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What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

What causes fine itchy rash all over the body?

Allergy consult: This has many potential causes. For example , a viral infection or a drug (levofloxacin?) taken recently may have caused it. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. If it lasts more than a few weeks, consult an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! something is depleting everything my s

What could possibly cause purple dottie rash all over the body and extreme weight loss, depletion of platelets? Also depletion of blood causing a need for both blood and platelets transfusions and a low grade fever! something is depleting everything my s

This : This sounds like thrombocytopenic purpura. It can be caused by a variety of conditions, but sometimes there is no cause identified (in which case it's called idiopathic.) if she is not being seen by a hematologist, she definitely should be. Has she been exposed to heparin? This is a common intravenous or subcutaneous medication that can cause a similar picture in patients who are sensitive to it. ...Read more

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What could cause my nephew and his girlfriend to have a rash all over their bodies?

What could cause my nephew and his girlfriend to have a rash all over their bodies?

Lots of possibilitie: What you're describing probably is someting called contact dermatitis, although they also could have both contracted a viral illness that caused the rash. In any case, they were exposed to a similar agent and had a similar response. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden rash all over my body?

What could cause a sudden rash all over my body?

Lots of things: If it's itchy and with welts that move from place to place, likely an allergic reaction. Could be a contact rash from something that touched your skin. Could also be an infectious disease. Need more information and a more specific description. ...Read more

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Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Absolutely.: Certain rashes are definitely not related to allergies; diagnosis starts with the appearance. This is where a knowledgeable, experienced diagnostician is key. Many viruses do, too, and some are quite itchy. So do medications, too, and continuing to take the drug may be risky. Better get checked out. ...Read more

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I've had chronic itch with no rash all over my body for quite some time. It responds very well to antihistamines. What could be the cause?

I've had chronic itch with no rash all over my body for quite some time. It responds very well to antihistamines. What could be the cause?

Itching: Chronic itching can have serval causes. From internal diseases to medications to allergies. Sometimes a condition called dermographism ( which is excess histamine) will cause intense itching but will respond to antihistamines. ...Read more

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