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Can you help me diagnose what's on my son's skin? He

Can you help me diagnose what's on my son's skin?He is still a baby; 3 months old. There is a scaly like rash that covers parts of his face, scalp, ears, legs, knees, and torso. It feels dry, raised, and scaly. I've attached high resolution pictures for you to look at.He has some blood work done last week and the pediatrician said his eosinophils were slightly high. She told us it looks like cradle cap. We applied selenium sulfide shampoo x 2 as well as zinc pyrithione x 1 along with Vaseline to loosen up the scales and this has definitely helped. We just don't know what to do with his face. We are scared of applying steroids because my other child got white areas where the skin lost it's pigmentation from this.Please help!

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khagihara

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Su S. I have talking with you about my 4 month old son who

Hi Dr Su S. I have talking with you about my 4 month old son who has had a rash all over his body. They first thought it was impetigo but now they are saying it is eczema. His head started to break out again after I had been using a steroid cream on itand his body rash spread to his arms and back. I took him back to the Dr and she said his head was a bad case of cradle cap and gave me antifungal cream for it. She then took a scraping of his leg that had the worst of the rash and she looked at it under themicroscope and said there was no yeast. I don't know what that means maybe if there was no yeast there is no bacteria so no infection? So she said it was eczema and said to put the steroid cream on the bad parts of his body and then put aveno moisturizingcream all over. She also gave him a prescription for an oral antihistamine. What is the antihistamine for? Does he need to go to a dermatologist? What does it mean when she said there was no yeast?

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Dr. Su S.

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My 4 month old son has cradle cap on s head. But what's

My 4 month old son has cradle cap on his head. But what's on the back of his head looks different then what is on top of his head. The top of his head looks like he has dried flakes. The back of his headlooks like he has crust on it. The crust is raisedand bumpy and leaking clear very slightly pinkish tinged colored fluid. This night he had been rubbing his head back and forth while he slept and when I picked him up to feed him just now some of the crust had been rubbed off and his sheet and head are a littlewet. I lightly rinsed off his head. Is this normal. What should I do.

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Dr. Yogindra Vasavada

Consultant Pediatrician

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My daughter has had enlarged lymph nodes- one behind each ear,

My daughter has had enlarged lymph nodes- one behind each ear, and two towards back of head since last October. Did a CBC back in January and blood work came back normal. Fast forward to present date- Last week after strep infection, I noticed that her posterior cervical nodes were enlarged on both sides, two on each side. I then started looking for other nodes and found that she also has enlarged nodes in the groin area, one or two on each side can be felt. I cannot feel any above her clavicle or armpit areas. Of course, I am very worried and thinking worse case scenarios. What is your opinion on take on this? Is it normal to be able to feel all of these, in these areas, on a toddler?

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Dr. Su S.

Doctoral Degree

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my 3 year old son has a very dry and flaky scalp with built

my 3 year old son has a very dry and flaky scalp with built up 'cradle cap' what is the best thing to do to relieve this condition-which products? We were told additional scrubbing and baby oil but this doesn't seem to have done the job

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Dr. Su S.

Doctoral Degree

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My 3-1/2 month granddaughter has a hard dime size lump on the

My 3-1/2 month granddaughter has a hard dime size lump on the left hand side of her head in the hairline. There's no pain, it's not red, and she's totally healthy, eating good and gaining weight. It appeared all of a sudden and it's not caused from an injury. Do you have any idea what it might be.

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Dr. A. Clark

Medical Director and pediatrician

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Hi Dr Clark, I baby has acne on his face. My pediatrician asked

Hi Dr Clark, I baby has acne on his face. My pediatrician asked me not to use any creams and that it will go away on its own. It has been 2 weeks and the acne still persists. It isnt those white boils but tinier bumps on both sides of his face and when he rubs them it becomes red and it looks like red patches from far. Only on coming closer u see the tiny bumps. I just wanted to confirm that this is normal acne and it will go away if I wait it out?

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Dr. A. Clark

Medical Director and pediatrician

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My 1 month old has cradle cap how can i get rid of it it seems

My 1 month old has cradle cap how can i get rid of it it seems to be spreading a bit to the front hairline just as well as on the tip of his ears and back of neck. help i dont want it to get any worse than it is

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Dr. A. Clark

Medical Director and pediatrician

Doctoral Degree

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My 8 month old grandson claws and scratches at his face and

My 8 month old grandson claws and scratches at his face and head leaving bleeding scratches and marks. He acts like it doesn't even hurt him and I know it has to hurt. He has done this since he was a newborn. He doesn't have cradle cap or seem to have any skin conditions anywhere. It's horrible to see his little face and head covered with scratches all of the time. Any suggestions?

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doc4kids

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