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my son has a red rash on his body

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Flaky rash: It could be fungal and on scalp may not respond to a topical treatment so see a doctor for this

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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Frey
11 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: I would use only topical hydrocortisone on the baby's face.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Baby Rash: Yes, oil can definitely cause the skin rash. Try to use cetaphil, aveeno (oatmeal) lotions or aquaphor for massage. Oils block baby's pores.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvonne Brouard
30 years experience Pediatrics
Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and l ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: There could be any number of causes of the rash. A doctor would need to see your child and examine them in order to diagnose it.
A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Rash: Possibilities include chicken pox, poison ivy, viral illness, allergic reaction....Call your pediatrician for an appointment.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
See your doctor: It might be a parasit if indeed it is a worm.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: This icould be many things ranging from athletes foot or a fungal infection to the chicken pox....
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: SHINGLES...Is it painful??? If so that means SHINGLES is about 90 % certain If not , it can be a severe contact dermatitis (eg POSION IVY) Hope t ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Viral rash: Chicken pox is not the only viral rash out there. Many other viruses cause rashes. And the fact that he was vaccinated is a point, but remember that ... Read More
A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash...or more: If it is only a rash without a single other symptom then simply keep it clean, dry and hypoallergenic lotions. If any other symptoms plus the rash, sh ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
HFM disease: This time of year I would highly suspect hand-foot-mouth disease. This is a viral illness that is common during the summer months and can produce spot ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Few things...: Could be irritated skin, contact with some sort of allergen, fungal infection, the beginning of a bacterial infection (less likely)... Lots of things! ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Diagnosis: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. This may need a biopsy or other test.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
19 years experience Pediatrics
Describe: Could you describe the rash and is it spreading or scaly. Do others in family have similar rash...
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Feinstein
52 years experience Dermatology
Viral disease: There are hundreds of viruses that can cause diseases in people. People usually catch the virus from another person, and then have that particular vir ... Read More
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Viral infection: A fever and a rash can be caused by a simple viral infection or it can be something serious like meningitis. It is difficult to comment without an exa ... Read More
A 4-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Need more info: pl provide info on type of rash, presence of fever, history of travel, exposure to other sicknesses etc. a virtual consult may be a good idea.
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: Sight unseen he may have a viral rash resulting in hand foot and mouth disease. Another possibility is eczema,
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Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hives??: Could be many things, but hives from bites or a contact allergy are most likely. Seeing a doctor will be definitive. This is assuming he is otherwise ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Need much more info: Rashes are sooooo hard to diagnose without looking at them, but further info to even try and narrow it down includes history or any new exposures, foo ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible infection: She should have it checked by a physician as soon as possible. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
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