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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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What could cause swelling of feet and ankles with bright red rash to mid calf. B p is always good 128/68, no fever. Had this exact thing month agp?

What could cause swelling of feet and ankles with bright red rash to mid calf.  B p is always good 128/68, no fever.  Had this exact thing month agp?

Stasis Dermatitis: This sounds like stasis dermatitis. This is a condition that is caused by compromised venous circulation. The veins in the legs loose their sturdiness as we age, decreasing the ability of those veins to return blood back up the legs to the heart for recirculation. This causes pooling of blood in the veins of the legs, swelling feet/ankles, and skin irritation (bright red rash). Get it checked. ...Read more

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I have two separate rashes on my left calf. It doesn't itch. It does feel warm to the touch. But no pain. Do I need to see a doctor?

I have two separate rashes on my left calf. It doesn't itch. It does feel warm to the touch. But no pain. Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes if persistent: It is not easy to tell what caused the rash especially without an exam. Although it is unlikely to help, there is no harm in trying some topical cortisone cream on the rash for a week or so. If the rash fails to improve, then see you doctor. I was away for a long vacation and thus did not get a chance to answer your question. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?

Ring worm: The Rash is either numular eczema or ring worm. You can try to treat ring worm by using an OTC ointment for fungi and yeast. Tinactin (tolnaftate) or lotrmin are examples. Use this 2-3 times a day for two weeks and it should fade. The ointment will help the eczema so you are treating both. But the eczema will return because it needs longer treatment. For eczema try hydrocortisone ointment as above ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg and i don't know what it is or what cause it so please tell me what i have?

I have a rash on my leg and i don't know what it is or what cause it so please tell me what i have?

Leg rash: Rashes are often difficult to diagnose without being seen. Since u have not described the rash, best that u see fp or dermatologist to examine rash & prescribe course of treatment. Give doc details like when it appeared, if it has changed in size or nature, if it burns/itches, if area came in contact with chemicals/plants (like poison ivy), if it's scaly, etc. ...Read more

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6 months I have had this rash on my leg its very itch and now my skin has turn colors I made appt. To get look at what would cause this?

6 months I have had this rash on my leg its very itch and now my skin has turn colors  I made appt. To get look at what would cause this?

Regional rash: Consider an insect bite, trauma to that area, medication reaction, contact dermatitis (poison ivy, change in detergent), local infection becoming systemic (red lines up your leg, fever, or malaise - washed out feelings - could suggest) or an autoimmune illness. A clot could also be responsible. You may want to get in early even though it has been 6 months. ...Read more

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What can cause a dry red circular rash on my leg?

What can cause a dry red circular rash on my leg?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What causes a rash on the top of the feet and up the leg?

What causes a rash on the top of the feet and up the leg?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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