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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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My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?

Baby rash: Rashes in children can have many causes. If it feels dry and itchy, it could indicate contact dermatitis. If, they are filled with fluids, it could indicate infection etiology. Rashes need always to be checked by your primary care doctor to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My mum has a red blotchy rash all over her body, especially her legs. Some are small and some are.Big covering her elbows. What is it?

My mum has a red blotchy rash all over her body, especially her legs. Some are small and some are.Big covering her elbows. What is it?

Red blotchy rash: It could be almost anything. I would have to know how long she's had it; what medication she may be taking; how old is she; and does it itch? From your description it could be a rash from a medication she has be taking; she may have a condition called psoriasis (happens often on the elbows); and without a photo there is no way of telling. A dermatologist would be your best bet for her. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?

I have a non itchy rash all over body, mainly arms and legs a little on my back and stomach, should I seek medical attention?

Drug Eruption: Drug eruptions can mimic a wide range of dermatoses. The morphologies are myriad and include morbilliform, urticarial, papulosquamous, pustular, and bullous. Medications can also cause pruritus and dysesthesia without an obvious eruption. A drug-induced reaction should be considered in any patient who is taking medications and who suddenly develops a symmetric cutaneous eruption. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

I have a non itchy rash all over body, on my arms. Legs, stomach, back chest and neck. I have been prescribed a steroid cream and antihistamines. I've been using these for two weeks but the rash has got worse. What could this be?

Needs re-evaluation: Not possible to diagnose without at least a picture, you need to see your doctor again who would refer you to a dermatologist. Please hold the steroid cream for now, it could be a fungal rash or something else, good luck ...Read more

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Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but i n

Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but i n

You : You can see a small fine red rash after a MMR vaccine but the rash you describe has occurred too long after receiving the vaccine. No need to fear the MMR vaccine. The rash you describe sounds like hives. The next time it happens, take a picture of it to show your pediatrician. Phone cameras are great for documenting short lived rashes like this since odds are your child may not have it at the time of the doctor visit. ...Read more

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I got rashes both on my legs n hands..Both side.. It was first started on my hand and i scratched and now passed on to other part of my body.Its itchy?

I got rashes both on my legs n hands..Both side.. It was first started on my hand and i scratched and now passed on to other part of my body.Its itchy?

Itchy rashes: One common rash that starts on the hands and spreads to the rest of the body is called scabies. It is caused by mites and is passed by contact. A dermatologist could do a scraping to determine this and treat it. There are many other causes such as allergy to things you come in contact with or eczema, but if someone else you know has similar symptoms, you should both be checked for scabies. ...Read more

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Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?

Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?

May be hard to find: About 50 % of cases of itching without rash, one is not able to figure out the cause. Of course, the common allergens are something inhaled that the histamines in the body react to; or some new perfume or scented lotion, deodorant or something else new used on skin. Suggest taking an otc antihistamine daily, take only lukewarm showers. Will likely go away in 2-3 weeks. If not, the usual: c the doc. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping ?

I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping ?

Itching: Generalized itching without associated rash is often due to very dry skin. After showering, rub in a moisturizing substance like keri lotion to restore oils to your skin. Other causes could be diabetes,prickly heat, thyroid disorder or certain malignancies like lymphoma. A dermatologist could advise you and order any appropriate tests. ...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