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could sodium alginate be causing my rash?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Possible.: People may have an allergic reaction to various things.

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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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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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Is it safe to take ferrous salt while pregnant?

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Yes: This is an iron supplement and your multivitamin will have some in it. If you are still anemic your doctor may ask you to take additional iron supplements. Do not take unless your doctor tells you to take.
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How can I tell if my baby's rash is serious?

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

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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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