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Rashes

Rashes

Rashes – everyone’s had one. A rash is a change in the appearance of the skin – they are most often red, and can be dry or with raised lumps. Rashes can be itchy and sore, and may be symptomatic of other conditions, so it is important to look out for other symptoms accompanying the rash. Rashes can be present with viral conditions such as measles and chickenpox, and bacterial illnesses such as impetigo and meningitis. Rashes can be caused by fungal infections such as ringworm or thrush, and they can also crop up when the sufferer is exposed to an irritant substance, or something that can cause an allergic reaction. A GP should be able to tell the difference between different types of rashes and let you know specifically what it is and how to treat it. However,rashes can be difficult to diagnose because they can be triggered by a great number of factors. Treatment can vary depending on the type of rash, so if you have a persistent rash it’s best to visit your GP. Infections can be treated with antibiotics, and allergic reactions with antihistamines, but sensible advice would be to not try and guess what it is, but visit your GP and relay your symptoms to them as accurately as possible.

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hi i get a rash on random days i dont know what causes this rash but its everywhere on my body and neck, sometimes even on my face and eyelids, the rash isn't itchy at all just blotchy red spots some big some small it makes me feel unhygienic and dirty even though i shower daily. today i woke up with a only a few on my arms and had too attend work where it makes me really uncomfortable as finishing time arrived i seen a mirror and it was all up my neck. my doctor has prescribed me anti allergy tablets but they dont help and never have like him hes useless. can anyone please help me ?





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My mother is in despair with her severe itchy rash all over her skin, which she has had for 3 years now. At first doctors thought it could be her hugh blood pressure medication but since changes into various medications for high blood pressure her itching still persists and is so itchy she has not had a proper sleep in years. It looks like it is under the skin and looks like red blisters all over her body and some have white in the middle. Doctors dont know what it is and my mother is in despair which is making her so depressed, please help





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Hi I'm really worried about my husband's rash/scabs/sores on his skin, basically his skin tag on his back started to get sore and itchy, it eventually turned very hard to touch and started to bleed. We then noticed that every other one of his skin tags (and he had a quite a few) were Hardening and falling off. However the first one started to flatten and formed a large sore which itched extremely and started weeping an orangy fluid which dries into a thick crust. He also had sores develop on his scalp and ankle area. He attended the gp and was sent to a skin specialist at our local hospital and was given antibiotics and steroid treatment. While taking the antibiotics the sores cleared but as soon as the treatment had finished the sores came back. He has been on antibiotics since last June and now the antibiotics aren't working aswell as before he has had numerous skin samples that have been taken but has had no diagnosis and is still suffering these itchy sores/scabs. Please do you have any advice as we are at our wits end and don't know what else to do, this is affecting his mental health family life and work, please help.





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My daughter was bitten on her forearm in China several weeks ago. Over the past week the area has become three inches in diameter and very red. The outer edge of the area is an even brighter red. It's hot and itchy. The gp gave her a steroid cream which made no difference. It's looks very angry and is getting worse. There is no tracking and my daughter doesn't feel ill. I have photos. She doesn't know what bit her. Can you help?





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Hi, I have had a meningitis look a like rash for a while now. It first appeared in January and then disappeared, it got really bad in March that I thought it was meningitis so went to hospital but they just said it was a rash and would go. It comes up randomly, and only ever on my legs. I am embarrassed to wear a skirt/dress let alone a bikini on holiday. My legs ache a lot most of the time, but more when the rash is there. Please can anyone help as doctors have been pretty useless!





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i have small spots on my face ,i have apply lot cream just to remove them on my face nothing possible please i need your help and i have photo , how will i sent it





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I have a rash that wont disappear , the gp gave me few solutions but nothing helped me , what can I do , im really worried its going worse now and I am not sure what to do anymore, can you help me ?





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Hi, I've been getting a rash for a quite a long time, it's hives, a circular wheel looking type of rash, and it's raised off the skin. Also whenever I go to the gym, wherever I have applied pressure onto my skin the next morning I can guarantee there will be the hives in that area. I have asked the doctors but they have been no help. Any info would be greatly appreciated





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I get lumps and a rash when i shave my vagina (especially my nikini line) and my arm pitts. ive used all types of razors and creams and it just doesnt seem to go! please help me as im soon to be going on holiday :(





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I have what looks like acne on both my cheeks they seem to be getting worse daily and look like boils now I tried E45 which I think made the matter worse I am a 45 year old female and have never had acne or spots before I am agorophobic so can't get out to the doctors





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