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35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?

35 yr-old with round-shaped skin lesions that come and go for 14 years, unresponsive to antifungals, and negative for "fungal, viral, or yeast".....?

Urticaria (hives): Typical description of chronic urticaria refractory to antihistamines. An Allergist will get some bloodwork to rule out some potential underlying causes and then prescribe treatment. There are several options and relief can be obtained in no time. ...Read more

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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Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Hi I have these tiny white spots almost looks like a rash all over my penis head and some on shaft, it's not ppp, it looks like tysons glands.

Not to worry...: Without the benefit of examining you, I would guess that you have a condition known as ppp, or pearly penile papules. This is a totally benign condition and requires no treatment. If you are concerned, see you doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red?

Rash all over body starts on head itchy but bearable, then spreads all over body rapidly first looks like nettle sting but then turns extremely red?

Urticaria/Hives: Rarely, a reaction to medication, food, food additives, insects, parasites or infection is identified as an underlying cause of chronic hives. But in most cases, the cause of chronic hives is never identified, even after testing and monitoring symptoms. Heat, cold, pressure, sunlight or other environmental stimuli may worsen chronic hives. Certain meds such as aspirin, Ibuprofen can cause hives. ...Read more

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Weird skin rash on shoulders - looks burned and flaky when dry?

Weird skin rash on shoulders - looks burned and flaky when dry?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders (edges) and fine scales. The patches are often dark reddish-tan in color. The most common sites are the back, underarms, upper arms, and chest. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, ring shaped).

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, bumpy, ring shaped).

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Skin rash looks like mosquito bites, is this normal?

Skin rash looks like mosquito bites, is this normal?

It is possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

Ring worm: The Rash is either numular eczema or ring worm. You can try to treat ring worm by using an OTC ointment for fungi and yeast. Tinactin (tolnaftate) or lotrmin are examples. Use this 2-3 times a day for two weeks and it should fade. The ointment will help the eczema so you are treating both. But the eczema will return because it needs longer treatment. For eczema try hydrocortisone ointment as above ...Read more

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What are symptoms of the entomb iris in children? Skin rash that looks like acne?

What are symptoms of the entomb iris in children? Skin rash that looks like acne?

Enterovirus?: I think you meant to say "enterovirus" We are having an especially high number of hospitalizations this season in children. It presents as a very intense cold, fever, sometimes headache and sore throat. The hospitalizations are mostly related to severe respiratory illness, so watch for shortness of breath, wheezing, difficulty breathing, fast breathing. The rash does not look like acne. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash around neck quality: itchiness, red. I have had it for years on and off looks like spots not risen?

I am experiencing skin rash around neck quality: itchiness, red. I have had it for years on and off looks like spots not risen?

Plan: Your description of your rash not good enough to make any diagnosis or advice. You having this for years. ... May be time to go to a doctor for any reason and ask professional advice after evaluation. ...Read more

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I don't know what is it all about. It looks like skin rashes on by both hands and left &right neck. I have clicked photo of it. But there is no option?

I don't know what is it all about. It looks like skin rashes on by both hands and left &right neck. I have clicked photo of it. But there is no option?

Skin rash: Best option is to have your doc look at it. Next, would be a virtual consult on HealthTap. There is a fee for this. Make sure it will accept your photo first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I used fadeout cream on my face now I have bumpy texture skin and looks like I have red mark rashes on my face for days! How can I get rid of them!?

I used fadeout cream on my face now I have bumpy texture skin and looks like I have red mark rashes on my face for days! How can I get rid of them!?

Redness on face: Use a good skin cream like eucerin as. Your face is probably pretty dry. You can also try a little Hydrocortisone creme on just the red area. Over the counter steroid creame may reduce the redness which is due to inflammation. Good luck. And feel better! ...Read more

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Burning sensation on skin of upper arm/shoulder for 2 weeks, but nothing there, skin looks completely normal. No rashes or other symptoms. What is it?

Neuropathy: Sounds like a nerve problem, so we'd call it neuropathy. It can be caused by anything damaging a nerve. Shingles or herpes can do this, but if it has been going on for 2 weeks I'd expect there to be spots or bumps or something showing on the skin by now. It can also be caused by your immune system attacking the nerve or by the nerve being pinched in your spine or elsewhere. See your doc for help. ...Read more

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It looks like quick red rashes as if blood clotting right under the skin if I scratch somewhere with pressure or get hurt. What might be causing this?

