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What can I do to keep my child from scratching the rash?

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What can I do to keep my child from scratching the rash?

Keep it covered: Itchy rashes are difficult to leave alone, especially for kids. Covering the rash, so the child cannot scratch it, and keeping the hands covered are techniques one can try. Identifying the cause of the rash to prevent it from worsening may also help. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to help my baby’s rash from scratching?

What can I do to help my baby’s rash from  scratching?

Find the source: Heat rash. Viral rash. Allergy rash. Infectious rash. Scabies. Eczema. Contact dermatitis. Yeast. The best strategy is to determine the source of the rash and address that specifically. General non-specific measures to deal with itchy rashes can include oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) elixir, soothing oatmeal baths, OTC aveeno anti-itch cream, and prescription steroid creams. Also keep baby cool & use 100% cotton. ...Read more

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What can I do to help clear the miliaria rash from my babies face?

What can I do to help clear the miliaria rash from my babies face?

It is just: A matter of time .Should have cleared by now unless your baby also have problems with cradle cap which may have made it worst. This is a very common rash seen in almost all babies ranging from mild to severe. Wipe face off with water.Avoid wool type clothings which may irritate the rash more.Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the itching from my eczema?

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What can I do to relieve the itching from my eczema?

Oral antihistamines: Eczema is an inflammatory disorder driven by excessive histamine release, much like asthma and hay fever. Taking oral antihistamines, such as Claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec, will blunt the inflammatory response as a result of histamine release, thereby reducing the itching sensation. This is, of course, in addition to proper dry skin care with routine use of moisturizers. ...Read more

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How do I avoid spreading my ringworm rash to other places on myself, or to my baby or husband?

How do I avoid spreading my ringworm rash to other places on myself, or to my baby or husband?

First of all...: ...Make sure it's ringworm - many rashes are mistaken for ringworm by untrained caregivers. Once you know for a fact that it is ringworm, get started on treating it. (you may need a prescription cream or even an oral medication.) then, wash your clothes, and don't share clothing, sports gear, towels, or sheets with your husband or baby until the ringworm is gone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I use on my face to keep it from drying up..?

Can you tell me what could I use on my face to keep it from drying up..?

Dry skin?: Use gentle cleansers. Avoid excessively hot water. Use sunscreen when you are out. Use emollients and hydrate well. ...Read more

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My baby's rash is bothering him and he keeps scratching it. What can I use to reduce his itchiness and clear the rash?

My baby's rash is bothering him and he keeps scratching it. What can I use to reduce his itchiness and clear the rash?

Aveeno/benadryl: I would consider an aveeno oatmeal bath, which can be very soothing to the skin. If your child is an appropriate age (ask your doctor), children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with the itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel or hydrocortizone ointment over-the-counter can oftentimes help an itchy rash. If your child appears ill or has high fever, it's wise to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my daughter from chewing on her clothes and toys?

What can I do to prevent my daughter from chewing on her clothes and toys?

First of all, how: Old is your daughter?Does she eat other things aside from clothes and toys? If still a baby, i would agree with dr. Ferguson. If she is older, i would suggest taking her to her pediatrician to get checked out for anemia, lead poisoning and other conditions that would give her this craving for things other than food called pica. Try to distract her and offer an alternative to chew on. ...Read more

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My son eczema is so bad that his skin is all aver the house with him scratching what can I do to help him, can it be parasits?

My son eczema is so bad that his skin is all aver the house with him scratching what can I do to help him, can it be parasits?

Possibly: If your son truly has eczema, it is likely just eczema causing his miserable condition. It could possibly be parasites, or parasites on top of eczema. I have seen kids with both eczema and scabies and eczema and a bed bug infestation. It's best , that you get him re-evaluated since he is suffering so much. ...Read more

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My son gets a red rash on his arms after being outside in the sun. What causes this and what can I do to prevent it?

My son gets a red rash on his arms after being outside in the sun. What causes this and what can I do to prevent it?

Sun rash and sun allergy are terms often used to describe a number of conditions in which an itchy red rash occurs on skin that's been exposed to sunlight: A common form of sun rash is polymorphic light eruption, also known as sun poisoning. Some people have a hereditary type of sun rash, while others develop signs and symptoms only when triggered by another factor — such as certain types of medications or skin exposure to certain plants, such as limes or wild parsnip. People who have severe sun sensitivity may need to take preventive measures, such as: Limiting exposure. , Using sunscreen. , Covering up. , Avoiding triggers. ...Read more

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What can cause the rash I keep getting on my nose?

