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I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red.?

I woke up with an itchy rash all over my body except my face and genitals. It started as tiny red bumps, now some are a little bigger, still red.?

More details: This can be a drug reaction, a viral infection, or the onset of a new skin condition. Given the scanty history and description, I would suggest that you try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. If the itching is intolerable or the rash is getting worse, need to see your doctor. ...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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Woke up yesterday with a rash all over. Thighs look like hives not itchy.

Woke up yesterday with a rash all over. Thighs look like hives not itchy.

Hmm: Hives are normal itchy. Best to post a picture of the rash here or get seen in person. Rashes are difficult to diagnose without a visual ...Read more

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Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Hi, I woke up and noticed I have a non itchy rash all over my stomach back and chest. They are small pink/red and slightly bumpy. They do not itch.?

Non specific rash: You have given a non specific description of your rash
Is it elsewhere? First occurrence?
Try over the counter hydrocortisone 1%
It may work but if it is not enough go to a dermatologist and get stronger cream to put on it at least twice daily ...Read more

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Child woke up with very puffy/swollen eyes slight fever last night and cough, very light rash all over face and torso no other symptoms?

Watchful wait: Sometimes children will wake up in the morning with puffy eyes from a back up of fluid from their nose/sinus area. It sort of pools in that area (if you will). Important considerations would be 1. does it go away over the course of the day? 2. does it worsen over the course of the day? 3. is she she dehydrated? 4. is she urinating as much as she usually does? If not better in 2 days, go see doctor ...Read more

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My girlfriend woke up with a rash all over her face, it had her face swollen red itching especially near the ears and she has pimples what to do?

My girlfriend woke up with a rash all over her face, it had her face swollen red itching especially near the ears and she has pimples what to do?

Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) HC: There are many causes of itching. In most cases, the cause is an allergy. If one experiences any difficulty breathing they must go to an emergency room or urgent care center immediately.

The simplest treatment would be to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (25-50mg) and apply 1% Hydrocortisone ointment 4 times per day. Do not apply anything else to the face (make-up, wrinkle creams, etc) until the rash resolves. ...Read more

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Why do I have a spotty rash all over my body?

Why do I have a spotty rash all over my body?

Too many possible: There are so many rashes that exist, it would be best to see a doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have what looks like a rash all over my body?

What to do if I have what looks like a rash all over my body?

RASH OVER BODY: IF IT LOOKS LIKE A RASH, IT IS PROBABLY IS A RASH.
DOES ITCH?
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE?
PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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I have recently developed a rash all over my body and it is multiplying daily it has been over three weeks?

I have recently developed a rash all over my body and it is multiplying daily it has been over three weeks?

Serious: Stop taking any medications you are not SURE that you MUST be taking, and get to a competent physician, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I been getting this rash all over my body for months and I can't figure out what it is its only when I go from being cold to hott?

I been getting this rash all over my body for months and I can't figure out what it is its only when I go from being cold to hott?

"Prickly heat": From your description this could be miliaria rubra, better known as prickly heat. Rapid increase in body heat can make you sweat, the sweat basically is backed up in your sweat ducts and causes the red rash. It almost always goes away as you cool off. To be certain, of course, would require an exam. Seek one by a dermatologist if you feel it necessary. ...Read more

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What can I do for a red rash all over my body?

What can I do for a red rash all over my body?

Derm app: There are so many rashes that exist, it would be best to see a doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...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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I've got a rash all over my body that's itchy, what is it?

I've got a rash all over my body that's itchy, what is it?

Itchy rash: An itchy rash can be from multiple causes and to have proper treatment you need to have a doctor look at it to identify it and determine its nature to prescribe the right medication. ...Read more

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I keep breaking out in a rash all over my body. What could be causing this?

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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I have a rash all over my body. It's itchy but I feel fine and have no other symptoms. What could it be?

I have a rash all over my body. It's itchy but I feel fine and have no other symptoms. What could it be?

See your doctor: Or a dermatologist if you access to one. It could be a drug you are on, something you ate, viral rash, a pet that you have, etc or no cause at all, but you need to be seen and examined for proper management, good luck ...Read more

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I keep getting this red round circle rash all over my body it comes and goes its ichy and irritating little bit painful?

I keep getting this red round circle rash all over my body it comes and goes its ichy and irritating little bit painful?

