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Infant Rash On Legs
Usually won't matter: Recurrent rashes on the arms and legs of babies are often eczema, which appears as reddened, rough, dry skin areas. On severe eczema areas, the skin will get tiny cracks that ooze moisture. Changing the laundry detergent usually doesn't make a difference in the rash, but parents can try using no detergent for 2-3 weeks and see if the rash resolves (just wash the laundry with hot or warm water). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but i n
You : You can see a small fine red rash after a MMR vaccine but the rash you describe has occurred too long after receiving the vaccine. No need to fear the MMR vaccine. The rash you describe sounds like hives. The next time it happens, take a picture of it to show your pediatrician. Phone cameras are great for documenting short lived rashes like this since odds are your child may not have it at the time of the doctor visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 year old son is running fever & complains leg hurts. No rashes, eats very little but drinking, weak, was around baby who was vomiting & fever. Day?
I have a 13 wk old baby & she has some rashes on her legs & she is starting to scratch herself. Is it okay to put on some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti-itch cream?
My baby has a rash for 3 weeks. It started with aclump of small bumps just on her leg. It seems to be joining. What could it be?
New Rash Needs Visit: We like to say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and a patient is worth a thousand pictures! based on your brief description it would be impossible to give you an accurate diagnosis--- i would recommend that you see your dermatologist or pediatrician in person to properly evaluate this eruption. ...Read more
Dermatologist: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
No: Rashes are fun - and the vast majority of rashes in newborns are not worrisome. A rash would be infectiously spreading if it moved between contiguous areas - and the legs don't come into contact with the (facial)cheeks. While there are viral infections that can cause what you're describing, you best answer will come from a medical provider who can see your baby's rash: time to make an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have itch on my arms, legs, and buttock cheeks for a few months after I delivered my baby. There is no rash on the skin at all. What could it be?
Itchy skin: Itching without a rash can be due to dry skin,thyroid disorder, diabetes,etc. If it's dry skin,apply alphakeri lotion after bathing while your skin is still wet. See your physician if symptoms persist and he/she will order the appropriate tests. Claritin (loratadine) or benadryl(causes drowsiness) helps reduce itching. ...Read more
9-month-old baby has splotchy rash on face, arms, legs but not on torso. Could this be a contact rash?
Yes: Certainly if the rashy area had a unique exposure where the clothing protected the torso. ...Read more
My 7 month old baby has a rash on her arms and a bit on her legs looks like prickly heat is this all it will be?
No way to know.: Common causes for such rashes are viruses, medication allergies, food allergies, and allergic or irritant reaction to something put on her skin. It may get worse, it may not. Try 1/2% Hydrocortisone cream (with is available over the counter), and if it doesn't improve (or gets worse), see your pediatrician or a dermatologist. ...Read more