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 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 days. C...  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 »

What can be done for black, non-itchy patches over the legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I have black patches over the legs. It is not itching. Please explain what it is.  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please answer a few questions for better help. I need to know the duration of these patches. Please tell me whether they are flat or elevated and their number. Are you on any medication? Are there any dilated veins on your legs? Also, please let me know your age....  Read Full »

What causes skin rashes with itching after showering?

Query: my gf recently went to the doctor with a skin problem, looks like a rash i've attached the picture, the doc said its serious so i wanted a second opinion. She had stye operation three times nothing besides that. The marks have been there for almost 2 years but they seem to be increased now, its itch...  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Frankly the photo and the details in the query are not very informative to help u in a proper manner. what is the age of the patient? from where did these lesions first appear? do these appear and disappear, if yes then with what frequency? are these lesions flat or fluid filled? is she allergic to...  Read Full »

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