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Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry ?

Red rash looking patches of skin in the crease of both arms, they only itch sometimes and are usually dry ?

Rash on arms: Need a picture to help. Do a video consult or send photos. Seborrhea dermatitis some to mind. Use plain skin cream to see if that helps. ...Read more

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 had white patches on her skin when her rashes healed. Do you know what it is?

My baby had white patches on her skin when her rashes healed.  Do you know what it is?

Hypopigmentation: Postinflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of acquired hypopigmentary disorders. It can be a result of cutaneous inflammation, injury or dermatological treatment. There are also many specific conditions that present with hypopigmentation other than postinflammatory hypopigmentation. Most cases of postinflammatory hypopigmentation improve spontaneously within weeks or months if the primary. ...Read more

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My baby has white patches in his skin after his rashes healed. Does anyone know why it is?

My baby has white patches in his skin after his rashes healed.   Does anyone know why it is?

Postinflammatory: It's called postinflammatory change, and it's quite common. After a rash heals, many people are left with discoloration (either lighter or darker than normal) in the involved areas. It is of no consequence, and the color will return to normal with time. A bit of cautious sun exposure will speed the process, but a baby's skin is prone to sunburn, so be very careful. ...Read more

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I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream usually helps. Itchy bumps on many body parts might be an allergic reaction to something or from other causes. ...Read more

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I have a small red patch of dry skin below one eye. I have never had dry skin or rashes on my face; should I have this checked out or wait for a bit?

Probably ok to wait: This may be an area of dry skin or an area of irritation from soap or cleaning. It should be safe to wait to see if it resolves. If not, or if it worsens, then get it checked. ...Read more

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I had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test. I get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. Why?

I had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test.  I get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. Why?

Nickel Allergy: Are you sure there is nickel in your watch/jewelry? Stainless steel (back of many watches) contains no nickel, and should not cause you a problem. Some jewelry is purposely made without nickel these days also. ...Read more

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I have a light patch on my right cheek. It's not a rash and it doesn't itch. It feels like my regular skin but it's discolored. Should I be worried?

I have a light patch on my right cheek. It's not a rash and it doesn't itch. It feels like my regular skin but it's discolored. Should I be worried?

Likely Innocent: It's best to examine in person, or to see a photo, to evaluate size, shape, color, context, features of its border, etc. from what you've provided, flat, smooth, non-raised, hypo pigmented, non-itching lesion, most likely innocent, but cannot diagnose without larger context. ...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