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4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid. Rash on face too. What should I use on it? Eczema? Has cradle cap too.

4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid. Rash on face too. What should I use on it? Eczema? Has cradle cap too.

Like this?: Seborrheic dermatitis ("cradle cap") can spread to the face, eyelashes ; behind ears. It can be treated by using z-tar or other anti-dandruff shampoo. Lather up a fingertip's worth, shampoo ; rinse thoroughly. If the scalp is red for more than a few moments, discontinue use. If it looks infected or is very itchy, see her pediatrician for other treatments (miconazole or mild hc creams). ...Read more

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Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Dry skin: Usually dry skin.To treat dry thoroughly and moisturize 3-4 times per day. If this does not work, talk to your pediatrician regarding medication. ...Read more

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Hello. My 5months old baby has red rash behind both ears, it's not itchy. She also has miner rashes around the neck and legs but not red.

Hello. My 5months old baby has red rash behind both ears, it's not itchy. She also has miner rashes around the neck and legs but not red.

This sounds like: Eczema or seborrhea, both of which are quite common at this age. Depending on where you live, this could be affected by dry weather and sometimes a food/milk allergy. You can try over-the-counter Aquaphor. If that doesn't help, please discuss with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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My baby is 4th month and developed some red rash behind ear (like infection), around penis and few of them over the face. Also passing green stool?

My baby is 4th month and developed some red rash behind ear (like infection), around penis and few of them over the face. Also passing green stool?

Baby rash/ stool: Has there been a change in diet, usually at 4 months one begins foods. Is the baby on formula or breast milk and if on breast milk have you changed your diet? Could be eczema. Diet Fever? First and foremost check with doc that it is not strep or impetigo that needs antibiotics could also be prickly heat or fungus (could try desitin/ zinc oxide cream. F/u w/ doc today since change in stool ...Read more

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Lump on face near ear lobe, moves slightly, rash behind ear, hurts a bit when touched. Is this serious?

Lump on face near ear lobe, moves slightly, rash behind ear, hurts a bit when touched. Is this serious?

Reactive node: The lump is most likely a reactive lymph node that tends to enlarge from pea sized to bean sized when stimulated by such things as skin rashes/bug bites/viruses &the like. They usually stay enlarged while stimulated &recede when not. Takes 3-4 weeks to settle down. Your doc can confirm this. ...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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Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?

Raised, bumpy, itchy rash around mouth (where it started) and behind ear. Spreading to face. Have had 3 other times in childhood, now an adult. Ideas?

Perioral dermatitis: Perioral dermatitis vs Ezcema. Excema would be treated with moisturizer and topical steroids, for perioral dermatitis, these are not helpful and would worsen the condition. Sounds most like perioral dermatitis. Things to try: reduce products, they clog and worsen the condition. Regularly cleanse. Try to touch your face less often. If no better, see a Dermatologist, or a doctor with expertise. ...Read more

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Red bumpy rash behind ear. No pain, no ithing, no fever. Just started on left ear and spread to right ear and now chest and shoulders?

Red bumpy rash behind ear. No pain, no ithing, no fever. Just started on left ear and spread to right ear and now chest and shoulders?

Need eval to know.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Rash and soars on eyes, underarms, under breasts, groin area, behind ear, scalp line.

Rash and soars on eyes, underarms, under breasts, groin area, behind ear, scalp line.

This combination: Of symptoms could be nothing to worry about or a very, very serious condition. Go see a a dermatologist, general doc, or an eyemd _urgently_. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash in + around both ears, has spread to hairline/neck, and now have small pea size lump behind ear, what could this be?

I have an itchy red rash in + around both ears, has spread to hairline/neck, and now have small pea size lump behind ear, what could this be?

Rash: The small lump may just be a swollen lymph nodes. But a more specific answer probably requires a dermatologist to look at the rash. Does not sound like a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily.

A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more

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Vertigo, painful lipoma (calf), burning nerve sensation (off/on) leg, numbness in face around eye (left). Rash behind ear down neck.

