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Hello, My 2 month old baby has small pimply rashes /red rashes all over her body. How do i know if its eczema or erythrema toxicum?

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My 2 month old baby has small pimply rashes /red rashes all over her body. How do i know if its eczema or erythrema toxicum?

Baby acne: Baby acne is a skin response to the hormones of pregnancy.It doesn't appear in the newborn that has been floating in fluid for months, but usually appears by 2 weeks in the dry environment of life peaks around 2 months and fades by 3 mo.It fades whether you do anything or not as the maternal hormones finally leave babies system. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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


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My dr won't diagnose me, but my joint pain/stiffness, fatigue, dry eyes/mouth, rashes, raynauds & rashes improve on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). What does that mean?

My dr won't diagnose me, but my joint pain/stiffness, fatigue, dry eyes/mouth, rashes, raynauds & rashes improve on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). What does that mean?

Autoimmune disease: You probably have an autoimmune disease that does not meet criteria fully for diagnosis. With time, criteria may be met and a diagnosis may br given. If you are getting better with treatment, then a formal diagnosis is not critical. ...Read more

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Three weeks ago i had a cathether removed from my chest & new one inserted. Several days later a rash appeared. Rash better but still itchy.

Three weeks ago i had a cathether removed from my chest & new one inserted.  Several days later a rash appeared.  Rash better but still itchy.

Dermatitis: Is there a dressing over the site? It probably is a allergic reaction to a product used to cover the site or cleanse the area. Some people develop sensitivity to these products. If the site looks red, hot and angry, this is a sign of a possible serious infection at the site and needs to be looked at. If the rash persists you may need to work with your doctor to change the products being used. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a rash/bad rash on my breasts? I breastfeed and I just had my first child a month ago. I was just wondering if it's normal.

Is it normal to have a rash/bad rash on my breasts? I breastfeed and I just had my first child a month ago. I was just wondering if it's normal.

Rash on breasts: This is not normal and you should be evaluated in the emergency room or by your primary care doctor. Proper treatment will allow you to continue breastfeeding without interruption from infection. ...Read more

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Groyne area rash red rash on both inner legs

There : There are several possibilities for this one including fungal infection, yeast, or intertrigo (a condition of irritation in the groin). Other possibilities include eczema or psoriasis in the area. For "jock-itch", i often prescribe a mild Hydrocortisone cream twice daily combined with an antifungal cream twice daily in the area. I would consider a visit to a dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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When I sweat my face and upper body break out in a rash. The rash is extremely itchy and burns. Lasts for 5 minutes. Only happens when I sweat. Why?

When I sweat my face and upper body break out in a rash. The rash is extremely itchy and burns. Lasts for 5 minutes. Only happens when I sweat. Why?

There are many cause: of urticaria or hives. Cold and heat can both cause a temporary hive eruption. I usually recommend antihistamines prior to activities that lead to sweating. but verify with doctor:) ...Read more

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My 1 year old daughter have redness in diaper area, i think rash, applied rash cream but its not working even getng worse, this cream always worked?

My 1 year old daughter have redness in diaper area, i think rash, applied rash cream but its not working even getng worse, this cream always worked?

Diaper rashes, yeast: Children are prone to yeast infections in the diaper region as a result of illness, recent antibiotic use, frequent diarrhea or chronic moisture under the diaper or underwear. Its usually appears as red itchy bumps, occassionally with fissures, inflammation and tenderness. These rashes do not improve with typical diaper rash creams (antifungal creams are used for treatment). ...Read more

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Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?

Skin burns and feels prickly before rash outbreak, rash inches, scratching causes pain and then skin looks like it has been burned, fever before rash ?

Shingles: This sounds like it could be shingles but that usually burns more than you describe a picture would help but i suggest taking it to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an insulin pump and after I remove the port, I always get a itchy rash. The rash doesn't happen until after the removal of the catheter. Help!?

I have an insulin pump and after I remove the port, I always get a itchy rash. The rash doesn't happen until after the removal of the catheter. Help!?

Allergy?: One of my patients calls this "pump bumps"; the surrounding area is itchy, red, and sometimes sore, but not infected, and it goes away a couple of days after changing sites. I am still looking for the cause; it's not the adhesive (though it could be in your case). You might consider trying another infusion set if changing adhesives doesn't work. Be sure to prep the site with alcohol each time. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for poison sumac rash the rash is on my right arm

What is the best medicine for poison sumac rash the rash is on my right arm

Typically : Typically i recommend a steroid gel. Some patients are so inflamed, they need Prednisone or a kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) shot. Read more about poison ivy/oak, etc. And treatment options at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash or rash-like problem between the legs and scrotum?

What to do if I have rash or rash-like problem between the legs and scrotum?

Intertrigo?: The place of warm moist deep skin folds is the right breeding bed for bacteria and yeasts leading to itchy skin rash called intertrigo, which is treated with eliminating the wanted environments by gentle cleasing & drying with topical anti-fungal cream with steroid (usually 0.5-1 % hydrocortisone). Besides, weight loss so to decrease forming deep skin folds is helpful More? Ask doc... Best... ...Read more

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Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Does friction rash, heat rash look similar to razor rash and rash of fungal infection?

Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at it. One look is worth 1000 words. ...Read more

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Hi. Rash or rash on son two years old. The legs and hands. This severe itching?

Hi. Rash or rash on son two years old. The legs and hands. This severe itching?

Itchy rash: Your son's rash needs to be examined, it may be eczema or something else. Contact your pedistrician. ...Read more

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Took permethrin for scabies rash. Initial rash has cleared but new rashes are forming in new spots on my body. Did the treatment not work?

Took permethrin for scabies rash.  Initial rash has cleared but new rashes are forming in new spots on my body.  Did the treatment not work?

See below: It's recommended to receive two treatments with 5% Permethrin 1 week apart. Make sure that you treat your whole body from chin to toes and leave the Permethrin on your skin for 8 to 14 hours before washing it off. ...Read more

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2 non itchy rash. First rash all over my stomach and arms looks like ringworm for a month.Second a cluster of buttons(back) new. What can this be?

It's not common: to have ringworm all over, and don't understand this "second cluter of buttons". I would need to see the rash and get more history like have you tried any topicals? ...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