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

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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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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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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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?

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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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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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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Which nappies are best disposable or reusable? My child has a very sensitive skin, gets rashes soon. He is just 2 months.

Which nappies are best disposable or reusable? My child has a very sensitive skin, gets rashes soon. He is just 2 months.

Individual choice: Reusable diapers work for some, but after a while you can never get the pee smell out of them and if there is no local diaper service you must work to deal with the mess.Today's disposables vary in cost and technology with a few kids allergic to components in some brands. Most are quite good and contain drying agents that pull moisture away from the skin, reducing the rash potential. ...Read more

Scratching (Definition)

Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to ...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