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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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Have been exposed to very early stage shingles. Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons. Is it ok? On thanksgiving i was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites. No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Shingles : Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the chicken pox virus that causes shingles is contagious to another person if the other person has not had chicken pox. But, you will not or another person will not get chicken pox from your sister unless you were directly exposed to the lesions. If your sister had the area covered and washed her hands and you did not get exposed to the actual lesions you should be fine. ...Read more

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My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

My mom had a rash under her arms that looked like spider bites what is it?

RASH IN ARMPITS: Without seeing the rash, it's difficult to make an accurate diagnosis. This sounds like a rash due to either a new sweater or blouse, or an underarm deodorant or a new soap, or new laundry detergent. Warm water compresses, a mild cleanser like cetaphil, and an over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream, twice daily might giver some relief. If no better, have her examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

Abscess?: If there is any evidence of pus or an abscess this needs to be seen urgently. And, any spreading rash should be evaluated in person urgently. ...Read more

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I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite. Is this serious?

I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite. Is this serious?

Infected?: If the site is infected or you have significant reaction medical attention is necessary. How long ago did the bite occur? Spider bites can vary from a localized reaction to an infection to severe reaction with certain spiders. If you can identify spider provide that information to doctor. ...Read more

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How long does long spider bite rash last for?

How long does long spider bite rash last for?

See below: Unfortunately this depends on the type of bite. But generally speaking, insect bites that are not significantly venomous should heal within about 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does a spider bite rash last?

How long does a spider bite rash last?

It depends: It depends which kind of spider did the biting. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite?

Should I be worried if I have a rash that developed from what I believe to be a spider bite?

Yes and no: This all depends on how long it was since you had the bite, is the rash warm, painful or expanding? These are usually signs to worry about regardless of an insect bite or not. ...Read more

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I have been getting a rash on ankles since in malawi for 2 yrs. It was diagnosed as spider bite but returned since home for 6 months. Wat is it?

Allergic dermatitis: This could be some form of allergic dermatitis that is caused when you come in contact with something for a long time. The possiblity of a bite is still present. See your doctor or podiatrist for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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