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Lacy Red Rash (Overview)

A lacy red rash can have many causes, including viral infections such as fifth disease.


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A lacy, red rash has broken out across part of my baby's body. Do I need to bring her to a doctor, or is there a way to treat the rash from home?

A lacy, red rash has broken out across part of my baby's body. Do I need to bring her to a doctor, or is there a way to treat the rash from home?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Lacy Red Rash (Overview)

A lacy red rash can have many causes, including viral infections such as fifth disease.


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A lacy, red rash has broken out across part of my baby's body. Do I need to bring her to a doctor, or is there a way to treat the rash from home?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Took doxycycline a week and a half ago for Ureaplasma Urealyticum. Have a red lacy rash on chest and don't feel well last few days. Is this a concern?

Took doxycycline a week and a half ago for Ureaplasma Urealyticum. Have a red lacy rash on chest and don't feel well last few days. Is this a concern?

Check w/ doctor: Doxycycline isn't likely to cause rash or make you feel ill more than a few days after the last dose. Ureaplasma also doesn't cause such symptoms. See your doctor if the symptoms continue. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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How long does lacy erythematous rash associated with fifth disease last?

How long does lacy erythematous rash associated with fifth disease last?

Weeks: Although it sometimes fades earlier, I have seen this rash last several weeks. It can often flare after a bath & is sometimes reported as itchy. ...Read more

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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