Skin Rashes

Skin rash is the development of red, scaly, bumpy, and itching patches on the skin. The causes of skin rash include prolonged exposure to the sun, weather changes, or sometimes due to allergies.

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I have a small red rash on my chest. How can it be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash on my right chest for five months. I asked many doctors but no one can say excatly what it is. It is a red small rash without symptoms. I did try some stuff like Hydrocortisone 1% cream for two weeks and an antifungal medicine for two weeks but nothing happened. Then ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the clinical photographs attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is an asymptomatic rash. The probable diagnosis can be miliaria with eczematization or fungal infection or pityriasis rosea. Since you have applied antifungal a...  Read Full »

I have a rash on my face that has come back more aggressive than before. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and suffering from a rash on my face. The first breakout was around five weeks ago. I noticed a red spot above my left eyebrow after hearing a stressful news and eventually it spread to my chin and above my lip. I was at the beach and after around three days, the rash...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It could be seborrheic dermatitis or photodermatitis. Allergies may be playing a role. All these are visual diagnosis and the lab tests or biopsies have limited or no role. Seborrheic dermatitis is more commonly present with dandruff and similar rashes on the neck an...  Read Full »

What are the causes of a rash on the nose bridge?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a red/pink rash on the side of my nose for about a year and a half now. It is on the bridge of my nose. It gets better at times, but most of the time it is prominent. It also usually gets better when I am in a cool environment and worse when I am in a hot climate or in su...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After carefully reading your history I came to a conclusion that there are two possibilities of your rash. Drug reaction: It can mimic like anything and can remain up to 3 to 5 months and then subside as the drug gets cleared from the body. Photoallergic dermatiti...  Read Full »

I have started taking Aripiprazole, after which I got spontaneous rashes. Is this worrisome?

Query: Hello doctor,I have started taking Aripiprazole 5 mg tablets, after which I started getting spontaneous rashes. My question is, is this effect worrisome (should I go to urgent care)?  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Aripiprazole can induce skin rashes though it is not commonly reported. It will be safer to get yourself checked to rule out any systemic involvement, especially if you have any fever, pain, signs of the exfoliating rash. Are you on any other medication that can increa...  Read Full »

Despite taking medicines, the round red rash with red dots around my right ankle is not going away. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female teacher having this problem. It started as a round red color rash with red dots around the right ankle and it was burning. After two weeks I consulted the first skin specialist he told me it can be a vascular ulcer and he gave me medication that did not wor...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and the images provided here (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Although the lesion is in the area of a varicose ulcer there are no dilated veins visible in the images provided here. So as of now, we can keep that l...  Read Full »

I have recurrent skin rashes and itching all over my right hand, and using soap aggravates it. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have rashes and itching all over my right hand. I can hardly eat. I consulted many dermatologists. They have prescribed me medications. In the beginning, it just gets fine, it seems like it is getting cured, but it returns. When using soap, the irritation is higher, so I hardly use so...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You have eczema. The ointment does not cause itching. Dryness, crack, and fissuring easily absorbs multiple chemicals, making the process chronic. Chemicals could be soap, detergents, and perfumes. The best way is to...  Read Full »

I have painful rashes on my lips. Is it due to cheilitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My lips have been breaking out in painful rashes, though I am not sure exactly what it is. My lips' secret oil forms a yellow crust around the outline of my lips. After suffering from this on and off for a year and a half, I suspect it may be cheilitis. My lips are in burning pain, se...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I hope you are 21 years of age as in the details given. Your condition may be due to cheilitis. The causes may be allergies, irritation, infection, dryness, actinic deficiencies, etc. I suggest you avoid licking your lips often. As you are following, please avoid lips...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for rashes and red bumps on the skin with pain and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has been suffering from a kind of a rash or red bumps for the past seven years. We have consulted many places and ruled out of any significant disease except for dryness. A few antifungal creams like Clop-GM or Cosvate G cream gave some relief. They are becoming more concerning w...  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for allowing me to treat your skin problem. Since how many days do you have rash? Does the rash stay permanent? Does she have any history of insect bites? Did she see any rash in the morning? Is it associated with itching or burning? Does the itching get sever...  Read Full »

Treatment for bug bite

Query: Hello doctor,Last month I was bitten by some bed bugs. After pest control, they have been eradicated from the house. But my skin is very itchy and there are white and red spots on the full body. Can you suggest me some medicine or ointment, so the redness and itchiness fades?  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Shakeel Akthar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This type of rash is seen not because of bed bugs but maybe you are allergic to something coming in contact. It may be so many things like your clothes, bedding or plants or some food items. For now, apply Hydrocortisone cream at day time and calamine lotion at night alon...  Read Full »

There are rashes in baby for the past one week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed rashes in baby since last week. I have applied Sudocream as advised by a doctor. I have also changed the nappy brand. But now there are small bumps on the back too. Here is the photo from one week and today.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I understand the situation you are facing with your child. Baby diaper rash is one of the most common problems encountered with the babies. Keep the private areas dry, clean and hygienic. Clean up soon after baby passes stool. Do not allow moisture to build up in diaper...  Read Full »

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