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Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Dermatology allergic skin rash from vitamin E cream, what to do?

Stop the cream: try OTC hydrocortisone and if not clear in a week or two see derm for higher strength prescription to clear rash. Add antihistamine for any itching ...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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Dermatology concern with skin rash, what to do?

Dermatology concern with skin rash, what to do?

See a dermatologist: There are a wide variety of skin rashes that can be mild to severe. I would strongly recommend that you have your rash evaluated by a dermatologist. If you are unable to see a dermatologist, you may first try your local primary care provider. ...Read more

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What do they see a lot in a dermatology clinic besides cancer and rashes?

What do they see a lot in a dermatology clinic besides cancer and rashes?

Acne!: Urticaria, itching with and without rashes, finger/toe nail problems. Many are brancing into bo-tox, cosmetic surgery. It's a great specialty. Almost as much interest as radiation oncology! ...Read more

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I have a red painful rash that I only get during flare-ups. Should I see dermatology or rheumatology?

I have a red painful rash that I only get during flare-ups. Should I see dermatology or rheumatology?

Confused: During what flare ups? Is it red all the time and you mean flare up when it is painful? Or the rash when it appears is red and painful? How often? Blisters? ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: and in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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What to do about the rashes on my skin?

If they are : bothersome to you - have them checked by your physician or a dermatologist. ...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


Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more