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My 7 year old child has almost perfect round rashes on the inside of his elbows they are silver dollar sized eczema

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Could be: It could be eczema, or a contact dermatitis, or insect bites, or a fungus infection ("ringworm"). A dermatologist will know.
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Dr. RIchard Asarch
52 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: If the rash is farily symmetrical themost likely diagnosis is eczema or atopic dermattis. If there is a history of allergies, hay fever or asthma, th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
This : This does sound like possibly atopic dermatitis, which is common form of eczema seen in children. I would consider using cerave hydrating cleanser (g ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Johnson
27 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
There : There are many options available to treat eczema. These include moisturizers (vanicream, cetaphil restoraderm, cerave to name a few), topical steroid ... Read More
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Dr. Zoey Goore
24 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose without seeing them. If it is eczema the key to eczema is moisturizing (more then you think is humanly possible) and cont ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Carter
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Probably, but: I would not blow it off. Many infants are allergic to a food that is causing the rash. Getting an allergy evaluation to determine if a food is relat ... Read More
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Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
It could be: Eczema on the arms and legs is more likely to be on the inside of the elbows and the back of the knees. The face is a common site for eczema in infant ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
May need ceramide...: Certainly if you have not recently visited your dermatologist you may not be aware of the importance of ceramide moisturizers such as cerave or aveeno ... Read More
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
24 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: Although it is common to develop eczema near the elbows, it is best to see your primary care physician or pediatrician to confirm if this rash is ecze ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Torre
51 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Ezcema: Rashes in the "antecubital fossa" (inner elbow) are typical of eczema. So unless something contacts that area alone (not likely) consider ezcema the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Flare of eczema?: Difficult to determine without seeing rash. Non-blanching rash with a history of eczema is concerning for a possible flare. Would consider applying to ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janetta Carolin Malan
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Acidosis and pH: It is a myth that the body does not have good acid/ alkaline control. The body has extremely sophisticated control systems to keep pH at 7.4. All ambu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: sounds like it might be alopecia areata, but pics and additional hx would be helpful. Advise to see dermatologist for proper eval , bx, and poss tx
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Exam needed: Proper rash treatment. if any, requires you know what it is.Sometimes a detailed description of color/texture/location/will suggest a cause but your d ... Read More
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