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Red rashes on upper arms and buttocks? he hasnt been sick lately.he says that it doesnt itch& recently told dr said it could be eczema, what can I use

Red rashes on upper arms and buttocks? he hasnt been sick lately.he says that it doesnt itch& recently told dr said it could be eczema, what can I use

Doctor can examine: Rashes can be hard to describe or diagnose without seeing them. A primary care or a dermatology doctor can look at it in order to tell what it is. If a dry skin or eczema rash, hydrocortisone cream helps. Some rashes are an allergy to something. Hydrocortisone also helps allergic rashes. Bacterial or fungal rashes benefit from antimicrobials. If it doesn't go away, a dermatologist can take a look. ...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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When I get out of the shower I get this red patchy rash on my upper arms then I put lotion on and it helps cause in the morning it is no longervisible?

When I get out of the shower I get this red patchy rash on my upper arms then I put lotion on and it helps cause in the morning it is no longervisible?

CholinergicUrticaria: Probably cholinergic urticaria. Read online about it and see if this fits the description that you give. It is quite common and can be manged should it become a nuisance. ...Read more

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I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

I have a patchy red rash on upper torso and arms and it is also itchy, seems to be worse when it's humid?

Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

Circular rash: May be fungal like ringworm. You can try over the counter anti-fungal medications. or may be eczema due to dry skin or food /environmental allergies or granuloma annulare which needs steroids, sometimes you can first layer the antifungal and then on top the steroid cream or get a cream that contains both by prescription f/u /w/doc see http://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment.html ...Read more

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Red rash like bumps on both my upper arms?

Red rash like bumps on both my upper arms?

Hmmm?: Without obtaining more history from you; and certainly without examining you and visualizing them i cannot comment. Best advice is to see your doctor so they can be seen; and diagnosed/treated. ...Read more

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My three year old son has this small red rash on his buttocks and his upper arms, and i have no idea what it is.”?

My three year old son has this small red rash on his buttocks and his upper arms, and i have no idea what it is.”?

Hard to say?: Without more history and seeing it have no idea either? Onset? Is it itchy? Does he have associated symptoms like fever or other illness? Recent cold? Past history of eczema or other rashes? Contacts with particular rashes that you know of? We might take a stab at it in a Prime visit to give you more clarity. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

I have a pimple like rash (not red skin just bumps) under both upper arms, only itches when tshirt brushes up against it and doesn't hurt?

Pimple like : Rash - sounds benign . Just observe for now. Do take a picture for documentation . In meantime , cover it with a bandaid to avoid getting irritated by your clothing. ...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