is best to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes rashes that look like welts? In toddlers

What causes rashes that look like welts? In toddlers

Urticaria: It is usually due to an infection somewhere in the body. The second most common cause would be an allergy to something. ...Read more

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I have loads of rashes on my body but they look like love bites and I've had them for a long time and they aren't going what are they?

I have loads of rashes on my body but they look like love bites and I've had them for a long time and they aren't going what are they?

Body rash: Can be from multiple sources... an exam will give you the best diagnosis and treatment plan that will be effective for you. There are many natural and prescription meds that are helpful. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What other skin rashes look like ring worms?

What other skin rashes look like ring worms?

Ring: Ringworm or tinea, pityriasis rotunda, erythema annulare centrifugum, nummular eczema are just a few diseases which have ring appearance. ...Read more

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My son gets skin rashes that look like scratch marks. The scratch marks just appear and they are not from him scratching. What can it be?

My son gets skin rashes that look like scratch marks. The scratch marks just appear and they are not from him scratching. What can it be?

Need to see it.: It is always difficult to try to diagnose a rash without being able to actually see it. I would advise you have your pediatrician look at this. Some possiblities are that he is actually scratching (usually at night) when you are not observing him. How old is he? Where are the marks? Are they actually abrasions or are the more like raised welts? Again, hard to try to diagnose without seeing it. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has several small rashes that look like hickeys all over her body for a few weeks now, she sadi they never itched. Any ideas?

My girlfriend has several small rashes that look like hickeys all over her body for a few weeks now, she sadi they never itched. Any ideas?

Take her to Doctor: Hickeys are bruise like marks caused by suckling the skin (aggressive kissing) until small blood vessels burst under the skin. She needs to be evaluated for a blood disorder. Thrombocytopenia low platelets can be caused by immune system problems, leukemia, s/e of medications. ...Read more

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Can scabie rashes look like bruises?

Can scabie rashes look like bruises?

Scabies: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks & genitalia. ...Read more

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What do rashes from Neurontin (gabapentin) look like?

Anything: Although rashes from Neurontin (gabapentin) are uncommon, a person may experience skin discoloration, raised lesions, nodules, dryness or swelling. If you notice any unusual skin lesions please see your medical provider to determine the cause. Give a history of any change in soaps, detergents, diet, meds, allergies, exposure to flora, etc. ...Read more

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I have multiple small, non-itchy, rashes that look like hickies, what are they?

Need exam: Best to have these examined by a doctor. See your primary care provider. Timing related to duration and severity of rash. Ask if a dermatology referral is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have rashes on my forearms. Sometimes they look like heat rashes. I have had them for over a year. They come and go. The are itchy. What do I do?

I have rashes on my forearms. Sometimes they look like heat rashes. I have had them for over a year. They come and go. The are itchy. What do I do?

Tough call,: Based solely on the description, could be heat rash or contact sensitivity. Urticaria seems possible as well. There would be three distinct treatment strategies for these. Suggest getting a consultation to guide appropriate care. ...Read more

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What are these very small, short lived rashes? I am a male, 23 years old, and I have been getting these random red marks that look like itchy rashes.

What are these very small, short lived rashes? I am a male, 23 years old, and I have been getting these random red marks that look like itchy rashes.

Hives: These can be hives and they come and go as they please. They usually resolve on their own, and you can take an over the counter antihistamine to help you with the itch, such as Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec. If they persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream usually helps. Itchy bumps on many body parts might be an allergic reaction to something or from other causes. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause itchy rashes that look like bug bites?

Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause itchy rashes that look like bug bites?

Yes: Itching and hives are listed as possible side effects of vatrex. Notify your doctor. In the meantime (since it is Sunday) you can use over the counter products like calamine lotion, benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc. ...Read more

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I have a year old baby and he has rashes all over his body and look like blisters and all over his fingers. What could it be?

I have a year old baby and he has rashes all over his body and look like blisters and all over his fingers. What could it be?

Several Possible: There are many diffeent things thid could be but without seeing it it is best you go see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Why do I have these weird type rashes under my arms and all around my thighs that look like scratches from a cat. No side effects. What is this?

Marks: They may actually be stretch marks, those are very typical places for stretch marks and stretch marks can have varying appearances from person to person. Especially if they are not painful or itchy or very bothersome in a physical way, my guess is that's what they are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

If you have: No other signs and symptoms, apply some lotion, moisturizers, topical steroids, aquaphor ointments, take oral histamines for itching and avoid washing with hot or warm water. ...Read more

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