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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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Can my son has a false strep test ? He has rashes and stomachache , with 4 friends with strep

Can my son has a false strep test ? He has rashes and stomachache , with 4 friends with strep

Yes, but: It depends on what & how you test.Office quick tests are reliable in the right hands but some do a backup culture plate. A poor quality sample may not acquire the material needed for the test. Strep can also come up in other places than the throat, like skin infections or a rectal irritation. Not all rashes or belly pain is strep & not all people will get it if exposed. ...Read more

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How long do strep rashes last?

How long do strep rashes last?

Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is the rash that can develop secondary to a streptococcal infection such as strep throat. The rash can typically last anywhere from 2-5 days. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands. ?

Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands. ?

Get it checked: out by your doctor as soon as you can for proper diagnosis and treatment. It is unusual to have purple discoloration and changes in sensation in your feet unless the infection is located in that area. It's also important to make sure you are on the correct antibiotic. ...Read more

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I had strep infection that caused RHD last year.My ESR and ASO is now ok but rashes and hives still apppears on my legs, arms and hands... Pls help.

I had strep infection that caused RHD last year.My ESR and ASO is now ok but rashes and hives still apppears on my legs, arms and hands... Pls help.

See allergist: The hives are not related to your Rheumatic fever. Consult an allergist to find out the reason. Wow, I have not seen a case of rheumatic heart disease since my internship year decades ago. ...Read more

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old  is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...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