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My 1 year old has rash on face and under chin, it's red spotted and itchy under chin. Going around to side of ears! Should I be concerned?

My 1 year old has rash on face and under chin, it's red spotted and itchy under chin. Going around to side of ears! Should I be concerned?

M.D. visit/skin care: In addition to eczema, it may be related to contact with a product or plant oil that triggers a reaction. I would suggest the use of a hypoallergenic soap such as white dove and eucerin cream, avoiding hot water and rubbing the area, until your physician sees him. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Rash On Face (Definition)

Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in tinea. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more


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My 16 year old son has a light rash on face under his eyes and across his nose and sometimes is on his eye lids. Its been going on for 2 days now.

My 16 year old son has a light rash on face under his eyes and across his nose and sometimes is on his eye lids. Its been going on for 2 days now.

Seborrheic derm: It sound like could be seborrheic dermatitis which is a white flaking rash usually at hair lines and can be on eyelashes. Scrubbing eyelashes with baby shampoo will help. 16 yr olds (especially boys) tend to not scrub faces good and so this could be a common thing in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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7 year old boy, flesh toned raised rash on face and torso. Does not itch at all. Do not appear to be blisters. Worried about staph or strep?

7 year old boy, flesh toned raised rash on face and torso. Does not itch at all. Do not appear to be blisters. Worried about staph or strep?

Monitor over time:: Staph/strep disease of the skin usually results in a localized collection of pus, known as an abscess, boil, or furuncle, depending upon the exact type of lesion that is present. The affected area may be red, swollen, and painful. Drainage or pus is common. When staph/strep is in the blood (bacteremia or sepsis), it can cause high fevers, chills, and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of fine rash on face after having fever for two days? She is 21 years old. Tnx.

What might be the cause of fine rash on face after having fever for two days? She is 21 years old. Tnx.

Rule out strep: Fever followed by a fine rash could be due to strep & is called scarlet fever. Get seen today for evaluation. If a rapid strep test is done & is negative, ask for a throat culture to confirm. Rapid strep tests can have false negatives 1 to 3 out of 10 times and miss a lot of strep when negative results are not confirmed. If she should get worse, shortness of breath, severe headache, etc. To ER. ...Read more

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Reoccurring, bright red rash on face and under both arms. Occurring for over a year. Contact dermatitis has been ruled out. What could this be?

Reoccurring, bright red rash on face and under both arms. Occurring for over a year. Contact dermatitis has been ruled out. What could this be?

Agree with Dr Chiu: I would also recommend seeing a specialist (dermatologist). This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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14 month old fever getting to 103 rash on face and diarreah the next day?

14 month old fever getting to 103 rash on face and diarreah the next day?

Stomach virus: This combination is most likely a stomach virus but could be a sign of something more serious. It is important to make sure the baby gets plenty to drink, pedialyte might be a good idea. Each day, the highest fever should be lower than the day before and the baby should act normally when the fever comes down. If the baby is not alert and playful when the fever is near normal, seek medical care. ...Read more

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Should I get second opinion. 9 yr old present with nodule behind ear. History of cafe o lait (disease) but also has a cold & rash on face.

Should I get second opinion. 9 yr old present with nodule behind ear. History of cafe o lait (disease) but also has a cold & rash on face.

Second opinion: More information and second medical opinions, it will be necessary for you to request a formal consultation, and we are absolutely here to help. Please request a personal consult with one of our physicians on HealthTap, or with your physician. Thanks! ...Read more

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19mo old has rash on face around mouth after eating cottage chz & cantaloupe. She's eaten these foods before but not usually this messy. Any concerns?

19mo old has rash on face around mouth after eating cottage chz & cantaloupe. She's eaten these foods before but not usually this messy. Any concerns?

Could be allergic: Allergy typically requires a-repeat-exposure to have the reaction. Since the child is getting the rash, it is seemingly just localized, at least for now, from the use of the above--cannot tell which one. Or, it is simply from rubbing/cleaning the mouth too much can cause irritation.
Can try one at a time, don't clean too hard, and see which one causes the rash.
Check with your doc.
Good luck.. ...Read more

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My 6 wk old has cradle cap. He also had a rash on face and upper back. Pediatrician said it was eczema and prescribed dezonide which discolored his fa?

