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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drug or viral: The rash may be from the viral infection itself or from the antibiotic she took especially if it happens to be amoxicillin. It usually goes away in a ... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibiotic rash: All antibiotics can cause rash in any person ar any time. The most common cause of drug allergy is penicillin probably because it is prescribed the m ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: Rash diagnosis usually requires a direct observation. That said there are some basic features in assessing them. Rashes localized to specific areas ar ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sounds like allergy: There are some people who appear to have a propensity to develop allergic reactions to a variety of medications and it sounds like you may be one of t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Different rashes have different causes. Hence, rashs have different treatment.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Heat rash: The only benefit of using an antibiotic cream on a heat rash would be it's moisturizing effects. A cream or ointment with Hydrocortisone may be more ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl per ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: On the type of rash.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: Skin rash after shaving(Razor Burn) can be treated with Alo Vera or OTC hydrocortisone cream. For prevention and additional treatments go to > http ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Larry Eastburn
23 years experience Family Medicine
5 Days: Normally this medicine is used topically twice daily for 5 days. If the infection is not clear after 5 days return to your physician for repeat exam. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Acne : Topical treatments available by prescription. If your acne doesn't respond to otc treatments, consider seeing a doctor or dermatologist to get a stron ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Culture of Medicine: This is not how medicine works. There are so many variables that go into choosing the appropriate antibiotic for an individual patient. There is no su ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Be careful: On the thin skin of the face, steroid creams can cause atrophy, dilated blood vessels, and increased hair growth as well as perioral dermatitis and st ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturizing cream: To keep the skin moist, daily bath and application of moisturizing cream within 3 minutes after exiting bath are advisable. Among the different moistu ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Diagnosis impt: If the area is itchy, initial benefit might be obtained with 1% hydrocortisone (HC) twice daily for 10 days. However there are conditions such as rosa ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Doxycycline: The treatment of choice for any staph infection is oral Doxycycline (or one of the other antibiotics indicated for staph). Topical creams such as neo ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Wait 30 minutes to allow the antibiotic to absorb before applying sunscreen. If skin is broken do not apply sunscreen as it may cause irritation.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: There are skin cleansers made for dry skin. Dove, many others. There are creams to be used after the shower. Eucerin Eczema Care, others. You can get ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
34 years experience Dermatology
Avoid source: Fungal infections can occur from contact with either a pet, another human being infected, or soil. Best treatment is avoidance of the above. If over ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mild Dove: Also, use moisturizers such as Cetaphil, or, Lubrider, or, Aveeno, (oatmeal) or Jergens, or any other that has worked for you in the past. Adequate hy ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Drink water: Stay hydrated and apply hydrating moisturizers multiple times a day. Avoid more than one shower a day and do not use extremely hot water.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vanicream: Fragrance-free moisturizers like Vanicream, Cetaphil, Eucerin and Aquaphor are all good options. Uses 1-2 times per day, best time to apply is right a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz
18 years experience Family Medicine
Clotrimazole: None of the anti fungals are necessarily better than the next, but i tend to recommend Clotrimazole (lotrimin), which is available otc. Really bad rin ... Read More
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