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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have allergic dermatitis. Last month during vacation sunbathed w/ one eczema w/ sunscreen. The rash is gone but the skin is lighter. Is it normal?

Yes: Sun exposure can decrease the severity of eczema. However, chronic exposure to the sun with or without sun burn can increase sun damage (not visible to the naked eye) and that can later lead to skin cancer. Ask your dermatologist or md for good moisturizer recommendations and for topical steroid oil or cream recommendations. This is safer that long term tanning for your eczema. ...Read more

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My 3 year old was diagnosed with allergic dermatitis tuesday and proscribed orapred. Her rash has cleared up and then came back worse in some spots. ?

My 3 year old was diagnosed with allergic dermatitis tuesday and proscribed orapred. Her rash has cleared up and then came back worse in some spots. ?

See below: Allergic dermatitis can also be similar to atopic dermatitis (eczema). Oral steroids are usually used only for severe flares. The standard for care is moisturizing, moisturizing and moisturizing and then topical steroids for the areas of flare. Moisturizing with ointments is best as these keep the fluids inside of the skin, but may need to be done many times a day. Try this and see if it helps. ...Read more

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I have atopic dermatitis. What can I do to reduce my rashes?

I have atopic dermatitis. What can I do to reduce my rashes?

Skin hydration: Moisturize skin often, especially after bathing. Personally i like eucerin (no $ interest). Use a steroid topical med if necessary. Consider allergy testing, particularly if you notice a flare associated with certain foods or conditions. ...Read more

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With people with atopic dermatitis, can you get antibiotic related rashes if prescribed an antibiotic?

With people with atopic dermatitis, can you get antibiotic related rashes if prescribed an antibiotic?

Yes: Continued exposure to antibiotics for infections of the skin from atopic dermatitis can lead to sensitization and eventual allergic reactions to the antibiotic itself. This can occur with both oral antibiotics as well as topical antibiotics like neosporin and bacitracin. ...Read more

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My 3 months old girl has skin allergy. Have red rashes on somr partfs of body. Dr. Said its Atopic Dermatitis. Whats the cure for this? Pls advise

My 3 months old girl has skin allergy. Have red rashes on somr partfs of body. Dr. Said its Atopic Dermatitis. Whats the cure for this? Pls advise

Can be controlled: if the diagnosis is truly atopic dermatitis, "asthma of the skin", it can be controlled, by moisturising the skin, avoiding triggers, and at times need for some prescription medications, keep following up with your doctor/allergist, and your baby girl will eventually outgrow it, goodluck ...Read more

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Rash all over except legs face and feet. Biopsy showed atopic dermatitis or medication reaction. Don't know where to begin. ?

Rash all over except legs face and feet. Biopsy showed atopic dermatitis or medication reaction. Don't know where to begin. ?

See a specialist: A dermatologist or an allergist, the doctor who performed the biopsy would be able to direct your care, or get a second opinion on your own by checking the mentioned specialists, wish you wellness ...Read more

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What can I do for allergic dermatitis?

What can I do for allergic dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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How much time does allergic dermatitis take to go away?

Days to weeks: It may resolve but it will probably require treatment by a dermatologidpst. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have contact allergic dermatitis reaction, how can I make it heal faster?

What do you suggest if I have contact allergic dermatitis reaction, how can I make it heal faster?

Topical steroid: An OTC steroid cream/ointment such as hydrocortisone. If something stronger is required your doctor will need to prescribe. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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. Nayla Mumneh
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Dermatitis (Definition)

Dermatitis means inflammation of skin. Contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis are ...Read more