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My 14 month baby has tiny pimples all over her thigh. What causes rashes like that?

My 14 month baby has tiny pimples all over her thigh. What causes rashes like that?

Lots of causes...: ...Including allergy to diapers or baby wipes or moisturizing cream, or direct irritation by harsh soap. Could also be a virus, which is sometimes accompanied by a fever, but not always. There are other, more exotic causes; your quickest solution is to see your pediatrician or a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

Exposure to plant.?: Have you been hiking... short pants..., insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash (poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain, spreading redness. See MD to check for infection (cellulitis. ...Read more

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My six year old son has a pimple like rash on upper inner legs they ooze and pus and are itchy what is this and how to treat it?

My six year old son has a pimple like rash on upper inner legs they ooze and pus and are itchy what is this and how to treat it?

Pustular rash: Your child may have impetigo, an infection of the skin. See your pediatrician so he can make a proper diagnosis and prescribe the proper medication. ...Read more

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My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

Baby rash: Rashes in children can have many causes. If it feels dry and itchy, it could indicate contact dermatitis. If, they are filled with fluids, it could indicate infection etiology. Rashes need always to be checked by your primary care doctor to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other?

Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other?

Skin Rash Leg/itchin: It is very difficult to say exactly what it can be for sure without looking at the rash. But from description it seems you have some kind of contact dermatitis of allergic type as it is only limited to one leg.
You should see your doctor to have it diagnosed and treated properly as it may be fungus or some other infection causing the rash. ...Read more

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I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my legs, waist, arms (severe) and neck. What can this be?

I have a rash that start off as a small pimple and evolves to look like a burn mark. It's on my legs, waist, arms (severe) and neck. What can this be?

Exanthems (= rashes): Such as yours are often impossible to diagnose with out the MD having the advantage of " laying eyes on it." Photos of good resolution can help but won't supplant good clinical evaluation. There are so many possibilities it wouldn't help anything to try to narrow down with such little information. On the other hand, a good dermatologist usually can nail it in a few minutes in person. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has a pimple like rash around her diaper line and on her arms and legs as well as blisters on the bottom of her feet?

My 18 month old has a pimple like rash around her diaper line and on her arms and legs as well as blisters on the bottom of her feet?

Many possibilities: Have her doctor take a look, as this sounds like a pattern that can accompany a viral or perhaps a bacterial infection. It might need time, or a prescription antibiotic cream/ointment, something else, or nothing. Give the doctor a a call and see what he advises. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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Yeast infection plus burning, tingling in legs (no rash), two small pimple like bumps (1 near groin, 1 on butt) 1 on groin went away already. Related?

Yeast infection plus burning, tingling in legs (no rash), two small pimple like bumps (1 near groin, 1 on butt) 1 on groin went away already. Related?

Yeast/pimples: Probably NOT. Vaginal yeast infections are exactly that - vaginal. It sounds like you may have had two small infected hair follicles - folliculitis that have at least partially resolved (as this can) on their own. I would avoid trying to "pop" them and use moist heat or simply monitor the remaining one. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has broken out in a massive rash covering the back legs. Buttox area and back. Starting to form heads. Similar to pimples. Hot. Itchy?

Should see MD: Its interesting that its only on the back and maybe this represents something from a bed or couch perhaps bed bug bites. Its difficult to diagnose online. I would see a physician ...Read more

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Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. Any ideas??

Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. Any ideas??

Yes: You have a mycoplasmal chest infection and erythema multiforme until proved otherwise. It's not a perfect fit for what you describe, but this is common and seriously enough that you need to be seen by a specialist, hopefully in derm. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Rash on belly and chest has spread to top thigh and under arm. Spread wide apart and itches. Doesn't look like a pimple and not flakey have had 1 week?

Rash on belly and chest has spread to top thigh and under arm. Spread wide apart and itches. Doesn't look like a pimple and not flakey have had 1 week?

See a doctor.: It is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it. You should see a doctor who can determine the diagnosis and then prescribe the proper treatment. This could be hives, a contact rash, a bacterial infection or from a virus, among other possibilities. ...Read more

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Have a painful rash on thigh, clusters of pimples. Before they came out there was a burning sensation that lasted for a few days. Could it be herpes?

Have a painful rash on thigh, clusters of pimples. Before they came out there was a burning sensation that lasted for a few days. Could it be herpes?

Could be shingles: Clusters of vesicles on a red patch could be herpes simplex or herpes zoster (shingles). Both start as pain/itching, although shingles is more likely to be painful. Shingles usually has several/many clusters of vesicles in a linear (dermatomal) distribution. Not all clusters come out at one time. Please see your dermatologist for treatment. Shingles is contagious to people who never had chickenpox. ...Read more

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1cm scabs that developed from a pimple - 3 on my left thigh, 4 on my bottom and a cluster on my back. Also blister rash developed after scratch healed?

1cm scabs that developed from a pimple - 3 on my left thigh, 4 on my bottom and a cluster on my back. Also blister rash developed after scratch healed?

Rash: The main concern is that you have developed a secondary infection; such as staph or strep and you require an antibiotic as part of your treatment. If it is 1 sided and you have a history of chickenpox, it may be herpes zoster. Follow up for further care. All the best. ...Read more

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What would cause a "pimple/bump/boil" in the crease of your leg? It releases blood then puss?

What would cause a "pimple/bump/boil" in the crease of your leg? It releases blood then puss?

Infection: This is more common with being overweight, excessive sweating and diabetes. Do not squeeze, it may get much bigger. Use hot compresses to bring to a head naturally. If it does not respond oral antibiotics maybe necessary. Your other drugs and any history of drug alleries is very important if you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is contractubex or Mederma an effective remedy for scars on my legs caused by pimple like blotches?

Is contractubex or Mederma an effective remedy for scars on my legs caused by pimple like blotches?

Scar Away works!: I am not impressed with Mederma for scar improvement. I recommend Scar Away and other Silicone based scar treatments. They work by creating a hydrostatic charge at the top of the skin to help align fibroblasts and collagen. We use them in plastic surgery and they are available over the counter. They have the best chance to help your concern. ...Read more

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What could cause pimples and scabs all over my legs?

What could cause pimples and scabs all over my legs?

Folliculitis: Inflammation of the hair follicle occurs for many reasons, but when associated with shaving usually is caused by a dull razor, sensitivity to the shaving product or friction by clothing. ...Read more

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What could cause these bumps/bites/pimples on my legs?

What could cause these bumps/bites/pimples on my legs?

Unsure: 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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Can sweating cause pimples on your legs?

Can sweating cause pimples on your legs?

Acne: Acne can occur anywhere you have sebaceous glands or sweat glands. When they get clogged, it leads to acne formation. ...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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more