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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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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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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp,cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp,cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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My right ankle is severly swollen with a rash on top of my foot. My scalp also has red lesions?

My right ankle is severly swollen with a rash on top of my foot. My scalp also has red lesions?

Superinfection: I think you are dealing with a superinfection which is a combination of bacterial infection and mycotic infection. You need to be seen by a physician for culture and sensitivity and blood work. After the results you can be treated with specific antibiotics and mycotic medication. You can be placed on broad spectrum antibiotics until the results return. ...Read more

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Can you get scabies near hair line or in the scalp? My son appears to have red rash on his scalp and near ear that resembles scabies rash

Can you get scabies near hair line or in the scalp? My son appears to have red rash on his scalp and near ear that resembles scabies rash

Not : Not commonly so i would see a dermatologist for definitive diagnosis. I wonder whether this is more likely seborrhea or psoriasis or possibly fungal infection. See a picture and read about treatment options for seborrheic dermatitis at the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I woke up with a solid red very itchy rash. I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Could this be related or something else?

I woke up with a solid red very  itchy rash. I was diagnosed with seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. Could this be related or something else?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If you are not satisfied with the information given to you by your doctor, it is appropriate to seek second opinion. ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...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