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  Rash - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rash may be localised to one part of the body, or affect all the skin.
Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful.
Not only the appearance and sensation of the rash but also the distribution (which parts of the body are affected and where it arose and spread to) and evolution of the rash may be important as certain patterns of rashes and their associated signs and symptoms are diagnostic of certain diseases.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rash   (286 words)

A rash is a temporary eruption or discoloration of the skin that is often inflamed or swollen.
In general, rashes may be described as macular (showing flat, red spots), papular (showing small, raised, solid bumps), macular and papular (a combination of macules and papules), papulosquamous (a combination of papules and scaly areas), and vesicular (showing small, raised, fluid-filled blisters).
Rashes due to an antibiotic allergy may last three to 14 days, whereas diaper rash almost always clears up within one week (if diapers are changed frequently).
www.mold-survivor.com /rash.htm   (1669 words)

Rashes are extremely common in infancy, and are usually not serious at all and can be treated at home.
For the treatment of diaper rash, the infant's skin should be exposed to the air as much as possible; ointments are not needed unless the skin is dry and cracked.
Rashes that are caused by chronic conditions, such as autoimmune disorders, may remain indefinitely or fade and return periodically.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/rashes.jsp   (983 words)

 WhatMeds.com - Lamictal
The risk of the side effect of a skin rash is higher in children under 16 than in adults.
Rash is the most significant side-effect of Lamictal because in rare instances, it has caused serious harm or, very rarely, death.
In the past the rash incidence, leading to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, was high because of high initial doses and failure to adjust the dose when given with valproate.
www.whatmeds.com /meds/lamotrigine.html   (763 words)

 Diaper Rash- Health Encyclopedia and Reference
Diaper rash is found on the skin under a diaper.
The second major cause of diaper rash is ammonia formation beneath the diaper.
It is different from ordinary diaper rash in that it is sharply circumscribed - that is, the outline of the rashy area is clearly defined.
www.drkoop.com /encyclopedia/43/417.html   (625 words)

This rash characteristically occurs on the inner elbows and behind the knees in infants and young children.
These generic viral rashes can have many different appearances, such as lacy or pimply, raised or flat, bumps, spots, or blotches, and they often (but not always) start on the trunk, and then spread to the extremities.
A general rash of fine, red bumps can appear elsewhere on the body — this is an allergic reaction to the fungus that causes the rash.
www.askdrsears.com /html/8/T082900.asp   (2357 words)

 Diaper Rash
Less commonly, the rash may be the result of a bacterial or yeast infection, chemicals in the infant's urine or stools, or a reaction to one of the components in a disposable diaper or to the laundry detergent used to wash a cloth diaper
By definition, a diaper rash is an area of abnormal skin that is limited to the area that is covered by the diaper.
Rashes that involve other parts of the body including the diaper area should not be considered as simple diaper rashes but are indicative of a more generalized condition.
www.prairiepublic.org /features/healthworks/kids/unavoid.htm   (480 words)

Rash appears as very slightly elevated, rose-pink papules that appear profusely on trunk, arms and neck; mild on face and legs.
Discussion: The diagnosis of the morbilliform rash caused by Streptococcus pyogenes (Group A beta-hemolytic) is made by clinical presentation and labs.
When the child is disrobed during the physical exam, 2 mm in diameter lesions best described as petechial rashes is found by the elastic portion of his underwear as well as on the trunk and lower portions of the body.
medinfo.ufl.edu /year2/mmid/bms5300/clinical/toc/rash/rash02.html   (1685 words)

 Diaper Rash
Rashes in the diaper area are one of the most common problems encountered in infants.
This is the most common cause of diaper rash and is due to irritation by the combination of urine, feces, friction, and moisture.
The rash is usually over the areas in contact with the wet diaper- buttocks, lower abdomen, medial thighs, labia, mons pubis, and scrotum.
pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu /diaperRash.html   (396 words)

