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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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I have a bumpy, itchy, red rash below my nipple- (not touching at all). Without seeing it, dr prescribed canisten.3 weeks later, it's not any better?

I have a bumpy, itchy, red rash below my nipple- (not touching at all). Without seeing it, dr prescribed canisten.3 weeks later, it's not any better?

Need exam: Canisten is a yeast treatment. That would be the most likely cause of a rash, but if it is not working after 3 weeks you need to see a doctor for an exam and consideration of alternative treatment. ...Read more

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What is a red round rash on my nipple caused by?

What is a red round rash on my nipple caused by?

Rash on Nipple: Rashes on the breast can be caused by many factors. In minor cases, you may be having an allergic reaction. In rare instances, a breast rash may be due to signs of cancer. A rash upon the breast can be itchy and red, or blistery and painful. While many women may experience signs of a rash on their breast, it is important to speak with a physician in order to rule out serious causes for your rash. ...Read more

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What might cause a red rash to appear under my nipple?

What might cause a red rash to appear under my nipple?

Irritation: Well endowed women or women joggers can get a frictional dermatitis from movement of the breasts. Bra material or personal creams applied on the breast can cause an allergic reaction. If it is a persistent problem, it needs evaluation by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have redness and urticuria(itch) but no rash . It extends from my nipple line to my skull both front and back?

I have redness and urticuria(itch) but no rash . It extends from my nipple line to my skull both front and back?

Doctor can evaluate: Itching usually means there is histamine being released in the skin, often as part of an allergic reaction to something. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can check to see what might be making the skin itch. Skin dryness, or reactions to foods or medications, can cause itching. Occasionally, a person with internal problems like liver or kidney disease can also get itching. ...Read more

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My daughter has a red rash with some white heads around her pubic area & nipples. What would cause this type of rash in just those areas?

My daughter has a red rash with some white heads around her pubic area & nipples. What would cause this type of rash in just those areas?

Hot tub folliculitis: Healthy skin is resistant to infection, but when swimming, friction of bathing suit and moisture allow bacteria to infect hair follicles and cause the rash. More common from soaking in a hot tub and the bacteria is usually pseudomonas. The rash usually clears without Rx if you keep the skin cool and dry. ...Read more

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Could it be cancer? Breasts have itched for 6 months, had a rash on left 3 weeks ago, raw/red nipples on both 12/25, now both armpits and breast hurt.

Could it be cancer? Breasts have itched for 6 months, had a rash on left 3 weeks ago, raw/red nipples on both 12/25, now both armpits and breast hurt.

Not likely: What you described is not typical for a breast cancer, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be mammogram. It would be prudent to see your doctor. See this site for information in this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328. ...Read more

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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...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