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A 31-year-old member asked:

My six year old son has a rash on his arms stomache and legs. it is red and itches the spots run together with very litt space in between what is it?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Many possibilities: Pediatric rashes can be from many possible causes, including viral infections, bacterial infections, allergic reactions, and many others. Unfortunately, dermatology is a specialty that relies heavily on actually seeing and feeling the rash. Thus, providing you with a diagnosis based on a written description is impossible. Best to see your pediatrician or dermatologist to provide you a diagnosis.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Rash: From your descriptions it seems like either a contact or allergic dermatitis.But you can not diagnose rashes without looking at it.Since the rash is rather extensive you need to take him to his pediatrician or family doctor or dematologist.
Last updated Nov 24, 2019

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