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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 flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have 2 rash spots on my body 1 on my forearm, the other on my upper leg.They appear identical. A red half circle abt the diameter of a pencil eraser?

I have 2 rash spots on my body 1 on my forearm, the other on my upper leg.They appear identical. A red half circle abt the diameter of a pencil eraser?

Rash: There are different causes of a rash that you describe. It could be tinea ( fungus), nummular eczema, urticaria, figurate erythema, insect bites, contact dermatitis, actinic porokeratosis (less like because of your age) , xerosis, to mention a few. It is worthwhile to see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy legs 6yr ago&became red little spots all over, and are redder when sweat. Blood test is normal. Itchy again, but rash is big like coin. Related?

Itchy legs 6yr ago&became red little spots all over, and are redder when sweat. Blood test is normal. Itchy again, but rash is big like coin. Related?

See a doctor: they sound like hives/urticaria. unfortunately sometimes we can't find a cause. possibly your body reacts to heat/moisture as if it is allergic. I would see a doctor again, but meanwhile, try diphenhydramine/benadryl for the itch and rash. taking a pill like zyrtec/allegra/claritin daily could also help. ...Read more

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Sun burn feeling rash between legs by knees localized in same spots on both sides, no itching, red.

Sun burn feeling rash between legs by knees localized in same spots on both sides, no itching, red.

Contact dermatitis?: Sounds like you could be having a reaction to something. The detergent you use on your clothes, a soap, or lotion, etc. Stop any new products, and go fragrance free. If you are wearing spandex or clothes with spandex, then a reaction to the spandex could be a problem, too. Over the counter hydrocortisone cream will help if this is the cause. If it does not or gets hot or painful, worse-see MD ...Read more

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My six year old son has a rash on his arms stomache and legs. It is red and itches the spots run together with very litt space in between what is it?

My six year old son has a rash on his arms stomache and legs. It is red and itches the spots run together with very litt space in between what is it?

Rash: From your descriptions it seems like either a contact or allergic dermatitis.But you can not diagnose rashes without looking at it.Since the rash is rather extensive you need to take him to his pediatrician or family doctor or dematologist. ...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