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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. Jeffrey Cohen Dr. Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
25 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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David Escobar Dr. Escobar
Family Medicine
5 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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Burning rash on abdomen after bf cums on it?

Burning rash on abdomen after bf cums on it?

Dermatitis: Likely a dermatitis (skin irritation/inflammation) as a result of the exposure to the semen. It should resolve on its own; an over the counter corticosteroid can help with discomfort and redness. Otherwise, it's probably best to avoid skin exposure to the semen, as there is obviously an adverse reaction to it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Red rash on abdomen very itchy?

Red rash on abdomen very itchy?

Had to tell: but such rashes could be contact dermatitis or reaction to bites or infections. May respond to topical steroids or anti itch topicals ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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My baby has a red rash on abdomen and upper back, not raised. He seems fine, not irritable. We introduced oatmeal today, can this be cause?

My baby has a red rash on abdomen and upper back, not raised. He seems fine, not irritable. We introduced oatmeal today, can this be cause?

Possibly: You may want to keep a calender of food offerings & the events that come up in the day or days afterward.This might be a food rash or something unrelated. The intensity is not worrisome if the child seems fine. You might exclude the oatmeal for a month and offer again. If the rash returns you know it is related & can nix (permethrin) it for sure. If not, then you won't have to avoid it. ...Read more

Dr. Edwin Ishoo Dr. Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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17 month old in day care, red spotty rash on abdomen and back, spreading to arms and legs. Temp 39.4 (17 days ago), think that was hand foot mouth?

17 month old in day care, red spotty rash on abdomen and back, spreading to arms and legs. Temp 39.4 (17 days ago), think that was hand foot mouth?

Unlikely: HFM can have spots/blisters in these locations.However, the presentation usually starts with small blisters in the back of the mouth, followed by distinctive blisters (oval and grayish) located in other sites.The fingers/hand/wrist are common as are the foot and ankle.The peri-anal region is also common. The rash you describe is non specific and could have been many things,HFM is unlikely. ...Read more

Dr. Harris Lilienfeld Dr. Lilienfeld
Pediatrics
49 years in practice
Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine
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What are the differences between erythema toxicum and eczema?

What are the differences between erythema toxicum and eczema?

Different rashes: erythema toxucum is a rash usually seen after birth consisting of effervescent rash spotty rash, not itchy and resolves spontaneously without ant treatment. It is not toxic nor can it spread to others. Eczema is a more chronic skin condition with red, dar and staley rashes, often itchy and can be triggerecby the environment, foods, shapes etc and can be treated to alleviate symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are the tests for erythema toxicum?

What are the tests for erythema toxicum?

None I'm aware of: Erythema toxicum is a transient condition affecting 1/3 to 1/2 of newborns & is relatively easy to diagnose on exam. I don't need a confirmatory test. Microscopic exam of some of the tiny blisters will yield eosinophils, a white cell associated with allergy.It's a cute test but i haven't done one since medical school. ...Read more

Dr. April Hartman Dr. Hartman
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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My son has erythema toxicum. Should I be concerned?

My son has erythema toxicum. Should I be concerned?

Erythema Toxicum: There are several rashes that are common in the newborn period, this is one of them. It looks bad because it is a red splotch with a little white pustule in the middle but it does not cause him any itching or discomfort. It will disappear on its own in about a week. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
Pediatrics
46 years in practice
Yonsei University College of Medicine
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I've heard different things. What exactly is erythema toxicum?

I've heard different things. What exactly is erythema toxicum?

Transient rash: Erythema toxicum is a very common rash affecting newborn babies, typically shows up on second day of life and stays 2-3 days. Cause is still elusive and no treatment is necessary. The original meaning of erythema in greek was "bug bite.". ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Goldstein Dr. Goldstein
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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At what age erythema toxicum will go away?

At what age erythema toxicum will go away?

Erythema Toxicum: Congratulations on your new baby. The rash of erythema toxicum typically goes away within two weeks, but can last up to four months. There is no need to do anything more than bring your baby in for regular pediatric visits so your doctor can follow. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz Dr. Franz
Pediatrics
years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can erythema toxicum appear around 6-7 weeks of age?

Not usually: I have never see n iti n a 6 week old. It is primarily in the first 48 hours of life and resolves by a week of age. It could be viral...Have your child seen if it is concerning to you. ...Read more

Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski Dr. Wisniewski
Pediatrics - Neonatology
26 years in practice
Karol Marcinkowski University of Medical Sciences in Poznan Faculty II
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What treatments for erythema toxicum can I try at home?

None: Erythema toxicum is benign condition and does not require treatment. In fact no treatment is known to help with it. It will disappear on its own. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan Dr. Noonan
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks  and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician) ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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2 weeks, sudden pain & nausea, center upper abdomen has continued after eating. Can't eat much, lost 7lbs. Just noticed a fine rash on belly. ideas?

2 weeks, sudden pain & nausea, center upper abdomen has continued after eating. Can't eat much, lost 7lbs. Just noticed a fine rash on belly. ideas?

Abd pain /rash: May be gastritis/ GERD with or without H pylori a bacterial infection that needs antibiotics. or eosinophilic esophagitis ( immune condition) May also be gallbladder or rarely pancreas lesion( mass). Would follow up with urgent care / doc this week likely need CT of abdomen and pelvis and testing for H pylori. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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If someone has an STD and they experience a red skin rash in their lower abdomen region and might hv problems with their lymph nodes, what cud they hv?

If someone has an STD and they experience a red skin rash in their lower abdomen region and might hv problems with their lymph nodes, what cud they hv?

Hard to say: With the information provided, a guess diagnosis is not really possible. If you think you have been exposed and may have an std, get seen by your doc and be examined. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Newborn Rash (Definition)

Erythema toxicum is a common, harmless rash among newborns consisting of red areas of ...Read more