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My 5 year old has a red rash that doesn't itch. The rash has a white center. This has occurred more than once with diarrhea.

My 5 year old has a red rash that doesn't itch. The rash has a white center.  This has occurred more than once with diarrhea.

Viral rash: Viruses in children commonly cause diarrhea and rashes, and for the most part, are not dangerous. Have your pediatrician take a look at the rash when it is active for more clarification. ...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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Red rash, doesn't itch, on my left abdomen, what is this, plus very small and about pencil width ?

Red rash, doesn't itch, on my left abdomen, what is this, plus very small and about pencil width
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Doctor can examine: Rashes are quite hard to describe and diagnose in words. A primary care or a dermatology will have to look at it in order to tell what it is. If dry skin or eczema rash, Hydrocortisone cream helps. Some rashes are an allergy to something. Hydrocortisone also helps allergic rashes. Ringworm fungus would need an antifungal. If it doesn't go away, a dermatologist can tell if it is something serious. ...Read more

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Upper back pain with a red swollen bumpy rash that doesn't itch, more like aches. Also have a small outbreak of the same kind between breasts.

Upper back pain with a red swollen bumpy rash that doesn't itch, more like aches. Also have a small outbreak of the same kind between breasts.

Shingles?: A painful, localized rash w/ bumps could be due to Herpes zoster (shingles). It could also be due to contact dermatitis. Stop any fragrances in soaps,lotions, detergents, & see your doc to find out what's causing it. Drug treatment for Herpes zoster has recently been found to be less reliable/effective than previous studies implied. Good scientists gone bad, again! See http://tinyurl.com/k38yvsj ...Read more

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I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

I got allergy due to hot summers due to which my skin itches a lot and got small red rashes. What should I do to cure it?

Multiple: How long does the rash last after you got out of the sun? Do you have the same issues after exercise? The problem can be due to what is called cholinergic urticaria which usually occurs during the cooling off period after an increase in core body temperature (hot shower, sun, exercise, stress etc). If this is what you are experiencing, then taking an antihistamine prior to the exposure may work. ...Read more

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I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

I have a rash like redness sporadic on my body. Has come and gone for years but seems to be getting worse. It itches but not flaky. Any remedy ideas?

Hives?: Hives are an allergic type of rash that can be related to a reaction to medications, foods, underlying infections, collagen vascular diseases and even cancer. When all of these causes are ruled out we often attribute them to stress. Treatment usually includes antihistamines and sometimes more aggressive treatments such as Prednisone or a new drug that just got approved for chronic hives - xolair. ...Read more

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Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Son, almost 3, has redness/rash behind and around his ears. Haven't changed anything and he has had a cold (no fever). Says it itches. Any ideas?

Rash: if he has a cold make sure it is not strep which can give a fine generalized rash if the cold is allergies the rash behind ears suggests seborrhea or oily skin make sure your shampoo is gentle and does not have conditioner keep that area dry ...Read more

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For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

For a year I have been getting severe rashes all over my body sometimes white bumps other times just really red skin what could this be? Itches so bad

Show your physician: It's impossible to diagnose a rash without looking at it. Next time it flares up, don't take any medicine for it and don't apply anything topically-- these can change the rash and make it difficult to diagnose. Then have your physician look at it right away. ...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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more