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What is diabetic rash? I am 68 years old. I have had a rash on my neck and underarms off and on for about two weeks, from no apparent cause. I have not changed my diet nor medications, nor laundry detergent. I have diabetes ii, which is treated with die

What is diabetic rash? I am 68 years old. I have had a rash on my neck and underarms off and on for about two weeks, from no apparent cause.  I have not changed my diet nor medications, nor laundry detergent.  I have diabetes ii, which is treated with die

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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 friend has been off clindamycin for 2 days, breaks out in rash suddenly, hadn't made any changes in cleaners our laundry detergents.Reaction to med?

My friend has been off clindamycin for 2 days, breaks out in rash suddenly, hadn't made any changes in cleaners our laundry detergents.Reaction to med?

See a doctor: This sounds like an allergic eruption and if due to the Clindamycin the medication needs to be stopped, and something substituted if necessary. Please show this rash to a doctor asap and definitely discontinue the clindamyciin. ...Read more

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I have had a rash on leg for 3 or 4 weeks, lotions do not help. Cortizone 10 doesn't help either. I have not changed laundry detergent or soap.

I have had a rash on leg for 3 or 4 weeks,  lotions do not help.  Cortizone 10 doesn't help either.   I have not changed laundry detergent or soap.

See a dermatologist: You need a professional diagnosis and prescription. Your laundry detergent is not relevant. No skin rash is related to any laundry detergent. ...Read more

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New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?

Stop: Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances..Something like ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is.... ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing the skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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New laundry detergant gave me a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. There is also some swelling behind my knees.?

New laundry detergant gave me a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. There is also some swelling behind my knees.?

Hydrocortisone: First of all, all rashes are skin rashes; there is no other place to get a rash. Try otc Hydrocortisone cream for a few days. If the rash persists or worsens, a dermatologist should take a look to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe something stronger. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Usually won't matter: Recurrent rashes on the arms and legs of babies are often eczema, which appears as reddened, rough, dry skin areas. On severe eczema areas, the skin will get tiny cracks that ooze moisture. Changing the laundry detergent usually doesn't make a difference in the rash, but parents can try using no detergent for 2-3 weeks and see if the rash resolves (just wash the laundry with hot or warm water). ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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