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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Abdominal Redness

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced abdominal redness. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Abdomen

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal redness, abdomen itch, scabbed area of the abdomen
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the abdomen:
    abdominal redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Cellulitis

    Facial cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, facial redness, swollen face, face pain
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    facial redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Shingles (Herpes Zoster)

    Shingles (herpes zoster) is a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus - the same virus that causes chickenpox. Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, usually on one side of the body or face. Rashes or blisters appear anywhere from one to 14 days later. If shingles appears on the face, it may affect vision or hearing.

    An episode usually lasts 2-4 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    symptoms of infection, dizziness, fatigue, rash, diarrhea
    Symptoms that always occur with shingles (herpes zoster):
    grouped rash, rash
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

    Eczema is a form of skin inflammation that causes skin to be dry, itchy, red, and irritated.

    This is a long-term, recurring condition but symptoms are manageable with care.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, feeling itchy or tingling all over, dry skin, scalp itchiness, flexor surface rash
    Symptoms that never occur with eczema (atopic dermatitis):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

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  5. 5.Non - Specific Abdominal Rash

    A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Often, rashes are unidentifiable and some variation of normal. For example, scratching one's arm causes it to turn red (which is caused by mast cells releasing chemicals into the local area), but that's completely normal.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    abdominal redness
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific abdominal rash:
    abdominal redness
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific abdominal rash:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  6. 6.Hookworm Infection

    Hookworm infection (sometimes referred to as creeping eruption) is a parasitic infection of the skin. It is most often acquired in tropical climates.

    2-8 Weeks without treatment. About 1 week with prescription medication.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy and red foot, painful rash, itchy rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with hookworm infection:
    itchy and red foot, redness with curvy lines
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Allergic Reaction (Not Life - Threatening)

    When the body encounters a harmful substance, it responds with inflammation and swelling that can be protective. In many individuals, the body responds this way to substances that are not normally harmful, like foods or pollen. This is the basis of allergy, or Type 1 Hypersensitivity.

    Symptoms should resolve in a matter of hours.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen face, swollen lips, lip numbness, hives, red swollen bumps or patches with a pale center, lip redness
    Symptoms that never occur with allergic reaction (not life-threatening):
    shortness of breath, throat itching
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Anaphylaxis

    Anaphylaxis is the sudden onset of breathing or heart rate changes that are caused by a whole-body allergic reaction. This can be a deadly situation.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea or vomiting, headache, stomach bloating, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  9. 9.Rubeola (Measles)

    Measles is a childhood infection caused by a virus and results in an itchy skin rash starting from the head and moves down the body. It spreads easily through the air when the infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

    18 days however death is possible

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, loss of appetite, diarrhea, being severely ill, congestion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Abdominal Redness

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is the red area flaky and rough to the touch?
  • Q.Did your symptoms start after you were exposed to nickel (commonly found in jean snaps, metal pens, paper clips, cigarettes, etc.)?
  • Q.Did you possibly brush into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac?

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Abdominal Redness Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced abdominal redness have also experienced:

    • 4% Fever
    • 4% Fatigue
    • 3% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • People who have experienced abdominal redness had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Less Than a Week
    • 27% Less Than a Day
    • 14% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced abdominal redness were most often matched with:

    • 44% Cellulitis
    • 44% Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
    • 11% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Abdomen
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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