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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Overview)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless accompanied by other symptoms.


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Does food cause rashes on body and face?

Does food cause rashes on body and face?

Possibly: Food allergies may cause hives (urticaria). In some individuals with eczema (atopic dermatitis), food allergy may make eczema worse. Also, patients with celiac disease (gluten sensitivity) may develop a rash (dermatitis herpetiformis). For those people with true food allergy (ige-mediated), every time they eat the offending food, they have reproducible symptoms within a short time period. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Overview)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless accompanied by other symptoms.


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How do you treat rashes around the vagina?

How do you treat rashes around the vagina?

Depends: On the type of rash and associated symptoms. Without more info, i recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have some rashes inside my cheeks. What's the best way to treat this?

I have some rashes inside my cheeks. What's the best way to treat this?

Rashes: We need more information in order to give you advice (are they sore, how long have they been there, do they come and go, both sides or just one side...). Please see your dentist or oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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How can skin rashes be treated?

How can skin rashes be treated?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have very sensitive skin and am constantly treating numerous rashes, is there a supplement I can take to help my skin to not be in turmoil so much?

I have very sensitive skin and am constantly treating numerous rashes, is there a supplement I can take to help my skin to not be in turmoil so much?

Skin or nutritionist: Sounds like you need to see a dermatologist or second opinion if you have already seen seen one. Skin sensitivity may also be an allergy or a nutrition problem so that an allergist or a nutritionist might be able to help you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rashes in the neck area?

What is the treatment for rashes in the neck area?

Vaseline: Babies have "bull necks", and wetness and formula love to get into the creases and cause irritation. Yeast may even move in, making more fun for everyone. A good antifungal like lotrimin kills the yeast, an anti inflammatory such as Hydrocortisone helps the raw irritated skin, and a barrier cream such as vaseline protects the skin from future irritation and allows it to heal. ...Read more

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I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

I've had a jock-itch like rash for 2 1/2 weeks in thigh folds and under stomach crease. I've used OTC creams and treatments. Rash gone but not itch?

Which treatments?: If you have used over the counter anti fungal treatments (nystatin, miconazole, etc), you may just need a prescription strength anti fungal. If you have used OTC hydrocortisone, it may have taken away the inflammation, but not affected the yeast. See your dermatologist if the symptoms persist. Try adding in an over the counter nystatin powder to keep the area dry and disrupt the yeast. ...Read more

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What's the most appropriate way to use aloe vera plant to cure rashes?

What's the most appropriate way to use aloe vera plant to cure rashes?

Apply directly: Split the leaf open with your fingers. Rub the sap that exudes onto the affected skin. ...Read more

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How to get rid of rashes on my face?

How to get rid of rashes on my face?

Type of rash?: Treatment will vary with cause fungus, bacteria, virus, allergy? If mild combination of micatin and hydrocrotisone. Ream could be used. If it persists it is best to see physician for evaluation , tests if necessary and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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