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  • Allergic reaction - Licensed under CC from Fimb - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fimbrethil/3601409340/

    Allergies

    Researchers believe nearly 40 per cent of kids in the UK suffer from some sort of allergy, and there can be a bewildering array of causes. Read more →

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    Impetigo

    Impetigo is an infectious, potentially painful skin infection and though anyone can get it, it particularly affects kids between the ages of two and four. Read more →

  • Slapped cheek syndrome

    Slapped Cheek Syndrome

    A viral infection which gives rise to a sore-looking red rash on the cheeks. Read more →

  • Ringworm

    Ringworm

    The condition, which depending on where it occurs is also known as tinea and athlete's foot, is a fungal infection of the skin and takes it name from the ring-shaped rash it produces. Read more →

    I have cold Urticaria (an alergy to the cold) i get a nettle rash whenever i am in contact with.... Cold wind, Cold air, cold water anything cold and it usualy gets worse when it gets warmer. i have got medicaen that heats me up a bit but dosent help my rash. non of the teachers at school belive me untill they see it! i cant go in the sea with my family and friends and is realy on my nerves. Is there anything that might help or prevent my rash? i have had it since i can remember!





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    I have this allergy to. I took Clorphenamine Maleate and my Rash cleared up in about a week

    you can get uvb treatment like i got and it really helps and its free from your dermatolgist

    My 27 month old has a red blister looking rash on his face. He also appears to have sores inside his mouth, these are preventing him from eating (even though he is hungry). He has a temperature of 38 and a very faint rash on his hands and feet. Is this hand foot and mouth. Do I need to taking him to the doctor if it is? Any advise would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.





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    My daughter is 6 months old, and has TERBBILE nappy rash, It bleeds all the time, but she also Has atleast 5 Soiled nappies everyday, I have taken her to the Doctors, And she has been Referd but nothing is happning! I really need help and advice on what to do, I Think the fact that she is pooing SO much is making the nappy rash worse, I only use warm water and cotten woll to clean her at nappy time anyway, and i have yoused Sudocrem,and every single over the countor cream i could buy, And all of the perscribed creams, They even prescried the thrush cream canaston Duo, And nothing has worked. She cries in so much pain each time i do her nappy, And the bleeding is horrible, it happens each time. I just want a answer to the ammount of soiled nappies, and the rash!





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    i had the same problem with my 2yr old have u tried metatanium that worked brilliantly for mine.

    I have this allergy to. I took Clorphenamine Maleate and my Rash cleared up in about a week

    my daugther`s 11weeks old, aweek ago i knowit she as rash in face. pls i worried about her what can do.





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    my daughter has an itchy painful rash in her armpit is thios an allergy





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    my baby is 6 months old and is in the neck, abdomen and body parts a rash, which doctors have not the problem, let me know if I can help or recommend a specialist





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    My 8 year old daughter A gets burning red skin around the vagina sometimes after having a wee, we use nappy rash cream and this seems to calm it down but why is this happening, could it be something in the diet or too many acidic drinks? When it happens it is very painful for her and keeps reoccuring probably once every 2 weeks. J





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    Im 10 weeks pregnant and was bitten by a deer tick in USA on 18th May. redound and removed the tick about 12 hours later and contined with holiday. Now I have a small flaring red rash at the site, not a bulls eye though. No other symptoms. How worried should I be?





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    Where's the second vid on chicken pox? Could menigitis be mistaken for chicken pox? Our child has a rash rather than pox although his sister has chicken pox.





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    My 6 year old son has not ever had meningitis, luckily. He does however often present with the exact same rash that doesn't disappear. I ALWAYS take him to see a doctor as soon as the rash appears, we end up being admitted to the hospital for tests and observation and everytime we are told it is a viral rash. I would love to know why my son viral rash ALWAYS presents itself as the meningitis rash? It's so frightening because even though it's always been a viral rash, it's always in the back of my mind that it could be meningitis!





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    My Grandaughter has a rash that covers her whole body.The Doctors are at a loss to what it is. There are 2 parts to this rash it started with what was first thought to be ring worm, she had a very large raised rash that was the size od a small teacup, this then became infected and the other rash has now covered her completly. It does itch she is 7 and very upset, her eyes are like little slits on her face. There is a 20 week wait to see a consultant, she was so bad yesterday took her to A&E they were also at a loss to what it was and took a blood test to rule out other symptoms. Please can you help her.





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    My daughter had this - her cheeks started becoming red and hot on the Friday and by the Monday the rash was beginning to appear further down her body. At the end of the first week she was rashy head to toe - her legs being the worst affected. The rash lasted 2 weeks, disappeared and reappeared after a week for a further 2 weeks! Her school were non too keen for her to attend even though she was contagious before the rash even appeared! I just wonder how you can tell the difference between this ans scarlet fever as both appear to be similar?





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    I have a rash on both sides of my torso it's itchy and it's been here for a week now. I feel healthy and have been goin to work and gym it's just annoying more then anything, I have been on holiday recently and have a few bites that havent gone yet could this be the reason for the rash?





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    My 2yr old daughter has a red blotchy rash on her legs one leg being really bad and the other just a few spots her tummy has dry rashy skin we thought it was eczema to start with but slowly the rash has got worse just on one leg she has a slight cough and sniffles can anyone help please





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    My daughter has suffered from this rash for nearly 2 years now and it does not seem to be getiing better. She also started having eczema (after the rash had been there about a year) in her right elbow and I've been told using steroid cream might suppress the illness and come back as asthma later?





