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My child has a skin rash?

My child has a skin rash?

Many possibilities: Location? Duration? Color? Induration? Peeling? Scaly?Exposures? Blisters? Scabs? Itchy? Other symptoms? Please be a lot more descriptive and specific ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...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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My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family

My brothers son has autism, is it likely my child will be born with autism? My husband doesn't have autism in his family

Autism's origins: New studies on chromosomal material have shown a number of autism cases related to sporadic changes(micro deletions or insertions) in the genetic code that probably occurred prior to conception. Of rare families with >1 affected child, this appears to be the case. Newly affected families have little if any chance of replicating that event, or sharing it across family lines. ...Read more

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My baby has a rash around her eyes?

My baby has a rash around her eyes?

Difficult to say.: It's often difficult to diagnose skin issues without seeing them in person. I recommend seeing her doctor for diagnosis and any needed treatment. ...Read more

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My teenage son has been on antibiotics for his infected wisdom teeth, he since has been getting a rash on his arms when he gets hot?

My teenage son has been on antibiotics for his infected wisdom teeth, he since has been getting a rash on his arms when he gets hot?

Allergic reaction: It's possible he has developed an allergic reaction to the medication. He should stop taking that antibiotic and contact the prescribing doctor immediately about switching the antibiotic. There could be a more severe reaction (anaphylaxis) in the future if he takes the same antibiotic again. Be sure to discuss this with his dentist. ...Read more

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My 18 month toddler girl has red skin irritation under her diaper area and has worms. She has trouble: sleeping, eating, mood, noise,hyperactive help?

My 18 month toddler girl has red skin irritation under her diaper area and has worms. She has trouble: sleeping, eating, mood, noise,hyperactive help?

Rash: please take her to her Pediatrician for a full evaluation as pinworm infestation can give a rash, once diagnosed correctly treatment is available ...Read more

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My 2 year old was around another 2 year old my son now has pneumonia and red raised bumps on his arm and this child has MRSA could my child have this?

My 2 year old was around another 2 year old my son now has pneumonia and red raised bumps on his arm and this child has MRSA could my child have this?

It's possible...: ...Particularly if any of the "red raised bumps" are pustules ("white-heads"). If so, ask your doctor to unroof one of them and culture the contents. Mrsa will usually require extra treatment, over & above whatever is being used to treat the pneumonia. ...Read more

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My daughter is 10 but she has breast, she has hair on her private and she has pimples in her face is it normal?

My daughter is 10 but she has breast, she has hair on her private and she has pimples in her face is it normal?

Can be: Thelarche ( breast buds) are the first visible sign of female puberty and may emerge in normal girls after age 8 as can genital hair. First menses will generally occur within 2-3 yrs after breast buds. ...Read more

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My daughter has complained that her birth mark is itching and peeling. Any suggestions?

My daughter has complained that her birth mark is itching and peeling.  Any suggestions?

See your doctor: Typically birthmarks do not "peel" or itch. Please see your doctor or dermatologist for a skin evaluation. ...Read more

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My child has eczema and been developing rash and secretion around her nipple. She has been kept away from allergy and she is already past puberty.

ADOLESCENT GYN: Excema does not cause nipple discharge. She should be examined properly by an adolescent doctor or adolescent gyn. Excema is often treated with steroids so if she has been exposed to execessive steroids that is also of concern. Tell her not use any body products until her exam. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has a rash in her cheeks any ideas?

My 2 year old daughter has a rash in her cheeks any ideas?

Fifth disease: A common illness caused by a virus, it most commonly starts with bright red cheeks (as if they were slapped), then a lacy rash on the arms of little children. This all goes away in about 3 days, and there is no serious effect afterwards. Of course if she was out in the sun without sunsreen on her cheeks she may get a sunburn there. ...Read more

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Daughter has red bumps on her nose.?.

Daughter has red bumps on her nose.?.

How old: If the child is a newborn, it could be milia. After that it can be anything from a freckle to acne to cellulitis or a skin infection. For these a picture is very helpful to narrow down what is a large list of possibilities. ...Read more

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My child was around a child with MRSA and my son now has pneumonia could he have gotten it from this child?

My child was around a child with MRSA and my son now has pneumonia could he have gotten it from this child?

MRSA over kill: Mrsa is just the replacement for prsa. Staph germs were initially killed with penicillin but became resistant after a few years. Mrsa staph is everywhere & 70% of outpatient pustules & abscesses are MRSA & responsive to regular treatment. It't time we quit looking at MRSA as the new aids & just delt with our germs as we always do. If your kid got pneumonia from it he would be in an icu. ...Read more

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My eleven year old daughter has. Oozing. Blisters on her hands they are itchy and she has a sore throat?

My eleven year old daughter has. Oozing. Blisters on her hands they are itchy and she has a sore throat?

Hand, foot, mouth?: Your daughter's symptoms sound consistent with hand, foot, and mouth disease (hfm). Hfm is caused by a virus. The most important thing is to make sure is drinking enough fluids so that she does not get dehydrated. There are no medicines that will kill the virus, you just have to wait for her to get over it. For more info, see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001961/. ...Read more

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My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

My baby has peeling skin on her toes. Is this ok?

Probably: Very young babies (under 1 month) peel frequently and this is very normal. Older babies may peel as a result of dry skin. However there are some skin conditions snd infections that may cause this so pls mention to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son has g6pd, can he eats tapioca?

My son has g6pd, can he eats tapioca?

Tapioca is ok: Haven't heard of any problems with eating tapioca, which is a starch made from the root of cassava, used for tapioca pearls, puddings, and as a thickening agent in foods. ...Read more

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My grand baby has a bad rash on his face they just changed his formulato soy?

My grand baby has a bad rash on his face they just changed his formulato soy?

Milk allergy: Allergy to cows milk causes bad rash on face which is treated with steroid cream. Formula changed to soy milk will stop rash from reappearing on face. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more