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What is the definition or description of: red scaling rash?

What is the definition or description of: red scaling rash?

Red scaling rash: Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can be oozing and uncomfortable. ...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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Both of my earlobes are itching. I had a red rash on my cheek not too long ago. Used eczema cream and it went away. Thinking it might be this? Ideas?

Both of my earlobes are itching. I had a red rash on my cheek not too long ago. Used eczema cream and it went away. Thinking  it might be this? Ideas?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter has eczema and lately she has been getting a very bad rash. Red inflammation itching. Dr gave her prednisone last wk - any suggestions?

My daughter has eczema and lately she has been getting a very bad rash. Red inflammation itching. Dr gave her prednisone last wk - any suggestions?

Sec infection?: Well there are two things that can go wrong with eczema- it can flare up. For that you need to look at the triggers and treat with steroid ointment. OR it can get secondarily infected by virus, bacteria OR fungus. In these cases steroid alone won't help. Seek help from your doctor ...Read more

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I have small red itchy scaling spot on my face for almost 2 weeks now, could it be psoriasis or eczema? Had before many times eczema on my hand.

I have small red itchy scaling spot on my face for almost 2 weeks now, could it be psoriasis or eczema? Had before many times eczema on my hand.

Unlikely: These are likely from conditions other than psoriasis or eczema although a contact allergy may be a potential cause. If the problem does not respond to topical hydrocortisone in a few days, see dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hello, My 2 month old baby has small pimply rashes /red rashes all over her body. How do i know if its eczema or erythrema toxicum?

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My 2 month old baby has small pimply rashes /red rashes all over her body. How do i know if its eczema or erythrema toxicum?

May be neither: Erythema toxicum should be long gone by now as your baby is already 2 months old, stays for a week or two after birth, whether it is eczema? Yet to be examined, kindly see your baby's doctor if the rash is really bothersome, enjoy your baby ...Read more

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I have eczema on my neck which now has discoloration... but now my jaw line is itchy . no redness no rash . . it happens on and off but is new.

I have  eczema on my neck which now has discoloration... but now my jaw line is itchy . no redness no rash . . it happens on and off but is new.

Common: sorry but discoloration related to your eczema and spread of the eczema is pretty common. Best to see your doctor for evaluation as there are many treatments that can help your eczema and some that maybe even help the discoloration. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...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