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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


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What can it mean when you have swollen ankles, rash, and severe itching in ankle area?

What can it mean when you have swollen ankles, rash, and severe itching in ankle area?

Many possibilities: The severe itching can be caused by the swollen anles and rash. The question is why the rash? From scratching?/ allergic reaction? Bite? Poison ivy? There are some disease processes that can cause both too, so, instead of guessing here, a visit to a doctor sounds like a great idea. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the back of my leg, what does it mean?

I have a rash on the back of my leg, what does it mean?

Rash: You ought to have a doctor look at it, it can be a skin infection or a type of allergy or other things, once diagnosed they can give you proper treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a rash that burns under your butt on top of the leg area?

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 when u have a rash in your arm & leg ?

What does it mean when u have a rash in your arm & leg ?

Rash: A rash that comes and goes can have many causes, try to see if you can correlate with anything you are eating or wearing or washing with. Persistent rashes are most commonly due to chronic conditions best diagnosed by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is causing itchy rashes on my ankles and top of feet.

What is causing itchy rashes on my ankles and top of feet.

Could be: Allergic reaction to something like a different detergent or soap you use, it's called contact dermatitis but could be many other things as well. I suggest consult with dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son recently developed a circular rash on his leg shortly after taking an antibiotic. Does this mean he's allergic to the antibiotic or could it be from something else?

My son recently developed a circular rash on his leg shortly after taking an antibiotic. Does this mean he's allergic to the antibiotic or could it be from something else?

Circular rash: A circular rash speaks more against an allergic reaction and speaks more some other cause. A fungus comes to mind and the possibility of granuloma annulare as a possibility is possible. Granuloma annulare is a benign rash for which we have no idea what causes it. ...Read more

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My 14yrs old daughter has itchy rashes all over her ankle, what could it be?

My 14yrs old daughter has itchy rashes all over her ankle, what could it be?

Contact?: LIkely a contact allergy from her socks or shoes. On the other hand, flea bites may also be concentrated at the ankle areas and you should make sure your pets don't have fleas if you happen to have pets. In the meanwhile , try cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Need to know how to get rid of an ankle rash. I have 2 rashes on the same ankle. One is prickly looking, and the other is more of a blob. I have pic?

Send me a pic: I would be happy to take a look at pictures. Many skin rashes can look alike but most are treatable with topical medications. It depends on the rash which topical is best. I also have an office in prosper, tx if you would like me to look at it in person. ...Read more

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I have derm appt - but in mean time I have red bumpy ITCHY rash on part of lower right leg. It's now started on left. What could this be?!

I have derm appt - but in mean time I have red bumpy ITCHY rash on part of lower right leg. It's now started on left. What could this be?!

Could be minor...: Dermatology is all about appearance. I am guessing it is an erythematous papule ("red bumpy"), which honestly could be an insect bite, or contact dermatitis, both of which are common. However you mention pregnancy; there is a condition called PUPPP: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, which are terribly itchy red bumps! See what the dermatologist thinks! ...Read more

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What is pebbley rash on ankles from?

What is pebbley rash on ankles from?

Depends: It depends on the color of the rash, raised or flat, dry or weeping skin, size of it. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am taking hyomax and have developed a small rash on my wrists and ankles.

I am taking hyomax and have developed a small rash on my wrists and ankles.

Hyomax: Hyomax can dry you up. It it probakbly drying out your skin which is secondarily causing your itching. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on both my ankles?

I have a red rash on both my ankles?

Need exam: A priest and a guru walk into a bar. What did the bar tender have for lunch? ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg?

See a doc: You need a physical examintion and evalution. Talk to your PCP ...Read more

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I have dark red rash on both inner ankles what could this be ?

Varicose vein?: Hi, are they new? do they hurt? Are they itchy? If you have varicose vein then those dark dots are very common, Please see your provider. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg and im wondering should I be worried?

What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg and im wondering should I be worried?

In order to provide: You with reassurance or treatment recommendations - the rash needs to medically evaluated. There are a number of difference causes for rashes. ...Read more

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How long do leg heat rashes stay?

How long do leg heat rashes stay?

Variable: Depends on cause, but usually no more than a few weeks. ...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