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Dr. John Chiu
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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


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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?

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

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Rashes around kids eyes and face?

Rashes around kids eyes and face?

A number of things!: Rashes in children are quite common and can be caused by a variety of ailments including allergy, eczema, viral illness...to name a few. Much more information would be needed for a more informative answer. ...Read more

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My 4 year old kid has fever and rashes all over his body?

My 4 year old kid has fever and rashes all over his body?

Needs to be seen: Please take your child to the pediatrician, we cannot help you online, good luck ...Read more

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What to do for child 3 year old with rashes?

What to do for child 3 year old with rashes?

See Pediatrician: Are the rashes caused by allergies, viruses, or other reasons. Pediatrician has to see the rash to determine cause and then prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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My child has rashes on her body, is she diabetic?

My child has rashes on her body, is she diabetic?

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

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What could produce the rashes that children are getting from a clothing manufacturer and where?

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

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Which nappies are best disposable or reusable? My child has a very sensitive skin, gets rashes soon. He is just 2 months.

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

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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 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?

Congestion: Around the eyes would cause such, due to crying and too much blood flowing in the area, normal, no need to be concerned ...Read more

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Can my child go to school with poison ivy rashes?

Can my child go to school with poison ivy rashes?

Poison Ivy: Poison ivy rash is not contagious. Rubbing the rashes won't spread poison ivy to other parts of your body (or to another person). You spread the rash only if urushiol oil -- the sticky, resinlike substance that causes the rash -- has been left on your hands. ...Read more

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What's the best ointment to get rid of ringworm rashes on a 3 year-old child?

What's the best ointment to get rid of ringworm rashes on a 3 year-old child?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin or lotrimin cream will all work. If however if it involves the scalp oral medi action will be necessary. Some strains of fungi may be resistant to over the counter antifungals and require a prescription antifungal. ...Read more

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What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?

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

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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.

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

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Do kids with allergies and eczema rashes have anything extra to worry about when getting childhood vaccinations?

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

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My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that? Is that contagious?

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

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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

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

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine): He will need medication--he may also need a short course of steroids to stop the reaction. Apply calamine lotion on the rash--it may help. ...Read more

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Can scarlet fever develop rashes around anus on children?

Can scarlet fever develop rashes around anus on children?

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

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My child is 8 years old. Brown round rashes appears on her legs. Disappears after 5 to 7 days. No itching. Reason for this?

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

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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?

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?

A number of things: Children get a lot of rashes. It could be contact, food, viral infection, or allergic. If it doesn't go away get it checked. ...Read more

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Child with 4 year old complaints of rashes and small skin eruptions in hand without any itching or irritations, what may be the cause?

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

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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.

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.

Heat rash or eczema?: Keep her cool and dry. Dress her with cotton (not synthetic) clothes. Use an emolient cream like Epimax, not aquaeous cream or petroleum jelly. It could be eczema, in which case she may need a cortisone cream. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My kids get irritated rash when changing to recently washed clothes. Use tide detergent. What else could be cause?

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more