Vertigo, painful lipoma (calf), burning nerve sensation (off/on) leg, numbness in face around eye (left). Rash behind ear down neck.

You are uncomforable: Not all of your symptoms will fit into one neat diagnosis. I'd start with a good neurology exam which can address vertigo, burning leg sensation, numbness of the face. ...Read more

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What are common causes of baby rash?

What are common causes of baby rash?

Baby rash: Babies can get heat rash, diaper rash, baby acne, and baby eczema! There are serious baby rashes, but these occur in very sick babies and are related to infections. ...Read more

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Can baby rash on face be caused be fabric softener?

Can baby rash on face be caused be fabric softener?

Fabric softener: Fabric softener can cause rashes on areas in contact with clothing or cloth diapers or baby blankets. I recommend avoiding any extra softeners or fragrances in washing babies' en. Sembles ...Read more

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What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

Possible eczema: Eczema usually starts behind the crease of the earlobe and then to the earlobe. Other rashes are possible. It's hard to diagnose rash without seeing patient. ...Read more

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I have an itchy/redness scrotum for awhile now, it hasn't gone away with trying anti fungal creams, sprays, baby rash cream has not worked either.?

I have an itchy/redness scrotum for awhile now, it hasn't gone away with trying anti fungal creams, sprays, baby rash cream has not worked either.?

Leave it alone: Scrotal itching and rash isn't usually due to fungal infection, which is more likely to affect the the groin (e.g. Inner thighs) than the scrotum itself. Scrotal rashes are more often due to dry skin or excessive scratching. The best thing to do is to avoid over-washing, especially with soap and hot water, and avoid scratching. In other words: leave your balls alone, and they'll get better. ...Read more

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I have a itchy/red scrotum for along time, I don't scratch, I've tried-no soap, cerave soap, shampoo doesn't get on it, baby rash cream, anti fungal creams?

I have a itchy/red scrotum for along time, I don't scratch, I've tried-no soap, cerave soap, shampoo doesn't get on it, baby rash cream, anti fungal creams?

One more try: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, a diagnosis that is as tough to say as it is to write! Fortunately, it is usually easy to treat. Try some triamcinalone 0.1% ointment twice daily. It is a chronic condition and will return so only treat it when it bothers you. ...Read more

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Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Common patters: A lot of infant viral infections will have fever for a few days and end in a generalized rash. Some have names based on location and type of rash, but they are expected and rather benign. I'd consider the crying evidence it is not finished. As long as the kid takes fluids well and plays occasionally you can monitor at home. If not drinking the kid should be seen. ...Read more

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Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used?

Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used?

Hydroxychloroquine: There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes ...Read more

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My child was complainin of a sore tummy an now he has came out in a rash all over his body an behind his ears. He has had the chicken pox before,

My child was complainin of a sore tummy an now he has came out in a rash all over his body an behind his ears. He has had the chicken pox before,

Likely enterovirus: Many intestinal viruses will enter on contaminated fingers & travel to the intestines where they can cause fever, cramping & or diarrhea. As the body responds & fights off the germ it often comes to the skin surface as a pinpoint rash. Some may also have a blister quality but that is less common than the pinpoint red dotty rash. The rash will generally peak after a few days & disappear gradually. ...Read more

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What could a hard knot behind ear I have had it for 15 years?

What could a hard knot behind ear I have had it for 15 years?

Node or osteoma: A hard bump could be a lymph node but these usually are mobile. Sometimes the bone behind the ear (mastoid) is not smooth so may feel bumpy. If it sits right behind the ear lobe it could either be a part of the second cervical vertebra or a parotid salivary tumor which can be firm and slow growing. If it is enlarging I suggest it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What does bump behind ear mean?

What does bump behind ear mean?

Bump behind ear: Hello, the bump behind your ear could be the normal mastoid process which is prominent behind our ear or a lymph node. I have seen nodes behind the ear that needed excision. See your doctor for a recommendation. ...Read more

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Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Why loose lump behind ear on head?

Cyst/node: This may be a cyst or a lymph
node, but best to see your otolaryngologist for an exact diagniosis. ...Read more

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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