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Could my baby be getting scaling red rashes on her knees due to the carpet?

Could my baby be getting scaling red rashes on her knees due to the carpet?

Yes: The rash could be physical irritation from the carpet. It could also be a symptom of eczema or contact dermatitis. The first thing to do is apply some thick ointment to the rash and cover with long pants. If it is itchy, you could try some Hydrocortisone cream. If it is painful or oozing, this might require medical attention. ...Read more

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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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How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4

How long does beta derm take to clear up exzema flare up? Redness, scaling, painful and itchy down left thigh, over my knee and down my calf...Day 4

Eczema: The key to treat your eczema is to treat the dryness. You need to apply a thick moisturizer, such as vaseline and try covering the affected skin by wrapping it with gauze overnight. ...Read more

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Carpet burn sensation on thigh, sensitive to sheets or clothing, no redness or swelling, skin looks normal, area is about 6 inches above knee ?

Carpet burn sensation on thigh, sensitive to sheets or clothing, no redness or swelling, skin looks normal, area is about 6 inches above knee ?

Tough one!: How long have you had this feeling? Do you have any back problems? Have you injured the area? Do you have diabetes or other medical problems? Also, early symptoms of shingles (herpes zoster) can cause a feeling of hypersenistivity before the rash breaks out. If your problem continues, see a doc. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?

My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?

Eczema: Eczema is a skin problem which causes dry, itchy skin, especially in the areas you mentioned. It can come and go for years. Bathe with plain water, only mild soap as needed, no scrubbing. Pat dry and apply a good moisturizer (no fragrance, thick, not a watery lotion) regularly. If it worsens and causes raw skin, see your doctor. ...Read more

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After i drink several glasses of red wine, my right calf swells up, my leg aches, and i get an itchy rash behind my knee. Whats going on?

Reaction to sulfites: Is possible. Sometimes, more expensive red wines can contain sulfites. I don't know why your left calf will be spared though. Stick with cheap white wine. ...Read more

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Skin behind knee feels like I have a small burn. But the skin is normal with no rash or redness or swelling. I don't have pain just a rash feeling. ?

Skin behind knee feels like I have a small burn. But the skin is normal with no rash or redness or swelling. I don't have pain just a rash feeling. ?

Nerve endings: It appears that you have irritable nerve endings in the superficial nerves behind the knee. As long as there are no other symptoms of redness,tenderness,swelling or distended veins,there appears to be no serious problem. ...Read more

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I've had extreme itching and bruising from my knees up to my hips for 6 weeks. No rash, bumps or redness. I haven't changed dials and I am not allergi?

I've had extreme itching and bruising from my knees up to my hips for 6 weeks. No rash, bumps or redness. I haven't changed dials and I am not allergi?

Itch and bruises: Extreme itching without a rash can be caused by dry skin, diabetes, prickly heat, hyperthyroidism, polycythemia(too many red blood cells) as well as other diseases like lymphoma. If the bruises are not from scratching, a bone marrow or hematologic disorder is suspected. Your physician should evaluate you and order appropriate tests and referrals to specialists may be advised. ...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