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    my 4 year old daughter, has a rash on her legs and nowhere else on her body. but they look like chicken pox. she had the rash 3 weeks ago then went in a week then their are back as it was again. i taken her to the doctors he said its another sort of chicken pox, cant think of the name, he said it will take months or years is that ok? thanks





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    Try this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henoch%E2%80%93Sch%C3%B6nlein_purpura

    Hi i am 32 and suffered with similar sun rash but more like hives, they are prickly and make me scrach, so uncormfortable and cannot go in the sun with this, as it makes the itching worse, i get the hive rash 1st time i go in the sun so it ruins the rest of the summer for me, i think i inherited this from my dad because he also suffers with this in the summer, is there anything that can help?





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    My 2 & a half year old daughter has come out in a rash on her arms & legs also has small red spots on bottom of her feet & hands & she can't eat nothing keeps telling me her mouth hurts as soon as she starts eating been doctors & he said it was a viral rash but not too sure now I've looked up symptoms & she's been play school where there's been infected children any help/advice would be helpful thank you





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    Your doctor should have told you that the infectious part of slapped cheek has passed by the time the rash came out. But your other kids may get it as far away as 20 days time. But now the rash has appeared you can go outdoors but the child may still need rest.My son has got it at the moment he was in contact with someone at school that had it 14 days ago. Hope this will help.

    I have confirmation of Lymes disease from a bite some 7 weeks ago, since then my 7mths old son has had an identical rash on the back of his head. It comes and goes, flaring up really quickly then disapearing. initailly diagnosed as Impetigo none of the appropriate treatments for that worked . It has now gone ( for now) but my son hasn't really been in good health since and is very irritable and senstive, easily upset ( there is no way of knowing what he has sore ?) Should I insist that he be tested ? he has had no treatement suitable fo lymes. I have been prescribed Dycyclosine now, I had EM rash but was diagnosed with 'an allergy' I was given several creams & steroids initailly. I am VERY worried for my son.





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    I think my 4yr old daughter has recently had this. It started off as cold like sysmptoms inc raised temp to which she was kept off nursery. Then we had just come bk to school after a school outing and her face was bright red and hot to touch but she was ok in herself. We all noticed it including the teachers but just put it down to her being hot few days later she had a rash on her legs same size shape ans place on each leg. Again put it down to heat rash. Few weeks later she started suffering with adominal pain and aching limbs. We put that down to growing pains. I'd never heard of slapped cheek before and I think this is what my daughter had. After about a month all symptoms subsided and she's fine.





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    Hi my son is nearly 6 and has continually getting worms I think I know we're there coming from and it not my home. I'm good with hygiene. And dealing with them on and off for two year I know the routine. I have been to my doctor to many time I've done a slide with tape. But it came back negative but he had been treated. It's driving me crazy I hate this please I really need some help and advice. I am going to phone the doctors again today. Also his four skin is stuck it won't pull all the way back. His balls and underneath his penis has a rash and that is very itchy and saw. I've been to the doctors they said it thrush. I'm now treating it as thrush. He also get a Rach on the side of his leg with the rash on his willy and balls. I'm one very concerned mom :(





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    Tell you're mum she won't tell you off trust me, I have worms and im 13 and when I told my mum she said she's going to get me medicine for it tommoro

    Hi, I have had random hairs on my face loads on my chest, tummy and legs and my forearms are now starting to get thick dark hairs on them :( I can't shave because i get infected follicles, waxing really hurts and sometimes even sensitive hair removal creams bring me out in a rash! I find that a dry electric shaver works for me because it gets rid of the hair and doesn't leave an obvious rash-maybe this could work for you? I know loads of women who have hairy toes, even though they don't have excess hair anywhere else. I understand how low you must feel - I've had this problem since i was about 12 and im now 28. Have you been to your GP? They can prescribe you some medication to reduce or prevent more hair growing.

    My boy had that for 2 days, then the rash appeared all over his body. Take him to the docs xx

    hi I think my little girl has hfmd should I be worried as the blisters are just on her hands but the rash as all over her body





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    Hi my sister has a heat rash all up her arm and on her feat apparently it really hurts and it is itchy she hasn't had it before it just started.





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    Well I am guessing it is more likely to be excsma. The best thing to do is to put e45 on it with another layer of dermotol.If all else fails Put some lancane on it or under some cold water to unclog it.

    Hi. my sister is 13 years old , she has had chikenpox.At first day she didnt know its chickenpox she thought its a rash so she scratch it and now she has the mark of it in her face , i just want to know is there any way to treat it ?





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    My 2 year old son has a persistent rash of red spots around his mouth and nothing will shift it... ive had steriod cream from the doc, sudocrem, aveeno... its just getting worse.. help!!





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    Hello, about a week and a half ago I was kicked in the testicles really hard, I had antibiotics for it and now I have a rash and my foreskin is really tight and also quite red and itchy sometimes, whats going on and what's my best treatment?





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    Hi Ollie. Sorry to hear this. It can be very painful but testicles tend to recover well after being kicked. Obviously you visited a doctor and if you have completed taking the antibiotics as directed then any infection will be sorted. Keep an eye on the rash. If is starts to spread to other parts of your body then go to the doctor as soon as you can. We can advise about your tight foreskin later...don't worry about it.

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