Skin Rashes

A change in the color or texture of the skin is called a skin rash, which commonly results from skin inflammation. Some conditions that cause skin rashes are impetigo, rosacea, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), cellulitis, etc.

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After having protected sex with a commercial sex worker, I am experiencing rashes, fever, and sore throat. Could it be potential symptoms of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, Seven months ago, I had protected sex with many commercial sex workers. I fingered them and touched my penis foreskin by mistake while removing the condom. I did an HIV test at seven weeks, and it was non-reactive. At six months also, it was non-reactive, and at seven months also non-r...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahwish Dildar Abbasi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. HIV cannot be transmitted through sweat, so the person who shook hands with you cannot have passed the infection to you. If your tests after previous potential exposures were negative, they are conclusive. Regarding your current complaints,...  Read Full »

Why do I have skin lesions all over my body over the past two months?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 63-year-old male who has had small open lesions dotting the body on both legs, arms, abdomen, and chest for the past two months. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would suggest the following: Fucibet (Fusidic acid and Betamethasone) cream twice daily for seven days (on lesions). Permethrin 5 percent cream at night on days one and seven (contact period eight to 12 hours). Permite BB (Permethrin...  Read Full »

I am having constant itching, stomach pain, joint aches, and constipation. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been to many doctor's over the years, and I did not get any help. My skin is constantly itching, I have stomach pain (mostly dull sharp pain during movement), my joints aches, and I am constipated. I only go once a week, maybe. My stomach feels like something is moving, like a baby...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the rashes are real and not delusional. You were right. There is much reason for these rashes like, Atopy - Tendency to develop allergies. Seborrheic dermatitis - An skin condition caused by inflammation of the sebum-producing glands in the skin. Less ...  Read Full »

I have two circular rashes on my arm. What is causing it?

Query: Hello doctor,I have two circular rashes on my arm across my elbow, such that when I close my elbow, the rashes touch. They are red with a brighter spot in the center. I noticed them two days ago, and they have gotten a bit bigger and redder since then. Each is about 5 cm in diameter. They are slight...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the image attached by you (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). This looks like an insect bite reaction or a blister beetle dermatitis. I suggest you start applying Mometasone furoate ointment twice daily over the problem area for five day...  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 could be the rash that has been progressively getting worse for the past two weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash for the past two weeks. It is getting progressively worse. It does not itch or hurt, but it is spreading. It started on my stomach. Now, it is on both arms, neck, back, and upper legs. The red dots that have been there for two weeks are larger now than they were origi...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These lesions look like pityriasis rosea. But, to be sure, I need a little more information: 1. Did one big patch appear first, followed by small patches? 2. Do you have...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms of fatigue, petechiae, livedo reticularis, and episcleritis of the eye due to Lyme disease?

Query: Hello doctor, Over a year, I have had polyclonal B cell activation, elevated IgM, and positive ANA with systemic flu-like symptoms. However, the reports are confusing. They suggest that ANA was positive six times but negative twice (homogenous pattern 1:320), ENA and dsDNA were negative, complemen...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Your condition appears inflammatory, as it has both infective and autoimmune features. The causative agent of lyme disease is a bacteria called borrelia burgdorferi. The disease in its ea...  Read Full »

I have mosquito bite-like patches all over my skin, causing itchiness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having sudden patches like mosquito bites all over my skin. It disappears and reappears daily and causes itching. I searched online for this and found that it is urticaria. I consulted a doctor. They saw my symptoms in a hurry and gave the tablet Itraconazole 100, Fluconazole 200,...  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your history suggests urticaria and not ringworm, so there is no need to take those medicines. Acute urticaria can occur because of some infections, drugs, vaccines, or dental infections. It would have been better if you could send some cli...  Read Full »

I have itchy and burning red rashes around my neck. What can I do to prevent it? Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have red rashes around my neck, causing itching and burning sensations.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It looks like Miliaria (sweat dermatitis). It appears to be the source of your condition, caused by an allergy to extreme heat and sweating. For a week, take the following medications and take a cold bath twice daily. Apply Momate (Mometas...  Read Full »

What is the non-itchy, non-scaly goosebumps like rash in my neck?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having goosebumps like rash on my neck but less dense and a bit bigger than a goosebump for almost a year now. It is non-itchy, non-scaly with skin color and without associated symptoms. It is harmless except the look. I have tried antifungal, anti-allergic, and antibiotic...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like keratosis pilaris. In most cases, it is genetic in nature and there is no permanent cure. Urea-lactic acid based exfoliant (XERINA) can temporarily help. For more information consult a dermatologist online -->  Read Full »

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