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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Area on upper arm where strap of heavy backpack was now has tiny little red spots, like I scratched too hard. Pink area of irritation too. What is it?

Friction burn.: Could certainly be an area of irritation related to the strap, either from direct friction burning or from compression of the hair follicles in the skin 6folliculitis). Start with warm soaks to the area. ...Read more

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What should I do ER or my dr tomorrow I have a bruise looking mark with red spots on the right side of back and another one starting on my left upper arm

What should I do ER or my dr tomorrow I have a bruise looking mark with red spots on the right side of back and another one starting on my left upper arm

Without : Without being able to examine you or ask more questions, it's impossible to tell what is going on or how serious it is. You should call your doctor's office and ask for advice. Almost all doctors' offices have after-hours medical advice lines run by nurses or physicians and they will be able to direct you either to the er, or instruct you to wait for an appointment in the morning. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms.Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

I have these very tiny red spots the size of fire ants all on my upper arms. Huge painless "bruise" on my one upper arm. Could these be from bed bugs?

Picture=1000 words: W/o a seasoned doctor taking a look or picture of the lesion, it is hard to say what it could be. A lot depends on answers to questions he/she may pose: do you have a new or old mattress? Do u use any chemical / cosmetics? Any medical problems that run in ur family? Any other signs/symptoms (weight loss, etc.)? It could be benign (insect bite, petechiae) or it could be a sign of something ominous. ...Read more

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My son has rashes on his tummy, back, arms, and also has little red spots on his face. He has had the chicken pix vaccine. He has fever and bad cough ?

My son has rashes on his tummy, back, arms, and also has little red spots on his face. He has had the chicken pix vaccine. He has fever and bad cough ?

Viral rash: Chicken pox is not the only viral rash out there. Many other viruses cause rashes. And the fact that he was vaccinated is a point, but remember that 15% of kids will still get chicken pox despite the vaccine. ...Read more

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What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

What does a spotty red rash on my arm mean? The rash has small red spots and is bumpy.

Many things: A common condition is keratosis pilaris (kp). Small reddish bumps appear on the back of the arms and sometimes the front of the thighs. It is very common and not dangerous. If you are unsure, please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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