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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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Toddler with rash on only cheeks, arms, and legs. How is this treated?

Toddler with rash on only cheeks, arms, and legs. How is this treated?

No rash decisions!: There are so many causes for different types of rashes, that without knowing what is causing the rash, it's hard to tell you how to treat it. If it's caused by something the child is sensitive to, avoid that thing. If it's a more diffuse allergy, try benadryl (diphenhydramine). If it's from an illness, have the illness treated properly. For instance, the rash with scarlet fever goes away once strep infection tx'd. ...Read more

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How long should 13 month old's roseola rash last ? Does it appear on the scalp also?

How long should 13 month old's roseola rash last ? Does it appear on the scalp also?

Hours to days: Rash starts on trunk and spreads to extremities, neck, and face. Involvement of scalp is not common. ...Read more

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How long did the symptoms of pityriasis rosea, like headaches, nausea and weakness last?

How long did the symptoms of pityriasis rosea, like headaches, nausea and weakness last?

Pityriasis rosea PR: Infection presumed viral/viral like particle w/either no presenting symptoms or w ha/malaise/sore throat followed days-wks later by crops of salmon colored patches in a 'christmas tree pattern' on the back and spreading out to the body. Most cases clear in 4-6 wks but some can persist several months. Many things mimic it (2ndary syphilis, acute hiv, psoriasis, tinea, eczema) if persists see a doc. ...Read more

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Any recommendations on how to resolve itchy or rash like issues on upper inner thighs by groin area. This is typically worse after sweating.

Any recommendations on how to resolve itchy or rash like issues on upper inner thighs by groin area. This is typically worse after sweating.

Rash: It sounds like you may have a yeast/fungal issue going on. You need to make sure you keep you skin as dry as possible - when in a situation of sweating, use wicking clothing and change clothes frequently. You can also try an over the counter anti fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If it does not improve, get in to be seen. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does teething cause boils on the head? My 4 months old daughter has temperature on the head and boils as well

Does teething cause boils on the head? My 4 months old daughter has temperature on the head and boils as well

Teething rumors: Fevers, diarrhea, rashes and all sort of things have been attributed to teething, but no scientific evidence exists that teething causes anything other than pain and discomfort. Boils on the scalp of children are most likely due to bacterial or fungal infections. ...Read more

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What can cause a recurrent red pimple like rash on the but checks on a child? She has jra and rash been on and off a while does not itch no fever

What can cause a recurrent red pimple like rash on the but checks on a child?  She has jra and rash been on and off a while does not itch no fever

ALL rashes....: ....To be properly diagnosed and treated, have to be seen by a doctor. There are lots of things that can cause a rash like you describe, and what to do about it, if anything, is determined by what's causing it. ...Read more

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How long does shingles pain on face last after the rash has healed?

How long does shingles pain on face last after the rash has healed?

Let explian: Shingle pain could disappear after 1-2 weeks from treatment, but if you complication from the shingle it may last for several month. ...Read more

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How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?

How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?

Meningitis: The only way to diagnose Meningitis is to examine spinal fluid. If this diagnosis is a concern your child requires collection of Cerebral spinal fluid to determine meningitis. A non specific rash does not help the diagnosis. Some types of meningitis have a rash called a petechial rash which looks like tiny bruises that do not blanche. These can get bigger. See your doctor or ER now for meningitis. ...Read more

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Red rash on the top of both feet, very itchy and seem worst after sports or long day work. What is it please and how to cure it?

Red rash on the top of both feet, very itchy and seem worst after sports or long day work. What is it please and how to cure it?

Sounds like: Athlete's foot. Would try topical antifungal (like lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra) from pharmacy (over the counter). If not improved in a week, see your dr or a dermatologist for eval. ...Read more

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7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?

7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?

Patience: Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. If it persists after 3 months and or intensifies, some normal ace treatments can be beneficial, but the doc should look into unusual hormonal issues as a cause at that point. ...Read more

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How long does it take for eczema to go away if I use hydro cortisone cream 1 percent and the eczema is on part of my back, part of the arms, neck,face?

How long does it take for eczema to go away if I use hydro cortisone cream 1 percent and the eczema is on part of my back, part of the arms, neck,face?

Be sure eczema: If what you have is eczema and it is the extent you say it is, you will need a prescription strength medication to deal with it. The distribution of the eruption as you describe it is somewhat atypical for eczema . You should see a dermatologist and get a definitive diagnosis and treatment for your condition. Treated properly, the eruption should clear within a few days. ...Read more

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How long does vesicular rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does vesicular rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

About 10 days: This is the approximate life span of the illness. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more