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What is this rash like goosebumps all over my thighs?

What is this rash like goosebumps all over my thighs?

Keratosis pilaris: Keratosis pilaris is a very common genetic follicular disorder manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin. Primarily, it appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms, but can also occur on thighs and buttocks or any body part except palms or soles. Treatment can be with sal acid or retin a (tretinoin). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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A rash started in my inner thighs, now it's all over my behind, back + shoulders. Starts like goosebumps then looks like a heat rash. Doesn't itch.

A rash started in my inner thighs, now it's all over my behind, back + shoulders. Starts like goosebumps then looks like a heat rash. Doesn't itch.

See below: You need to seek medical attention soon as this rash is spreading as it could be allergic, infectious, or even autoimmune in origin. ...Read more

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My 3 year lod has a rash that looks like goose bumps on her stomach, thighs and face, what is it?

My 3 year lod has a rash that looks like goose bumps on her stomach, thighs and face, what is it?

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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My 3 year old has a rash that looks like goose bumps on her stomach, thighs and face, what can I do?

My 3 year old has a rash that looks like goose bumps on her stomach, thighs and face, what can I do?

If it is not...: ...Bothering her, then don't do anything. Observe to see if it goes away. If it itches, hurts, bleeds, or is associated with an illness, then see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without actually seeing them. ...Read more

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I have a rash like symptom in the creases of my thighs at the top. Should I try lotrimin (clotrimazole) af first?

I have a rash like symptom in the creases of my thighs at the top. Should I try lotrimin (clotrimazole) af first?

Yes: This could be intertrigo and yeast is common on this instance. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) can work on yeast. It could be combined with diaper cream. If resistant see dermatologist for prescription cream based on diagnosis. In resistant cases oral medications may be necessary. ...Read more

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Pregant, itchy skin and horribible rash like skin in between my thighs. Help!?

Inguinal rash: Moist areas are common sites for skin fungal infections. You could try otc topical creams such as lotramin (read label and precautions). If you don't improve, let your ob-gyn know. The accurate diagnosis of a rash requires a physicial exam. ...Read more

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I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

I have a rash like sunburn on my upper thigh area and it's peeling like one to but doesn't hurt?

Red thigh: An examination is very important to diagnose you and you should see a dermatologist in person. There can be many possibilities like:
an allergic reaction to some medication or food.
Dry skin,
urticaria,
hypothyroidism,
kidney disease,
and others. ...Read more

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I have a rash like petechiae on my inner thighs and arms, that will come and go for no reason, what is the cause of it? Thanks.

I have a rash like petechiae on my inner thighs and arms, that will come and go for no reason, what is the cause of it? Thanks.

See a dermatologist: What you describe could certainly be petechiae but also could be something called keratosis pilaris. It is possible that your gp could answer this and you would't need to see a dermatology consultant. Regardless, if you think these are petechiae then they should be examined to confirm what is going on. ...Read more

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I got this rash on my legs. It has been itching for weeks, but only at night. The rash looks like goosebumps, and are concentrated I the inner leg.?

I got this rash on my legs. It has been itching for weeks, but only at night. The rash looks like goosebumps, and are concentrated I the inner leg.?

That sounds classic: For a "heat rash" which is a type of dermatitis. That said every good dermatologist I know says if it's a rash, you have to see it to make a diagnosis. See a family physician first in case it's something really obvious, but ask for a derm referral if you don't get better in 2-3 weeks of treatment. ...Read more

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Any recommendations on how to resolve itchy or rash like issues on upper inner thighs by groin area. This is typically worse after sweating.

Any recommendations on how to resolve itchy or rash like issues on upper inner thighs by groin area. This is typically worse after sweating.

Rash: It sounds like you may have a yeast/fungal issue going on. You need to make sure you keep you skin as dry as possible - when in a situation of sweating, use wicking clothing and change clothes frequently. You can also try an over the counter anti fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If it does not improve, get in to be seen. Good luck! ...Read more

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My fiancé has a rash like spot on his inner thigh, has an odor&yellowish discharge. Washed before we had sex. Could that cause me to have UTI symptoms?

