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Toddler with rash on only cheeks, arms, and legs. How is this treated?

Toddler with rash on only cheeks, arms, and legs. How is this treated?

No rash decisions!: There are so many causes for different types of rashes, that without knowing what is causing the rash, it's hard to tell you how to treat it. If it's caused by something the child is sensitive to, avoid that thing. If it's a more diffuse allergy, try benadryl (diphenhydramine). If it's from an illness, have the illness treated properly. For instance, the rash with scarlet fever goes away once strep infection tx'd. ...Read more

Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Rash On Face (Definition)

Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in tinea. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more


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Fever and rash on face and palms?

Fever and rash on face and palms?

Infection, see md: This represents an infection- viral, strep most likely. Rarely the can also represent other rarer infections which can be serious. It is i portent to be seen for examination and series of blood tests to determine cause. Untreated this may involve internal organs- heart, kidney etc. ...Read more

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My 8yr boy has keratosis pillaris on his arms and cheeks, is now experiencing acne on his cheeks. He is also prone to pimply rash on buttocks?

My 8yr boy has keratosis pillaris on his arms and cheeks, is now experiencing acne on his cheeks. He is also prone to pimply rash on buttocks?

Needs to see: A dermatologist, bit young for acne, having more than one skin problem, that's why a specialist input is important, goodluck ...Read more

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My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

My newborn has bumps on her face. Is this acne?

More than likely: Acne is a common newborn skin condition that resolves in approximately 2-3 weeks. Don't use any over the counter acne treatment. ...Read more

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Would biting your nails cause pimples on your face. My grandaughter bites her nails and breaking out now with pimples on her face.

Would biting your nails cause pimples on your face. My grandaughter bites her nails and breaking out now with pimples on her face.

What you can do: From my reading and conversations, nail-biting is primarily genetic; some humans and animals prefer the nails short, and your granddaughter will do well to trim them short each morning, rather than being shamed or told to exercise "will power" or "control anxiety." acne needs to managed as a medical problem, benzoyl peroxide and a prescription rx if this fails. Use this to help your granddaughter. ...Read more

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Can teething cause a rash on my 9 month olds face and forehead?

Can teething cause a rash on my 9 month olds face and forehead?

Possibly: If your baby is constantly drooling the skin can become irritated and red around the mouth and chin. If the child runs at it the irritation becomes more angry. Drooling is almost always associated with teething, rashes not always. Forehead rashes are not associated with teething and come from some other cause. ...Read more

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Can calamine help with rash on your face?

Can calamine help with rash on your face?

No: The only thing calamine lotion will help with is drying up blisters. If there are blisters, then put it only on the blisters and not the normal skin. ...Read more

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My baby has a rash on his face. I think it might be eczema because his face is dry. Can i put vaseline on his face?

My baby has a rash on his face. I think it might be eczema because his face is dry. Can i put vaseline on his face?

Go to a doctor: Baby's skin is very delicate and it is not good to treat it with things that are fine for older children and adults. A facial rash may not be serious, but it may be part of an allergic reaction or something else requiring a prescription. Make an appointment or visit an urgent care clinic to avoid problems. Vaseline does not sound good, but ask a druggist for a baby product that won't hurt. ...Read more

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9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?

9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?

Yes: Certainly if the rashy area had a unique exposure where the clothing protected the torso. ...Read more

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Baby born with face rash?

Baby born with face rash?

Very common: Newborns are frequently born with a fine, white/pearly rash to their face, primarily on the cheeks, nose and chin. This is known as "milia" or sometimes known as "newborn acne." milia is found on virtually all newborns and is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.

Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more

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My daughter has a blister like nappy rash that has spread to her buttocks and her face and has a light rash all over her body. they look like blisters?

My daughter has a blister like nappy rash that has spread to her buttocks and her face and has a light rash all over her body. they look like blisters?

Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. However, rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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My 2month old son has a rash on his face, both cheeks and also on his arm. It is red and patchy and I also see red bumps. ?

My 2month old son has a rash on his face, both cheeks and also on his arm.  It is red and patchy and I also see red bumps. ?

Infant rashes: Rashes in infants are very common, with a wide variety of causes. These include viral, bacterial or fungal infections, hypersensitivity reactions, and more. Visualization and more information about your baby's history would be required to determine the cause and management of the rash. ...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


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