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Skin Rash (Overview)

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, itching, bug bites, etc.


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I'm curious as to what's more likely to cause skin rashes?

I'm curious as to what's more likely to cause skin rashes?

Many things: "rash" is a generic term for a red or discolored area of the skin that can be due to viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, or to other, non-infectious causes. A more specific answer can be given by your doctor after they see the rash and take a medical history from you. ...Read more

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Skin Rash (Overview)

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, itching, bug bites, etc.


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Our baby has skin rashes all over his face and even to his body.What could be the cause and how to treat it?

Our baby has skin rashes all over his face and even to his body.What could be the cause and how to treat it?

Rash: How old is the baby? Without looking at the rash, in person, hard to make right diagnosis and hence give you right suggestion. Consult a pediatrician. ...Read more

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How is a skin rash treated?

How is a skin rash treated?

Describe your rash..: Rashes such as poison ivy/oak, fungal(ringworm), bacterial infections (impetigo) etc.. Can be cured. Rashes such as eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis etc...Are not curable, only treatable. Viral rashes such as chicken pox, measle, roseola etc..Will heal on their own with or without treatment. Without knowing what type of rash you have, i can't advise how to cure it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3 month infant has a rash that keeps recurring after treating it with eucerin skin rash cream what could be causing the skin rash?

My 3 month infant has a rash that keeps recurring after treating it with eucerin skin rash cream what could be causing the skin rash?

Allergy: A recurrent rash may be a sign of allergy or sensitivity to foods, clothing, lotions etc. Keeping a symptom diary can help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is the fastest treatment for skin rash resulted from sulfa allergy?

What is the fastest treatment for skin rash resulted from sulfa allergy?

Steroids maybe: Any drug induced rash could develop into something much worse, especially if the drug is continued. 1st step is to stop the drug asap. Sulfa is notorious for being a possible cause of a serious drug rash called stevens johnson syndrome. Call your doctor to get checked for this. Eye problems and serious burn-like rashes are possible. Steroids may be needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me treatments for skin rash?

Can you tell me treatments for skin rash?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the rash. This is no single treatment for all types of rashes. ...Read more

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How do cure a skin rash?

How do cure a skin rash?

Curable vs treatable: Rashes such as poison ivy/oak, fungal(ringworm), bacterial infections (impetigo) etc.. Can be cured. Rashes such as eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis etc...Are not curable, only treatable. Viral rashes such as chicken pox, measle, roseola etc..Will heal on their own with or without treatment. Without knowing what type of rash you have, i can't advise how to cure it. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to get rid of skin rash around mouth?

How to get rid of skin rash around mouth?

Moisturize: Insure that none of the toothpaste or its residue remains on your lips or chin after brushing. Apply an oil free, fragrance free moisturizer daily (cerave, eucerin, moisturel). Also, routinely use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an spf of at least 30. ...Read more

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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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