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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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My cheeks are pink/red but the area around my eyes are stark white. There is no rash/scaly skin at all. any ideas?

My cheeks are pink/red but the area around my eyes are stark white.  There is no rash/scaly skin at all.  
any ideas?

Red cheeks: Red cheeks are the same as blushing. Many reasons include rosacea. It is also the primary symptom of carcinoid tumor of the G.I. tract. It could be a side effect of some medication taken for cholesterol. It may be emotional, when you're angry embarrassed for hot this usually fades athe emotion calms down ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved i would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why are there itchy bumps on my inside of elbow?

Why are there itchy bumps on my inside of elbow?

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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I have pinpoint red spots on my "dorsal" forearm, and my skin feels mildly sore. Is there any significance to each? Are they related in any way?

I have pinpoint red spots on my "dorsal" forearm, and my skin feels mildly sore.  Is there any significance to each?  Are they related in any way?

Inflammation: You must be examined to deternine is this is a skin inflammation, allergic reaction, infection or skin disease. See a dermatologist. Your question cannot be answered online. ...Read more

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There are red spots on my feet that are not itchy, help?

There are red spots on my feet that are not itchy, help?

Red Spots: Could be caused by so many different things that an exam by your doctor would be best. ...Read more

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No rash, not red. Single, sometimes two tiny bumps appear inbetween fingers and toes. These bumps have clear fluid when popped. Itchy what can this be?

No rash, not red. Single, sometimes two tiny bumps appear inbetween fingers and toes. These bumps have clear fluid when popped. Itchy what can this be?

Dyshidrosis: Dyshidrosis: also known as "acute vesiculobullous hand eczema, " "dyshidrotic eczema, " "pompholyx, " and "podopompholyx" is a skin condition known by its small clear blisters on the hands or feet--usually between the digits. It is an acute or recurrent dermatosis of the fingers, palms, and soles, characterized by a sudden onset of many itchy, clear vesicles. It may require an rx to rid it finally. ...Read more

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I have separate tiny bumps between the line of my butt and vagina, they are slightly red & have a tiny scab what could it be? They are not itchy

I have separate tiny bumps between the line of my butt and vagina, they are slightly red & have a tiny scab what could it be? They are not itchy

Vaginal bumps: Any time a patient of my practice calls me on the phone and asks me about bumps/lesions, i make them come 100% of the time. It is impossible to give an appropriate diagnosis based upon patient description. Bumps can range from as benign as folliculiti/ingrown hairs) to hsv. A visual inspection and possible culture must be performed. ...Read more

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There are small purple dots on my thigh .. what could this be?

There are small purple dots on my thigh .. what could this be?

Not sure: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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There are rashes and dark spot which are very itchy around my private parts..Is it ringworm or something else?

There are rashes and dark spot which are very itchy around my private parts..Is it ringworm or something else?

Many possibilities: Many different rashes of varying causes can appear in this way. Can be fungus (ringworm), eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, contact dermatitis. See your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red bumps near underarms that don't each but are burny?

Red bumps near underarms that don't each but are burny?

Uncertain.: Since you are a male - would doubt it is razor burn. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have this rash of small red itchy bumps spread out. For 5 days . On upper back, arms, inner thigh, sides. 39wks preg. What should I do? What is it

I have this rash of small red itchy bumps spread out. For 5 days . On upper back, arms, inner thigh, sides. 39wks preg. What should I do? What is it

Take a medication: The rash that you describe can be due to many causes. At this point you can take an otc class b antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10mg and apply an anti-itch cream such as sarna with pramoxime (not benadryl). If no better or worsening, see you physician. ...Read more

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I have a red rash all over my body it itches a lot there are red bumps on my biceps and dry red circles on my body aswell?

I have a red rash all over my body it itches a lot there are red bumps on my biceps and dry red circles on my body aswell?

Allergic Reaction: You have developed generalized allergic reaction to something . Did you go to woods and got exposed to plants like Poison Oak/Ivy? or got bitten by insects/Mosquitos. Exposure to new Detergent, Medicine,food, Rx Wash entire body with soap and water,apply Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream if you have. Take oral Antihistaminics. If Short of breath go to ER. If not better by AM go to your Doctor. ...Read more

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I continually get a sort of rash on only one arm and only on the bicep. It consists of lots of small red dots that dry up. It's only ever on one arm.

Eczema/dermatitis: A rash that is itchy and scaly is possibly eczema or ringworm (not a real worm, but a name for a fungal infection). Rashes that come and go when it is in contact with something like a watch, rubber band/hair tie, etc can be contact dermatitis, which is due to irritated skin. Eczema and dermatitis can be treated with over the counter hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched.Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?

Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched.Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?

Platelet count ok: You should not get symptoms of low platlets until your count drops to around 50 also petichiae in general do not itch. You probably have a fungal rash based on the location, but could be allergies as well. See your doc. ...Read more

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I have flu like symptoms and a red circular rash on my bicept?

I have flu like symptoms and a red circular rash on my bicept?

Cannot diagnose: And would need much more info. Depending upon where you live this is compatible with lyme disease. My advice would be to see a doctor asap and have this rash examined. Good luck, . ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms and on the inner biceps, on my inner thigh area on my back and behind my knees in the bend. Very itchy what is this please?

