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      Category : Health Centers > Skin Conditions


Alternate Names : Cutaneous Eruption

Rash | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

There are many questions a healthcare provider may have when someone complains of a rash. For instance, he or she may ask:

  • how long the rash has been present
  • how the rash started and changed over time
  • whether or not the rash itches
  • whether or not the person has a fever or chills
  • whether anyone the person knows has had a similar rash
  • whether the person has any allergies
  • what medications the person is taking
  • whether the person has had similar or other rashes in the past
  • whether the person has had a recent insect or tick bite
  • The healthcare provider may ask about other symptoms, which can help narrow the list of possible causes. For instance, a person may be asked about his or her sexual history or whether he or she has had arthritis or weight loss.

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    Rash: Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors


    Rash: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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