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How can I tell if my baby's rash is serious?

How can I tell if my baby's rash is serious?

How baby acts: The best way to tell is to see how your baby is acting. Happy, fine, playful, and active: that means the rash probably isn't very serious. A baby with a rash who is miserable, crying, hard to wake up, listless, or just isn't quite acting right is a baby to worry about. ...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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Can you tell me what is the best pain relief for my daughters severe diaper rash?

Can you tell me what is the best pain relief for my daughters severe diaper rash?

Pain with rashes: Keeping the area clean and dry, and using over the counter barrier creams like Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) or A&D ointment will help protect the skin as it heals. Oatmeal or epsom salt baths may also help. Occassionally, rashes need to be treated with prescription creams. ...Read more

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Hi my sister Amber has some bumps on her butt. It is kinda hard to tell if it is a rash or something more serious. She is really nervous to go to doc ?

Hi my sister Amber has some bumps on her butt. It is kinda hard to tell if it is a rash or something more serious. She is really nervous to go to doc
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Pimples?: If it looks similar to a facial pimple then it probably is one. An outbreak of several bumps on that area are usually due to carbuncles and folliculitis. Start with antibacterial soap and avoiding shaving the area (if you do). ...Read more

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Can someone tell me details about the rash associated with a severe allergic reaction to itraconazole? Please! i'm clawing my flesh off!

Can someone tell me details about the rash associated with a severe allergic reaction to itraconazole? Please! i'm clawing my flesh off!

CAN HAPPEN NEEDS RX: Yes you can develop rash due to allrgy to itraconazole and if you have developed this allergic rash it will need to be treated with antihistamines and if severe short course of steroids consult your doctor and get treated or if you can not wait go to er. ...Read more

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Are rashes often serious?

Are rashes often serious?

No: Rashes usually are not serious, but you should always see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Severe rashes on face itch and hot sensation?

Severe rashes on face itch and hot sensation?

Many causes of face: rashes, need to see board certified dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the most effective ointment for rashes?

Could you tell me what is the most effective ointment for rashes?

That would depend on: The cause of the rash. See your dermatologist for accurage diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can prevent from skin rashes ?

Can you tell me how i can prevent from skin rashes ?

Many possibilites: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

How can you tell jock itch from other nonfungal rashes down there?

Fungus: The difference between jock itch (tinea cruris)and non-fungal groin rashes is the presence (or absence) of fungus. It is a common condition that can be easy to clear up but it can also be easy to get again, like athlete's foot (tinea pedis). ...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