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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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Please help with itchy red rashes on the thigh.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a problem with dry skin and rashes. I have a history of atopic eczema on the neck for which I am applying Flutivate cream. 4 weeks back some red rashes started coming up with itching. I thought it is because of dry skin, so I applied coconut oil and moisturizer. The redness ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Please share in detail about the onset, progression, and duration of the rash. Kindly send me the photographs of your face with a closed eye.Is the popliteal fossa (shallow depression behind the knee joint) or antecubital fossa involved? What is the predominant complaint? ...  Read Full »

What is the best solution for granuloma annulare?

Query: Hi doctor,I consulted a doctor, and he told me I am suffering from dermatographic urticaria. A biopsy was performed on my hand then I learned that my chronic hand rash is granuloma annulare (GA). I have severe itching at the site where GA shows up. I have been suffering for many years with it. It wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Well, granuloma annulare is a self-limiting and symptomless condition. Your biopsy has suggested it to be a case of granuloma annulare. Intense itching along with purplish plaque...  Read Full »

Why does my back rash itch when I sweat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a rash on my back, neck and chest for over a month. I visited my physician and she thought it could be a fungal infection. She prescribed an anti-fungal medication which I took for 2 weeks. However, the medication did not do anything, and the rash is still present. It gets i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attachments. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) It is not looking like fungal infection. It is more in favour of urticaria. Does it remain the same or fades with time and recur again? Does it aggravate with phys...  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 icliniq.com. 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 derma...  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 antibiotics...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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.   Read Full »

I have rashes on my neck and chest with fever and joint pain. Does it indicate HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I noticed four red rashes on my chest and neck. On the next day, I got another four rashes on my face and after two days, I got rashes on my hand and fingers. I also have mild fever and joint pain. All the symptoms have started after my treatment for herpes from a hospital. Do...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send a few good quality photographs taken in a natural light to help you better.   Read Full »

Can acne medication cause rashes?

Query: Hi doctor, I took medication for pimples. I had some allergy and so stopped them. Now sometimes I have multiple rashes near neck and hands only in evening. It also itches. All my blood tests are normal. Currently I am taking Allegra. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What medication have you taken for acne? After how many days of starting these medications has rash occurred? Also do tell me the complaint in it? Please send the good quality photographs taken in a natural light. Revert back with the above information to a dermatolo...  Read Full »

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