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I have oily skin but have been itchy all over since a kid. No rashes &c, just itchy. Feels like I can feel each little skin hair moving. Why?
Retinoids?: Retinoids may decrease the oiliness of your skin but you should first see a dermatologist to discuss this therapy as well as other causes for your symptoms which may not be related ...Read more
See physician: Rashes not normally a sign of diabetes. That said, what's causing the rash, fever, insect bite, contact dermatitis, food allergy, measles, and so many other causes. Call pediatrician to make appointment for examination. Different causes produce different rashes. Your child must be examined. ...Read more
My boyfriend has irritation in his skin and rashes which he has passed on to his child when they were born. What could be the cause of this?
Variable issue: Any child may develop a skin reaction to the color stabilizers or treatments that exist in the clothing fabrics. I encourage moms to wash any garment before it's use, which reduces the frequency of this reaction significantly. Yet even mom's detergent or fabric treatments can produce the same problem. This is not specific to any one clothing line or source. It is an individual sensitivity. ...Read more
Which nappies are best disposable or reusable? My child has a very sensitive skin, gets rashes soon. He is just 2 months.
Individual choice: Reusable diapers work for some, but after a while you can never get the pee smell out of them and if there is no local diaper service you must work to deal with the mess. Today's disposables vary in cost and technology with a few kids allergic to components in some brands. Most are quite good and contain drying agents that pull moisture away from the skin, reducing the rash potential. ...Read more
My child is 3 years old, has strong cold but not coughing, his chicks have some red rashes and he touches his head quiteoften.?
See ped: See your pediatrician for the answer.Get a more detailed answer ›
My child got a headbump last nite and bcoz of pain he cried hard last nite he got rashes around the eyes that smwont go away what is this? Any Advce?
My 7 year old child has almost perfect round rashes on the inside of his elbows. They are silver dollar sized. eczema?
Lyme with two bullseye rashes as child. Is Lyme able to come back and cause debilitating symptoms 20-some years later?
No: That is highly unlikely. Look for other causes. ...Read more
What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?
Mosquito bites: That's what mosquito's do - cause those huge local reactions, and in a rare person, even more widespread reactions. If I get a mosquito bite on my leg, it will often swell to the size of a small cup saucer. It's due to histamine release locally. Sometimes cool compresses to the area are helpful, but for such a large reaction, topical anti-itch meds probably won't do much. Could try oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.
Yes, it is possible:
Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else.
Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more
Do kids with allergies and eczema rashes have anything extra to worry about when getting childhood vaccinations?
Not specificly: Decades ago when we gave the smallpox vaccine we didn't give it to kids with eczema & advised vaccinated people to avoid getting around them. The flu vaccine is avoided for those kids with major reactions to eggs. Otherwise, there are few if any issues with the newer vaccines. ...Read more
My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that? Is that contagious?
Call doc or ER: You do not say how old your kid is, or if any other symptoms. I am concerned when you say brown vesicles all over. If an google image search of chicken pox does not show you an almost exact similarity, then this could be very serious. Call his doctor right now or go to the ER. Best of luck! ...Read more
How can you tell it's allergies? I wonder if my kids are allergic. Young twins; some rashes and sneezing. What are the first signs of allergies?
Rashes and sneezing: Check with your pediatrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
2nd day of my child's rashes due to eating canned fish, its getting worse. He wouldn't take zyrtec (cetirizine) (he hates meds).What else is there to do? Pls. Help
Maybe: The fact is that strep can be present in a peri-anal rash (pustular or blister like) and produce a full blown scarletina rash over the rest of the body. The tissue around the anus is just as susceptible to the strep germ as the throat and can be infected at the same time. ...Read more
My child is 8 years old. Brown round rashes appears on her legs. Disappears after 5 to 7 days. No itching. Reason for this?
Seems benign: It seems like a really benign skin lesion that comes and go without any symptoms. The most common cause in your child's age group is dry skin. Try to use moisturizer regularly. If it still bothers you, you need to take your child to a local dermatologist for check up. We get better ideas what it is when we can see and feel the skin lesions. ...Read more
What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?
Child with 4 year old complaints of rashes and small skin eruptions in hand without any itching or irritations, what may be the cause?
Need details: It would be nice to see a picture of the rash to answer your question. Also, is the child 4 years old, or are the complaints of rashes 4 years old. If the child is 4 years old, and the rash is just a few days, in the hands, the feet and the mouth, then it would be cause by a virus, the condition is called hand-foot-mouth disease. It goes away by itself. Rewrite your question if that's not it. ...Read more
I would like to know my child get this heat rashes when it gets very hot it's like red pimples and it itches alot she is 3 years old what can we use.
Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?
How old is ur child?: The reaction you described differs if before or after 5 years of age, please avoid exposure, keep an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic handy, check with an allergist/immunologist, might need desensitization according to clinical judgement after history and examination. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more
My child has eczema. Her eyes are red and they swell. Seem to swell at night and go down in the day, but stay red. I was told to use desonide for her rashes. Does this sound like eczema or side effect?
My kids get irritated rash when changing to recently washed clothes. Use tide detergent. What else could be cause?
Allergy to product: If your kids are getting a rash when they put on freshly laundered clothes, then they are most likely allergic to something in the laundry. Most common culprits are detergents and dryer sheets, especially if you use scented products. If you always use tide and they never had a problem before, what else has changed? New dryer sheets? Other products to clean machines? Water treatments? ...Read more