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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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I have a rash and cuts where my finger bends and in the web with pus, the skin is swollen purple and red. I have used hydrocortisone and neoposrin?

I have a rash and cuts where my finger bends and in the web with pus, the skin is swollen purple and red. I have used hydrocortisone and neoposrin?

Skin rash/pus Rx: It sounds like topical antibacterials and cortisone aren't working. Get evaluated shortly because you likely will need an oral antibiotic to treat the infection. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Seek healthcare professional for evaluation and treatment
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Wash clothes, sheets, towels, etc in warmest water fabric can tolerate
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Avoid exposure to others as best as possible
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Consider treatment sprays for couches, curtains, and other fabrics
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Very itchy all over, expecially at night, itchy pimple rash on wrist and fingers, worried could be scabbies!?

Very itchy all over, expecially at night, itchy pimple rash on wrist and fingers, worried could be scabbies!?

Scabies: You are probably right. Get a skin scrape by a derm and a prescription and you'll recover quickly. ...Read more

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I was recently treated for scabies (last week) and now I have watery blisters appearing on my fingers. Is this a sign of scabies got treated twice over last 8-9 days, areas are clearing up but now I have clear watery blisters on the insides of my fingers

It : It certainly could be scabies, but watery blisters on the fingers is often a sign of "dyshidrotic eczema". This is form of eczema that is common on the hands and fingers. Treatment with a hydrating cleanser such as cerave hydrating cleanser, moisturize with cerave cream, and possible treatment with a steroid ointment would be helpful. It is possible that you have a reinfestation with scabies although that is difficult to determine without a skin scraping. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Wash clothes, underwear, towels exposed within 48 hrs of treatment
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Apply Permethrin (Elimite) 5% cream head to toe; wash off 8 hrs later
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Notify other close contacts/sexual partners
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I have white bumps inbetween my fingers. They are itchy. A doctor from online suggested scabies but they are not red or a rash. Clear fluid comes out?

I have white bumps inbetween my fingers. They are itchy. A doctor from online suggested scabies but they are not red or a rash. Clear fluid comes out?

Vesicular dyshidrosi: Vesicular dyshidrosis is one of the most common and benign skin conditions. It occurs when there is some difficulty in sweating appropriately and the fluid accumulates in tiny blisters on the fingers. These may itch and when they dry up the skin may peel. Sometimes low grade steroid creams may help, but should not be used for long periods. Other non-specific treatments are available. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of scabies? What is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash? .

What are the first symptoms of scabies? What is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash?  

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Itching.: The essential lesion is a small, erythematous papule, often excoriated and tipped with hemorrhagic crusts. It is not a dramatic lesion and not always easy to see. The burrow is most specific, a thin, grayish, reddish, or brownish line that is 2 to 15 mm long. The sides and webs of fingers, wrist folds, outer elbows, groin, buttocks, and feet are common areas of involvement. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter Permethrin 5% cream; read & follow directions
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Treat household members except: under age 2 mos/pregnant/breast feeder
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Launder bedding/clothing if worn within 3 days before treatment
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Launder items in hot water and hot dryer cycles
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What are the first symptoms of scabies? What is the very first signs and symptoms that define a rash as a scabies rash? .

Itch: Scabies tend to create burrows and small red bumps in the skin, often found in underarms, belly button and inter digit web spaces. In infants, buttocks are commonly involved. Your doctor can diagnose this by finding scabies mite on skin scraping. They typically don't affect the face or scalp, so treatment is usually topical Elimite applied to every inch of your skin from neck down. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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

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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more

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