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My daughter was told she has heat rash. What does this mean?

My daughter was told she has heat rash. What does this mean?

Probably nothing: "heat rash" is one of those generic terms that people use when they don't know what is going on. You need to see a dermatologist and get a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

Heat Rash (Definition)

The medical term is miliaria. A heat rash is a skin irritation that typically occurs during hot or humid weather. It results when sweat ducts are blocked, and sweat builds up under the skin. Symptoms of a heat rash include small red bumps and vesicles that ...Read more


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My 2 year old grandson I was told has multiforme erythema, his mother has herpes, and just had a bad outbreak on her lip. does it mean he has herpes?

My 2 year old grandson I was told has multiforme erythema, his mother has herpes, and just had a bad outbreak on her lip. does it mean he has herpes?

Highly contagious: Labial herpes is highly contagious. Individuals typically get exposed to the virus in early infancy through hugging and kissing. They may themselves never have a herpes outbreak. ...Read more

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So i was told my daughter has a dull eardrum what does this mean? Is she losing her hearing?

So i was told my daughter has a dull eardrum what does this mean? Is she losing her hearing?

Dull eardrum: A dull eardrum usually indicates there is a little fluid in the middle ear space. It does not always mean an associated infection. Ear drum usually is like plastic wrap - you can see through it. Dull ear drum looks more like waxed paper. There may be a little transient hearing decrease when fluid present in middle ear, but usually not permanent. Needs ongoing follow-up with doc to make sure better. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a doctor says my daughter has fat buildup on her liver?

What exactly does it mean when a doctor says my daughter has fat buildup on her liver?

Early liver damage: A "fatty liver" is the first step in damage to the liver and it can happen from many causes. Some progress and some go away. Ask your doctor for a referral to dr. Antonio quiros at musc in charleston, sc. He is a children's liver expert who came to charleston last summer. ...Read more

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My four year old daughter just had an X-ray that says she has stable mild levoscoliosis. What does this mean. And what does it mean for her?

My four year old daughter just had an X-ray that says she has stable mild levoscoliosis. What does this mean. And what does it mean for her?

Consult a pediatric : Mild spinal curvature may not mean anything but without examining the x-rays it is a guess. Your best option is to consult a spinal surgeon or pediatric orthopedist to be certain that some treatment like a brace is not indicated. A follow up examination as she grows is essential. ...Read more

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My friend was told she has stage four hemorrhoids, what does it mean?

My friend was told she has stage four hemorrhoids, what does it mean?

Stage IV: Means that hemorrhoids are hanging out all the time and cannot go back in. She needs an operation. ...Read more

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My child is 10yo and I noticed she has bruises on her legs.she hasn't been sick.she doesn't recall what happened.what could be going on with her?

My child is 10yo and I noticed she has bruises on her legs.she hasn't been sick.she doesn't recall what happened.what could be going on with her?

Bruised shins?: Kids your daughter's age can be pretty "rough and tumble". Bruises especially along the shin bone are extremely common and most of the time kids I see won't recall what happened because it was so inconsequential to them. If the bruises are large, deep purple and tender to her or if they are in abnormal places then let your pediatrician take a look. May want to check clotting factors etc. ...Read more

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My daughter is nine and has just gotten vitilligo on her face.The dermatologist has given creams. Her blood work was normal. What else could be cause?

My daughter is nine and has just gotten vitilligo on her face.The dermatologist has given creams. Her blood work was normal. What else could be cause?

Genetics & immune: The patchy nature and distribution in vitiligo are rather distinctive.A few other skin conditions can temporarily mimic the process. About 30% of cases have a family history & peak incidence appears to be 10-30y. The present view of origin is immune destruction of pigment cells is those with genetic susceptibility.Patches appear & remain for life, ~1/3 show some limited repigmentation. ...Read more

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My daughter was told she has p.o.t.s. What is that?

My daughter was told she has p.o.t.s. What is that?

Postural: orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. It means her heart rate goes up more than it should when she is changing from a lying down to a standing position. A host of other symptoms accompany POTS and there are many causes. I recommend you check out the dysautonomia web page for details.http://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/page.php?ID=30 ...Read more

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My brother been told he got low muscle enzymes what does this mean?