 Diaper Rash
Diaper rash usually begins as a solid patch of red, thickened skin (often around the anus) and can spread to cover the entire groin and lower buttocks.
Breast-fed babies have less diaper rash, probably because they urinate less often and their urine and stool are chemically different from bottle-fed babies.
And of course if there are any signs of infection on your child (pus, crusting and oozing rash, large or round "spots" of diaper rash, or strong odor from the skin), see your doctor right away.
www.quickcare.org /skin/infant.html   (702 words)

 RASH - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Red and Anarchist Skinheads (RASH) is a left-wing anti-racist, anti-fascist skinhead group.
RASH was officially launched on January 1, 1993 by members of the Mayday Crew, a left-wing skinhead crew based in the New York City area.
Shortly after the initial call went out for the formation of a network, chapters formed in other countries around the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Red_and_Anarchist_Skinheads   (222 words)

 Diaper rash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diaper rash is a term that covers a broad variety of skin conditions that occur on the same area of the body.
This bacterial infection is characterized by blisters that ooze and crust.
A baby with a rash that does not clear up within two to three days or a rash with blisters or bleeding should be seen by a healthcare professional for further evaluation.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/diaper_rash.jsp   (1270 words)

 Diaper rash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Diarrhea is a common factor to trigger a diaper rash.
The bumps that look like pimples around the edge of the rash are called "satellite lesions." Yeast rashes usually occur more towards the front of the genitals - on the labia in girls, on the testes and groin area of boys and can even spread down the thighs.
If your baby has a yeast diaper rash, be sure to check the mouth also and call the doctor during office hours to receive a prescription for thrush.
www.callyourped.com /diaper.html   (355 words)

 Rash - child under 2 years
Diaper rash (rash in the diaper area) is a skin irritation caused by prolonged dampness and the interaction of urine and feces with the skin.
Yeast diaper rash is caused by a type of yeast called candida, which also causes thrush in the mouth.
Heat rash (caused by the blockage of the pores that lead to the sweat glands) is most common in very young children but can occur at any age.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/003259.htm   (775 words)

 adult rash
In reality, adult rash is a complex of symptoms – redness, sores, dry or weeping areas – that can signal many different conditions from psoriasis to intertrigo.
However, the most common type, a friction rash, is an irritation caused by prolonged contact with urine and feces.
A weeping, crusty rash might indicate a bacterial or yeast infection and should be treated by your doctor.
www.snowbalm.com /adult_rash.htm   (981 words)

 Skin Rash information produced by medical doctors
The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body.
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is an often-misused term which refers to a rash brought on by contact with a specific material which causes allergy on the skin.
Shingles - Shingles is a skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
www.medicinenet.com /rash/article.htm   (658 words)

 nappy rash - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about nappy rash
Nappy rash can be avoided by careful washing and drying of skin creases and folds in the area, followed by the application of a barrier cream.
If nappy rash does develop, it may clear if it is left exposed to the air.
Creams containing dimethicone or zinc oxide can be used and, if the rash is associated with a fungal infection, creams containing the fungicide clotrimazole can be applied.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Nappy+rash   (175 words)

Rashes involve changes in the color or texture of your skin.
Seborrheic dermatitis is a rash that appears in patches of redness and scaling around the eyebrows, eyelids, mouth, nose, the trunk, and behind the ears.
The rash is generally red, itchy, and scaly.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/003220.htm   (411 words)

 Diaper Rash: Guidelines for Parents
Diaper rash is a term used to describe any skin irritation in the diaper area.
The known causes of diaper rash include wetness, not changing diapers often enough, and a combination of urine and feces which irritate your Baby’s skin.
Because diaper rash often occur when skin is wet and irritated, part of the diaper’s job is to keep the baby dry.
www.pedsurology.com /diaper.htm   (816 words)

