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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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Lotion good for heat rash?

Lotion good for heat rash?

Keep cooler: Heat rash usually resolves in a few days unless you continue to sweat too much. So dress in cooler clothes or remove a layer of clothes, blankets, etc. Try not to use any topical creams or ointments that can also hold in heat. Keep cooler and the rash should go away on its own. Cool water will feel good on the rash. Solarcaine gel would help with comfort also. ...Read more

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Rash in the groin area women get like a heat rash tried calamine not helping ?

Rash in the groin area women get like a heat rash tried calamine not helping  ?

Fungal: Likely a fungal infection. Try terbinafine cream (available OTC) for 1 week. If not better seek medical advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Inner thigh heat rash treatment: what are some good lotions to use?

Inner thigh heat rash treatment: what are some good lotions to use?

Need to see it: but you can try corn starch and desitin to start with and make appointment to see dermatologist ...Read more

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Can i apply aqueous calamine on my 1 year old baby when he gets urticaria or when he gets heat rash? Need him to stop scratching.

Can i apply aqueous calamine on my 1 year old baby when he gets urticaria or when he gets heat rash? Need him to  stop scratching.

Not recommended: For itching from heat rash, the best thing to do is prevent it by keeping him cool and dry. Put him in light clothing and avoid overheating when possible (avoid car rides in the heat of the day ). For the urticaria, your doctor may be able to help figure out what is causing the hives. Calamine is not very helpful. For itching due to insect bites, i like caladryl clear best. ...Read more

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Is lubriderm lotion a good way to get rid heat rash?

Is lubriderm lotion a good way to get rid  heat rash?

Not really: You could try it. It will be soothing. You may have to wait until the rash heals on its own. ...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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