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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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Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos. diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Red, very itchy rash on forearms. Have photos.  diag as contact dermatitis but could it be scabies? don't see burrows or tracks

Try: a virtual consult. Since the forum is for general questions, your question is more appropriate for one-on-one encounter; in which case photos can be shared. There are several common causes for itchy rash like this and answering a few questions will certainly help to clarify what is likely. ...Read more

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My daughter is 13 mnths. For the past 6 months she started developing a red bumpy rash on her knees forearms back of hand and sometimes on her cheeks.?

My daughter is 13 mnths. For the past 6 months she started developing a red bumpy rash on her knees forearms back of hand and sometimes on her cheeks.?

Needs to be seen: Many, many different rashes are red and bumpy. The diagnosis and the treatment depend on many different factors: itchy? Painful? Painless? Always? Comes and goes? Hot? Dry? Scaly? Ooozing? Oily? Rashes must be seen to be properly diagnosed. Given that this rash has been there literally half your daughter's life, your pediatrician must have seen it multiple times. What does s/he say? ...Read more

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I have noticed 2 small itchy bumpy rashes (not red) on my left & one on my right hand. And several goosebump like patches on my left forearm. Worried.

I have noticed 2 small itchy bumpy rashes (not red) on my left & one on my right hand. And several goosebump like patches on my left forearm. Worried.

Allergic reaction: You can try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if it helps. If no improvement in a couple of days, end us a picture on a virtual consult to help us make a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Top of forearm itch, then dark red rash appears after scratching.

Hives: You probably have hives (urticarial) and skin condition is called a wheal and flare. Treatment with antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) often help with this. ...Read more

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Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

Both forearms red with an itchy rash?

There are lots...: ...Of possibilities, but this time of year it is most likely to be an allergic response to something that came in contact with your arms, such as poison ivy, particularly if you've been working in the garden or camping or clearing weeds. Over-the-counter creams are too weak for such rashes, so let a dermatologist give you a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?

Hi ever since I got sunburn in beginning of july I have  a constant red itchy lumpy rash which is spreading up and down my forearms?

May be allergic rash: Sunburn rash should have subsided by now .It may be due to allergy or fungal infection .your doctor may decide the treatment after examining your rash or see dermatologist . Application of 1% hydrocortisone cream may help . ...Read more

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I have a red zone in my face, like a rash, in my forearms.. Sometimes is so red, and it have like little pimple... What could that be?

Much more data neede: Could be a dermatologic condition, medication reaction if you are taking anything. Food allergy, etc. Questions need to be asked like onset, does it itch, what makes it worse or better, etc.. Start with your family doc and go from there. ...Read more

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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