 Skin Rash Professional Skin Care
Skin rash pictures can be used as a comparison and can give some indication of the type of skin rash however this method is not reliable because pictures of skin rashes vary greatly and many skin disorders change frequently.
Treating skin allergies, skin bumps, skin fungus, full body rash, or eczema skin symptoms with steroid creams or antibiotics can possibly help with a symptom of itchy skin, however this approach is often temporary and can actually make a skin problem worse in the long term.
For example, if a skin rash is due to skin allergies, we need to help the immune system get stronger so that it can take care of the problem the way it was designed to do (naturally).
www.newhopehealthclinic.com /skin_rash_pictures.htm   (700 words)

 BBC - Health - Conditions - Rashes
A rash is when spots or patches, which are a different colour or texture to the normal skin, appear.
Allergies, chemical irritants (for example, urine in nappy rash), reactions to medicines, stings and insect bites may also be to blame, while occasionally a rash is a sign of widespread illness.
The type of rash, and how it spreads across the body, provides clues to the cause, although it can be difficult to diagnose a rash with complete certainty.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/rash2.shtml   (516 words)

 Diaper Rash - DrGreene.com
A rash in the diaper area might be caused by friction, irritants, allergies, infections, seborrhea, psoriasis, diarrhea, or a long list of systemic diseases.
The initial diagnosis of a diaper rash is made by inspecting the skin of the diaper area.
Common diaper rashes are treated with frequent diaper changes, airing out, and protective lotions or creams while the baby is in the diaper.
www.drgreene.com /21_1069.html   (915 words)

 Heat rash (0-12 months)
Hot, humid weather is prime time for heat rash, but you might see it in winter, too, if your baby has too many layers of clothing on or runs a fever.
Heat rash often occurs when the sweat glands are very active — because a baby is overheated or has a fever, for example — or when they're blocked by something like ointment or tight, heavy, and/or nonporous clothing.
A little cornstarch may help prevent heat rash in your baby's creases, but avoid using talcum powder, which is dangerous for your baby to breathe.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/baby/babyills/10881.html   (847 words)

 diaper rash
In reality, diaper rash is a complex of symptoms – redness, sores, dry or weeping areas – that can signal many different conditions from psoriasis to intertrigo.
However, the most common type, a friction diaper rash, is an irritation caused by prolonged contact with urine and feces.
Yeast involvement should be suspected in any diaper rash that has not improved dramatically with 72 hours of appropriate therapy.
www.snowbalm.com /diaper_rash.htm   (1024 words)

 Diaper Rash: How to ease your baby's discomfort
If a yeast infection is to blame for your baby's rash, you'll notice tiny red spots that multiply and mass into a raised, patchy bright or dark red rash with distinct borders.
For a diaper rash caused by a yeast infection, your doctor may prescribe a fungal medication to use in the diaper area.
That way it'll be easier to determine whether a diaper rash is the result of a food allergy, and you can cut out the offending food from his diet.
www.babycenter.com /refcap/baby/babyills/babyrash/81.html   (1428 words)

 DIAPER RASH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Having a diaper rash is a normal part of being a baby.
Intertrigo - this is a specific rash that occurs within the skin folds and creases around the diaper area where the skin rubs together.
None of the diaper rashes discussed here are so serious that they warrant an urgent call to your doctor in the evening or overnight.
www.askdrsears.com /html/8/T081400.asp   (1070 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Rash - child under 2 years
Prickly heat causes rash or blotches during hot weather or in a hot environment (the same as heat rash).
Heat rash (same as prickly heat, red milia/miliaria) is best treated by providing a cooler and less humid environment for the child.
For skin problems caused by eczema, the keys to reducing rash are to avoid scratching, and keep the skin moisturized.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003259.htm   (1885 words)

 diaper rash
- Bright red and tender rash and/or spots in the folds between the thighs and abdomen with pustules spreading from the area (candidal dermatitis).
-the rash is mainly in the skin creases possibly indicating a yeast infection.
These monographs are counseling aids for healthcare professionals only and are not to be used as a reference to diagnose or treat medical conditions.
rxinsider.com /monographs/diaper_rash.htm   (383 words)

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