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Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

Will these painful sun rashes scar my skin?

Depends on how bad: A sunburn is just that, a burn. Burns can be classified as 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree. A mild sunburn, 1st degree, will get red and sore but will probably heal without scarring. A severe sunburn is like a 2nd degree burn with blistering of the skin. This more often can lead to freckling or scarring. Overexposure to the sun, regardless of burning, increases your risk of skin cancer later in life. ...Read more

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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 kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

What kind of skin rashes are commen on your butt that flares up every now and then. The symptom are redness, itchy, painful, and leaves a scar.

Herpes: Red, itchy, painful episodes of rash in the boxer shorts area is herpes until proven otherwise. Breakouts may occur during times of physical or mental stress. Treatment can include anti-virals, which may either be taken on an episodic or daily preventive basis. You can get a blood test that tells you whether it's hsv i or hsv ii. ...Read more

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Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more

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My gal 15mth with hfmd, rashes with blister shown, will those ugly rash stay and leave scars? How long normally will it my gal skin back to normal?

My gal 15mth with hfmd, rashes with blister shown, will those ugly rash stay and leave scars? How long normally will it my gal skin back to normal?

HFMD: Viral infection usually takes 5-7 days for the rash to start drying up and the pain in throat due to vesicles to go away. Hfmd rash does not leave scars usually. Try to put some calming lotion like calamine so child doesn't scratch the bumps. ...Read more

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I feel pain in legs.n my breath shortens when i go upstairs.rashes on skin of thighs near knees on both legs like the scars due to scratching of nail?

I feel pain in legs.n my breath shortens when i go upstairs.rashes on skin of thighs near knees on both legs  like the scars due to scratching of nail?

Be seen: Many possibilities, I would encourage you to seen. One possibility in a 20 year old female is that you have developed a rheumatologist condition. Lupus is characterized by joint pain, rash, and some people can have cardiac involvement. This is not to say you have lupus, but I would be seen to have am accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a severe nickel rash scar on my skin?

How do I get rid of a severe nickel rash scar on my skin?

Avoid using: Do not wear the nickle ornament any more, wash with soap and water, use over the counter 1% hydro-cortisone cream if no improvement in few days see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?

I have about 3 pea sized areas on my skin on shoulder/armpit that have appeared recently that look rash/scar-like and are itchy. What is it?

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

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Red scaly skin rash: red when fresh then darkens and turns into a scab and then turns into a scar! does anyone else know what this is?

Red scaly skin rash: red when fresh then darkens and turns into a scab and then turns into a scar! does anyone else know what this is?

See a physician: The skin can be affected by multiple conditions. What you are describing can be any of them, including psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, among others. Consult with a physician for a physical exam. ...Read more

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I have very dry itchy skin from eczema , it caused a rash like scar on my legs , will it go away ?

I have very dry itchy skin from eczema , it caused a  rash like scar on my legs ,  will it go away ?

It may get better!: Very itchy and dry skin is part of eczema presentation. If the rashes are present, especially in area of irritation and scratching a rash like scar can appear. After intense treatment by a physician, the rash can go away. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...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