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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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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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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

This : This rash could be a few different things. - impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics. - contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids. - viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection. The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my right hip, i feel a burning, itching and pain. Dont think it's poison ivy, maybe shingles? Nothing on torso, just my hip & leg

I have a red rash on my right hip, i feel a burning, itching and pain. Dont think it's poison ivy, maybe shingles? Nothing on torso, just my hip & leg

Dermatology Consult: There are many potential causes for the rash you are describing. Without a thorough examination and possibly other testing, the cause cannot be determined. The best specialist to evaluate this kind of problem would be a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent,extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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I have sting burning between my legs and red rash on bottom of feet palm of hands what is it?

I  have sting burning between my legs  and red rash on bottom of feet palm of hands what is it?

Rash: You should see you doctor or a dermatologist to have your rash evaluated. There are a number of different possibilities and they can't be diagnosed without examination and testing history of the development of the rash as well as fungal cultures will be helpful. Treatment before adequate diagnosis may make it more difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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Itchy slightly burning rash on my arms, hands, fingers, legs and scrotum. Its not raised, but is slightly red. No distinct shape. No meds or allergy?

Here are some ...: Since not urgent, so, still make effort to watch & identify potential offending factors in living environment and lifestyles besides tracing down if any family members have similar conditions as yours or if it's related with seasonal or hot muddy weather. Hopefully, you may find the causes for your itchy rashes in time after exhausting personal & professional efforts so to live on more comfortably ...Read more

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The skin by scrotum and legs is making a lot of foul clear slime. Start last night with redness and burning. What is it and what do I do?

The skin by scrotum and legs is making a lot of  foul clear slime. Start last night with redness and burning.  What is it and what do I do?

Foul clear slime: Sounds like you may have a fungal infection, some antifungal cream, frequent showers and medicated powder may help but check with your physician. ...Read more

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Used hair removal cream for 6 mins on my legs which had some scratches. Now there's a LOT of redness & burning bumps.Is this severe and how do I treat?

Used hair removal cream for 6 mins on my legs which had some scratches. Now there's a LOT of redness & burning bumps.Is this severe and how do I treat?

RED & BURNING LEGS: HAIR REMOVAL CREAMS CAN BE VERY IRRITATING. MOST OF THEM CONTAIN CHEMICALS CALLED THIOGLYCOLATES. YOU, ESSENTIALLY, HAVE A FIRE. HOW DO YOU PUT OUT A FIRE? WATER! WATER, WATER, AND MORE WATER. COMPRESSES WITH WARM -- NOT HOT OR COLD-- WATER WITH A CLOTH. APPLY IT FOR 10 OR 15 MINUTES EVERY 3 or 4 HOURS. NO SOAP OR ANYTHING ELSE! ...Read more

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I am an obese person, i get burning rashes between the legs due to friction when i walk more. It continues paining. Kindly suggest anasthatic cream.

I am an obese person, i get burning rashes between the legs due to friction when i walk more. It continues paining. Kindly suggest anasthatic cream.

Zinc oxide: An anesthetic cream is not the answer. You have to treat the problem. The best remedy is obviously to try to lose some weight but i'm sure you are doing this. Try to rub zinc oxide paste on the part of the thighs that are rubbing. This is a great skin lubricant that will stay on your skin and continue to help all day. When the rash is bad, try rubbing 1% Hydrocortisone cream under the zinc. ...Read more

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When I eat oatmeal my legs and feet swell. The swelling is also accompanied with burning and redness,like from retaining water. Why does this happen?

When I eat oatmeal my legs and feet swell. The swelling is also accompanied with burning and redness,like from retaining water. Why does this happen?

Poss oat allergy: I would see your doctor and be tested for an oat allergy. I would avoid oat products until confirmed either way. If a true allergy the reactions could escalate ...Read more

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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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