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Common Face Rashes
Baby is allergic to cooked chayote, face and mouth rashes and itchiness. Is it common? What are causing allergens and things he may be a allergic to?
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
Flu and rash: Rashes are not uncommon accompanying influenza, particularly in children. However, many childhood disease also present with rashes, and one called "fifth disease" or parvovirusb19 has a facial rash that is often referred to as a "slapped cheek" rash. Perhaps your son does not have the flu, but fifth disease? Symptoms could easily be mistaken one for the other. ...Read more
Possibly: Food allergies may cause hives (urticaria). In some individuals with eczema (atopic dermatitis), food allergy may make eczema worse. Also, patients with celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) may develop a rash (dermatitis herpetiformis). For those people with true food allergy (ige-mediated), every time they eat the offending food, they have reproducible symptoms within a short time period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This should be: Medically evaluated to make an accurate diagnosis. Once a diagnosis is made - a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Sure!: Any new product you use on your skin, inc. perfumes, detergents and fabric softeners, skin antibiotic ointments, as well as makeup, soaps, lotions, sunscreens & deodorants, has the potential to cause a local reaction, including a rash. It could be due to an allergic reaction or just to irritation from the product. Stop any new product if a rash develops and see if it goes away. Itchy? Benadryl! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer