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4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid. Rash on face too. What should I use on it? Eczema? Has cradle cap too.

4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid. Rash on face too. What should I use on it? Eczema? Has cradle cap too.

Like this?: Seborrheic dermatitis ("cradle cap") can spread to the face, eyelashes ; behind ears. It can be treated by using z-tar or other anti-dandruff shampoo. Lather up a fingertip's worth, shampoo ; rinse thoroughly. If the scalp is red for more than a few moments, discontinue use. If it looks infected or is very itchy, see her pediatrician for other treatments (miconazole or mild hc creams). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Dry skin: Usually dry skin.To treat dry thoroughly and moisturize 3-4 times per day. If this does not work, talk to your pediatrician regarding medication. ...Read more

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What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

What causes rash around the ear lobes babies?

Possible eczema: Eczema usually starts behind the crease of the earlobe and then to the earlobe. Other rashes are possible. It's hard to diagnose rash without seeing patient. ...Read more

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Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Common patters: A lot of infant viral infections will have fever for a few days and end in a generalized rash. Some have names based on location and type of rash, but they are expected and rather benign. I'd consider the crying evidence it is not finished. As long as the kid takes fluids well and plays occasionally you can monitor at home. If not drinking the kid should be seen. ...Read more

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Hello. My 5months old baby has red rash behind both ears, it's not itchy. She also has miner rashes around the neck and legs but not red.

Hello. My 5months old baby has red rash behind both ears, it's not itchy. She also has miner rashes around the neck and legs but not red.

This sounds like: Eczema or seborrhea, both of which are quite common at this age. Depending on where you live, this could be affected by dry weather and sometimes a food/milk allergy. You can try over-the-counter Aquaphor. If that doesn't help, please discuss with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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My baby is 4th month and developed some red rash behind ear (like infection), around penis and few of them over the face. Also passing green stool?

My baby is 4th month and developed some red rash behind ear (like infection), around penis and few of them over the face. Also passing green stool?

Baby rash/ stool: Has there been a change in diet, usually at 4 months one begins foods. Is the baby on formula or breast milk and if on breast milk have you changed your diet? Could be eczema. Diet Fever? First and foremost check with doc that it is not strep or impetigo that needs antibiotics could also be prickly heat or fungus (could try desitin/ zinc oxide cream. F/u w/ doc today since change in stool ...Read more

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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used?

Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used?

Hydroxychloroquine: There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes ...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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What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

What do I do to treat peeling oozing area behind ear?

Dermatologist: This crease behind your ear is a classical site for seborrheic keratitis. This a skin condition which can be treated with careful cleansing of the skin followed by a small amount of topical cortisone. If these measures do not help, I would advise seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.

Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.

See pediatrician: It is difficult to answer without being able to visualize the rash. The possibilities are endless. Have the child's pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

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I just been discharged from Waikato OPR ward last Friday. I came out with rashes behind the ears and inside. Plus on my groin now. They have been so n?

I just been discharged from Waikato OPR ward last Friday. I came out with rashes behind the ears and inside. Plus on my groin now. They have been so n?

Antibiotic?: Not 100% clear from your description but sounds a bit like over-growth of fungus or bacteria? Did you receive strong, broad spectrum antibiotics while in the hospital? ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

Common, not normal: Babies will have many episodes of illness and rashes, so these are quite common but not normal by 6 wks. If it is tiny/prickly little bumps (like-goose-bumps) and baby is acting normally, it is likely heat-rash. So, keep/dress baby comfortably and avoid excessive heat exposure. Check with doc for an eval to make sure. Congrats on new baby and good luck. ...Read more

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Baby developed a wet cough that gets worse at night. Checked lungs and ears just two days ago and everything was clear. No fever or rashes. Active too?

Baby developed a wet cough that gets worse at night. Checked lungs and ears just two days ago and everything was clear. No fever or rashes. Active too?

Mgt.: I would advise checking the baby's temperature, continue to breast feed. Nasal saline drops for infants and a cool air mist humidifier may provide relief. If the cough is associated with fever or distress, gagging or choking, please see acute care. ...Read more

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Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?

Can a child overgrow an allergy to an insect venom? If fire ant causes rashes, and swollen ear does it mean a child has severe allergy?

How old is ur child?: The reaction you described differs if before or after 5 years of age, please avoid exposure, keep an epinephrine pen and antihistaminic handy, check with an allergist/immunologist, might need desensitization according to clinical judgement after history and examination. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Infection: This is a classic description for impetigo, a skin infection passed from site to site by the scratching of this child. Initial treatment by blotting with peroxide/drying and applying an antibiotic cream may help some. However, it may require an oral medication. ...Read more

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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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