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How can I treat my son eczema its all over his body and its swoll he can sleep?

How can I treat my son eczema its all over his body and its swoll he can sleep?

Here are some tips.: Eczema can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It's best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water and bathing him only every 2-3 days, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. Ask his doctor if you can give him Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bed. If doing all this doesn't help enough, his doctor can add eczema ointments. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


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My 12 yr old son has slapped cheek rash but just on his arms.He is itching madly all over , antihistamine doesn't seem to help .What can I do to help?

My 12 yr old son has slapped cheek rash but just on his arms.He is itching madly all over , antihistamine doesn't seem to help .What can I do to help?

Fifth's Disease: Your description is of "fifth's disease." this is an exanthem (rash) caused by parvovirus b19. The facial rash (slapped cheeks) & truncal rash (lacy) last about a week. Nothing other than cool compresses or oatmeal baths help the skin, since the rash is inside the skin from an infection. Systemic antihistamines may help, but topical creams play no role in helping this condition. ...Read more

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My Daughter got soap in her eyes earlier and its really irratating her and she cant go to sleep cause its bothering her what can i do?

My Daughter got soap in her eyes earlier and its really irratating her and she cant go to sleep cause its bothering her what can i do?

Mgt: Flush the eye gently with lukewarm water to remove any soap residue. if there is any prolonged redness, vision change or discharge, please see your PCP right away. If the soap was harsh or a detergent, please go to the nearest ED. ...Read more

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My husband has gotten a rash and he is itching it has spread all over his body what could it be and how can we stop it?

My husband has gotten a rash and he is itching it has spread all over his body what could it be and how can we stop it?

Itchy rash : Please bring your husband for a full exam where a MD can evaluate him for infectious, allergic, and other causes of this itchy rash. Allergic urticaria, contact dermatitis , scabies and several other rashes can be treated with antihistamines steroids and other agents once identified. ...Read more

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My seven month old baby has eczema and its been gettin worse since he has started to crawl its on his cheeks too need to know how to treat it?

My seven month old baby has eczema and its been gettin worse since he has started to crawl its on his cheeks too need to know how to  treat it?

Crawling: If he iscrawling on a rug, have him crawl on a wooden or tiled floor instead. Apply moisturizers to his eczema for starters. ...Read more

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My Friend has a problem. His arm aches all the time and he's 40yrs old. He goes to the chiropractor and it really doesn't help. So what can he do?

My Friend has a problem. His arm aches all the time and he's 40yrs old. He goes to the chiropractor and it really doesn't help. So what can he do?

Arm pain: Your friend can see his family doctor who may order ab MRI to give more information about what is happening. It MAY be related to nerves in his neck. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My 4year old has this rash on her stomach and on her legs it has some bumps and its red and she say she itchs all the time what should I do.

My 4year old has this rash on her stomach and on her legs it has some bumps and its red and she say she itchs all the time what should I do.

Needs to be seen: Rashes are hard to diagnose without being seen. For now you can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally to help with the itching. Oatmeal baths may help as well. Infections, allergic reactions, infestations, and other skin conditions can causes itchy red bumps. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a lot of bumps all over his body, what can it be? When I put johnsons lotion he says it burns him. Can you help me please

My 3 year old has a lot of bumps all over his body, what can it be? When I put johnsons lotion he says it burns him. Can you help me please

See pediatrician: It could be an allergic reaction in which case it would be red, raised and very itchy. Hydrocortisone works well. It could also be from a viral infection. You should have a doc look at it. ...Read more

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My son is 15 months old and has 4 molloscum contagiousum on his face and 2 on his thigh. Please help. Why do they come and how to i get rid of them?

My son is 15 months old and has 4 molloscum contagiousum on his face and 2 on his thigh.  Please help. Why do they come and how to i get rid of them?

Skin virus: Mc is a relative of the wart.It's cause is a virus piked up through contact that settles into the superficial skin to grow. It can be spread by scratching & most occur in clusters.Different from many viruses, they do not enter the blood & trigger a quick immune response.They sit on the skin, eventually irritate it & fall off in a few months.They can be frozen, cut or treated, but most self heal. ...Read more

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My son has hives. I do not know what its from? They are now all over his body and starting to appear on his face. Should i take him to the doctor?

My son has hives. I do not know what its from? They are now all over his body and starting to appear on his face. Should i take him to the doctor?

Must: I donot know your son, s age pl take him to urgent care to relieve itch and then may be to an allergist, as i donot know his age cannot advicethe dose put caladryl lotion or 1% h-c cream til then. ...Read more

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My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?

My 3 month old grandaughter  has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My baby has red bumps all over his body what can it be?

My baby has red bumps all over his body what can it be?

See a doctor: There are quite some rashes a baby can have. It's impossible for any doctor to diagnose a rash without looking at it either. Please bring your baby to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Our baby has skin rashes all over his face and even to his body.What could be the cause and how to treat it?

Rash: How old is the baby? Without looking at the rash, in person, hard to make right diagnosis and hence give you right suggestion. Consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Please help my one year old has eczema on his face and is scratching it so bad when i put creams on it the doctors have given he just keeps scratching?

Please help my one year old has eczema on his face and is scratching it so bad when i put creams on it the doctors have given he just keeps scratching?

Short term-: Short term add an oral antihistamine such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) or Hydroxyzine (atatrax) to deal with the itching immediately. But long term if he is having that much symptoms despite the topical treatments doctor has given, it's time to see a dermatologist to determine a stronger course of action and possibly an allergist to find out what the little guy is allergic to! ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has eczema, and he scratches real bad. What can I do to stop the itching and scratching?

My 6 month old baby has eczema, and he scratches real bad.  What can I do to stop the itching and scratching?

He needs to be seen: Your child should be seen for treatment. In the meantime oatmeal baths can help with the itching. You could also try otc topical steroids until you can be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more