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what to do when u get rashes?

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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Rashes: Since there are so many different rashes which have different causes and treatments, it is best to see a dermatologist for the proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Itch/scratch not....: A million and one things can causes "rashes", but the one likley thing one wants to avoid with all rashes is do not itch (scratch) it. Second best thing to do is see a doctor to determine why, may need a biopsy, dermatology consultation.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Rashes: Rashes may occur with viral infections, such as herpes zoster; fungal infections, such as a yeast infection (candida albicans);allergic causes; bacterial infections, such as impetigo; and sexually transmitted infections (stis) . Rashes may also occur as a symptom of a more serious disease, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or some types of cancer. Treatment of the rash depends on the cause.

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What does the impetigo rash look like?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Yellowish crusty : Impetigo starts as fluid filled blisters that break and form a yellowish crust.
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What is contact dermatitis?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Skin rash : Contact dermatitis is an allergic skin rash caused by something touching the skin that the child is allergic or sensitive to. Examples might include lotions, fabric softeners, & certain fabrics like wool. In older children nickle (in earrings and metal snaps) can cause a very localized contact dermatitis. The rash associated with poison ivy is one of the more severe forms of contact dermatitis.
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How can I tell if my baby's rash is serious?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hives/spreading fast: If your baby has a sudden onset of raised hives/severely itchy rash all over the body that continues to spread quickly, it may be a sign of a severe allergic reaction. Also any purple or black looking spotted rash, especially associated with fever, vomiting, and ill-appearing child could be a sign of a life-threatening rash.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if a rash with target-like spots is cancerous?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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See doctor: Target lesions usually mean erythema multiforme which can be due to allergic type reactions or infections.
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A 42-year-old female asked about a 42-year-old female:

Can u get a rash with mono?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Yes: Early symptoms are severe fatigue, headache, sore throat, chills, followed by fever and muscle aches. After day or two, swollen nodes, jaundice, measles like rash, and sore left upper abdomen secondary to enlarged spleen, and red spots on roof of mouth.

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