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My 8 year old has red sunburn like rash on her hands and cheeks?

My 8 year old has red sunburn like rash on her hands and cheeks?

?Fifth's disease: Erythema infectiosum or fifth disease is caused by the parvo virus b-19. And can often present as a "slapped cheek" appearance of a rash that can also spread to the hands. It is self limiting and treatment is supportive. (rest, fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and aches). If persists, see the dr. ...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


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3yr old past 2 times in saltwater, sun, sunscreen gets red splottchy puffy rash under eyes and on cheek. Puked this time. Slightly sun burnt on back.

3yr old past 2 times in saltwater, sun, sunscreen gets red splottchy puffy rash under eyes and on cheek. Puked this time. Slightly sun burnt on back.

Allergic reaction or sun exposu: This sounds like a generalized allergic reaction. It could be to salt water, a pathogen in the saltwater, the sunscreen, or something in the sand. Also combination of sun exposure can cause dehydration which can present that these symptoms. Push fluids and administer benadryl (diphenhydramine). If in doubt take the child to the er or pediatrician. ...Read more

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How 2 tell difference between sunburn &butterfly rash?I have ctd.Got burn on upper cheeks &bridge of nose on cloudy day &all sunny days.Fades in 2days

How 2 tell difference between sunburn &butterfly rash?I have ctd.Got burn on upper cheeks &bridge of nose on cloudy day &all sunny days.Fades in 2days

Peeling: The rash from a sunburn tends to peel and flake and heal relatively quickly whereas the butterfly rash of autoimmune conditions such as lupus tends to involve the cheeks primarily and last a long time. There is also a significant delay in onset of the rash after sun exposure which may be many days or weeks. Wearing hats and using sunscreen such as anthelios is recommended to prevent both issues. ...Read more

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I have a sunburn on my lower left cheek and my chin that is peeling. At what stage in the sunburn process is this?

I have a sunburn on my lower left cheek and my chin that is peeling. At what stage in the sunburn process is this?

Not a process: Burns have "degrees", not "stages". This is a definition of severe it was when it occurs, not a process. Redness is stage 1, but injured skin may peel off. This does not change the degree. Do not peel the skin off as this worsens the damage. Use gently cream to the area daily and let it heal naturally. ...Read more

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Rashes and itching on body while exposing in sunlight ? Can someone suggest the reasons and precautions for sunburn I am facing also the cure.

Rashes and itching on body while exposing in sunlight ? Can someone suggest the reasons and precautions for sunburn I am facing also the cure.

Photosensitivity.: You may be experiencing photosensitivity to sunlight. Another possibility is that something you are applying to the skin, followed by exposure to sunlight, creates a reaction or rash. See a dermatologist for the treatment. In the interim, avoid sunlight by using protective clothing (contains an spf within clothing) and use spf 30 or higher sunscreen, preferably with a physical blocker. ...Read more

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Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?

Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?

Need more history: in that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more

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My sons head is swelling from sunburn. What do I do ?

My sons head is swelling from sunburn. What do I do ?

Med tx: If he has significant burn to the point that there is visible swelling - would seek medical care. In the meantime, keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. ...Read more

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What type of rash is red and looks like sunburn and hurts?

What type of rash is red and looks like sunburn and hurts?

Drug reaction: Many things but the most serious is a drug reaction. I assume it's not a true sunburn. See a derm! ...Read more

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My 26 year old little brother shaved his head with clippers and got a sunburn and now his head is swollen. what is the cause of it?

My 26 year old little brother shaved his head with clippers and got a sunburn and now his head is swollen. what is the cause of it?

Sunburn: different degrees of burns can cause swelling, and even blisters, especially areas that are normally protected by the hair and would thus be more sensitive and likely to have swelling and blistering, etc. Have him see a dr. if it worsening. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat a sunburn-like, itchy rash?

What can I use to treat a sunburn-like, itchy rash?

See a dermatologist: Get a diagnosis. Aloe will do no more than any other lubricant. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help your itch. Be careful of benadryl: it is a sleeping pill which should only be used at bedtime. Meanwhile try Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more