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Contagious Skin Rashes
Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more
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
Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more
What are the possible causes of a yeast related skin rash in an infant? How long does it take to clear up with an ointment & is it contagious?
Part of life: Yeast is around us in the environment & by later infancy at least 5% of the dry weight of poo is yeast. The skin surface is resistant to yeast unless irritated or over hydrated ( like wearing diapers ). The yeast creates a rash when it takes the opportunity of a simple exposure & sets up housekeeping on irritated skin.Improvement with rx occurs within days. ...Read more
How long is someone with ringworm contagious for? (# days prior and after skin rash symptoms)
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I have this skin rash that just spreads out of no where. I starts itching then it turns into a scab like mark. It is not contagious. What is it?
Skin Rash: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone from your local dermatologist. Skin rashes need to be seen for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Are bacterial skin infections contagious a friend has a rash and says its a bacterial skin infection how would you contract a bacterial skin infection
Hello. : Hello. There are a number of bacterial skin infections that can be transmitted by skin to skin contact. Some can be transmitted by touching contaminated clothing. ...Read more
These small rashes are appearing everywhere and have been for almost two weeks. They don't itch, burn, nor contagious. Can you tell me what it is?
Most commonly fungal: Infections affect the feet. If there is redness, scaling and itching it is often a fungal infection (tinea pedis). But it could also be scabies if it is in between the toes, flea bites or even cellulitis (bright red, painful and swollen), to name few. Any rash that does not resolve should be examined. ...Read more
On my chest area, I have a skin irritation that appears round in form, is not itchy or bumpy rash. And is not contagiouse, what could this be?
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