My brother been told he got low muscle enzymes what does this mean?

Low muscle enzymes: May mean he is weak. Does he have muscular dystrophy? Happy to chat or do video chat with him so I can see what muscle problems he has. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my son was born with transient aml?

What does it mean if my son was born with transient aml?

In Down Syndrome...: Children with trisomy 21 (down syndrome) can develop something called transient myeloproliferative disorder (tmd). It is on the spectrum of aml, but it can spontaneously regress. Other times, it may either require low dose chemotherapy if it is affecting organ function (liver), or it can develop into full blown aml, requiring intensive chemotherapy. ...Read more

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20 month old neice has weird rash on body and her doctor not Sure what it is?

20 month old neice has weird rash on body and her doctor not Sure what it is?

Neither are we: Kids can develop a variety of rashes after illness, from allergies to foods or various contact agents. Since you provided no description or relevant history, I don't have a clue whats going on. The public site is not a chat room.Your submissions are not linked. If you submit more history or a description someone may be able to suggest a cause. ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby has a rash that looks likes someone got a red pen and dotted her, what can this be? She also has a cold that she had for 2 weeks

My 7 week old baby has a rash that looks likes someone got a red pen and dotted her, what can this be? She also has a cold that she had for 2 weeks

Viral rash?: Many viruses (even cold viruses) can have associated rashes. However, in babies under 2 months of age i wouldn't wait a long time to find out what's going on. If she has been acting fine otherwise (eating well, not fussy or excessively sleepy), you can wait a day or two and see if it just fades away. If not, have your pediatrician look at it on monday to determine it's nothing more. ...Read more

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My wife has a black mole like on her bellybutton does anyone know what it is?

My wife has a black mole like on her bellybutton does anyone know what it is?

Could be: A birth mark or nevus. If any change in size, bleeding or drainage see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My wife has diabetes. She is 36 and has just been told her kidneys are leaking. What does this mean?

My wife has diabetes. She is 36 and has just been told her kidneys are leaking. What does this mean?

Protein: Hi. It probably means her kidneys are leaking protein (albumin). That can happen from diabetic kidney disease, high blood pressure kidney disease, and others. But in diabetics, poor diabetes control is highly suspect. She needs to control her diabetes and blood pressure VERY tightly to arrest/reverse the process. Take this seriously. Chronic kidney disease sucks. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 JUST noticed she has a cleft lip! What do I do ? It doesn't bother her I guess.. My husband just told me he has that too! Never notic

My daughter is 2 JUST noticed she has a cleft lip! What do I do ? It doesn't bother her I guess.. My husband just told me he has that too! Never notic

It happens: Clefting is a variable problem from a faint notch in the red part of the lip to a major opening involving tissue and muscle all the way through. An experienced plastic surgeon can examine the site and see whether there may be a hidden abnormality of the muscles that surround the mouth. If so, a procedure to re-align these facial muscles may help the final adult outcome. ...Read more

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A doctor told me i had dark spots on my heart he didn't explain anything what does this mean?

A doctor told me i had dark spots on my heart he didn't explain anything what does this mean?

Whoa: This isn't a standard term. Find another doctor who'll tell you what it means. I see you have had a cardiac cath. Get the actual report and talk about it with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean if my eye has been twitching since yesterday?

Please explain what does it mean if my eye has been twitching since yesterday?

Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, or stress. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more

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My daughter has severe eczema. She has it horribly on the cheeks. She does not live with me. How can I help her?

My daughter has severe eczema. She has it horribly on the cheeks. She does not live with me. How can I help her?

Severe Eczema: Questions: how old is your daughter? How long has she had the eczema? How can you help her of she doesn't live with you? Depending on her age, she should be seeing a pediatrician if she's young, or a dermatologist if she's an adult. There is no magic in treating eczema. First of all, no soap. She should only use cleansers like cetaphil or aveeno (oatmeal) or eucerin, wash clothing in all-free & clear. ...Read more

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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


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