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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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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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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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Could my baby be getting scaling red rashes on her knees due to the carpet?

Could my baby be getting scaling red rashes on her knees due to the carpet?

Yes: The rash could be physical irritation from the carpet. It could also be a symptom of eczema or contact dermatitis. The first thing to do is apply some thick ointment to the rash and cover with long pants. If it is itchy, you could try some Hydrocortisone cream. If it is painful or oozing, this might require medical attention. ...Read more

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Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Mgt: Your baby may have eczema. This can usually be managed by using Eucerin cream a few times a day to the affected areas. I would suggest avoiding long baths and a moisturizer prior to bedtime. Watch for any signs of foods as a possible trigger. ...Read more

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What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would i know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

What are tha causes of fungal rash on my baby's diaper area? How would i know its a fungal rash compared to ordinary rashes

Red and itchy: Everyone has yeast that lives on the skin. But yeast particularly likes places that are damp and moist - like under a diaper. Keeping the skin cool and dry will help. You can also try an over-the-counter antifungal like Clotrimazole cream 3 times a day and see if that works. Yeast rashes are usually very red, itchy, and spread with "satellite" small red bumps away from the rash center. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife has severe allergy near her vagina , it itches , skin tears and the area is always watery ..What could be the cause and what is the remedy ?

My wife has severe allergy near her vagina , it itches , skin tears and the area is always watery ..What could be the cause and what is the remedy ?

Contact dermatitis: It is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it but itchy skin that is discharging may be eczema or a contact dermatitis. If your wife is sensitive to soaps or lotions then she may react anywhere on her body. Shaving cream could set off a contact dermatitis. Steroid creams are helpful in contact dermatitis but she should see a doctor to get diagnosed before using Hydrocortisone over the counter. ...Read more

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From time to time rash develop on my upper inner thighs like circle and itchy for first day . What causes this season rash. Could it be a deficiency ?

From time to time rash develop on my upper inner thighs like circle and itchy for first day . What causes this season rash. Could it be a deficiency ?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone. ...Read more

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During change of weather my skin starts turning red and itches a lot. How to get rid of it ?

During change of weather my skin starts turning red and itches a lot. How to get rid of it ?

Moisture: This can be a sign of a loss of moisture in the skin. A good moisturizing lotion may help. Try not to scratch as it can make it worse by itching more. ...Read more

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My skin is red on my face, neck, elbows, and buttocks. The red areas burn. This only happens periodically. What could cause this?

My skin is red on my face, neck, elbows, and buttocks. The red areas burn. This only happens periodically. What could cause this?

Worth a doc visit: Having parts of your body turn red and burn suggests a problem that should be explored. It can be due to blood vessels dilating, or being irritated. Several conditions have skin flushing as a sign, and burning as a symptom, such as lupus, vasculitis, myositis (irritation of muscles), infection etc. Some medications can cause flushing such as niacin, and alcohol can do it as well. Best to be seen. ...Read more

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My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly. What is the cause?

My skin has broken out in heat rashes and similar itchy bumps randomly.  What is the cause?

Rash: Sounds like an urticarial rash. Hives are a red, rasied, scattered and intensely itchy rash resembling mosquito bites. Treatment is to remove the inciting agent, and to use topical anti-itch and oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps , my skin is turning white . could you please tell me what this is ?

I have red itchy bumps everywhere and now around the bumps , my skin is turning white . could you please tell me what this is ?

Need to see it: This will be something best addressed in person or if you could open a virtual consult with pictures. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I seem to have dry skin round the nostrils of my nose and sometimes it goes red and inflamed. I was wanting to know what causes it?

I seem to have dry skin round the nostrils of my nose and sometimes it goes red and inflamed. I was wanting to know what causes it?

Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is the most common cause of redness around the nose. If an otc anti-seborrhea cream doesn't take care of it, have a dermatologist examine you directly, because several other less-common conditions can also cause it. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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