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Q. What is the cause of my head rash?

I have a rash on my head. It is red and itchy, what could it be from?
A1A head rash can be caused from lots of different things. I found a website that helps you diagnose it with charts:
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/tools/symptom/545.html
A2A head rash could be a symptom for many different things so the best thing would be to consult a doctor. In order to give an exact diagnose you need to describe all the other symptoms you have. Here is a list of possible causes for a head rash:
Heat rash
Contact dermatitis
Stasis dermatitis (type of Eczema)
Seborrheic dermatitis
Measles
Chickenpox
HIV infection
Nummular eczema (type of Eczema)
Atopic dermatitis
Dry skin
Bacterial meningitis
Medications
Melanoma
Q fever
Syphillis
Ichthyosis
Erythema nodosum
Pyoderma gangrenosum

Q. What do I do with this horrible Diaper Rash??

I have no idea what is up with my daughters diaper rash, she is a year old and I do everything to keep this rash from coming, but it comes back! All week I have let her run without a diaper on trying to let it air out as much as possible, (thank god for carpet shampooers).Is there any secret that someone has to getting rid of this rash?
A1My own daughter was yeasty from whatever they do to newborns in the hospital and I battled it ever day until I started taking garlic gel tabs. Because I breasfed her she got all the benefits of it and her bottom cleared right up.
Probiotics can help, yogurt, kefir and the like. Super Salve from supersalve.com is amazing in its healing abilities. Avoid processed foods and especially sugars.
A2Have you tried changing to a different brand of diapers? Or maybe she is allergic to something. Have you changed any thing that might have caused this? There are couple of balms that protects the skin from the moist environment he’s in. and 8 times out of 10 – it’s the reason for it.
A3Hi! I understand what you are going through…my daughter had a nasty rash when she was 9 months old. And then I encountered this amazing web site I think every mother should know: http://drmdk.com and here is a direct link to Diaper rash:
http://drmdk.com/html/diaper_rash.html
good luck!!

Q. Doyou know if the Plant Yarrow give a RASH?

A1ThanksTerrany and Henry for your answers. I do need more information concerning skin contact with Yarrow.MRaye
A2i found 2 sources that claims it does-
"Some caution should be exercised in the use of this herb since large or frequent doses taken over a long period may be potentially harmful, causing allergic rashes and making the skin more sensitive to sunlight"
http://www.diet-and-health.net/Naturopathy/Yarrow.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarrow

sounds reasonable, every material can be allergenic. so i would stop using it if i were you- if you are indeed allergic, it'll only get worst
A3Delicate, gray-green, feathery leaves and clusters of small white flowers on long stems. Quickly spreading by roots and seeds. Stimulant, tonic, diaphoretic, vulnerary and aromatic. Used for colds if taken at the onset of fever. Used in witchcraft for divination and spells, being called "the Devil's plaything." Also used for venereal and menstrual problems. Navajo Indians drink a tea of the plant or chew the stems before intercourse for its aphrodisiac properties. Stronger substitute for hops in beer brewing. Plant with caution; yarrow is a very hardy plant and spreads very rapidly. http://www.greenstranger.com/catalog2004.html
Seeing as how people use it for medicinal and aphrodisiac purposes I dont think that yarrow can give you a rash. If it did or even had the possibility I dont think people would drink or even use it. Hope this helps.

Q. Is a rash a symptom of lupus?

My Sister has lupus for several years now. I recently developed a rash on my face. Is this a symptom of lupus? Could I have also been infected with this disease?
A1Lupus has not been proven to be hereditary. Therefore, the fact your sister has lupus shouldn't cause you to beleive you too will develop it. Also a rash is not enough to diagnose lupus. Physicians have to gather information from a variety of sources: past medical history, lab tests and current symptoms. They use a list of 11 criteria to help diagnose SLE. A person needs to satisfy at least 4 out of the 11 criteria before the diagnosis can be pinpointed. Some criteria, such as a biopsy diagnosis of kidney lupus, can carry more weight.
A2A rash could be a symptom of cutaneous lupus. The symptoms of cutaneous lupus may include a variety of different looking skin rashes, photosensitivity (where exposure to ultra-violet light triggers a rash), and sometimes ulcers on the inside of the nose or mouth. There are a variety of ways that cutaneous lupus rashes can appear. The distinctive rash is called the "butterfly rash," which is a rash that extends across the cheeks of the face and the bridge of the nose.

Q. My baby also got rash like me.

Hi I am Modena. I am using my cousins iMedix ID to contact you all. I gave birth to male baby before 6 weeks. I am breast feeding him. Last night I tried a new salad in my diet. After a few minutes I noticed that I had an itchy rash over my cheeks and neck. I didn’t take any medicine, but it went away by itself within 1-2 hours. My baby also got rash a couple of hours later like me and it was cured after 2-3 hours. Will this happen again to him? What precautions I must take? I am scared.
AI think you had a mild allergy due to herbs in the salad. Whatever you take inside your system will affect your baby through your milk feeding. So first check the food before you eat. He inherited your allergy and had the same reaction. But, there is nothing to worry about this. I suggest you to check with your Gynecologist.

Q. What is this mosquito bite that became a rash??

I was bitten by a mosquito a few hours ago and the bite turned in to a red rash that spreaded all over my body. It's already starting to disappear but I would really like to know what was it! If you have any ideas...please share with me...
AWhat you describe may be urticaria (hives). It's a kind of allergic reaction to many stimuli, including drugs, infections, foods etc, and in your case-insect bite. The rash is red-pink and elevated above the normal skin level, and lesions come and go in a matter of hours, an eventually disappears. There may also be a feeling of itching.

You may read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urticaria

Q. MY friends body is leaking and he smells awful. He also has a skin rash. He stinks.Can I help him.He is big.

smokes too much,and does shower but he still smells. I need to get him in a chairty hospital. If ignored what will happened. Thank You Bettye
A1HI betty,thank god he has a friend like you--I dont like saying this but,your friend is killing himself,and the sooner you try to get him into a hospital the better--it not going to be easy-but you can only try.At this point he is at risk of LUNG CANCER--A VERY BAD INFECTION--AND CARDIAC ARREST,because of his weight,eating is an addiction,and people die from it,also people die from respiratory arrest because of his weight--stay strong--mrfoot56
A2there are about 50 different causes that can cause bad body odor. things like acidosis, gangrene, and there's even a rare condition called Fish-odor Syndrome. that syndrome causes people to smell like rotten fish all the time (even after a shower). but in order to find a cause for the bad odor- you need to look for more symptoms. i think a dr. will know what to look for.
good luck!
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