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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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Allergic to my glasses? Itchy rash behind ears

Allergic to my glasses? Itchy rash behind ears

Possibly: Your glasses may be tooo tight and an adjustment by an optician may get rid of the problem. If you are truly allergic to the plastic, coating it with lear nailpolish is a temporary solution. ...Read more

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Lump on face near ear lobe, moves slightly, rash behind ear, hurts a bit when touched..Is this serious?

Lump on face near ear lobe, moves slightly, rash behind ear, hurts a bit when touched..Is this serious?

Reactive node: The lump is most likely a reactive lymph node that tends to enlarge from pea sized to bean sized when stimulated by such things as skin rashes/bug bites/viruses &the like. They usually stay enlarged while stimulated &recede when not.Takes 3-4 weeks to settle down. Your doc can confirm this. ...Read more

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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

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10mo. Boy Fever below 101 since sun Now rash behind ears on forehead and down neck. No other symptoms. Theething top 4 front teeth. Is rash concerning?

10mo. Boy Fever below 101 since sun Now rash behind ears on forehead and down neck. No other symptoms. Theething top 4 front teeth. Is rash concerning?

Call your doctor.: A 10 month old with a rash and a fever should be evaluated in person. We can't tell what this is online. It could be nothing to worry about, or it could be an infectious disease (like measles) that could be contagious to others, or need treatment. Please call the baby's doctor ASAP to get their advice. ...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

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