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Zithromax and Skin Rash Reactions from Azithromycin

Zithromax is a semi-synthetic macorolide antibiotic. It is commonly prescribed for bacterial infections that cause tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, middle ear infections and some sexually transmitted diseases, like gonorrhea and Chlamydia. It works well against infections caused by most forms of mycobacteria. Unfortunately, this effective antibiotic has been shown to cause side effects for some individuals.

Skin Allergies to Sunscreen

Sunscreen is a popular item to keep in the car, beach bags, strollers, and diaper bags and is applied before spending time in the sun to avoid sunburn and to protect the skin from damaging rays that can lead to skin cancer. In the US, the temperature is heating up and people are buying various creams and sprays . The damaging effects of too much sun are known all too well. For those who are allergic to sunscreen though, deciding what to do about both the allergy and the sun can be a difficult decision. Sunscreen allergies can appear as a rash where the lotion or spray was applied. Some are lightly spotted, while other rashes are bright red and raised. Certain individuals who are extremely allergic will have heavy swelling.

Eczema And Essential Fatty Acids

It’s estimated that around thirty percent of Americans suffer from atopic eczema and many millions of research hours have been spent trying to find the cause and cure for this chronic disease.
Many believe that atopic eczema was caused by external or environmental factors, but some believes that eczema is due to a dietary deficiency, [...]

Syphilis Rash : Tough To Discuss

Those who have syphilis can often get a rash as one of the symptoms which presents with this condition. It is typically regarded as being a sexually transmitted disease because of the fact that it is spread through intimate contact.

Understanding Rashes And Meningitis

A recent press release in the UK discussed that many people have the wrong notion which is that one can start to treat meningitis after they notice a rash. The article corrects this mistaken idea by noting that the rash ofteni is one of the last signs of the disease and a person may not recover once it has progressed to this point. Last week the Meningitis Trust began a campaign to help the public realize that the rash should not be the first time to take action.

Meningitis has symptoms similar to feeling like one is coming down with a flu or virus. Some signs are similar to other illnesses which include muscle stiffness, headaches and a fever. There can also be
coldness in the extremities, exhaustion and seizures. In very young children the breathing may be irregular and the child may become less interactive. Kids under age five are the ones at most risk. The rash can begin as little pricks that are tiny and then appear more like bruises.

Types of Underarm Rash Issues

There can be many different kinds of rashes which present under the arm. Some of them can be rather minor and typically go away on their own while others may be slightly more serious and must be treated appropriately.

Baby Diaper Rash Controversy In the News

The power of Facebook and Blogging is apparent in the controversy that has arisen between some concerned moms and Proctor and Gamble over their Pampers with Dry Max diaper product. A social worker and mother of an 8 month year old, Sara Fobear, set up a facebook page requesting P and G to recall the [...]

Baby Eczema Images: Infant Cases Can Be Mild to Severe

When red, scaly patches show up on your infant’s skin, you can get nervous because you are unsure what is happening. You rush to the doctor or dermatologist, wanting an answer for the skin damage your child is experiencing. There are various skin ailments that plague young children. Their skin is so sensitive that [...]

Common Insect Bite Rashes: Causes of Skin Redness

For most of us, insect bites are simply annoying, but certain types of bites can be life threatening. When an individual is bit by an insect, they usually do not feel the initial bite. That’s why it is important to know what common insect bite rashes look like.

Itchy Skin Allergies: Three Common Causes of Rashes

Those with itchy skin allergies suffer often from common irritants. There are a variety of skin allergies including hives, contact dermatitis and eczema. These are probably some of the more common types. They are caused by different substances, but all of them affect the skin.

Common Foot Rashes: Why Do I Have Bumps and Redness

There can be several reason why you have a foot rash. One common type of rash is athlete’s feet which is a fungus infection that attacks the feet between the toes, on the soles of the feet, or even on the tops of the feet.

An Overview of Diaper Rash Treatment

Diaper Rash is very common among babies, and undoubtedly, a recurrent problem for mothers. They appear as red welts or skin inflammations in the inner thighs, buttocks, and private area of the baby. The onset of new methods has helped to make treatments easier and more cost effective . There are [...]

Tips for Coping with Rash Symptoms: How to Stay Calm

Not everyone has read my blog from the beginning, but my interest and research in rashes began when I woke up one morning in June 2007 (out of town) with an itchy rash all over my upper legs, waist area and arms. Not only was it difficult due to being out of town , but [...]

Nappy Rash Treatment: Diaper Rash Remedies

In the UK the phrase “nappy rash” is used more than diaper rash which is a US phase for the red bumps a baby can get on the bottom. The narrator states, ” Nappy rash happens when urine is left too long on baby’s skin and becomes ammonia when mixed with bacteria from the baby’s [...]

Poison Ivy Rash: Poison Ivy Home Remedies

A poison ivy rash is red and itchy that has small blisters and bumps. Your mom probably told you to beware of plants with three pointed leaves. The offending part is urushiol oil. Usually you’ll see the rash
a few days after you touched the plant. It can last for three weeks but people often get [...]

Rash from Sofa Due to Fungicide

Over 1300 people have had a rash reaction from leather sofas manufactured in China. Some people have been hospitalized for a month due to the rash, blisters and burn marks. Pressure is being put on retailers to take back these items. It is believed that the reaction has to do with a substance that called [...]

Impetigo Treatment:Strep and Staph Skin Infections

Impetigo is a very contagious skin rash that children get from direct contact. It can spread around a camp bunk quickly as my nephew will testify to. The bacteria can be either strep or staph infections and often antibiotics orally are used for treatment. If you have insect bites or cuts on your arms or [...]

Rash from Poison Ivy, Poison Oak or Sumac

The summer is fun but it can also bring itchy bug rashes, a rash from poison ivy, poison oak or sumac. You don’t have to live out in the country or a rural area to get this. In backyards in suburbs and congested areas, these plants grow as well.
Poison ivy is common a lot in [...]

Baby Diaper Rash-Effective Treatment Tips

Diaper rash is common, but it doesn’t make it easy to see your child with a rash. It can be due to the wetness , the urine or stool , food allergy or fungus/yeast . Air dry before changing the diaper.
Consciouly try to keep the area dry and hygenic. Avoiding rubbing but instead pat the [...]

Pupp Pregnancy Rash-Coping with Pupps

During pregnancy there is a lot to adjust to in terms of one’s hormones, sleep patterns, changes in exercise routines etc but one unexpected surprise for some women is waking up to an itchy red rash. For those who get the pupp pregnancy rash, this usually occurs during the third trimester. Technically it stands for [...]