Top
20
Doctor insights on: Causes Red Tide

Share
1

1
My 2.5 years old toddler has red rashes around her mouth like very dry red patches, what causes it, could it be the wind?

My 2.5 years old toddler has red rashes around her mouth like very dry red patches, what causes it, could it be the wind?

Could be...: While irritation from wind could be one cause or an additional irritant, in that age group peri-oral dermatitis (rash around the mouth) is most often caused by her licking around the lips and mouth. It even has a doctor name called "lip-lickers dermatitis. Sometimes moisturizers such as vaseline or lip balm put right on the skin can be helpful. Encourage her not to lick around lips. ...Read more

2

2
My newborn has red bumps all around. Possible causes?

My newborn has red bumps all around. Possible causes?

Newborn rashes: Rashes are common in infants, due to sensitive skin. Using a hypoallergenic washes and moisturizers such as Cetaphil will keep skin healthy are more resistant to rashes. Avoid using baby wipes on the face, most contain alcohol and can be abrasive. Some rashes are considered normal in newborns and require no treatment, but are not exclusively in diaper region, which may need treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Rash on my stomach that is raised red patches almost like red bumps, but are more patchy. Began after running by river & city water got weird smell.

Rash on my stomach that is raised red patches almost like red bumps, but are more patchy. Began after running by river & city water got weird smell.

Superficial skin: infection? Strange that not entering the water or river could give you enough contact or exsposure to cause enough irritation on the skin to start infection. Or maybe this was a chemical irritant? But then you would think it should also be on any exposed skin. You need to see if it clears on it's own. An OTC steriod cream might help. ...Read more

5

5
2 days ago got tested for allergies (scratch test) only spots w/reaction were histamine+mold. Now there are red spots (not the pricks) itchy, causes?

2 days ago got tested for allergies (scratch test) only spots w/reaction were histamine+mold. Now there are red spots (not the pricks) itchy, causes?

ST reaction: The skin test response to allergen may start within minutes followed by a delayed response from 2-8 hrs later. The delayed reaction may linger for a few days. However the reaction consists usually of a raised wheal and not just redness. Are your red spots raised or flat? ...Read more

6

6
What causes my baby to have scaly red rashes during the winter?

What causes my baby to have scaly red rashes during the winter?

Atopic Dermatitis: What you are describing is probably atopic dematitis or "eczema" . This is a dry sensitive skin type that can be affected by dry winter air. Simple measures include no soap, bathe every 2-3 days only, daily moisturizer like curel. In some cases, medications are necessary/helpful.Consult your pedi. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
4 doctors agreed:
8

8
What is - red, swollen ankle with many red blotches. Bites or rash?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
4 doctors agreed:
What is - red, swollen ankle with many red blotches. Bites or rash?

Bites or rash: The word rash is used for a wide variety of skin disorders, and is really not a medical terminology. Bites could be called skin rashes by a lay person. It's like asking bites or botches. You would need to provide a complete history and then be examined before a doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Red eyes watery and itchey prob cure and cause?

Red eyes watery and itchey prob cure and cause?

Itchy: Itchiness is due to allergies which can lead to watery eyes. Don't itch, use over the counter allergy eye drops, zaditor (ketotifen) or alloway. Atificial tear drops may also help. ...Read more

10

10
Can hot water cause red skin welp?

Can hot water cause red skin welp?

A burn: Yes. Water can certainly get hot enough to cause a skin burn. The red mark may develop into a blister if the water was hot enough. Kept it covered and clean. ...Read more

14

14
What causes red eyes after shower?

What causes red eyes after shower?

Multiple factors: There are multiple factors. Certainly getting soap or other chemicals into the eyes will make them red. Just the heat from the steam and hot water is enough to dilate the blood vessels of the conjunctiva which makes the eyes look red. ...Read more

16

16
Had a red streak appear on lower stomach about 1-2 months ago. No symptoms other than a chronic elevated alt (76). What could cause the red streak?

Had a red streak appear on lower stomach about 1-2 months ago. No symptoms other than a chronic elevated alt (76). What could cause the red streak?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If your overweight, it would be prudent to lose weight. The elevated and red streak could both be due to obesity. ...Read more

17

17
What causes red eyes during the day?

What causes red eyes during the day?

Dry eyes: Could be allergy, but more common is dry eyes from being on the computer, reading, forgetting to blink. The tears are needed to bring nutrition to the cornea (clear window) and take away waste products and debris from the world. When they can't or don't, the conjunctiva tries to do that work by making the blood vessels larger. Blink, use artificial tears, but most of all do not rub! ...Read more

18

18
What can cause red watery sores around my mouth?

What can cause red watery sores around my mouth?

Cold sores, viruses: It could be from cold sores or viruses. If it persists see your doctor for exam. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
Had 2 episodes vomitting and diarrhea. Now skin head to toe burns intense itching skin turns red patches & raises up like hives. Worse w/ hot or cold?

Had 2 episodes vomitting and diarrhea. Now skin head to toe burns intense itching skin turns red patches & raises up like hives. Worse w/ hot or cold?

Virus: This sounds like what is called a viral exanthum. This is a rash that comes from your body when you have a virus. It usually goes away on its own after the virus is cleared from your body. Drink plenty of fluids and only eat mild foods like bread and crackers. ...Read more

20

20
Where could red bumps come from besides chicken pox?

Where could red bumps come from besides chicken pox?

Umm, hard to say.: Heat rash. Viral rash. Allergy rash. Infectious rash. Insect bite. Eczema. Contact dermatitis. The best strategy is to determine the source of the rash then address that specifically. This should be an easy question to pose to your pediatrician during office visit. Without actually viewing the bump in person, any answer would be but a guess. Your child deserves better than a guess. ...Read more