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My Child Has Eczema
A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has a rash somewhat raised on her belly been there for 4-5 days she has had her immunizations?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 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 daughter is 10 but she has breast, she has hair on her private and she has pimples in her face is it normal?
See your doctor: Typically birthmarks do not "peel" or itch. Please see your doctor or dermatologist for a skin evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
My seven yr old son developed a cluster of red spots on his face overnight - there has been chickenpox in his class but he has already had it...
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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