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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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Leg rash that looks like razor rash, very itchy and has spread. Any suggestions?

Leg rash that looks like razor rash, very itchy and has spread. Any suggestions?

Leg rash: Could be from shaving, if it's spreading it could be folliculitis. You might need an antibiotic so see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
Once
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I have a rash in between my legs almost like razor burn. How can I remove it?

I have a rash in between my legs almost like razor burn. How can I remove it?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
Once
Avoid fried and grilled foods
Once
Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
Once
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What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg?

What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg?

See a doc: You need a physical examintion and evalution. Talk to your PCP ...Read more

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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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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use topical Benadryl
once
Avoid offending agent
once
Nickel is often cause of skin allergies
once
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Since August I developed a few eczema looking rashes, mostly on my leg. I also developed within this time, on my leg, a few cysts. What's causing them?

Since August I developed a few eczema looking rashes, mostly on my leg. I also developed within this time, on my leg, a few cysts. What's causing them?

Dermatologist: Your best bet is to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Your description of the rash and cyst like lesions are nondiagnostic without inspecting them. ...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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