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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 sunburn on my face & chest, but the sunburn on my legs look like a patchy rash, why is that?

I have sunburn on my face & chest, but the sunburn on my legs look like a patchy rash, why is that?

Peeling?: Photosensitivity or phototoxicity are worse on the face. This is probably something else. Itchy? If you have severe symptoms see a dermatologist now. If it persists more than 1-2 weeks see a dermatologist. Meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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I've had a body rash for 5 days now that looks like and feels much like a sunburn. Started on leg. No rash on face or palms. Tapering off prednisone.?

I've had a body rash for 5 days now that looks like and feels much like a sunburn.  Started on leg. No rash on face or palms. Tapering off prednisone.?

Need to see doc.: Rash that looks and feels like sunburn needs some eyes on it. Especially as you taper off Prednisone - not sure why you are taking this, but this may certainly be an underlying disease declaring itself. ...Read more

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My mum has a itchy sore blistery rash on her arms and is starting on the inside of her legs .... One dr has dismissed it as sunburn ?

My mum has a itchy sore blistery rash on her arms and is starting on the inside of her legs .... One dr has dismissed it as sunburn ?

Rash?: For how long? Sun burn happens in sun exposed parts of body. ' between legs' is definitely not sun exposed. Sounds like follicular keratitis with secondary bacterial or fungal infection. You need an anti- itch and antibiotic or anti fungal. Consult a different doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provide all tests & names of all meds. ...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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I had very bad sunburn on my legs to the point of it blistering and bleeding, now I have what looks like a freckle that's never been there before.

I had very bad sunburn on my legs to the point of it blistering and bleeding, now I have what looks like a freckle that's never been there before.

Wait until your: sunburn heals, and if the freckle persists, show it to your doctor. Any pigmented skin lesion is suspicious for a melanoma, especially if it is new or enlarging. ...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. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

Sunburn is an intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure. It actually represents the body's reaction to tissue damage ...Read more