It looks like quick red rashes as if blood clotting right under the skin if I scratch somewhere with pressure or get hurt. What might be causing this?

Bleeding under skin: Some have thin skin resulting in easy bruising. Some who take anti platelet meds (aspirin, plavix) suffer the same. Some have low platelet count resulting in bleeding under skin. Best to see your doctor who can see the area of concern, and make appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.?

Skin rash: I am experiencing skin rash (quality: ring shaped, inside is slightly paler and peeling, spreading from chest to abdomen and neck, slightly itchy.? ANS: not sure what the question is but we can do 2nd opinion and I can see rash and discuss with you. That will help a lot. A picture is worth.... ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped, flaking or scaling) wearing vinyl gloves?

Should be examined: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. Generalized spots that itch may be part of an allergic reaction, an irritant or chemical reaction, an infection, or a disorder inside the body. "Generalized" means the rash is all over the body. Bluish or purplish spots may be blood spots. Sometimes, spots have unknown causes. Rashes at work may be due to chemicals in gloves, solvents, detergents, etc... ...Read more

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I have a dry skin rash on the sides and back of my stomach. It looks like reddish straight linear lines & it itches. I have had it for over a week.?

I have a dry skin rash on the sides and back of my stomach. It looks like reddish straight linear lines & it itches. I have had it for over a week.?

Hard to tell: Unfortunately like so many rashes a picture is worth a thousand words. It would be worth seeing your doctor who can often answer the question with a quick look and prescribe an appropriate cream. In general itchy rashes suggest an allergic cause (with several exceptions), and can often be easily treated with steroid creams. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?

I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy, red or bluish purple, ring shaped). Brown spots on arms?

Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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Small spot on my face beneath right eye looks like skin rash/irritated skin/sunburn. Anything I can put on it?

Small spot on my face beneath right eye looks like skin rash/irritated skin/sunburn. Anything I can put on it?

Topical steroid: I would try a 1% Cortaid (hydrocortisone) like cream twice a day for a couple of days. This should help--if not---please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a skin rash only on the upper part of my arms. It looks similar to ringworm but isn't red ir itchy. I get it every year around october...

Dry skin?: It is not easy to guess what the problem is without examination the lesions and getting a more detailed history. Having said that, I would guess that dry skin is the likely cause (Oct is usually dry). Try applying a moisturizer on the area immediately after bathing and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Wierd skin rash I have this rash next to my belly button righ above it and it's pink and it's not itchy. It looks like tiny pimples but they aren't.

Wierd skin rash I have this rash next to my belly button righ above it and it's pink and it's not itchy. It looks like tiny pimples but they aren't.

See Your Doctor: There are numerous causes for the rash you described including infections, external irritants. Manifestation of systemic diseases, and more. Be aware that diagnosis of skin lesions is very challenging without visual inspection. Additionally a complete medical history and exam is necessary to provide a full diagnostic picture. See your doctor now for correct and prompt diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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Past two nights I've gotten a skin rash on my stomach, back and parts of arms. Goes away in morning then reappears at night. Looks like hives? Help please

Hives: If these are hives, they should stop on their own in a few days, take zyrtec (cetirizine) before going to sleep until they disappear completely, if they stick around for more than 6 weeks see an allergist ...Read more

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Ilandre has a skin rash looks like chicken pox, little red bumps with little yellow tips some of them, only in one area? Not sure what this could be?

Ilandre has a skin rash looks like chicken pox, little red bumps with little yellow tips some of them, only in one area? Not sure what this could be?

Shingles?: If it looks like chicken pox but it’s only in one area, it could be shingles. I’d have the Pediatrician or a Dermatologist take a look, though, as it’s unusual for a young child to get shingles. Not unheard of, but atypical. ...Read more

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Skin rash looks like shingles, constipated, had blood in stool, and conjunctivitis? What could all this be?

Skin rash looks like shingles, constipated, had blood in stool, and conjunctivitis? What could all this be?

Auto-innune disease.: This sounds like some type of autoimune disease and or infection. This can be a mixed problem. All types of bowel disease are or can be associated with nonspecific conjunctivitis.You need to be seen by your pcp who can direct you to the other specialists. ...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