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How can I tell the difference between eczema and a normal rash?

How can I tell the difference between eczema and a normal rash?

Unclear: Even for medical experts, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between different types of rashes in general. Sometimes, a skin biopsy needs to be done so that a piece of the skin can be studied under the microscope to determine the exact nature of a rash. See your doctor if you have a specific question regarding a rash. ...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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Please tell me the difference between baby eczema and baby heat rash?

Please tell me the difference between baby eczema and baby heat rash?

ECZEMA /HEAT RASH: Eczema is a chronic skin condition and often needs moisturisering the skin and may need some mild steroid cream locally.Presents with dry scaly patches and rash and can be mild and in some cases severe heat rash is a mild self limiting skin rash which clears up by itself and does not require any treatment except avoiding excessive heat to reduce sweating.In very severe cases you may use steroid. ...Read more

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What is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

What is the difference between psoriasis, rash, eczema?

PSORIASIS ECZEMA RAS: Psoriasis are well circumscribed erythematous papules and plaques covered with silvery scale with mild itchings sometimes with arthritis. Rash can be erythematous, vesicular, urticarial, etc. Eczema like atopic dermatitis has pruritus as the main sx range from erthema to severe lichenification. ...Read more

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What is the difference between baby heat rash and baby eczema?

What is the difference between baby heat rash and baby eczema?

Time and cause: Heat rash is caused by sweating and occurs frequently on the neck and back. Eczema is due to sensitive and sometimes allergic skin conditions and is a chronic condition. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to rid of my eczema rashes?

Can you tell me how to rid of  my eczema rashes?

Steroid creams: Steroid creams are the mainstay of treatment therapies that a doctor could prescribe to treat eczema. Other ways to treat may be to identify any causes of the eczema/dermatitis and subsequently decreasing the exposure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of my eczema rashes?

Can you tell me how to get rid of my eczema rashes?

Cortisone 10: Cortisone 10 may stop eczema, if you really have eczema. anything stronger than cortisone 10? you need to seek for help from dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm having an eczema allergy. Is it normal by applying moisturizer to my skin everyday? Or my skin will suffer from rashes

I'm having an eczema allergy. Is it normal by applying moisturizer to my skin everyday? Or my skin will suffer from rashes

Yes: Eczema is not just an allergy, it is more of an atopy - it is genetic and there is a predisposition to react more to any specific allergen (more than other people). You need to keep your skin well hydrated, so yes you need to apply moisturizers daily. When you have flare ups which are not controlled by moisturizers, you will need steroid creams to decrease the rash. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of eczema/heat rash?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of eczema/heat rash?

Lotion/steroids: Frequent cool water baths, immediate ointment or lotion and additional steroid creams. ...Read more

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I have random itching comes and goes all over no other symptoms and no rash ,full blood test recent normal can it be eczema or what else can it be?

I have random itching comes and goes all over no other symptoms and no rash ,full blood test recent normal can it  be eczema  or what else can it be?

See a dermatologist: Why the MRI, stress test, etc.? Why 2 PPI meds? Itching in absence of any visible skin changes can be very difficult to define. Sometimes it is reaction to med. Sometimes there is liver or kidney disease. Sometimes Hodgkin's or other lymphoma. Frequently we fail to find the cause. "Full blood test" is not sufficient information. Need to know exactly which tests and what they showed. ...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