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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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Got a rash after using the intuition razor (the one with the soap already on there) could this be an allergic reaction or razor bumps. What can I do to get rid of them ?

Got a rash after using the intuition razor (the one with the soap already on there) could this be an allergic reaction or razor bumps. What can I do to get rid of them ?

Keep area clean: The reaction is most likely an irritant reaction from the razor. Depending on the area of the bumps, i would just try keeping the area clean with soap and water first. If it was bad and would not go away, you could try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. I would not use this treatment on the face or private areas. ...Read more

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Very itchy upper body rashes for 18mths. Topical ointment only temp fix. No allergies (tested). Not scabies. Not soaps/chemicals/hard water. Help? :(

Very itchy upper body rashes for 18mths. Topical ointment only temp fix. No allergies (tested). Not scabies. Not soaps/chemicals/hard water. 
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Photo would help: The characteristics of the rash are very important to determine the cause. If you can share a photo here on Health Tap- there may be a dermatologist or other doctor who can identify it for you. I wonder if the rash comes and goes or is there all the time? What parts exactly on your body is it found? What exactly does the rash look like? Can you describe it... many Q's but needed to find diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is causing my all over itching without a rash? no known allergies. Antihistamines and lotions do not help. Mild soaps, detergents, etc do but hel

What is causing my all over itching without a rash? no known allergies. Antihistamines and lotions do not help. Mild soaps, detergents, etc do but hel

Dry skin: In the winter months, the first thing I consider would be dry skin. Try using unscented soap and apply a skin moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing to see it this helps . It may take a few days for the skin to calm down. If problem persists, then need to consult a dermatologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Which OTC antihistamine will help me with my allergic reaction to soap?

Which OTC antihistamine will help me with my allergic reaction to soap?

Contact dermatitis: Antihistamines may help the itch that occurs with allergic rushes, but allergic contact dermatitis often responds best to topical steroid creams. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to soap in my vagina that is extremely painful, please help?

Allergic reaction to soap in my vagina that is extremely painful, please help?

Soap there?: Why are you using soap in your vagina in the first place? It may disturb the acidic environment of the vagina and cause you trouble. Water should do a good cleansing job. There should be a course in vagina maintenance 101 in the community colleges. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to soap and now I have small white bumps. What are they?

I had an allergic reaction to soap and now I have small white bumps. What are they?

Document, Follow up: Make sure you take a picture of the rash while it is present with your smart phone so that a physician can have a better sense of the type of rash you have developed while using this soap. Stop using the soap. Make an appointment to see your primary doctor or an Allergist and bring product in so that testing can be performed if indicated. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more