My fiancé has a rash like spot on his inner thigh, has an odor&yellowish discharge. Washed before we had sex. Could that cause me to have UTI symptoms?

Doubt. But,: You are describing an infection possibly an abscess. He needs treated. We all have bacteria on our skin with no infection developing. If bacteria is pushed under skin like in case of scratch, infection happens. Urine infection is common from sex unless strict hygiene is followed. There is a bacteria called mrsa, however, that have higher spread rate among couples. He needs to be checked for this. ...Read more

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I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

Exam needed: If the discolored lesion is only days old, it could have been an insect bite with some leakage of blood under the skin. The associated itching makes this more likely but the lesion would clear after 10 days or so. Cortisone type ointment would relieve the itch. If this lesion has been present for weeks it's best to have it examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've a rash like symptom on my left leg thumb. It is from years and it is annoying me when I wear chappals. I've used nuforce g cream. Please help.

Rash: With most rashes, it is extremely helpful for your physician to see the rash in question as it helps considerably with the diagnosis. Once appropriately diagnosed, it can then be treated. Avoid anything that can rub against or irritate the area until you can be seen. ...Read more

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Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Itchy skin turns into fast spreading rash like bumps when scratched. Both arms and right leg. Do have allergies & asthma. Not on meds for allergies.

Happy to help.: There are a couple of possibilities. First, dermatographism is a condition where scratching or marking the skin causes hives. Second, hives can arise without scratching as well. Antihistamines like Zyrtec/Allegra can help. If this persists, I'd recommend seeing an allergist who can allergy test you and help determine if other conditions are present. ...Read more

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I get chills/goosebumps (back of my thighs)it kinda hurts from how strong it is &when I get that I feel way to tired like I cant do anything but sleep?

I get chills/goosebumps (back of my thighs)it kinda hurts from how strong it is &when I get that I feel way to tired like I cant do anything but sleep?

Muscle tightness?: It's not clear from your description what is going on. But are you feeling muscle tightness with tenderness in the back of your thighs? Have you been participating in sports or strenuous exercise activities where your hamstring muscles are very active (jumping, skating, skiing, for example)? If so, your symptoms may be from muscle tightness, and may respond to local heat. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have rashes on my inner thigh since I was little. Is this normal. They will come and go. Thank you?

I have rashes on my inner thigh since I was little. Is this normal. They will come and go. Thank you?

Could be many things: Eczema, contact dermatitis, or even jock itch. Try switching to a hypoallergenic laundry detergent and bathe with hypoallergenic soaps. If that doesn't help, try using an antifungal cream for jock itch. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit or see a dermatologist if these simple methods don't help. ...Read more

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Hi, I have small red dots (probably rashes) on only my thighs. They do not itch or hurt but there are a lot and its quite alarming?

Hi, I have small red dots (probably rashes) on only my thighs. They do not itch or hurt but there are a lot and its quite alarming?

Sounds like: A mild folliculits (inflammation of the hair follicles) due to the RUBBING of your pants on your thighs. If you wear tight jeans etc. This may be the culprit.

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have been getting goosebumps on my right thigh every minute or so for the last 3 days, they last about 10-15 seconds then go away.?

Need more info: Obviously something is going on There are several things that will cause this reaction. I would suggest that you consult with a dermatologist or your family physician to sort this out. ...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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Son has serveral circle rashes on inner thighs, what is this?

Son has serveral circle rashes on inner thighs, what is this?

Fungal infection?: Could be other things, of course, but the inner thigh friction area is a common place for a fungal infection ("tinea cruris"). ...Read more

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I get rashes on my thighs after shaving. How can I solve this?

I get rashes on my thighs after shaving. How can I solve this?

Stop shaving your th: Best is to stop shaving there. If you must shave, be VERY gentle. Do not go over and over it. Do not press hard. Notice that the longer the time between shaves the more irritating it is. So, very gentle but more frequent shaves with good lubrication results in less irritation. ...Read more

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How should I prevent inner thigh rashes?

How should I prevent inner thigh rashes?

Depends: Rashes in the inner thighs can either be secondary to skin irritation from rubbing or a fungal infection from moisture. Depending on the rash location and how it looks, treatment differs. ...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