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What causes my baby to have scaly red rashes during the winter?

What causes my baby to have scaly red rashes during the winter?

Atopic Dermatitis: What you are describing is probably atopic dematitis or "eczema" . This is a dry sensitive skin type that can be affected by dry winter air. Simple measures include no soap, bathe every 2-3 days only, daily moisturizer like curel. In some cases, medications are necessary/helpful.Consult your pedi. ...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


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I have a red scaly odd oval shaped rash on my leg, just below the knee. This occurred after I fell on a concrete step last November which caused a hem?

I have a red scaly odd oval shaped rash on my leg, just below the knee. This occurred after I fell on a concrete step last November which caused a hem?

Rash: It is almost impossible for us here on health tap to tell what the rash is because we can't see it. Your best bet is to go to the doctor and get specific treatment for this rash. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

Breastfeeding and baby and i both have a red, flaky, scaly rash. Baby around mouth-me around mouth, eye, forehead, forearm, and nipple?

MD visit: The rash may be due to a number of conditions, including infections, contact dermatitis or allergic dermatitis. Since you both have a rash, this raises the possibility of an infection that has been transferred to the baby. If you are applying topical lotions or perfumed products this may lead to a contact dermatitis. Your physician will be able to determine the treatment for the underlying cause. ...Read more

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How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

How do you treat a recurring rash (redness, dry, itchy, scaly, flaky) around the mouth/nose/cheeks/behind ears that gets worse when feeling stressed?

Steroid ointment: sounds like eczema, [allergic dermatitis] can't sure it , just use over the outer cortisone cream 2x/d up to 2 weeks/month, use vaseline in between, if not good enough see add for a stronger steroid ointment. ...Read more

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I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?

I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?

Think Athlete's foot: This sounds consistent with athlete's foot, a common cause of scaliness and redness in the feet. Try using Lamisil (terbinafine) at or lotrimin ultra as directed. If these do not work, consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I've had a red scaly rash on my foot for about a week and a half. It itchs and is painful when touched. It doesn't appear to be spreading.

I've had a red scaly rash on my foot for about a week and a half. It itchs and is painful when touched. It doesn't appear to be spreading.

Several possibilitie: There are several likely possibilities. If you want to know, you would need to have it looked at by a doctor. If it is not bothering you much, you could wait another week to see if it resolves on its own. ...Read more

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Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Red rashes welts appeared on my babies body 2 days after the hepb vaccine, what's wrong?

Reaction: Could be reaction to vaccine. I would take a picture and not get the next one. If the baby is not engaged in high risk behavior like IV drugs and sex then there is no real reason to get the hepatitis vaccine. ...Read more

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Non itchy red rash,oval,2cm long,1cm wide,a bit scaly on borders,a bit raised.appeared on leg 2months ago.has small dot close to it.what it could be?

Pityriasis: Your description is consistent with a recurrence of pityriasis. The lesion you describe sounds like the herald patch, a very common sign of the rash. ...Read more

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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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Red rash on cheeks, nose and chin under nose, bumpy and scaly like. Makes my face feel tight. Have had this for a long time on and off. Getting worse.

Red rash on cheeks, nose and chin under nose, bumpy and scaly like. Makes my face feel tight. Have had this for a long time on and off. Getting worse.

Rash on face: Could be several things like rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, even a contact dermatitis to something being used on the face. Scrubbing or vigorous washing of any of these can make them more inflamed and irritated. So first, gentle care with a fragrance-free, soap-free cleanser like cetaphil bar. Any worsening rash should be shown to a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a dry scaly rash on inner thigh, it starts off as red bumps. What is it? It itches occasionally.

I have a dry scaly rash on inner thigh, it starts off as red bumps. What is it? It itches occasionally.

Rashes: Rashes are often difficult to identify...Needs to be seen and a good history and physical needs to be accomplished...Best to see your family doc or a dermatologist... ...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