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Can you tell me treatments for skin rash?

Can you tell me treatments for skin rash?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the rash. This is no single treatment for all types of rashes. ...Read more

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'm curious as to what are some treatments to heal skin rashes?

I'm curious as to what are some treatments to heal skin rashes?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Hello Doctor. My mother has suffered for almost 5 years now with an un-diagnosable skin rash. She has been to so many doctors that I've lost count. They have prescribed everything from light therapy to parasite medicine. She has also been on prednisone fo

Hello Doctor. My mother has suffered for almost 5 years now with an un-diagnosable skin rash. She has been to so many doctors that I've lost count. They have prescribed everything from light therapy to parasite medicine. She has also been on prednisone fo

The skin: Is the largest organ in the body. It is just as much alive as any other tissue in the body and requires the same kind of nutrients. I would suggest that you look seriously at the diet which is usually so bad in Americans. I have seen skin diseases clear up when you get rid of sugar. Try it! ...Read more

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Hi, i have been having rashes days before my menses & they disappear after my menses can you recommend a treatment to ensure i don't get the rash ever?

Hi, i have been having rashes days before my menses & they disappear after my menses can you recommend a treatment to ensure i don't get the rash ever?

Rashes?: Depends on what the rashes look like. If it is acne perhaps a birth control pill could help you. Otherwise see a doctor in person to examine these rashes. ...Read more

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Took permethrin for scabies rash. Initial rash has cleared but new rashes are forming in new spots on my body. Did the treatment not work?

Took permethrin for scabies rash.  Initial rash has cleared but new rashes are forming in new spots on my body.  Did the treatment not work?

See below: It's recommended to receive two treatments with 5% Permethrin 1 week apart. Make sure that you treat your whole body from chin to toes and leave the Permethrin on your skin for 8 to 14 hours before washing it off. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have heat rash just on the face n forehead? My 5 week old baby has small red rashes that worsen wi heat n humidity. Whats treatment?

Facial rash at 5 wks: Facial rashes on babies are common. Babies do have immature sweat gland and are prone to heat rash which some call prickly heat (miliaria rubra). Eczema, seborrhea, and baby acne are also possible causes. A picture of the rash would help. Regardless avoid soap and over bathing and use hypoallergenic moisturize liberally. See your doctor if not improved. ...Read more

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I always get rashes everytime i sweat, i want to know why and what are the treatments?

I always get rashes everytime i sweat, i want to know why and what are the treatments?

Take antihistamine.: Sweating can cause an allergic reaction in some people and they can get rash. If you get the rest every time you sweat then take an antihistamine before you start any activity that causes sweating. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works faster and works for about 6 hours but causes drowsiness. Claritin or Allegra does not cause drowsiness. They work for 24 hours but you need to give them about 2 hours to start working. ...Read more

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Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Itchy rashes under armpit, what are possible causes and OTC treatments? I shower daily, don't shave.

Dermatitis vs fungal: An 'itchy' rash in the axilla (arm pit) may be a 'contact dermatitis' or a yeast/fungal infection. An otc treatment for dermatitis is Cortaid (hydrocortisone 1%) and the treatment for fungal infection is otc 'anti-fungal' e.g. Lotrimin (clotrimazole). Dermatitis may be caused by exposure to chemicals/fragrances in deodorant/anti-perspirants so a hypo-allergenic subsitute may be needed. Get seen if no better. ...Read more

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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