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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A 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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How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.

How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.

Eczema: Rashes with dry looking, flakes, itchy are likely to be eczema. Heat rash are pinpoint red rash. For eczema you need a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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Red rashes on the face and head only of 11 month old baby boy after sun exposure on the beach temporal temperature is 36.6 and very alert pls. Advise.

Red rashes on the face and head only of 11 month old baby boy after sun exposure on the beach temporal temperature is 36.6 and very alert pls. Advise.

Sounds like sunburn: A baby gets sunburn very easily. Even on a cloudy day, it is possible to get a sunburn, because uv light penetrates through clouds. I would strongly recommend to keep babies in a shade, not directly expose to any sunlight. A baby gets sunstroke more easily than older children as well. ...Read more

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My baby boy, 9months old, suddenly got a rash on his head today. It is red and blister like only in his hair. Looks itchy. What clould it be?

My baby boy, 9months old, suddenly got a rash on his head today. It is red and blister like only in his hair. Looks itchy. What clould it be?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 1 year old daughter started having a rash on her cheek 3 weeks ago looked like dry skin with redness now has turned it to looking more like a burn?

My 1 year old daughter started having a rash on her cheek 3 weeks ago looked like dry skin with redness now has turned it to looking more like a burn?

See a dermatologist: A rash on the cheek in an infant can be various things. The most common type of rash is eczema (or atopic dermatitis) and it sounds like what your daughter may have. But I would still recommend an evaluation by a dermatologist to make sure it's not an unusual inflammatory disorder or an infection. ...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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Hi im tasha I recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Hi im tasha I recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Facial rash: Small red bumps on face typically represent a rash. Rashes can be caused by many things such a virus, food allergies, contact allergies and more. If it persists for more than several days I recommend dermatology evaluation. Try to pinpoint what may have caused the rash. Topical corticosteroid creams may help ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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When my baby turned 4 months a little red spot appeared on my babies cheek, will it ever go away?

When my baby turned 4 months a little red spot appeared on my babies cheek, will it ever go away?

Maybe: That depends on what it is and what it looks like. When you next visit your pediatrician, point it out and ask him/her. ...Read more

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I have red bumps that appear on my left cheek, on and off, sometimes it looks like a rash. Sometimes it's intense to wear I feel it coming on. What is?

I have red bumps that appear on my left cheek, on and off, sometimes it looks like a rash. Sometimes it's intense to wear I feel it coming on. What is?

See below: Hard to say without more information and a look at the rash. If painful and vesicular - herpes is possible, if papular, folliculits, tinea barbae, rocacea, etc. See your doc for a check. ...Read more

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Hi I just noticed that before the head of the penis I have these red small rashes. They are not bumps, you can't feel a bump when you touch it?

Hi I just noticed that before the head of the penis I have these red small rashes. They are not bumps, you can't feel a bump when you touch it?

Most likely, ok...: As long as no local discomfort, such rashes may suggest mild balanitis (inflammation of glans penis), which is usually related with redundant foreskin with poor local hygiene. Without detailed history and inspection, it's hard to make a firm statement.

If any doubt, go to see an expert in the field.

Best luck... ...Read more

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I am caregiver of 5 years old boy he has fifth dissease and his cheek have red rash. I never have fifth dissease in my life, can I get contagious?

I am caregiver of 5 years old boy he has fifth dissease and his cheek have red rash. I never have fifth dissease in my life, can I get contagious?

Not likely but maybe: 5th's disease is caused by human parvo virus b19 and more common in kids. Most adults are already immune from childhood exposure.
It usually takes 4-21 days after exposure to become sick.
The infected patient is most contagious right before the rash appears. So symptomatic patients do not require quarantine.
You may not recall having the illness but were most likely
exposed as a child. ...Read more

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I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, I was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, I was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause an itchy rash, from allergic reactions to infections. It would be best if you could have a doctor look at the rash and he/she could direct treatment or diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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I got like a swollen red line on my butt cheek which hurts like a rash but isn't affecting the other side of my cheek, it really hurts. What do I do?

I got like a swollen red line on my butt cheek which hurts like a rash but isn't affecting the other side of my cheek, it really hurts. What do I do?

Red line on one: Side of body MAY be shingles. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment if needed. Catch it early to prevent on-going pain. Peace and good health. Herpes can look like that also. ...Read more

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Hello doc! I have a small red rashes over my penis head and also swelling below the penis head.

Hello doc! I have a small red rashes over my penis head and also swelling below the penis head.

Rash: This may be due to a yeast infection which can be transmitted by your sexual partner. An allergic rash from something you came in contact with is less likely. You should be examined by your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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After gym work or any exercise, my cheek breaks out in small red bumps, like heat rash or something similar, please help?

After gym work or any exercise, my cheek breaks out in small red bumps, like heat rash or something similar, please help?

Rosacea?: You likely have a condition known as rosacea which tends to exacerbate with any increase in core body temperature such as exercise. Consult your doctor re. A trial with a topical cream for the treatment. Some cases may require daily intake of an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Red rash on genitals it's not itchy or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny?

Red rash on genitals it's not itchy or painful it's on head and on sides no open sores just looks like redness after hot shower it's shiny?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Reaction: Could be reaction to vaccine. I would take a picture and not get the next one. If the baby is not engaged in high risk behavior like IV drugs and sex then there is no real reason to get the hepatitis vaccine. ...Read more

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I have this reoccuring pimply irritating red rash on my side of anus inside cheek. Er hospital said it was contact dermatitis?? . idk

Follow up...: You don't mention what they prescribed. It is also common to get fungal infections in that area which could also be a possibility. You may try anti fungal creams (like Lotrimin) and see how it responds if you have not done better with what was prescribed by the ED provider. If worse or not better make sure you see your doctor for further recommendations and referral to a specialists as needed. ...Read more

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My 8 month has a round red rash on her right cheek, is it eczema or ring worm? It doesn't seem to bother her and gives away with cortisone lotion

My 8 month has a round red rash on her right cheek, is it eczema or ring worm? It doesn't seem to bother her and gives away with cortisone lotion

Likely not ringworm: Skin rashes are common in infants & a single patch of rash can be a lot of things. From drool rash to ringworm to allergic reaction, etc. If it improves with hydrocortizone it is probably not ringworm. It doesn't sound worrisome at this point so you can bring it up with your pcp at the next scheduled visit. ...Read more

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Hi over the past 2 years I keep getting a rash on my bum cheek it's starts of itchy and red then gets blisters which are painful for about a week?

Hi over the past 2 years I keep getting a rash on my bum cheek it's starts of itchy and red then gets blisters which are painful for about a week?

Herpetic: It's sounds like an herpetic infection which can be treated with oral antivirals such as valtrex (valacyclovir). See your physician to evaluate and treat this. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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