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Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.

Causes for 2yr old son small red raised rashes just behind rt ear? No other symptoms showing. No temp. Feeling ok otherwise.

See pediatrician: It is difficult to answer without being able to visualize the rash. The possibilities are endless. Have the child's pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more


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Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Rash: If he has a cold make sure it is not strep which can give a fine generalized rash
if the cold is allergies
the rash behind ears suggests seborrhea or oily skin
make sure your shampoo is gentle and does not have conditioner
keep that area dry ...Read more

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How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

Steroid ointment: Sounds like eczema, [allergic dermatitis] can't sure it, just use over the outer cortisone cream 2x/d up to 2 weeks/month, use vaseline in between, if not good enough see add for a stronger steroid ointment. ...Read more

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Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Need eval: With skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hello. My 5months old baby has red rash behind both ears, it's not itchy. She also has miner rashes around the neck and legs but not red.

Hello. My 5months old baby has red rash behind both ears, it's not itchy. She also has miner rashes around the neck and legs but not red.

This sounds like: Eczema or seborrhea, both of which are quite common at this age. Depending on where you live, this could be affected by dry weather and sometimes a food/milk allergy. You can try over-the-counter Aquaphor. If that doesn't help, please discuss with her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Red crusty rash from outside ankle bone to baby toe hurts but no swelling what could this be?

Red crusty rash from outside ankle bone to baby toe hurts but no swelling what could this be?

Skin condition: Possibly could be a form of athlete's foot. You could try a topical anti-fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If no relief, I would recommend evaluation by either a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Slight red rash behind babies ears?

Dry skin: Usually dry skin.To treat dry thoroughly and moisturize 3-4 times per day. If this does not work, talk to your pediatrician regarding medication. ...Read more

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I have a burning, itchy red rash behind ears. Should I be concerned?

I have a burning, itchy red rash behind ears. Should I be concerned?

Seborrhea: Usually seborrheic dermatitis, which is also the cause of dandruff. You can use Hydrocortisone 1% cream on it three times a day. Be seen if not better. ...Read more

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Hi my son will 1 this Saturday. I laid him down for a nap and he woke up with a red/pinish, skin coloered rash on his face and behind his ears?

Hi my son will 1 this Saturday. I laid him down for a nap and he woke up with a red/pinish, skin coloered rash on his face and behind his ears?

Could be: Could be anything from heat rash to allergy to detergent to insect bites to rash to. ..the list goes on forever. Call your Pediatrician. They may want to see him. Also note that Age 1, 1st Dental Appointment. Don't wait until 2 or 3. See a Pediatric Dental Specialist now, please. ...Read more

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Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily.

A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more

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My friend has had flu type b for little over week. No better. Now has itchy fiery red rash back of neck & behind ears. What could this be??

My friend has had flu type b for little over week. No better. Now has itchy fiery red rash back of neck & behind ears. What could this be??

Need appointment: Unable to DX a rash without an exam.
Your friend needs to be seen by DR, have exam and then an answer will be made. ...Read more

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Hi my daughter has come on with a rash behind her ears and face on her chest there quite red but she's not ichying them and hasn't got a temperture.

Hi my daughter has come on with a rash behind her ears and face on her chest there quite red but she's not ichying them and hasn't got a temperture.

Red rash: Sight unseen your daughter may have Fifth's disease which is caused by a parvovirus 19. The rash can last for at least a week. It is important to stay away from pregnant women as the virus can be passed and cause anemia in pregnant women ...Read more

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I have a rash behind my ear. Its been there awhile. Its red, painful and it has like scaley scabs and it leaks clear sticky fluid. It also burns.

Rash: The rash behind your ears was probably originally seborrhoic dermatitis, but because of your scratching the itchy skin it became secondarily infected. Use an antibiotic ointment to combat the infection and then try using Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo 1 percent over the counter to treat the seborrhoa ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind my right ear. It's also red and swollen. I also had a rash on my back of my neck yesterday that was red and bumpy.

I have a hard lump behind my right ear. It's also red and swollen. I also had a rash on my back of my neck yesterday that was red and bumpy.

Suspect cellulitis: I am concerned about your symptoms. This should be evaluated urgently and you may need antibiotics. If you had a more gradual onset of symptoms this could also be serious. Either way you need to see a doctor within 24 hours. Mark off the red area with a pen. If you see it enlarging quickly you may need a more urgent attention. ...Read more

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Red bumpy rash behind ear. No pain, no ithing, no fever. Just started on left ear and spread to right ear and now chest and shoulders?

Red bumpy rash behind ear. No pain, no ithing, no fever. Just started on left ear and spread to right ear and now chest and shoulders?

Need eval to know.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid. Rash on face too. What should I use on it? Eczema? Has cradle cap too.

4 mo. Baby has rash behind ear. Raw, red and oozing sticky clear liquid. Rash on face too. What should I use on it? Eczema? Has cradle cap too.

Like this?: Seborrheic dermatitis ("cradle cap") can spread to the face, eyelashes ; behind ears. It can be treated by using z-tar or other anti-dandruff shampoo. Lather up a fingertip's worth, shampoo ; rinse thoroughly. If the scalp is red for more than a few moments, discontinue use. If it looks infected or is very itchy, see her pediatrician for other treatments (miconazole or mild hc creams). ...Read more

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Is it common to be allergic to sunscreen? Raised red rash over legs that itch. Also itchy behind ears. Rash/itch last 1-2 weeks. Or is it UV sensitive

Could be allergy!: If the rash appears after applying sunscreen cream, it is likely due to allergy to the product. Though not common, you could develop a sensitivity to any cream. ...Read more

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Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

Dry rash behind ears and lobes face down to side of my neck just itchy no red bumps WBC was 11.92 could it be infection?

? ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema. Did you use a new soap, facial cream or lotion. If you did stop using it. Take oral benadryll. You can try an over the counter steroid cream--if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash in + around both ears, has spread to hairline/neck, and now have small pea size lump behind ear, what could this be?

I have an itchy red rash in + around both ears, has spread to hairline/neck, and now have small pea size lump behind ear, what could this be?

Rash: The small lump may just be a swollen lymph nodes. But a more specific answer probably requires a dermatologist to look at the rash. Does not sound like a contact dermatitis. ...Read more

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My baby is 4th month and developed some red rash behind ear (like infection), around penis and few of them over the face. Also passing green stool?

My baby is 4th month and developed some red rash behind ear (like infection), around penis and few of them over the face. Also passing green stool?

Baby rash/ stool: Has there been a change in diet, usually at 4 months one begins foods. Is the baby on formula or breast milk and if on breast milk have you changed your diet? Could be eczema. Diet Fever? First and foremost check with doc that it is not strep or impetigo that needs antibiotics could also be prickly heat or fungus (could try desitin/ zinc oxide cream. F/u w/ doc today since change in stool ...Read more

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I have stayed in Derby, UK, for a week. Just yesterday I found some rashes on my neck below both sides of my ears. They appear red and painful to touch?

I have stayed in Derby, UK, for a week. Just yesterday I found some rashes on my neck below both sides of my ears. They appear red and painful to touch?

Based on what you: ...describe, my concern is a skin infection. Staph & strep skin infections can cause redness, inflammation, tenderness too the touch and soreness. Unlike Zoster, a painful skin condition that is limited to one side of the body, bacterial skin infections can affect both sides. Best to see a doctor or, if you live in the U.S., a HealthTap virtual consult for this. Best wishes! Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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