Patient Comments: Rash - Diagnosis


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Comment from: Gina, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I went to a dermatologist and she didn’t know what caused the rash. My red spots came up from nowhere. I still have these red spots. I tried everything, creams and home treatments. But they itch like crazy. She keeps saying they are bed bugs or flea. But they aren’t. I don’t know what to do.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 11

I have been attempting to self-diagnose my symptoms of bumpy skin rash mostly on my face, with severe itching and burning. I wasn't sure if it was rosacea, eczema, Demodex, dermatitis, etc. I have also tried multiple home remedies: tree tea oil, coconut oil, castor oil, honey are a few of the examples. One of the other symptoms included cracking skin around my mouth; a health care professional told me to start taking vitamin B supplements. I started to take B 50 twice daily. My cracked skin cleared up by the next day. The other thing I learned was this: I found that hot water from my shower felt real good because it got rid of the itch, but only temporarily. Note, do not do that. I believe that was a major part of my problem. Look it up; water, especially hot water causes dry skin. I immediately stopped taking the hot showers, used over the counter hydrocortisone to get through the burning sensation and I am on my way to recovery!

Comment from: Rob G, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 12

My rash started out as just a little red circular rash that eventually spread into a salad rash. My skin felt like it was burnt when it wasn't, and also bruised. Then my feet swelled up where I can barely walk. Then it spread completely up my legs; this one solid rash.

Comment from: Booboo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

I have itchy red bumps some big rashes, very painful and itching. Started underneath my armpit and breast and started moving down my body. I don’t know what it is.

Comment from: Meghaa, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 02

I have rash due to using a cream on my face.

Comment from: Pique, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 22

I have an itchy rash.

Comment from: p9, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

I had unprotected sex, and 3 days after I started having pains in my fingers and legs. When I have sex using a condom I am having blistering and in my manhood.

Comment from: Karen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I went had blood work done this morning and a couple hours later I have a rash on my arm. Now it's on the other arm.

Comment from: MarJ, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

Rashes appear on my skin after eating certain baked products or meat. They appear very small and itchy and if left untreated continue to itch and spread. They actually look like ringworm. My doctor actually thought it was ringworm and gave me an antifungal medication which did not help. The only medication that helps is Topisolon which was given to me by a dermatologist.

Comment from: RitaK, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I am currently in the hospital as doctors haven’t determined what type of rash I have.

Comment from: Rash, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

My rash started out as a lump under my skin and then the ugly blisters occurred.

Comment from: Sally, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I had chicken pox at age 6 and have food allergies to chocolate and oatmeal.

Comment from: R L MISRI, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 18

I have rashes on skull and one or two on different parts of the body.


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Comment from: IVA, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I am HIV positive and I have skin rash that leaves me with dark spots all over my body.

Comment from: Pat, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 30

I have linear rash between legs, in the bend of right arm and above the right eye.

Comment from: joelalbert, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I have a bad rash on my back since September and no one can diagnose what it is. I finally got a biopsy today.

Comment from: Skin blotches, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 28

I have dark red blotches all over my body with an itching sensation. The medication I’m currently using is Dexona and Zyrtec. I would like to understand the root cause for such skin problems, along with a cure.

Comment from: caregiver of 23 mo., 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 19

Two weeks after the chicken pox vaccine on my thigh, redness appeared. It looked like a chicken pox – the skin was hard to touch.

Comment from: GlitterFish13, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

I woke up last night with severe itching. I changed my face soap and used it last night, for the first time, when I showered. The rash started on my legs and arms, in the morning. Later in the day it was all over my body. My doctor prescribed Prednisone and Benadryl. I hope the medications will clear up this rash by tomorrow, as I can't take this severe itching anymore.


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