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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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Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Omphalitis: Sometimes seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Chronic omphalitis is most often a young male adult who has a hairy abdomen with a deep navel. Persistence of the embryonic urachus may pull the umbilicus in deep. The hairs have tiny barbs which make them stick deeply into the umbilicus where they are irritating. ...Read more

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2wk post laproscopic gallbladder, red rash encircling my navel by incision, itch like crazy. Just saw doc b4 this happened. What do I do?

2wk post laproscopic gallbladder, red rash encircling my navel by incision, itch like crazy. Just saw doc b4 this happened. What do I do?

Infection?: You may be describing a surgical site infection of your umbilical port site. It may also be a reaction to the tapes that were on your skin until recently. I would discuss it with your surgeon and give him/her a chance to see you and the rash you are talking about in person. ...Read more

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I have a rash itchy around navel 2wks postop belly button revision using cortisone & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) getting worst red is turning dark red what is it nopain?

I have a rash itchy around navel 2wks postop belly button revision  using cortisone & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) getting worst red is turning dark red what is it nopain?

Metal allergy: A possibility is metal allergy. Patch testing can be done to clarify. Another possibility is infection (bacterial or fungal), which should be treated. Consider virtual consult or discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Grandmother has been taking lamotrigine 25 mg at night for 1 week. I noticed a red rash on her belly / navel about the size of my palm. Could this be the dangerous rash? Is it safe to stop the med?

Grandmother has been taking lamotrigine 25 mg at night for 1 week. I noticed a red rash on her belly / navel about the size of my palm. Could this be the dangerous rash? Is it safe to stop the med?

Use caution: The Lamotrigine rash if painful or itchy, can lead to stevens-johnson syndrome or epidermal necrosis, and is not something to decide here online. The presentation of the rash requires immediate notification to your doctor now, and there needs to be a joint decision today. Maybe of limited importance, but may be a significant event. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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44yo female, never pregnant. Navel has brown discharge, mild pain/burning feeling, small red bump near center. No other symptoms. What could this be?

44yo female, never pregnant. Navel has brown discharge, mild pain/burning feeling, small red bump near center. No other symptoms. What could this be?

Drainage: The may be a small skin infection in your navel. Sometimes bacteria gets in that area and the navel is not always completely open to air so it can get infection sometimes. I suggest you clean it out 2-3 times a day with soapy water dry it and place antibiotic ointment on it afterwards. If it does not get better in a few days, you should call your doctor ...Read more

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Is this redness but without rash a symptom of acne rosacea?

Is this redness but without rash a symptom of acne rosacea?

Can be: Mild rosacea gives you only some redness. Most of the case, it gets worse as you get aged with harmful uv and/or other factors (sometime wine or even social gathering). ...Read more

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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

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