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Saw something on tv today about herpes infection killing babies. Is this complete lies? I thought herpes was just a rash and NOT DEADLY at all?

Saw something on tv today about herpes infection killing babies. Is this complete lies? I thought herpes was just a rash and NOT DEADLY at all?

Reality bites: A baby born to a mother during her first herpes outbreak has a significant risk of developing herpes encephalitis and dying or ending up with severe brain damage. That risk drops significantly for recurrent outbreaks but some have c-section deliveries to avoid any risk. I've cared for these babies born to mothers who were not aware of the problem.A brain damaged baby is not what they wanted. ...Read more

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 common are the really awful side effects of Lamictal? Like life-threatening rash, memory loss, uncoordination?

How common are the really awful side effects of Lamictal?  Like life-threatening rash, memory loss, uncoordination?

Rather uncommon: Yes, life threatening rashes can occur with Lamictal, but usually appear within the first few weeks of use. Memory loss and incoordination might occur with toxic dosages, but very unlikely within the therapy range. ...Read more

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3yr old has mild anemia and developed the 5th disease rash, is this life threatening since she is anemic??? Im panicking

3yr old has mild anemia and developed the 5th disease rash, is this life threatening since she is anemic??? Im panicking

Be calm, 5th's dz: is a common viral infection seen in children. It is caused by parvovirus. Anemia shouldn't affect the course of the infection which is self-liming, but My question is why is your child anemic. I would focus on good supportive care, lots of fluids, prune juice good for anemia and foods high in iron. But discuss with your pediatrician. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Can dry skin cause rashes?

Can dry skin cause rashes?

Dry skin: It does not cause rashes but scales. if you scratch then it will develop some time. Moisturizing cream or lotions will be helpful. ...Read more

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Any skin allergies life-threatening?

Any skin allergies life-threatening?

No: There are no skin allergies that are life threatening. Certainly, food allergies, which may also have hives, can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Could lysol work on some skin rashes?

Could lysol work on some skin rashes?

Not recommended.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can i eat sardines if I have skin rashes?

Can i eat sardines if I have skin rashes?

Yes: Unless you are specifically allergies to sardines, you can eat them and their should be no relationship to skin rashes. ...Read more

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Will the urethritis cause skin rashes ?

Will the urethritis cause skin rashes 
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Reiter's syndrome,: Now called reactive arthritis, can be associated with urethritis and skin rashes may occur with this. Skin rash as a result of antibiotic allergy can also occur. Best to check these possibilities with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could having diabetes give you skin rashes?

Could having diabetes give you skin rashes?

Yes, possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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