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6 year old son woke up with red rash about the same size on both sides of face around the sideburn area. No fever, doesn't seem to have any other symptoms. Should I be worried?

6 year old son woke up with red rash about the same size on both sides of face around the sideburn area. No fever, doesn't seem to have any other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Monitor for now: It's a bit early to worry about this type of rash. If something is coming on it will show up over the next day or so with more symptoms that either signal a problem or something minor.For now just monitor the situation. ...Read more

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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Rashes hi, i often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct

Rashes hi, i often have rashes on back, side, abdomen and sometimes face. Those rashes on the body are followed by marks that looks like a scratch with a nail and those on a face are just red and a bit swallowed spots. Rashes are very occasional. One doct

You : You should visit your primary care provider or an allergist to have allergy skin or blood testing done. In the meantime try benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if that works then you can be more confident that it is allergy related. Also consider new lotions, detergents or soaps that you may be using. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Hard to say without: photos, and more info, but time to to visit your doctor and get assistance, and treatment, as if it is shingles, it can be a painful condition. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...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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I have some blotchy red rashes/pimples on my face (upper side of face near eyes). Face is very dry. I've been applying creams. Any natural remedies?

I have some blotchy red rashes/pimples on my face (upper side of face near eyes). Face is very dry. I've been applying creams. Any natural remedies?

? rosacea: I think you have rosacea, nickname-adult acne. First, avoid factors that cause a flare. Always wear an SPF 30+ sunscreen. Protect your face in cold weather with scarf/ski mask. Avoid touching your much. Wash with gentle cleanser (Dover, Cetaphil). Avoid skin products with alcohol. Some possible alternative medicines: chrysanthemum indicum, niacinamide, & azelaic acid creams. Good wishes! ...Read more

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My son has a red rash on both sides of his cheeks and its hard like a bump. What could be wrong?

My son has a red rash on both sides of his cheeks and its hard like a bump. What could be wrong?

Wrong?: Could be sinus, infected teeth, skin lesions, or so many other things. Hard red bumps is not a diagnosis. Please have son seen by both dentist and physician to determine cause and treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son has a red rash on both sides of his cheeks and its hard like a bump. is something wrong?

What do you suggest if my son has a red rash on both sides of his cheeks and its hard like a bump. is something wrong?

Hard to tell: It's difficult to assess a rash by a description. The best thing to do is see your child's doctor and find out the real diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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