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Baby rash on bumps wht to do to avoid rashes for babies?

Baby rash on bumps wht to do to avoid rashes for babies?

Rash in bumps: Use soap and water when cleaning diaper area. Dry with hair dryer and apply diaper cream with a xinc oxide base. ...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


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What does a heat rash look like on African American babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face. How do i treat a rash?

What does a heat rash look like on African American  babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face.  How do i treat a rash?

Here is info: Can't diagnosis a rash over the internet, but here is some information about heat rash: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/heat-rash-topic-overview ...Read more

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My child has eczema but today has started to break out in a rash all over his body.Nothing in his diet or home has changed. ?

My child has eczema but today has started to break out in a rash all over his body.Nothing in his diet or home has changed.  ?

Same or different?: Rash same or different than his eczema, and if so, how? Eczema, or atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing rash by definition. It will spontaneously flare on its own as well as flare from triggers varying from environmental changes, stress, and potentially food allergy. Seek an allergist to identify such porential triggers. ...Read more

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My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?

Rash in newborn: Rash can be form various causes. It could be allergy but you have not stated if the baby is breast fed or formula fed. Some allergens pass thru the breast milk as well ; some babies are allergic to cow's milk proteins in the formula. Rash could be from other reasons as well. Baby should be seen by the pediatrician 4evaluation. It could b detergent/fabric softener/skin care prod. Used (baby/family. ...Read more

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My child was complainin of a sore tummy an now he has came out in a rash all over his body an behind his ears. He has had the chicken pox before,

My child was complainin of a sore tummy an now he has came out in a rash all over his body an behind his ears. He has had the chicken pox before,

Likely enterovirus: Many intestinal viruses will enter on contaminated fingers & travel to the intestines where they can cause fever, cramping & or diarrhea. As the body responds & fights off the germ it often comes to the skin surface as a pinpoint rash. Some may also have a blister quality but that is less common than the pinpoint red dotty rash. The rash will generally peak after a few days & disappear gradually. ...Read more

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My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

Baby rash: Rashes in children can have many causes. If it feels dry and itchy, it could indicate contact dermatitis. If, they are filled with fluids, it could indicate infection etiology. Rashes need always to be checked by your primary care doctor to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 5 week old baby has come up in a dry bumpy rash all over his body but he is breastfeeding fine and his toilet routine is normal. How to treat it?

My 5 week old baby has come up in a dry bumpy rash all over his body but he is breastfeeding fine and his toilet routine is normal. How to treat it?

You should discuss: this with your infant's pediatrician. Without seeing the rash, it's impossible to advise you. Most rashes in infants are benign and will get better on their own. Atopic dermatitis / eczema can present anywhere on the body in infants. It's reassuring that your baby is feeding well with normal bowel routine, but you should have him or her seen by the pediatrician to determine what this is. :) ...Read more

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My daughter gave birth by c-section 5 days ago nad has now developed a rash all over her body. Should she be alarmed? She is 23 and first baby

My daughter gave birth by  c-section 5 days ago nad has now developed a rash all over her body. Should she be alarmed? She is 23 and first baby

Time for a call: I would have her call the ob's service & discuss the issue with him/her.This could be a reaction to a medication used during the l&d process, one she is on, or a separate issue requiring a visit & testing. ...Read more

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Rash all over baby's body?

Rash all over baby's body?

First of all: How old is your baby? Babies , newborns get a lot of rashes on the face, neck, chest and at times all over the body! this cause a lot of anxiety on the parents and most of these rashes are harmless. They do tend to get worst before they get better or totally resolved on their own through time.Most common are seborrheic dermatitis, heat rashes, newborn acne, erythema toxicum, dry skin, milk bumps. ...Read more

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9 month old diagnosed with roseola. I have red rash all over body. Dr says it's a virical rash, most likely roseola. Baby's ped says it can't be. Thks?

9 month old diagnosed with roseola. I have red rash all over body. Dr says it's a virical rash, most likely roseola. Baby's ped says it can't be. Thks?

Roseola: Adults generally do not get roseola. Roseola is a virus that children under 3 get (adults can get it but most people have already had it as an infant). Either way, viruses are self limited and require supportive care, fever control and hydration only. ...Read more

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I have rash all over my body soon after giving birth. My baby is 6months and I breastfeed, what do I do?

I have rash all over my body soon after giving birth. My baby is 6months and I breastfeed, what do I do?

Pregnancy rash: Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy is an itchy rash that commonly begins on the abdomen, particularly within stretch marks (striae). It most usually develops during late pregnancy (third trimester) but can also start immediately after the baby is born. It was previously known as puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) but this name has been abandoned as it caused confusion. ...Read more

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My 6 mth baby just broke out in rash all over body & face. Not too severe but she's never had it I use odor free soap and lotion. Should i worry?

Maybe: In order to know how serious the rash may be more information is needed. If there is a fever or any other signs of infection it may be a viral rash, however that decision should be made by your medical provider. Fevers in infants need to be taken seriously and the child examined to look for source of infection. Speak with the provider today to decide further course of action. ...Read more

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My brother slept on a friend's coach and he has a rash all over his body?

My brother slept on a friend's coach and he has a rash all over his body?

Bed bugs?: An acute rash brought on after sleeping in a "new" place could be a contact reaction to something in material of the couch. However, if it came up suddenly or other members in the friend's house have had a similar rash, at this time of year ... Check for bedbugs. ...Read more

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9month has woken up with a rash all over his body and has a high temperature. He has had menegitis before should I get him checked over?

9month has woken up with a rash all over his body and has a high temperature. He has had menegitis before should I get him checked over?

Yes: Any time a young child has a very high fever, it is prudent to get him checked out even though the problem is likely from a common childhood viral disease. ...Read more

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My husband has developed a rash all over his body without changing his personal hygiene routine or diet. What could this be?

My husband has developed a rash all over his body without changing his personal hygiene routine or diet. What could this be?

See a dermatologist: Rashes are rarely due to hygiene or diet factors. There are several hundred other aspects to such a rash. You are foolish to consider any course except to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son has got a rash all over his body and keeps itching it it started with a big red blob on his face which i didn't know where it come ?

My son has got a rash all over his body  and keeps itching it it started with a big red blob on his face which i didn't know where it come ?

Skin hard to say : It's difficult to assess ski signs without looking at it. But a rash in a child starting with one red latch then having others particularly on the truck, suggests pityriasis rosea. This is a being rash thought to be caused by a virus that lasts about 3-4 weeks. Treatment is usually unnecessary. See picture. ...Read more

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9month old has had a rash all over his body for 2days. He has had a temperature today that isn't going down with calpol. Should I be worried ?

9month old has had a rash all over his body for 2days. He has had a temperature today that isn't going down with calpol. Should I be worried ?

May need eval: Rash in 9 month old with fever can be a sign of infection (viral or bacterial). Take your child to his pediatrician to evaluate him and possibly do some blood tests. ...Read more

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My 4 year old was out in the sun yesterday and now he has a rash all over his body. They look like red bumps with white circles around them?

My 4 year old was out in the sun yesterday and now he has a rash all over his body. They look like red bumps with white circles around them?

Rashes and sun: There are many potential causes for your son's rash such as insect bites, early viral illness, allergic reactions, photosensitivity etc. ...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