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Chlorine Rash Toddler
Umm, hard to say.: Skin rashes are most difficult to diagnose without actually examining them. Where is it? Is it crusted? Is it spreading rapidly? Are there satellite lesions? What creams have you already tried? Heat and irritant rashes are common. Perhaps it would be wiser to have your pediatrician or dermatologist examine this. Then specific treatment and preventive measures could be discussed with more accuracy. ...Read more
I just went swimming in lightly chlorined water and showered day after. I have a rash on my innerarm. What is it?
He has a rash all over his face and body. He's been to the pool (chlorine?) and in the sun (heat?)
I'm a swim instructor, spending 16 hours in chlorine water/week. I often get a rash, though it burns w/ scratch-like marks rather than itches?
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
Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but I n
You: You can see a small fine red rash after a MMR vaccine but the rash you describe has occurred too long after receiving the vaccine. No need to fear the MMR vaccine. The rash you describe sounds like hives. The next time it happens, take a picture of it to show your pediatrician. Phone cameras are great for documenting short lived rashes like this since odds are your child may not have it at the time of the doctor visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have red itchy bumps on my neck, ears, face, back and chest. I have been in a hot tub this weekend and think that it is chlorine rash. Am I right?
Is it possible for my toddler to be allergic to dogs even though her only symptom is a rash from being licked?
What kind? How old?: 4 and under should not be using toothpaste with fluoride. That being said, sodium lauryl sulfate is a common ingredient in most toothpastes; it is the stuff that causes it to foam. It's a degreaser, dissolving skin oils, which can cause a drying effect. It also causes skin irritation and possible rash. Burt's bees natural toothpaste kids fluoride-free is a good choice, & tom's of maine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why does my 3 year old toddler's bottom always itch? Sometimes he also says it hurts. There is no rash or other visible signs. What could it be?
Bottom line:further: There is a list of possibilities why your son's bottom may itch. We would need to know where (buttocks vs. Near the rectal area) use of topical creams/soaps, redness, stooling patterns and appearance, and any additional overall body signs and symptoms. Pain adds an additional dimension which requires further questioning. Bottom line: further evaluation required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Roseola: Is a common viral infection (one of the herpes viruses) that affects young children, and is characterized by a very high fever lasting usually 2-4 days usually associated with URI symptoms and fussiness, followed by a rash which develops to the body when the fever resolves. Treatment is symptomatic and complications are rare. Immunity is believed to be life long. ...Read more