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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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Hey doc, so I've had this "rash" for some time now. A few weeks actually. My friend had scabies and I was around him a day or two after treatment and then a week or two later I start itching on my legs ankles backs if my knees and nowhere else really. I t

Hey doc, so I've had this "rash" for some time now. A few weeks actually. My friend had scabies and I was around him a day or two after treatment and then a week or two later I start itching on my legs ankles backs if my knees and nowhere else really. I t

Rash: Scabies is very contagious. You need to see your doctor for treatment with permethrine cream to apply as directed & repeat in 1 wk, also benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream can alleviate the itching but permethrine cream is the main treatment. Wash clothes, towels & sheets in hot water & dryer. Use ironing as needed. Itching usually persists for a while after treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: Rest it, ice it (bag of frozen veggies works in a pinch), compress it in an ace wrap or brace, elevate it as much as possible and take Ibuprofen or alleve to decrease the pain and swelling. If you cannot put any weight on it at all you should see your doctor. You may need crutches or further evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle? How much time should it take to heal?

What's the best course of treatment for tendonitis of the ankle?  How much time should it take to heal?

Depends: There are quite a few tendons that surround the ankle, tendonitis at back of the ankle is different than tedonitis over the inner aspect and that on the outer aspect. Best course of treatment is based on evaluation of the tendon(s) and the underlying cause and time taken depends on these as well. ...Read more

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What is a burst ankle bursa and how does one determine if that is the problem and what is the proper treatment?

What is a burst ankle bursa and how does one determine if that is the problem and what is the proper treatment?

Ankle Bursa: A bursa is a fluid filled sac between tendon and bone that can act as a cushion, the "ankle bursa" is usually associated with the bursa sac near your achilles tendon/ heel cord. Having it "burst" could mean it ruptured or popped, and generally there is pain and swelling associated with this. Usually, the recommended treatment is antiinflammatory medication, rest, cut-out back of the shoe, pt. ...Read more

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What are the causes for ankle effusion? What is the treatment? Are you in plaster? What will my surgery be like?

What are the causes for ankle effusion? What is the treatment? Are you in plaster? What will my surgery be like?

Need evaluation: I believe you mean ankle fusion procedures. You will need to be seen by a podiatrist and have x-rays and well as MRI to determine what or if your need an ankle fusion. You will need a examination for evaluation of range of motion as well as possible evaluation by a physical therapist. After all these exams your podiatrist will have a consult with you and you and he willl determine what is best. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an ulcer of the ankle?

What is the treatment for an ulcer of the ankle?

Go to the dr: Don't play with ulcers urself. Firt find etiology. Is it a venous or arterial ulcer for example. Any comorbidites factors? Circulatory status needs to be assessed, presence of infection determined etc Then treatment plans can be initiated. ...Read more

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Is ankle pronation treatment effective?

Is ankle pronation treatment effective?

Yes: Ankle pronation can be treated with otc orthotics, custom orthotics, bracing (arizona brace), surgery. I would recommend evaluation by a board certified podiatric physician. ...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