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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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My 9 year old son suffers from an itchy rash every time he is exposed to ocean water. This happens in the Atlantic & Pacific. Could he be allergic?

My 9 year old son suffers from an itchy rash every time he is exposed to ocean water.  This happens in the Atlantic & Pacific.  Could he be allergic?

Rash: The rash may be from exposure to sand or something in the ocean waters that causes irritation . Apply sunscreen before exposure . Also apply a soothing body lotion after exposure. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on eyelid-It's not dry,cracked.it oozes -fluid is like water but sometimes dries and forms some yellowsh junk.whats the rash,how to treat?

Itchy rash on eyelid-It's not dry,cracked.it oozes -fluid is like water but sometimes dries and forms some yellowsh junk.whats the rash,how to treat?

Rashes: Rashes are impossible to diagnose over the computer so I am afraid you will need to see the Dr or a health care provider for an exam. The eyelids especially needs special care with rashes as the skin is thin and traditional steroid creams may not be recommended. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. ...Read more

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Have itchy rash from the sun what can I put on it?

Have itchy rash from the sun what can I put on it?

Some people try HC1%: Hydrocortisone cream (hc 1% cream) is over-the-counter, and many people find it helps when used 2-3 times a day for 3-4 days on mild sunburns and other mild "sun rashes". One can see a doctor if the rash area is more than just mild or moderate. Sometimes, a person can get a rash while coincidentally being in the sun, but the rash is actually due to another disorder, reason, or medication. ...Read more

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What to do about really bad itchy rash, from sun or something else?

What to do about really bad itchy rash, from sun or something else?

Hydrocortisone cream: The best available over the counter anti itch cream is 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Unfortunately, it is not very strong. If your rash persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy rash after being in the sun. How can I get rid of this?

Itchy rash after being in the sun. How can I get rid of this?

Dry skin?: If you did not apply anything to your skin while in the sun, then dry skin can make it itchy, try a moisturizer first and if it does not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get a red itchy rash when exposed to sun what can cause this?

I get a red itchy rash when exposed to sun  what can cause this?

Rash with sun exposr: Many prescription & otc medications are photosensitizers: sun exposure while taking them can cause a sunburn-like rash. Many common plants can likewise cause a rash when exposed to sun. See a dermatologist; take list of all meds (rx & otc) & herbs/ supplements you take. Also list what sort of plants you have in garden or landscaping. ...Read more

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Really itchy rash on one side of face that was in the sun. What can I do to even out color and stop itch?

Really itchy rash on one side of face that was in the sun. What can I do to even out color and stop itch?

Depends: You should treat the symptoms with a mild topical steroid and see if that helps. If this is really one-sided then this may be a sun-sensitivity problem, meaning something other than a sunburn. The change in skin tone may even out with time. You should probably see your doctor. ...Read more

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Every late spring and early summer I break out in an itchy rash only where the sun hits me, why is this and what is it called?

The most common...: Cause is something called polymorphous light eruption (pmle), and it is basically your skin reacting to light in the ultraviolet and visible spectrums for unknown reasons. Other things can cause rashes in sun-exposed areas, such as certain medications, and a disease called lupus. If the problem is significant, see a dermatologist, particularly if you have other symptoms like sore joints. ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more