What can cause the rash I keep getting on my nose?

Need to see rash: It is hard or unable to diagnose the problem without seeing the rash and more history. Go see some one. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have poison ivy behind my ear and keep finding spots on my face, what is the fastest way to get rid of it?

What should I do if I have poison ivy behind my ear and keep finding spots on my face, what is the fastest way to get rid of it?

Unusual: It is unusual to have poison ivy confined to behind the ears and face. I wonder if you actually have an allergic contact reaction to costume jewelry (ear rings ?) instead. If you apply perfume behind your ears, this can be another potential contact allergen. See a dermatologist if this fails to resolve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Can you tell me what is in soap that i need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Chemicals: There are numerous ingredients and perfumes all of which could be irritating to eczema skin. Use vegetable soaps like castille soap or anything mild...Glycerin based soaps as well.. Then after bathing pat dry- don't rub and lotion up then. The lotion will be absorbed better. ...Read more

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What to do if i've broke out in hives, how can I keep it from itching?

What to do if i've broke out in hives, how can I keep it from itching?

Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful for acute hives. If you have persistent hive reactions consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. There are many triggers of hives so determining right trigger is important moving forward. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my son with the blister on his tongue?

What can I do to help my son with the blister on his tongue?

Lot of things: Can apply orajel for kids..Avoid hot food.Avoid sour..Spicy food..Lot of homeopathic gels available..Icecream would be soothing however also see the dentist to rule out the cause.. ...Read more

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I have a rash around my waist and now its speading to my butt cheeks. What can I do to stop the itching and get rid of the rash?

I have a rash around my waist and now its speading to my butt cheeks. What can I do to stop the itching and get rid of the rash?

Contact, fungal, etc: You could be allergic to something, such as detergent or fabric softener or the elastic in your underwear. It could be a yeast or fungus infection. If it is on one side only, and painful, it could be shingles. It's impossible to narrow it any further than that without a direct examination, so see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my child from scratching the rash?

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Keep it covered: Itchy rashes are difficult to leave alone, especially for kids. Covering the rash, so the child cannot scratch it, and keeping the hands covered are techniques one can try. Identifying the cause of the rash to prevent it from worsening may also help. ...Read more

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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a 13 wk old baby & she has some rashes on her legs & she is starting to scratch herself. Is it okay to put on some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti-itch cream?

I have a 13 wk old baby & she has some rashes on her legs & she is starting to scratch herself. Is it okay to put on some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) anti-itch cream?

Rash infant: No I would not use the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream as it can be absorbed by the baby 's skin. I would suggest using a fragrant free and perfume free lotion daily for what may be eczema. If no help get her examined. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby’s rash from scratching?

Find the source: Heat rash. Viral rash. Allergy rash. Infectious rash. Scabies. Eczema. Contact dermatitis. Yeast. The best strategy is to determine the source of the rash and address that specifically. General non-specific measures to deal with itchy rashes can include oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) elixir, soothing oatmeal baths, OTC aveeno anti-itch cream, and prescription steroid creams. Also keep baby cool & use 100% cotton. ...Read more

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My baby's rash is bothering him and he keeps scratching it. What can I use to reduce his itchiness and clear the rash?

Aveeno/benadryl: I would consider an aveeno oatmeal bath, which can be very soothing to the skin. If your child is an appropriate age (ask your doctor), children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help with the itching. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel or hydrocortizone ointment over-the-counter can oftentimes help an itchy rash. If your child appears ill or has high fever, it's wise to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a really bad daiper rash. For about 2 and 1/2 weeks. I have tried butt paste, extra strength butt paste, triple paste, baby powder, vaseline. Nothing seems to help in fact it seems to get worse. And every chance she gets she scratches it

My 2 year old has a really bad daiper rash. For about 2 and 1/2 weeks. I have tried butt paste, extra strength butt paste, triple paste, baby powder, vaseline. Nothing seems to help in fact it seems to get worse. And every chance she gets she scratches it

A : A more specific description of the rash would be helpful. If it's blister like or fluid filled bumps you should let your pediatrician take a look at it. If it's red in the groin skin folds or maybe small pink/red dots then it may be yeast. In that case, try applying lotrim af 4-6 times a day. Lotrimin (clotrimazole) is an antifungal used for athletes foot treatment as well and you will find it on the foot product aisle. If it's a beefy red color around her rectum then let your pediatrician take a look at it. ...Read more

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Can i apply aqueous calamine on my 1 year old baby when he gets urticaria or when he gets heat rash? Need him to stop scratching.