I have a rash under my arms and on the inner biceps, on my inner thigh area on my back and behind my knees in the bend. Very itchy what is this please?

Rash: Sounds like contact with an allergen or eczema. See your doctor or send us a picture. If you are not allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take it every 6-8 hours for symptoms. ...Read more

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Weird rash on bicep what could it be?

Derm app: There are so many rashes that exist, it would take more information to answer your question. You can download a dermatology app to your smartphone for free, take a picture of your rash, and send it to a dermatologist. You might be able to get a free and accurate answer. ...Read more

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I have a rash like bump on my bicep but it does not itch and is roughly around 1 cm big it is only on my bicep and no where else?

How old r u: How long u have the bump,did you have any injury, r u a sport person, is it painful, what is the colour, how old r u , any bleeding tendency, any change in size like growing big and big or remaining the same size-we need to know before telling the answer for ur question. ...Read more

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So yesterday while I was at my internship( long term care facility) I noticed during my work day I had what looked like a rash on my right bicep. This?

So yesterday while I was at my internship( long term care facility) I noticed during my work day I had what looked like a rash on my right bicep. This?

Question cut off: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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Touching skin around armpit a certain way causes burning tearing pain mid bicep very painfull no rash no discoloration two weeks now?

Touching skin around armpit a certain way causes burning tearing pain mid bicep very painfull no rash no discoloration two weeks now?

Radiculopathy: The nerves that come out of your neck form a plexus of nerves that povide sensation and motor control to the biceps and armpit area. Nerve entrapments or inflammations could cause your described symptoms. See a neurologist or gp to get checked for neuropathy involving the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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If i push downward on skin near arm pit i get a painful tearing burning sensation at mid bicep no rash no discoloration 2 weeks now also when jogging?

If i push downward on skin near arm pit i get a painful tearing burning sensation at mid bicep no rash no discoloration 2 weeks now also when jogging?

Unclear: Need further clarification. The reason may be neurologic such as a pinched. Did you have any trauma? See your doctor for further ID. Does not sound serious but go and have it checked. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the outside of my elbow/bicep area. It started with a mosquito bite and now has several "bumps" next to it. I also noticed now a fe?

I have a rash on the outside of my elbow/bicep area.  It started with a mosquito bite and now has several "bumps" next to it.  I also noticed now a fe?

Rash with bumps: Are you sure it was a mosquito? Are these bumps filled with fluid? It may be a viral rash, such a herpes rash, but it is best diagnosed when looked at. See your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Sensitive to the touch skin on my hand and my bicep on the right arm and only in those areas not the whole arm No Rash/discoloring,pinched nerve?

Sensitive to the touch skin on my hand and my bicep on the right arm and only in those areas not the whole arm No Rash/discoloring,pinched nerve?

Pain in neck: Pain or stiffness in neck? Maybe pressure on nerve in neck at cervical level 5 to 6. Maybe pressure in shoulder muscles. Maybe some pressure on your radial nerve. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Took two treatments of amoxi(825mg) within period of a month, also got clotrimazole cream 4 rash on bicep, now I have rash all over 4 the past 2 month?

Need allergy evaluat: See an allergist to get evaluated, neither one of the medications may have caused that rash. Drug rashes do not last 2 months after stopping the medication, thus there may another cause of the rash. However, to confirm it you may need to get allergy testing to Amoxicillin also. ...Read more

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Vein on my right forearm is more noticeable in color and i have a rash following it up to my bicept and it itches. Female 17. Should I be concerned?

Vein on my right forearm is more noticeable in color and i have a rash following it up to my bicept and it itches. Female 17. Should I be concerned?

I would 1'st keep-: -fingers off,try OTC steroid ointment for relief. If it does not improve in a couple days, C a dermatologist. Other causes can B from intravenous drug injection into than vein, this includes illegal as well as from IV medicine given to you recently, as in a day or two. Scratching may have come1'st & this caused the area over the vein to make it look different. ...Read more

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What could cause tiny pinprick blood marks near surface of skin? Red, definitely not petacchiae. I've 2-3 on biceps. Recently lots of exercise.

What could cause tiny pinprick blood marks near surface of skin? Red, definitely not petacchiae. I've 2-3 on biceps. Recently lots of exercise.

Cherry hemangioma: do they blanch when you press on them? (Turn white or normal skin color). If not and they are slightly raised they are probably cherry hemangiomas. Benign capillary bursts which are tiny blood capillary growths. They often aperture after small injuries. Sometimes genetic. But not alarming. They are benign. ...Read more

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The skin on my biceps is red and inflamed with little tingling bumps. I wore a cotton shirt all day that i've worn before. What should I do?

The skin on my biceps is red and inflamed with little tingling bumps. I wore a cotton shirt all day that i've worn before. What should I do?

Skin rash: The skin rash could be from a variety of causes. The description is vague and with a photo it is difficult to characterize. If the rash persists or increases then see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hello doctor from one year i go to the gym and i noticed something on my skin didn't see it before its like red lines at the front side of my biceps?

Striae: Essentially they are "stretch marks, " and are seen with rapid muscle bulk (or fat, for that matter). They are permanent, but can lighten with time, or mederma, or a plastic surgeon. ...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