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Itchy rash: Introduction

Itchy rash: Skin rash that itches. See detailed information below for a list of 67 causes of Itchy rash, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Itchy rash:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Itchy rash. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Itchy rash:

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Itchy rash: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Itchy rash, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Itchy rash Treatments

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Stories from Users for Itchy rash

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Message Boards for Itchy rash

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Diagnostic tests for Itchy rash:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Itchy rash. Some of these are listed below :

  • Skin examination
    • Note characteristics of skin rash - e.g. macular, papular, pustular, vesicular, bullous, scaly, ulcers - will help determine the cause of the itchy rash (e.g. a macular or papular rash may suggest eczema, contact dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, pityriasis rosea or a drug reaction; a pustular rash may suggest staphylococcus, scabies or a fungal skin infection; a vesicular or bullous rash may suggest chicken pox, dermatitis herpetiformis, contact dermatitis, pemphigus, bullous impetigo or nummular eczema; a scaly rash may suggest ichthyosis, psoriasis, lichen planus, fungal skin infection, exfoliative dermatitis or a drug eruption; an ulcerative rash may suggest a basal cell carcinoma).
    • Note distribution of the skin affected - e.g. focal or diffuse (e.g. focal rash may suggest fungal skin infection, scabies, contact dermatitis, skin tumor, nummular eczema or impetigo; diffuse rash may suggest psoriasis, lichen planus, eczema, drug eruptions, dermatitis herpetiformis, pemphigus, pityriasis rosea or tinea versicolor.
    • What areas of the body does it primarily involve - e.g. extremities, face, trunk? - will help determine the cause (e.g. extremities may suggest atopic dermatitis, tinea, psoriasis or insect bites).
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Itchy rash: Animations

Medications or substances causing Itchy rash:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Itchy rash as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Itchy rash: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Itchy rash may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Itchy rash

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Itchy rash. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Itchy rash: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Itchy rash

Poorly healing leg rashes a classic sign of chronic disease: Recurring leg rashes, or poorly healing leg rashes, are a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes, particularly of Type 2 diabetes, more »

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare in children, more »

Itchy rash: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Organs affected by Itchy rash:

The list of organs typically affected by Itchy rash may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Itchy rash

The list below shows some of the causes of Itchy rash mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Itchy rash?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Itchy rash. Of the 67 causes of Itchy rash that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 60 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Itchy rash:

The following list of conditions have 'Itchy rash' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Eczema ... itchy patches, itchy spots











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Causes of Itchy rash Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Itchy rash based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Itchy rash?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Itchy rash, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Itchy rash:

    Medical Conditions associated with Itchy rash:

    Rash (1165 causes), Itching skin (1068 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes), Rash symptoms (1165 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Itchy rash:

    Rash (1165 causes), Itch (1068 causes), Blisters (426 causes), Hives (300 causes), Redness (534 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Measeles, Slapped cheek disease, Rosacea, Syphilis, HIV infection, Typhus, Drug reactions, Chicken pox, Sexually transmitted disease, pityriasis rosacea, scabies

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