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Red, Itchy Rash? by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Mon 06 Aug 2012 10:02pm NIH News in Health You’ve probably had a rash at some point or another, whether from poison ivy or the chickenpox or something more unusual. Why does your skin break out in red blotches like that? More important, is there anything you can do about it? We often think of the skin as a barrierit keeps the insides of o ... Read on »
Book Review: Malcolm Finney, Medical Detective: The Case of Itch and Rash, by Erika Kimble by Susan H. Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Wed 02 Jan 2013 12:27pm Recently, I took my children to a local attraction, and a woman who was directing traffic in the parking lot had a large red splotch on her face. Not surprisingly, my son Caleb nudged me and asked, “What’s wrong with her face?” Fortunately, I had read, Malcolm Finney, Medical Detective: The Case of Itch and Rash, and knew that this type of cu ... Read on »
The Bedbug Epidemic – Not Just an Itchy Rash by DrEmilyAltman Posted Mon 13 Jun 2011 4:39pm The bedbug has been known as a human parasite for thousands of years.  The discovery of bedbug specimens in Egyptian tombs suggests that bedbugs have been infesting human habitats for at least 3550 years (Usinger, 1966).  After World War II, bedbugs became uncommon in developed countries due to social and economic progress and insecticide deve ... Read on »
Eczema is an itchy, red rash tha... by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 7:06pm 4 Comments Eczema is an itchy, red rash that varies in size from a small patch of affected dry skin to larger portions of the body. Originating at any age and capable of persisting into adulthood, eczema is one of the most chronic skin conditions. Eczema is an allergic reaction that manifests as an inflammation of the upper layers of skin. Allergens th ... Read on »
The Lupus Butterfly Rash or Malar Rash: Information You Need to Know. by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Nov 2012 1:58pm Derived from the Latin word ‘mala’ which means cheekbone, the Malar or Butterfly rash is a kind of skin condition typically characterized by the appearance of rashes across the cheekbones and over the bridge of the nose.  These rashes are usually red or purple in color in either a blotchy pattern or completely red over the affected area, a ... Read on »
JOURNAL: Rash by annhertel Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 10:22pm I am busy working on a research paper (which I will post here because it's about the brain and disorders) but I have been getting these rashes randomly on my skin, mostly arms and legs, although once on my stomach, and they itch like the devil, are random and irregular shaped, covering an area smaller than a dollar bill, it's red, raised, produce ... Read on »
Common Rashes by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Mon 26 Jul 2010 2:46am Just thinking of rashes can make you feel itchy all over. The word rash covers a lot of territory. Common rashes alter the feel and look of your skin. Some appear on small areas and others cover the entire body. There are different causes of skin rashes and many different types of skin rashes. A person could have a bacterial rash, ... Read on »
The Rash by Kristen H. Posted Wed 09 Jun 2010 3:07pm (laughing to myself) I'm not sure what to talk about first today. Should it be the itchy rash that my Dad has acquired, or the fact that when I went into his room today he was walking around in just a t-shirt (nothing else), or the fact that they may have found the source of the urine smell in his room (yay)? Hmmm. I will start with ... Read on »
The Further Adventures of Rash Girl (Scratchville part 2) by Angel .. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:25pm So. Scratch Tests (aka Intradermal skin testing). Not much fun. They tested me with 12 shots (and a control) by injecting a little bit of the allergen under my skin. So I have a few track marks left tonight. But only the last 5 really hurt and then I got some apple juice. Whee! Apparently I'm one of a handful of patients who is * ... Read on »
Don't Be Rash by Katie Patient Expert Posted Sun 21 Mar 2010 8:11am So, it started yesterday morning as a cluster of small, raised, pin-point red dots that were right under my bra line. I chalked it up to a bit of chafing or perhaps even a bit of heat rash. By midday, it had spread to my entire abdomen and both forearms. It isn't a dark rash (most of the bumps are pale pink or even skin color). You can feel ... Read on »