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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


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At a month old baby developed 2 red bumps on head. Ped called them strawberry marks. 8 mos later still has the bumps. Dr says its ok? Should I get 2nd

At a month old baby developed 2 red bumps on head. Ped called them strawberry marks. 8 mos later still has the bumps. Dr says its ok? Should I get 2nd

Maybe: Your pediatrician is likely right, but when it comes to your child's health there is nothing wrong with getting a second opinion. Sometimes we can benefit from getting things explained in a different way.

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Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Can baby acne spread to ears eyelids and head? Can erythema toxicum neonatum occur at 3-4 weeks and spread to those places as well? Red bumps and pus

Rash in newborn: ETN is not likely the cause (usually in first few days to 2 wks). Neonatal acne is common and generally starts around 3 weeks of age. Yes, neonatal acne can cover the areas mentioned. Another common rash to be considered is seborrheic dermatitis - this rash will typically have flaky patches as well. No treatment for acne, severe seborrhea may be tx with low dose steroid (ask your pediatrician)

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There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

Yes: Newborns often have a red rash, which may be bumpy or even look like little pimples, called "erythema toxicum." sounds scary, but means nothing and will go away on its own. Heat rash can cause little red bumps. If you're not sure of the cause, have your doc take a look. (especially if they have any other symptoms.).

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My child (4) has 7 tiny red bumps on her face they started 3 days ago and slowly a few more each day there is none inside her mouth or anywhere else?

My child (4) has 7 tiny red bumps on her face they started 3 days ago and slowly a few more each day there is none inside her mouth or anywhere else?

Have the doc see it.: Children get so many types of rashes and skin lesions. They can be due to allergies, illness, or any number of things. Think if there have been any new foods, soaps, shampoos, detergents, etc in her life. Best is to have her pediatrician check her out to make sure that it is not a rash associated with any other type of condition. Many times, a rash's origin cannot be traced. Hope this helps.

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There are red bumps underneath my 5 month old baby's eye what is that?

There are red bumps underneath my 5 month old baby's eye what is that?

Milia: These are usually white but can be irritated and red---should go away on their own. If they persist, please see an eye doc.

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What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

Infantile eczema: Allergies, rule out change in detergents or food consumption. Baby eczema (infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red skin. Skin is almost always itchy, dry, and rough. Dry skin, irritants, and allergens causes. Usually outgrow condition. Treatment with daily warm baths, not hot, no bubble baths, soaps, use moisturizer on skin after bath.

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What are red bumps, somewhat pretty close, on eye lid of a 5 month old baby?

What are red bumps, somewhat pretty close, on eye lid of a 5 month old baby?

Red bumps: It could be eczema, it could be something else too. If it concerns you, make an appointment with your babies doctor.

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My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

My baby has red bumps all over face and body, they look like pimples. He is 8 weeks old. What could this be?

Newborn acne: Newborns develop baby acne around 2 weeks of age and it peaks around 6 weeks, usually gone by 12. If your baby is in this age group, it could be newborn acne. Your baby's pores are sensitive to changes in hormone levels (just like during the teen years) - so all those Estrogens they were exposed to during pregnancy are suddently gone - and boom - breakout! No treatment needed - be patient.

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My child has been breaking out in hives that turn into red bumps and itch for a week runny nose and fever?

My child has been breaking out in hives that turn into red bumps and itch for a week runny nose and fever?

Urticaria or hives: Can occur with allergies but often when a child has a mild infection, usually viral, and the hives often last more that a week and may have mild joint swelling or discomfort as well. If the fever lasts for more than 3 days, I recommend that he be evaluated by your doctor or urgent care doctor. Usually an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or less sedating Zyrtec, given orally help the itching

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My daughter has red bumps all over her except her nose today I noticed three more on her chest, is this baby acne, eczema or heat rash?

My daughter has red bumps all over her except her nose today I noticed three more on her chest, is this baby acne, eczema or heat rash?

Red bumps: Not knowing your child's age I would rule out baby acne. Eczema doesn' t usually cause bumps. She might heat rash but could also have the hives. For heat rash cut down on room temperature and/ or clothes child is wearing. For hives you can try benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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What are these red bumps under foreskin and some on bottom part of the head?

What are these red bumps under foreskin and some on bottom part of the head?

Balanitis: Balanitis is an inflammation of the glans penis (head). Posthiitis involes the foerskin. It is most often due to a fungus and is treated with topical antifungal creams. Ask you pharmacist. If no improvement, see a urologist. If painful or involving blisters that rupture, it could also be herpes!

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Have been bitten by something a few places on my head. Not sure what is they have left red bumps about 2cm across. Black in middle. What is it?

Have been bitten by something a few places on my head. Not sure what is they have left red bumps about 2cm across. Black in middle. What is it?

Wrong question: You assume you were "bitten". Did you capture something in the act? If you did you could identify it. You have sores on your scalp. Best see a dermatologist for diagnosis with treatment accordingly. Be sure of 1 thing: it has nothing to do with spiders.

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Had red bumps (they don't usually have a head) on my face that come off & on for the past few years. Is there anything I could do to make it go away?

Had red bumps (they don't usually have a head) on my face that come off & on for the past few years. Is there anything I could do to make it go away?

Well 1st things 1st: Red bumps could describe at least 20 different common problems so without a picture and some additional detail about the bumps and events surrounding their appearance, I can't give you a useful answer. So this is what I suggest, if you have them now, take a picture and call HealthTap prime. Or see your primary care doctor. Then after you have a diagnosis, a treatment can be recommended. Be well!

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What could cause tender red bumps on your head?

Infection: Infected hair follicles or the area surrounding the hairs can cause an inflammed tight sensation. If painful and extensive it requires oral antibiotics. Do not use occlusive hair products and disinfect or discard infected brushes and combs to prevent reinfection once cleared.

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How to cure red bumps on the head of the penis?

How to cure red bumps on the head of the penis?

No need to treat: "pearly penile papules" are a normal finding in many men, especially if uncircumcised. Often referred to as "tyson's glands" although not glands. An occasional dermatologist might try to eridicate them with laser, under local anesthesia. But, this is entirely unnecessary. Bumps are not a sign of any disease and do not require any treatment.

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more