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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What is the treatment for recurrent pimples in underarm area in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1.3 years old. She weighs about 11 kg. She is having pimple type nearby under arm area at the right-hand side. It is newly grown and old ones are blackened and healed.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please get the child evaluated for scabies. The child may need to be started on Permethrin. Please get the child evaluated physically by a pediatrician in order to assess and start Permethrin.  Read Full »

What could cause sudden rashes in body and neck at least once in a week?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. My weight is 82 kg. I have sudden rashes on my body and back of the neck. I get this at least once in a week. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from urticaria. Since you have not mentioned the duration to say it is acute or chronic. It is of two types exogenous and endogenous. If you can pinpoint any cause like eatable or after wearing some clothes or any contact it is exogenous you have to av...  Read Full »

Can Amoxicillin cause rashes in babies?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-month-old daughter had a rash for three days. It started with small, discreet spots on the legs and lower back. The next day she had a rash on her face and body. These are red, flat spots. It itches. She has no fever and is in good general condition. We consulted a doctor who was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. In my opinion, there are two to three possibilities for the rash. First yes, it could be drug eruption as the rash is itchy and appeared after she took treatment for otitis. Drug rash can either occur immediately or even after six weeks. ...  Read Full »

What is the prognosis of pneumonia in a 3-year-old kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-year-old daughter was diagnosed with pneumonia eight days ago (examination and x-ray). She was put on Amoxicillin (six more days) and Klacid (supply finished today). Although she is tired during the day and breathless trying to climb out stairs, she is lots better. In the last day...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your description, the child seems better but since the child has gone through so many problems the recovery may be prolonged. What you are explaining does not exactly fit the picture of a recovery as the child is breathless and a new rash has developed. The rash ...  Read Full »

My partner is allergic to dust and develops small itchy red rashes in her hands. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing to you in connection with my partner’s allergic reaction which happens when we are together. Basically she is already allergic to dust and has atopy on her right hand since she was a child (now she is 23 and I am 27), which is sometimes stronger, sometimes weaker bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have described your partner's problem very nicely. She is suffering from chronic urticaria. Urticaria is an allergic reaction that takes the form of itchy red bumps on the skin as shown in your pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Name any...  Read Full »

Does skin rashes suggest HIV infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been away to abroad and developed skin rashes all over my stomach and legs. There are red dots everywhere and it is very itchy. I am worried it could be linked to HIV?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have developed maculopapular erythematous lesions with itching, which can occur in multiple conditions. Please inform whether the lesions are also in finger webs and genital area. If there is intense itching, one of the differential diagnosis is scabies. Have you...  Read Full »

How to treat skin rashes in armpits?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got a skin problem in both armpits. Due to scratching the skin was torn. The images are attached. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern. With your descriptions and given pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems initially you have tinea corporis of this area due to the application of steroid containing creams like Quadriderm or Zalim lotion or...  Read Full »

Scaly and itchy rashes on my ankle does not subside with Penicillin. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin rash on my ankle. It has been there for six months now. I have tried Penicillin, steroid antifungal cream, and cider vinegar as well but it is slowly getting bigger. It is itchy with scaly flaky skin. I feel some fluid inside the red raised dots when I scratch it. It star...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Indeed the clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is more in favor of tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the body. It also has the potential to spread and using steroid-based creams will add to the resistance of the problem. Kindly me...  Read Full »

I experience lupus butterfly rash and thinning of hair. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, Last summer, I sat in the sun for a few hours tanning. Nothing to drink and I used two oils on me. My face and chest have been red ever since. After then, I donated my blood and they sent a letter saying about some blood cells. I had my appointment with a rheumatologist and got blood ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history and images. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your rash seems still very florid and the alopecia is setting in. I am not sure about the medications you are taking as it does not show up on the phone app, but you n...  Read Full »

Are itchy skin rashes, abdominal cramps and nausea symptoms of an allergic reaction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very itchy. One time my finger itched in the same spot for like two or three days intermittently, then it was my foot. I have also developed skin rashes that come and go. Doctors say it is either eczema or some kind of skin condition or bug bite. These rashes come and go, one doc...  Read Full »

Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and reviewed the attached photograph. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be an eczematous rash. Also, the rest of the symptoms could be a side effect of the IUD (intrauterine device). You can consider removing ...  Read Full »

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