Can i apply aqueous calamine on my 1 year old baby when he gets urticaria or when he gets heat rash? Need him to  stop scratching.

Not recommended: For itching from heat rash, the best thing to do is prevent it by keeping him cool and dry. Put him in light clothing and avoid overheating when possible (avoid car rides in the heat of the day ). For the urticaria, your doctor may be able to help figure out what is causing the hives. Calamine is not very helpful. For itching due to insect bites, i like caladryl clear best. ...Read more

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I have a 15mo old baby boy.i noticed lately he often scrathes his privates.no rash noted but still scratches it with irritability.we use cloth diapers and pampers dry?

I have a 15mo old baby boy.i noticed lately he often scrathes his privates.no rash noted but still scratches it with irritability.we use cloth diapers and pampers dry?

Use scent/dye free: Are you using scent and dye free detergent to wash his cloth diapers? Avoid using fabric softener in the cloth diaper wash. Also use hypoallergenic wipes to clean his diaper area. Sometimes babies will have sensitivity to a brand of disposable diapers. Hopefully these changes will help. ...Read more

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I have a itchy/red scrotum for along time, i don't scratch, I've tried-no soap, cerave soap, shampoo doesn't get on it, baby rash cream, anti fungal creams?

I have a itchy/red scrotum for along time, i don't scratch, I've tried-no soap, cerave soap, shampoo doesn't get on it, baby rash cream, anti fungal creams?

One more try: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, a diagnosis that is as tough to say as it is to write! fortunately, it is usually easy to treat. Try some triamcinalone 0.1% ointment twice daily. It is a chronic condition and will return so only treat it when it bothers you. ...Read more

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What to do for child 3 year old with rashes?

What to do for child 3 year old with rashes?

See Pediatrician: Are the rashes caused by allergies, viruses, or other reasons. Pediatrician has to see the rash to determine cause and then prescribe treatment. ...Read more

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My child has rashes on her body, is she diabetic?

See physician: Rashes not normally a sign of diabetes. That said, what's causing the rash, fever, insect bite, contact dermatitis, food allergy, measles, and so many other causes. Call pediatrician to make appointment for examination. Different causes produce different rashes. Your child must be examined. ...Read more

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I have this rashes and every night I keep on scratching and as I scratched there is a fluid coming outI am confused if this is eczma or skin asth?

I have this rashes and every night I keep on scratching and as I scratched there is a fluid coming outI am confused if this is eczma or skin asth?

Eczema: Chronic itchy skin rash at night is certainly possible to be eczema. Sure would like to see it, other itchy rashes include contact dermatitis (from a detergent or dye) scabies, flea bites and many others. Each has a different treatment. As for oozing, you may well have a secondary infection with staph. I lost you on the last bit of the question, please ask again. You need a doc visit, definitely ...Read more

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I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

I keep having skin rashes appear. My skin becomes exceptionally itchy and once scratched the area becomes inflamed in red rings of different sizes.

Sounds like hives: What you're describing sounds most like hives (urticaria) which is an allergic reaction to something typically in the air, not something directly contacting the skin. It's difficult to say with confidence though without photos or further description. ...Read more

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My skin gets itchy everyday and when i scratch it, rashes are formed. What could this be?

My skin gets itchy everyday and when i scratch it, rashes are formed. What could this be?

Eczema?: It sounds like you may have an allergic condition in your skin, or something else might be causing you to itch. You should have your doctor take a look to see what might going on! ...Read more

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Hi, I am having rectal itching since last 6 months. After scratching a bit hardly I am having rashes and skin damage around my hole.

Hi, I am having rectal itching since last 6 months. After scratching a bit hardly I am having rashes and skin damage around my  hole.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It is possible that you have pin worm infestation and that needs to be tested for, as there is effective treatment for that. You may consult this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-itching/symptoms-causes/syc-20369345
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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My son gets skin rashes that look like scratch marks. The scratch marks just appear and they are not from him scratching. What can it be?

My son gets skin rashes that look like scratch marks. The scratch marks just appear and they are not from him scratching. What can it be?

Need to see it.: It is always difficult to try to diagnose a rash without being able to actually see it. I would advise you have your pediatrician look at this. Some possiblities are that he is actually scratching (usually at night) when you are not observing him. How old is he? Where are the marks? Are they actually abrasions or are the more like raised welts? Again, hard to try to diagnose without seeing it. ...Read more

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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


Scratching (Definition)

Scratching = rubbing ...Read more