Skin rash

What is Skin rash?

Rash is not a specific diagnosis. It is generally outbreak of skin inflammation and discoloration that change the way the skin looks and feels. Common rashes includes poison ivy, eczema and heat rashes etc.

Questions and answers on "Skin rash"

My husband has had a rash that strated sunday covering his hip and arm and side. T took him the the er they said it was a allergertic reacton to something. He took bendryll for 24 hours and did not get better .Then I took him to a urgent care because the rash got a little worse and his upper lip swelled up. They again told me that it was just a allergertic reaction and told him to continue take the bendryll and gave him prednisone. Woke up this morning and lower lip is swellon and the rash has spread all over his body what am i to do he has dr app tomorrow at 2 but i am affriad of what met happend to him by morining

doctor1 MD

Hello. Thanks for writing to us at healthcaremagic

He seems to be having Hives/Urticaria. Urticaria presents as skin welts, which can be distributed all over the body. Itching is usually present.

Acute Urticaria OR hives can occur due to various causes; common causes that can cause urticaria are...

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I have rash on temple area of face from Allopurinol.. Stopped taking the drug for 2 days now. The rash seems to have gotten a little better, but there is some swelling on that area and near eye. I was told by my doctor, who is a specialist to stop the medication if rash occurred. Is the swelling a normal side effect?

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern the given history suggested the hypersensitivity reaction due to the drug called "Allopurinol" in very rare case this drug induces the reaction but the eruption of rash goes away as soon as you stop taking the drug and nothing to worry...

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Is there a treatment for the rash associated with low potassium? It looks like she has been scalded with hot water.

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Hi,

Thank you for your query.

Low serum potassium level does not give rise to a rash.

You mention "it looks like she has been scalded with hot water". This is a bit confusing. Does the rash appear like it or there is scalding due to hot water present? I shall appreciate if you can upload a...

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My daughter is 7. She developed a rash on her arms, face and chest. Two doctors appoitments later they gave her prednisone. Today was her last dose. I checked on her while sleeping and notcied the rash is back. It comes and goes. What do I do. What could it be.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Diagnoisis of rash involves thorough clinical examination, would sugest you to send us clinical photograph for further assesment.
If the rash is not associated with other symptoms then there should be no cause for concern.

Take care

Regards
Deepak

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I have a rash to the left of my left breast , on the right side of my stomach and lower back area and in head. It is very itchy. it started with the head, then beside left breast and now right and lower back area. What could this be? I am takeing kolopin and I am weening myself off of this medication , Could this cause this type of rash? also, i usually use ivory soap, we were out for a couple of days and I used safegaurd. Could this be it? Although the head I spoke to my dr and he gave me medicine a while back. said it was psoriosis.

doctor1 MD

Hi
Apparently, you are using the medicine and the soap for quite some time - less likely to cause a new event like this
The distribution of your rash does not suggest a definite diagnosis
Psoriasis is diagnosed by seeing and/or at times scraping and blood tests. Your doctor is the best person to...

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My 5 yr old son has a rash/hive on his inner thigh that I believe to be ringworm. We went to the doctor today, before I knew about the rash, and the PA (there is no MD) said his wbc's were elevated and his ear canals were agitated and red. We were scripted a braod specrum antibiotic and sent on out way. I know that this won't help a fungal infection and I am hesitant to give it to my child and wrecking his flora and ph..Any advice will help. i have covered the rash with tea tree oil, neat.

doctor1 MD

rashes over inner thigh could be fungal or due to friction on inner thighs.can use moisturizers,anti histamines and and can give anti fungals after seeing the rashes.

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i have a rash that started about two months ago on my chin and now its going around my mouth, i have not changed anything in my diet or and face creams or new medication. only thing that has changed is i stopped takeing my st.johns wort. i am 29 5'7" white

doctor1 MD

You have not given any history of itching or scales over rashes. Considering log duration, it can be fungal or allergic rashes. Local examination by a dermatologist is requered. If fungal then aplication of candidb is suitable. If allergic application of betnovate ointment will be effective.

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yeah i had intercorse with a male im a male to and um he didnt put lub on cause there wasnt any and excuse my lang but up i was just super horny to care. not my hole has redness like a rash is it possible that its just a friction burn from not useing lube?

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it is due to friction during sex because of absence of lubricants. use of lubricant is very important to prevent it and incontinence. so don't worry you will be fine soon. hope my answer is helpful and thankful for you. take care. and have a happy and healthy life.

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Recent questions on  Skin rash

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My 10 year old had a bump on the outer part of her vagina, close to pubic bone. Had a fever for 3 days, went to ER and they prescribed her with medicine for an abscess. Now she broke out in a rash and complained of burning while urinating. Noticed now she has a sore on the lower part of vagina which is why she is burning. What could these sores be from?

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...(To preface, my son has an egg allergy and has been unable to get a lot of the vaccines given to children at his age.) My 18 month old son has had a fever varying from 101 - 103 Monday thru Wednesday night. It has been controlled by alternating tylenol and ibuprofen. I took him last night to our after hour clinic to be sure it wasn t an ear infection. Ears looked fine, but his lymph nodes were swollen and his throat was red - Strep test came back negative. Said it was probably a virus. He woke up this morning with no fever, so I assumed the virus had taken it s course. However, this evening, I have noticed a rash on his belly, back and neck. they are small red bumps that aren t raised very much. They don t seem to be bothering him too much. I hate to take him to the doctor again if it s nothing, but I don t want to ignore something if it s potentially dangerous for him. Should we give him Benedryl? Should we take him to the ER tonight or wait to talk to my doctor in the morning?

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I had a unprotected sex with one of my colleage exactly a month back. I had small rashes on my penis after the sex and lasted for 15 days. I took some antiobotics to cure, it worke and now a'm terrible itching in my back neck and some parts of my body. I dont see rashes on my body still itchng worries me, could this be a HIV??

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hi my 5 month old baby has a cough, congestion, and is now getting little red spots on his scalp, forehead, back, and chest. I believe they are starting to itch because he scrattched the one on his forehead and broke the skin. Could this be chicken pox or something else?

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I have pain and swelling under my upper arm on both sides. I am 70 female.

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Dear doctor thanks for your valuable reply however my further query is for last two weeks I have a mild rash under my eye which is persistent and is not going away...I had read somewhere in the webmd website that facial rashes are the first sign...

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I am getting skin rash after taking Bactrim. Hands, feet. Should I take Benadryl?

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