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break out in a rash

To experience visible skin irritation. After my husband broke out in a rash, we realized that the bushes he'd been trimming in the back yard were actually poison ivy. I had to go to the emergency room because the medication I'd been prescribed caused me to break out in a rash and have trouble breathing.
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road rash

An abrasion on some area of one's skin resulting from falling off of a non-enclosed vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard, etc.) and onto the pavement. A: "I just ended up with a bit of road rash on my arm." B: "You're lucky you didn't get killed! Next time, you wear your helmet on that bike, do you hear me?" My motorcycle slipped on some gravel and I went skidding on my back about 100 feet down the road. I got such bad road rash that I had to get a skin graft!
See also: rash, road

break out in a rash

[for the skin] to erupt with a rash. (See also break out in a cold sweat; break out (with a rash).) I knew Dan had the chicken pox, because he broke out in a rash and had a dry cough. The baby breaks out in a rash all the time.
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n. an injury from contact with the ground, as in motorcycling or biking. Shane picked up a bit of road rash when she fell off her bike.
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Physicians should report any unexplained rashes to their state health department and should treat the rash as they normally would without knowledge of this outbreak, according to CDC spokesperson Rhonda Smith.
In addition, because some foods are known to cause allergic reactions with rashes, for the preceding two weeks the school lunch menu had been reviewed for foods known to cause reactions.
Hand rashes sometimes temporarily look worse while they're healing--and sometimes they just come back.
Rashes occurring within 5 days of after 8-12 weeks of treatment are rarely drug-related
Macular rashes could be seen in 24% of patients, 7% had urticarial eruptions, 5% of rashes were erythema multiformelike, and 12% had a scarlatiniform pattern.
They suggest that more female than male mud-wrestlers developed rashes because all of the women shaved their legs, which could have rendered hair follicles there more vulnerable to infection.
This is caused by blood leaking from broken blood vessels beneath the skin and unlike other rashes, it doesn't fade when pressed.
Preliminary findings indicate that further investigation is needed to determine whether a common etiology for these rashes exists.
Even though signs of behaving ill are infrequent, these rashes are very prominent and last so long that parents think their child is sick.
Compared with the placebo group, the children on acyclovir developed briefer rashes and fewer chicken pox lesions, the team reports in the Nov.
There are two categories of rashes that may occur after taking ampicillin: nonhypersensitivity rash and true hypersensitivity or allergic rash.