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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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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Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

For some it is.: In article entitled: ' characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever' - 33% of people with rashes described pruritus. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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My 10 month old son was diagnosed with coxsackie virus and now he has an itchy rash.?

Coxsackie virus...: ...Typically causes hand-foot-mouth disease which involves sores in the mouth (sometimes very painful ones) and a rash. The text-book rash is vesicles on the hands and feet, but sometimes it's on the trunk, diaper area, arms or legs; and often it's not vesicles. Sometimes it's a little itchy, sometimes not. Maintain hydration and it runs its course and goes away. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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2 yr old had virus. 1 week later developed itchy rash. Gave Benadryl and mostly went away. Had a yellow/clay bowel movmt. Seems ok is one clay bm ok?

2 yr old had virus. 1 week later developed itchy rash. Gave Benadryl and mostly went away. Had a yellow/clay bowel movmt. Seems ok is one clay bm ok?

Pretty common: This pattern seems pretty normal for a simple virus. The color and consistency of the stool is also within the range of normal. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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