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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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Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Tiny, itchy bumps all over body.  Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?

Allergy?: Good morning, tant itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itching is a signal that something is not right. Dry skin often causes itching, but rarely a rash. Tanning could trigger some rash. Finding the cause is the first order of business, please see your doctor. Moisturizing creams such as cerave may be of hel. ...Read more

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What does scabies rash look like?

What does scabies rash look like?

Extremely itchy: Scabies is one of the itchiest rashes around. It is usually seen as individual reddish bumps about 1/8 to 1/4 inch wide, along the waistline area or on other places on the chest or abdomen. Fingers often have scabies bumps, about 1/8 inch size. Sometimes bumps form in a short line, usually not more than a 1.5 inch long line of little bumps. Extremely itchy bumps plus scratching suggests scabies. ...Read more

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What does a scabies rash usually look like?

What does a scabies rash usually look like?

Small bumps: Many small bumps(so-called vesiculopapular/crusted papular eruptions) presented at pubic area, abdomen, inner thighs, buttock, fingerwebs, wrists, etc. But never spreading to face or scalp. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a rash is scabies? What does a rash that is caused by scabies look like? How will i know if my rash is from scabies? .

How can I tell if a rash is scabies? What does a rash that is caused by scabies look like?  How will i know if my rash is from scabies?

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Varies: There is a classic scabies rash but you may be uncommon and still have scabies! usually, itchy rash worse at night and which spares the neck and face. Look for burrows on the hands and feet or in the finger webs. Burrows are short, wavy, scaly gray lines on the skin surface. Rash may be on inside wrist, elbows, underarms, under breasts, abdomen, genital and buttocks region and can look scabs too! ...Read more

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How can I tell if a rash is scabies? What does a rash that is caused by scabies look like? How will i know if my rash is from scabies? .

How can I tell if a rash is scabies? What does a rash that is caused by scabies look like?  How will i know if my rash is from scabies?

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Varies: There is a classic scabies rash but you may be uncommon and still have scabies! usually, itchy rash worse at night which spares the neck and face. Look for burrows on the hands and feet or in the finger webs. Burrows are short, wavy, scaly gray lines on the skin surface. Rash may be on inside wrist, elbows, underarms, under breasts, abdomen, genital and buttocks region and be just scabs too! ...Read more

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Does a scabies rash, come up, get itchy, and then go away, and come back again? And if so what would it look like?

Does a scabies rash, come up, get itchy, and then go away, and come back again? And if so what would it look like?

Itch may persist: After treatment, the itch of scabies can persist up to a week or two. At that time the rash should be gone even if the itch persists. If after that time and using anti-itch medication, the itching comes back as does the rash- consider retreatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash that looks like scabies but is not. Skin scraping came back clear. All over my body but not on my face. Any suggestions?

Hmm: If it looks like scabies I normally treat with Permethrin 5% as sometimes there are only 6-8 Mites in your entire body leading to the negative skin scraping. Consider sending us a picture or seeing a dermatologist face to face and reconsider just treating for scabies. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more