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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

Baby rash: Rashes in children can have many causes. If it feels dry and itchy, it could indicate contact dermatitis. If, they are filled with fluids, it could indicate infection etiology. Rashes need always to be checked by your primary care doctor to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Mandakini Patel
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My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

Rash in newborn: Rash can be form various causes. It could be allergy but you have not stated if the baby is breast fed or formula fed. Some allergens pass thru the breast milk as well ; some babies are allergic to cow's milk proteins in the formula. Rash could be from other reasons as well. Baby should be seen by the pediatrician 4evaluation. It could b detergent/fabric softener/skin care prod. Used (baby/family. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Bergman
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I have a year old baby and he has rashes all over his body and look like blisters and all over his fingers. What could it be?

I have a year old baby and he has rashes all over his body and look like blisters and all over his fingers. What  could it be?

Several Possible: There are many diffeent things thid could be but without seeing it it is best you go see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Baby rash on bumps wht to do to avoid rashes for babies?

Baby rash on bumps wht to do to avoid rashes for babies?

Rash in bumps: Use soap and water when cleaning diaper area. Dry with hair dryer and apply diaper cream with a xinc oxide base. ...Read more

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
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What does a heat rash look like on African American babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face. How do i treat a rash?

What does a heat rash look like on African American  babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face.  How do i treat a rash?

Here is info: Can't diagnosis a rash over the internet, but here is some information about heat rash: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/heat-rash-topic-overview ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.

3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.

Rash: Without an picture it is difficlt to give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be an allergic reaction or possibly a heat ransh. Try giving benadryl. If rash persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Dareen Siri
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Why does baby always has rashes all over his face and body? Sometimes he does not have but sometimes its all over. Is it milk intolerance?

Why does baby always has rashes all over his face and body? Sometimes he does not have but sometimes its all over. Is it milk intolerance?

Eczema in babies: It is increasingly recognized that eczema/atopic dermatitis in infants is a manifestation of a food allergy. If mild, addressing the skin barrier with mild topical medication is all that is necessary. If it is more severe or affects large areas of the body, allergy testing by blood and/or skin is recommended. Babies can develop other rash conditions that have nothing to do with allergies as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Rankin
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My 6 mth baby just broke out in rash all over body & face. Not too severe but she's never had it I use odor free soap and lotion. Should i worry?

Maybe: In order to know how serious the rash may be more information is needed. If there is a fever or any other signs of infection it may be a viral rash, however that decision should be made by your medical provider. Fevers in infants need to be taken seriously and the child examined to look for source of infection. Speak with the provider today to decide further course of action. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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My daughter gave birth by c-section 5 days ago nad has now developed a rash all over her body. Should she be alarmed? She is 23 and first baby

My daughter gave birth by  c-section 5 days ago nad has now developed a rash all over her body. Should she be alarmed? She is 23 and first baby

Time for a call: I would have her call the ob's service & discuss the issue with him/her.This could be a reaction to a medication used during the l&d process, one she is on, or a separate issue requiring a visit & testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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I have rash all over my body soon after giving birth. My baby is 6months and I breastfeed, what do I do?

I have rash all over my body soon after giving birth. My baby is 6months and I breastfeed, what do I do?

Pregnancy rash: Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy is an itchy rash that commonly begins on the abdomen, particularly within stretch marks (striae). It most usually develops during late pregnancy (third trimester) but can also start immediately after the baby is born. It was previously known as puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) but this name has been abandoned as it caused confusion. ...Read more

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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


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