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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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Dry red rash on cheeks, in baby. Whats going on?

Dry red rash on cheeks, in baby. Whats going on?

Eczema: Baby eczema (also called infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red, leathery, somewhat blistery-looking skin. The skin is almost always tender, itchy, dry, and rough.While it may appear just about anywhere on baby's body, eczema most often occurs on baby's cheeks, and at the joints of their arms and legs. ...Read more

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Patches of red rash on a 6m baby's cheeks ?

Patches of red rash on a 6m baby's cheeks ?

Atopic dermatitis: If it is dry, scaly-sounds like atopic dermatitis-eczema. Treatment is to soak and seal (cool water and sealing the hydrated skin with aquaphor healing ointment). 1 % Hydrocortisone cream added on top of moisturised skin-2-3 times daily. ...Read more

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My baby cheeks are red is. This a rash or a allergic reaction?

My baby cheeks are red is. This a rash or a allergic reaction?

Red cheeks: If the skin is rough, it could be dry skin which is very common this time of the year. Apply a moisturizer. I assume your baby does not have a fever? ...Read more

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10 1/2 mnth with dry red bumpy rash around mouth, chin, nose & cheeks. Getting worse, seems to itch. What can I put on to heal it? Aquaphor for babies

10 1/2 mnth with dry red bumpy rash around mouth, chin, nose & cheeks. Getting worse, seems to itch. What can I put on to heal it? Aquaphor for babies

Itchy skin rashes: Persistent dry, red and itchy skin rashes are consistent with dermatitis, most commonly it is atopic dermatitis or eczema. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream apply to the area twice a day. Keep using aquaphor. Sometimes you need an antibiotic course if it gets infected. See an allergist or dermatologist if it does not improve by those simple measures so we can look at the rashes. ...Read more

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8 mth old baby woke up with rash on cheeks. Small, red, slightly bumpy spots covered her arms and thighs later in the day. No known allergies. Help!

8 mth old baby woke up with rash on cheeks. Small, red, slightly bumpy spots covered her arms and thighs later in the day. No known allergies. Help!

Many causes: but at this age, this is how eczema (atopic dermatitis) often presents itself. Cow's milk and egg are the most likely allergens. However a viral infection or drug reaction may also present in this manner. If there is pus, then impetigo should be ruled out . If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

My 10months old baby been having rashes & redness ard his anus. Usually 3-1week recover. Comes and go easily.

Pruritus ani: We call this condition as pruritus ani. Commonest cause is intolerance to milk products. If you are using formula milk/ pasturized milk which we adults use from groceries , consult your paediatrician who will recommend the right formula,substituting a non lactose containing preparation. ...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