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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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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This is my first day getting chicken pox rashes i have now on my back and tummy even i got vaccine 2 wks ago, should i take any medicine?

This is my first day getting chicken pox rashes i have now on my back and tummy even i got vaccine 2 wks ago, should i take any medicine?

Reaction: This is likely a rash from the vaccine. Treat symptoms only, keep covered and avoid anyone who has not had chicken pox. All the best. ...Read more

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Can we take bath while having chicken pox rash ?

Can we take bath while having chicken pox rash ?

Aveeno (oatmeal) soaks: Using unscented soaps is recommended so as not to irritate the crusted areas. Aveeno oatmeal soaks can help soothe itching and other symptoms. If areas look infected, a quick shower is recommended instead. ...Read more

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How does the chicken pox rash look like when it appears as I had shingles just worried about my son ?

How does the chicken pox rash look like when it appears as I had shingles just worried about my son ?

Dew drop: The classic description of a chickenpox blister is 'a dewdrop on a rose petal'. However, the appearance of a typical varicella lesion is no longer 'typical' due to increased vaccination rates and decreased incidence of natural, florid disease. The rash is now variable and sometimes difficult to identify, but typically looks like a small bump or scab on a pink or red base with mild itching. ...Read more

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Is there any medications or cream to reduce the swelling and redness of a chicken pox rash?Please help. Thanks

Timing is important: Any medication used has to be at the onset of the chicken pox rash, and clinical history will help your pcp determine if you can use it or not. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is the medicine associated with herpes, shingles, chicken pox. So, don't delay and you should go in an have your pcp examine your rash, and identify the source, and then s/he can over your treatment options. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a partial chicken pox rash (had the vaccine long ago)?

How can you tell if you have a partial chicken pox rash (had the vaccine long ago)?

Mild case: Small percentage of individuals who had received chicken pox vaccine experiences mild form of disease with much fewer bumps. Currently, 2 doses of chicken pox vaccine are recommended, typically at 12 months and at 4 years of age. ...Read more

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My son has what looks like a chicken pox rash. He also has a persistent cough, fever, earache. He has eczema spots look like cold sites on this?

Rash w fever: He may not have chicken pox but certainly some viral exam rheumatoid infection call his pediatricuan or go to er. ...Read more

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Is chicken pox like rashes symptoms of himox overdose?

Is chicken pox like rashes symptoms of himox overdose?

Unusual: Vesicular (blister-like) eruptions over the body without other lesions would be an extremely rare (if at all possible) allergic reaction to Amoxicillin (the active ingredient in himox). Overdoses of Amoxicillin would be exceptionally rare as well since this drug has few primary toxicities for humans. Chicken pox does not look like many other things. ...Read more

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My daughter seems to be below the weather alot, she keeps getting a chicken pox like rash on her side it seem to be giving us behaviour problems?

My daughter seems to be below the weather alot, she keeps getting a chicken pox like rash on her side  it seem to be giving us behaviour problems?

Shingles?????: Well! is it shingles ? ( i mean ---the rash on side?). If so, it is recurrent disease, extremely painful and yes can cause behavioral issues due to underlying pain. See md for further management. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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