- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Four Flint dermatologists are working with state and federal authorities to investigate rashes reported in the city amid its water crisis.

Dr. Walter Barkey tells the Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/1ToSkVD ) that at least 70 people with rashes have been through the initial screenings and will be seen by one of the four doctors who volunteered to help.

Eighty-seven-year-old Philip Tylus says that a rash began on his ankles a few months ago and quickly spread all over his body. He received a cream from a dermatologist and the rash is healing, but he says that in a few places on his body he still has burning sensations.

Flint is facing an emergency over the city’s lead-contaminated water supply. Rashes are among a number of other health concerns raised by residents.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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