My 6 wk old has cradle cap. He also had a rash on face and upper back. Pediatrician said it was eczema and prescribed dezonide which discolored his fa?

Cradle cap and Acne!: Cradle cap is benign and it is not allergy, infection or anything to with poor hygiene. Simply use baby shampoo and a soft brush and it clears up within 6 to 12 weeks generally.
Rash on the face and neck could be acne and that too clears up on it's own. If the rash is red and itchy it could be eczema. ...Read more

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Rash on face, arms n neck on 35 day old baby. Developed 2 weeks after birth. Stopped using prescrb'd Mylocort-aquas mix. Nw using medicated Aquas. Seems 2 b clearing thoug face feels a bit rough. Is this something 2 b alarmed abt? His Paed thinks not

Rash on face, arms n neck on 35 day old baby. Developed 2 weeks after birth. Stopped using prescrb'd Mylocort-aquas mix. Nw using medicated Aquas. Seems 2 b clearing thoug face feels a bit rough. Is this something 2 b alarmed abt? His Paed thinks not

Baby acne: Baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within 1-3 weeks after birth they break out for many weeks until the hormone levels drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. It has no relationship to allergy. If it persists > 3mo needs eval ...Read more

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9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?

9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?

Yes: Certainly if the rashy area had a unique exposure where the clothing protected the torso. ...Read more

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2 yr old son gets raised rash on face when rubbed on something look like a small mosquito bites been 3weeks now? No pain no itching disappears in minutes

2 yr old son gets raised rash on face when rubbed on something look like a small mosquito bites been 3weeks now? No pain no itching disappears in minutes

If there is....: ...."no pain no itching disappears in mins, " then I'm not sure what the problem is. If he is well, if the rash is not bothering or disfiguring him, then I wouldn't worry about it too much. ...Read more

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Rash on face, neck, scalp, one spot on scrotum, intense painful itch, headache, fatigue. High stress.?

Rash on face, neck, scalp, one spot on scrotum, intense painful itch, headache, fatigue. High stress.?

Rash: You are reacting to something in your life. Please see your doctor right away. Some allergic reactions can be fatal if they constrict breathing. It could be from medication, laundry detergent, food, or other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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40 days old has severe rash on face. Breast fed, no medication. She has vaccination tomorrow. Hepatitis, rotavirus, PCI-1. Is it safe or shod I wait?

40 days old has severe rash on face. Breast fed, no medication. She has vaccination tomorrow. Hepatitis, rotavirus, PCI-1. Is it safe or shod I wait?

Vaccines safe: If baby is feeding well and thriving, vaccinations are recommended. Rash on face at this age is possibly new born acne, seborrheic dermatitis, or contact dermatitis from contact with soaps or perfumes on linens or your clothing. If crusted and oozing, I recommend having that evaluated. Otherwise, apply 1/2 to 1 % hydrocortisone cream sparingly 2-3 times a day for several days. ...Read more

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2 and 4 yr old siblings always have rash on face/body. Usually cheeks/limbs, top of feet. Worse w/heat and sun. Raised, red, warm, blotchy, not itchy

2 and 4 yr old siblings always have rash on face/body. Usually cheeks/limbs, top of feet. Worse w/heat and sun. Raised, red, warm, blotchy, not itchy

Based on D history: You've given, heat rash is the primary consideration. It could be from skin sensitivity to the sun or from blood vessels opening up with increased blood flow after sun exposure. Get them checked also for allergic, atopic and contact dermatitis. Best wishes! . http://www. M.webmd. Com/children/skin-rashes-in-children-treatment. ...Read more

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3 yr old w/ low grade fever, runny nose, cough w/yellow mucous, occasional rash on face and buttocks for 2 weeks and now has diarrhea. Urgent care?

3 yr old w/ low grade fever, runny nose, cough w/yellow mucous, occasional rash on face and buttocks for 2 weeks and now has diarrhea. Urgent care?

Cold: Sounds viral to me. Uc visit not a bad idea unless toddler is not taking fluids well or not eating. Any trouble breathing or is toddler increasingly fussy? Then you should see the doctor or go to an er. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more