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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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What is the best medicine for poison sumac rash? Rash is on my right arm and spreading

What is the best medicine for poison sumac rash? Rash is on my right arm and spreading

Treatment : Treatment for allergic dermatitis caused by poison sumac is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamines such as vistaril, steroids such as prednisone, and histamine-blocking medications such as tagamet. If you have worsening rash, any shortness of breath, or feel light-headed then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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There is a rash under boob that itchs, i think its from sweating. What cream is the best to buy?

There is a rash under boob that itchs, i think its from sweating. What cream is the best to buy?

Antifungal: An antifungal cream treats the infection, but sometiems you need to use a combination steroid and antifungal cream, prescription creams are better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 3 months old girl has skin allergy. Have red rashes on somr partfs of body. Dr. Said its Atopic Dermatitis. Whats the cure for this? Pls advise

My 3 months old girl has skin allergy. Have red rashes on somr partfs of body. Dr. Said its Atopic Dermatitis. Whats the cure for this? Pls advise

Can be controlled: if the diagnosis is truly atopic dermatitis, "asthma of the skin", it can be controlled, by moisturising the skin, avoiding triggers, and at times need for some prescription medications, keep following up with your doctor/allergist, and your baby girl will eventually outgrow it, goodluck ...Read more

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My son has a rash and iam woundering what it is? The rash is inside of the skin, there is no bumps or welts, it itches and burns. There is no fever or nausea, no votming

My son has a rash and iam woundering what it is? The rash is inside of the skin, there is no bumps or welts, it itches and burns. There is no fever or nausea, no votming

There : There are many conditions that can cause a rash that appears to be inside or "under" the skin. If it is itching or burning, you would need to be concerned about some type of contact he had, such as an allergan. It could also be several different skin conditions, such as eczema, or could be the result of an infection. I am glad he has no fever or vomiting. If he developed those symptoms he would have to be seen immediately. As it is itching and burning though, i would urge you to take him to his doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please explain what " formication" is and is there a remedy pill, cream or anything to relieve the itch, my wife is going insane with itchy legs, ?

Please explain what " formication" is and is there a remedy pill, cream or anything to relieve the itch, my wife is going insane with itchy legs, ?

Formication: Formication is a specific term used to describe the sensation of ants crawling in your skin, particularly in alcohol withdrawal, and it is caused by vitamin deficiency. In other occasions, it is referred as pruritus, which indicates itching or need for scratching the skin. The best is to consult a dermatologist and a general doctor to diagnose and treat appropriately. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for poison sumac rash the rash is on my right arm

What is the best medicine for poison sumac rash the rash is on my right arm

Typically : Typically i recommend a steroid gel. Some patients are so inflamed, they need Prednisone or a kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) shot. Read more about poison ivy/oak, etc. And treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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My skin is on fire, is this an allergic reaction?

My skin is on fire, is this an allergic reaction?

Hives: It sounds as if you are having a dermatologic condition called urticaria. Urticaria is the medical terminology for hives. It is the bodies response to a certain stimulus, such as an allergy. The body will release histamine in response to a stimulus and histamine causes redness, swelling, burning sensation and itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best natural remedy for gnat bites on scalp?

What is the best  natural remedy for gnat bites on scalp?

Two I like: I like an oil of clove stick to dab the lesions for relief and calendula containing creams for broader areas of relief. ...Read more

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What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis? Food allergies relation? Is there a way my dermatologist mistaken it?

What is the difference between seborrheic dermatitis and atopic dermatitis? Food allergies relation? Is there a way my dermatologist mistaken it?

SEBORRHEIC VS ATOPIC: LIKE FRUIT, THEY ARE BOTH RELATED. THEY ARE SKIN PROBLEMS. BUT THEY ARE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN THAT ONE (ATOPIC DERMATITIS) IS USUALLY INHERITED AND EXTREMELY ITCHY. OCCURS IN THE BENDS OF THE KNEES AND ELBOWS. AND OTHER AREAS. SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS OCCURS ON THE SCALP WITH FLAKING AND ITCHING, AND SOMETIMES ON THE CHEST. ATOPICS CAN PRESENT WITH THIS AS EARLY AS 2 OR 3 MONTHS OF AGE AND CAN LAST ...Read more

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My son has red bumps on his face around his mouth. I'm pretty sure it is an allergic reaction, is that what it is?

My son has red bumps on his face around his mouth. I'm pretty sure it is an allergic reaction, is that what it is?

Anything: It could be anything. Give him some benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but if not better, have him seen by his doctor. If it gets worse, bring him to the er. ...Read more

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My armpitt is all red and it feels like it's on fire what is this ?

My armpitt is all red and it feels like it's on fire what is this ?

Armpit: Could be a number of things. Two top thoughts would be hydradenitis. The other would be a condition known as pseudohyphae. Both are infections and you likely need to be seen. ...Read more

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What is a heat rash?

What is a heat rash?

Fine red rash: Medical term -- miliria rubra. Fine red bumps all over sweaty areas, with sometimes burning, tingling or itching. Also called prickly heat. ...Read more

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What is a heat rash?

What is a heat rash?

Heat rashes occur: Heat rashes occur, and are not uncommon. Sometimes it's related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sports equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are difficult to describe in words, so it is best to have a doctor look at a rash. ...Read more

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Ihave an allergic reaction giving me averavery irritant rash on my legs and my arms what is the best thing to relieve the itching?

Ihave an allergic reaction giving me averavery irritant rash  on my legs and my arms what is the best thing to relieve the itching?

Depends: You may try taking otc antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. You may also try 1% Hydrocortisone cream sparingly on your rash. Try to avoid scratching as much as possible. If these measures do not help, seek your doctor's help. ...Read more

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Male 192cm tall and 115 kilo. My crotch is pitch black(im white) and itchy and there is some small bump. I think its crotch rot. How to cure it?

Male 192cm tall and 115 kilo. My crotch is pitch black(im white) and itchy and there is some small bump. I think its crotch rot. How to cure it?

MIsinformed?: I am not sure if you do not understand but we are not here to offer treatment or diagnosis. You sound like you have a significant problem and it is time to sign off of the internet and to get in to a medical clinic for an examination and treatment in person. ...Read more

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What is this circular rash like thing coming from my armpit?

What is this circular rash like thing coming from my armpit?

May be yeast: Yeast infections of the skin (tinea coporis, ring worm) commonly appear as circular lesions, often in moist areas of the body. They slowly grow over time, leading to a reddish scaly ring with a clearing of the center. They can be treated with over the counter antifungal creams. Discuss it with your doctor to see what they think it may be. ...Read more

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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