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at imgur. Com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can write to us again with the URL listed> will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...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 just got a rash all over my body, itchy. Not taking any meds though?

I just got a rash all over my body, itchy. Not taking any meds though?

Nonspecific: Nothing is less specific than a generalized itchy rash. It could be a virus, or an allergic reaction, something you ate, something you inhaled, or many other things. You say you're not taking any medicines; are you taking vitamins or other supplements? They can cause rashes too. A dermatologist will either identify it by looking at it, or run tests to narrow down the possibilities. ...Read more

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There's red rash all over my body all of a sudden and it feels itchy. What should I do?

There's red rash all over my body all of a sudden and it feels itchy. What should I do?

Rash: 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 used Irish spring body wash and I got a rash all over my body and it itches, what do you suggest I do?

Contact urticaria: People commonly have topical dermatologic reactions to soaps and detergents with strong smells in particular. First, don't use it again. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch. ...Read more

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Why do I have a rash all over my body and I swell up when I take my highblood pressure medicine? And what can I do about it?

Why do I have a rash all over my body and I swell up when I take my highblood pressure medicine? And what can I do about it?

It sounds like a: Medication allergy or intolerance to me! First, stop your blood pressure medicine and then IMMEDIATELY call your doctor or go in to the office. She/he needs to see you and evaluate to decide which alternative blood pressure medicine (there are many!) you might try. It is not safe for you to delay as you will need another medication immediately to prevent your blood pressure from rising. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over my body for a month and a half now. I used micogel-f ointment. But it did nothing. What can it be?

I have a non itchy rash all over my body for a month and a half now. I used micogel-f ointment. But it did nothing. What can it be?

See a doctor.: A non-itchy rash could be nothing or it could be something as serious as secondary syphilis!! There has been a surge in that in the last couple of years. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had an itchy red rash all over my body for about 3 months. Its intensely itchy at night and it doesn't seem to be getting any better.

I've had an itchy red rash all over my body for about 3 months. Its intensely itchy at night and it doesn't seem to be getting any better.

See your doctor: The rash and itching can be secondary to different causes. It is advisable that you see your doctor and determine the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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Post cholecystectomy by 2 weeks and I now have a rash all over my body. Does not itch but painful to touch. Not on any medication. It starts out look?

Post cholecystectomy by 2 weeks and I now have a rash all over my body. Does not itch but painful to touch. Not on any medication. It starts out look?

Follow up w/ surgeon: Potential reaction to agent used during surg. Vs. surgical complication; need to follow up with your surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash all over my body, remedy?

I have itchy rash all over my body, remedy?

More info needed: A generalized itchy rash can be due to a number of causes. Have a dermatologist evaluate the rash if it hasn't cleared. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy rash all over my body. What could this be?

Have it evaluated.: 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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Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin. Pls what can I do.

Itching without rash all over my body, no reddness of my skin. Pls what can I do.

Itch without Rash: May be do to a LARGE # medical conditions and you need to consult with a Medical Professional for some testing...the very first thing to do is ask yourself if you have been taking anything or eating anything "unusual" Have you used a new DETERGENT to wash your clothes.
Any PETS in the house....
In the meantime an OTC anti-histamine may be useful BENADRYL (Diphenhydramine) may help. ...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

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Everytime I get out of the shower I get a rash all over my body and it starts itching/burning? Even if I don't use soap and just rinse off? Why?

Urticaria: Your rash is hives or urticaria, you can take an antihistamines prior to showering and don't use very hot water and keep your time in the shower short. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to many things and I avoid them. But recently I get rash all over my body after running, biking etc. (exhousted) it gets worse ever.

I'm allergic to many things and I avoid them. But recently I get rash all over my body after running, biking etc. (exhousted) it gets worse ever.

Glad you exercise: I'm wondering whether you have cholinergic urticaria, and whether managing this might make it easier for you to be less restrictive with allergies generally. This is something to talk about with your primary care physician and/or specialty allergist. Fitness is central to being a fulfilled man nowadays and I hope you'll work hard to find a way to deal with this. What happens when you swim? ...Read more

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Itchy rash all over my body with headache and body pain?

Rash: 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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Rash All Over (Definition)

A generalized rash consists of lesions affecting a number of areas on the body which change the color, texture or ...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