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My 3 year old son has bumpy skin on his back and bum its a little rashy on his bum but not his back. And he doesn't complain about it being itchy ?

My 3 year old son has bumpy skin on his back and bum its a little rashy on his bum but not his back. And he doesn't complain about it being itchy ?

Eczema: This is likely a type of eczema. Try hydrating lotion to the affected areas and see if that makes a difference. Of course, having a physician eye-ball the rash would be best. ...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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I have a patchy itchy skin that sometimes feels rashy what is it ? Eczema? ring worm?

I have a patchy itchy skin that sometimes feels rashy what is it ? Eczema? ring worm?

Difficult to diagnos: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without any photos. From the description it sounds like eczema, but it should really been seen by a physician. You can always make a consult appointment with a HealthTap doc to show pictures and for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

?Eczema: This could be eczema or just plain dry skin (xerosis). See a dermatologist to help you figure this out and recommend a good treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy growths all over skin? Aks?

Difficult to say: Aks are not usually itchy. But they can be. If they are "all over" meaning they are also on skin usually covered by clothing then that makes them less likely to be aks. I would suggest you have them examined. ...Read more

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What causes dry, itchy and irritated skin?

What causes dry, itchy and irritated skin?

Eczema,contact demat: The commonest cause is eczema, and it can be due to contact dermatitis to several allegens, like plants , detergents, soaps or any other product comes in contact with skin, as well as climate and sun exposure, food allergies, use of heat and airconditioning in home. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy blotches on a childs skin?

What can cause itchy blotches on a childs skin?

Usually hives: Hives are raised itchy bumps, splotches, or welts caused by histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction. Blocking histamine by taking an oral anti-histamine will help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For young toddlers, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid is often used. For kids over 2 years, oral zyrtec or Claritin can also be used. ...Read more

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What could be making my baby's skin so dry and so itchy?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic eczema usually occurs in people who have an 'atopic tendency'. This means they may develop any or all of three closely linked conditions; atopic eczema, asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Often these conditions run within families with a parent, child or sibling also affected. A family history of asthma, eczema or hay fever is particularly useful in diagnosing atopic eczema in infant. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my skin is itchy because I smoke a lot?

Is it possible that my skin is itchy because I smoke a lot?

Probably not: Unless you are allergic to cigarette smoke, your skin should not be itchy from just smoking a lot. However, smoking a lot can lead to some medical issues that may manifest themselves by causing itchy skin. Thus, i'd suggest seeing your doc if no definite association between smoking and itchy skin can be determined. ...Read more