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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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What can cause recurring hives/itchy rashes that pop up out of nowhere on the tops of my hands by my thumb only?

What can cause recurring hives/itchy rashes that pop up out of nowhere on the tops of my hands by my thumb only?

Contact: This is mostly likely from something you have had repeated contact with such as soap (especially if you wash your hands often), lotion, rubber, detergents, glove, etc. Consult a dermatologist if needed for patch skin testing if none of the above applies to you. ...Read more

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Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Hi! I've red spots/small rashes on the back of my hands, from my thumbs until my index fingers in a semicircle. It's itch and burn. What's this? Thank

Semicircular rash: Multiple possibilities. see your dermatologist. Some of the possibilities include granuloma annulare, contact dermatitis, nummular eczema, Your doctor may want to biopsy the rash for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red rash with little white bumps on base of thumb. What could it be?

Red rash with little white bumps on base of thumb. What could it be?

Infection: That would be the most common including things like a herpetic infection if vesicles (fluid filled little pockets) form. ...Read more

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My thumb has been itching for days. No rash, swelling or pain. It is driving me mad. What could it be?

My thumb has been itching for days. No rash, swelling or pain. It is driving me mad. What could it be?

Itching: Although no rash and irritant could be possible. For example contact with fiberglass can cause that. Is the itchiness in the webspace? Good place for scabies. ...Read more

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I've a rash like symptom on my left leg thumb. It is from years and it is annoying me when i wear chappals. I've used nuforce g cream. Please help.

Rash: With most rashes, it is extremely helpful for your physician to see the rash in question as it helps considerably with the diagnosis. Once appropriately diagnosed, it can then be treated. Avoid anything that can rub against or irritate the area until you can be seen. ...Read more

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I have a rash that has appeared on my torso it. Started off the size of my thumb and has got bigger i've have no itching or soreness ?

I have a rash that has appeared on my torso it. Started off the size of my thumb  and has got bigger i've have no itching or soreness ?

Need more info: Dermatology is pretty visual, so it's hard to know what is going on without seeing it. Eczema, psoriasis, and pityriasis rosea could all fit this description, though eczema and hives tend to be itchy. I'd recommend seeing a dermatologist to help solve this one. ...Read more

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My husband has a large tiny tiny bliserty rash on both hands on the skin near his thumbs..doesn't hurt just itches?? Need ideas on what it is

My husband  has a large tiny tiny bliserty rash on both hands on the skin near his thumbs..doesn't hurt just itches?? Need ideas on what it is

Eczema: The symptoms suggest eczema. This can be treated with topical steroids. A symptom diary can help determine the cause. Sometimes the rash can become secondarily infected. If there is increased redness, swelling or pain, he should see his doctor. ...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