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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
Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple factors: Diaper rashes occur when babies skin barrier is unable to resist the germs & chemicals is stool & urine. To keep moisture from leaking out, diapers can keep lots of moisture in. This can aggrivate the problem. Some diapers do a better job with moisture control than others. You can add to babies skin defenses with protective barriers like petrolium jelly. Babies skin may just be very sensitive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have brown, flat, speckled rashes on top inside thighs/beside groin (no itch). It's come and go before, but this time I've had it for months. What??
Send us a picture: You can send us several photos of your rash: go to www.imgur.com At imgur you can upload the photo's anonymously. They will attach your photo's to a URL address. Then resubmit your question AND INCLUDE THE LINK (the web address). Then who ever answers the question will be able to see your pictures. Don't reply to me. Just ask the same question again with the link. Include history of rash. ...Read more
Hypopigmentation: Many people get hypo pigmentation after inflammation. This can be a form of scar or it may be temporary reduction in melanin production. The rash may be folliculitis if it happens in areas of hair growth. This is generally treated with topical antibiotics. See an MD to confirm that this is what the rash is. ...Read more
Hard lymph node in right groin. Two small rashes on right buttocks and hamstring. Noticed last Thursday (3 days ago).
Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Swollen lymph nodes are usually associated with some type of inflammatory or infectious cause. I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more