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what other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. my son is 4?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Viruses, mostly.: Viral rashes are common in kids; chicken pox is the most popular, but just about any virus can cause a rash. Other possibilities include allergic reactions to medications or food additives, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and other things. It's impossible to make a precise diagnosis without seeing the rash, so you should consult a dermatologist, especially if your son is running a fever.
Answered on May 1, 2016
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Many: There are many other illness that cause rashes. Most of them are viral. If your child still has the rash i would see your doctor.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Many causes: Red bumps may be due hives or possibly the beginning of impetigo.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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