Find answers for treatment of itchy skin rashes and lupus

Anyone can get rashes, but children and babies are more prone to it. Apart from being terribly unsightly, skin rashes can be contagious and need to be taken care of as soon as possible. There are many reasons for rashes to appear, and the medications and treatment for these differ from person to person. From diaper rashes that can be taken care of with a simple ointment to eczema and lupus that needs continued care, read on to find out more about these skin rashes.

Answered By Connor Marsh | 5 years ago
  • Q: Can rashes be life-threatening?

    Petechiae is the occurrence of small red or purplish flat spots on the skin that don’t fade when pressed. This is usually accompanied with fever and occurs when there are broken capillaries in the skin possibly after a bout of forceful coughing or vomiting. Children with this may seem ok but can rapidly deteriorate.

  • Q: Can rashes develop into something more?

    Rashes can be the reason for something more serious. Viral infections like measles, chicken pox, scarlet fever, mononucleosis, roseola, hand-food-mouth disease, fifth disease and lyme disease are all typically characterized by some sort of rashes, boils or skin outbreaks.

  • Q: How can it be treated?

    Preventing the chronic itching is the first step. Lotions and creams to keep the skin moist are recommended. Apply these creams when the skin is damp, usually after a bath to keep the moisture in. Itching can also be relieved with cold compresses.

  • Q: How is Petechiae treated?

    The combination of fever and petechiae can happen with bacterial sepsis, especially when the child is suffering from meningococcal disease. This disease can be fatal and very contagious. A child with fever and petechiae should be taken to a doctor immediately.

  • Q: What are possible treatments of lupus skin rashes?

    Although there is no cure for lupus, there are some treatments to control the symptoms. Medications include steroids and anti-inflammatories, self-care such as sun protective clothing and sunscreen. One can also begin with lifestyle modifications including diet.

  • Q: What are the most common rashes in babies?

    Their tender skin makes babies the most vulnerable to rashes and breakouts on their skin. The most common of these are diaper rash, baby acne and cradle cap. These are fairly common but can be a little itchy and uncomfortable.

  • Q: What are the signs of lupus skin rashes?

    Some of the symptoms of lupus skin rashes are raised red patches on the skin, butterfly-shaped rashes, arthritis in two or more joints, mouth or nose ulcers, and seizures.

  • Q: What causes rashes?

    Rashes can be caused by allergies, fungal infections, viruses and general infections. Some of these can be the result of a something more serious like chicken pox or measles and some can simply be the result of eating something that doesn’t agree with you.

  • Q: What is eczema?

    Eczema is a group of diseases that afflicts the skin, with atopic eczema being the most common. 10-20% of kids and about 3% of adults are affected by it. The itching may start before the rash appears, and mostly appears on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands, or feet.

  • Q: What is scabies?

    The female itch mite causes scabies when it burrows into the skin. It can cause intense itching, which can in turn lead to sores, blisters, scabs, and even a secondary bacterial infection. Scabies is quite contagious, so consult your doctor as soon as you can.

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