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A 32-year-old female asked:

Daughter has skin colored bumpy itchy rash spreading on body tried betaderm & aquaphor. not working. allergy meds don't help either. what could it be?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Need to see a rash: There is really is no way to tell what a rash is without seeing it. Could be a contact dermatitis, eczema,a reaction to the Biaxin or scabes. Hydrocortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help with itching, but probably needs to be seen to diagnose.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo commented
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Agree with Dr. Altenburg, and also should consider molluscum contagiosum
Oct 7, 2014
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Pityriasis?: There are several inflammatory rashes that appear frequently in children and a proper diagnosis is helpful in not only giving the right treatment but avoiding unnecessary treatment. In the derm word, a picture is indeed better than a thousand word. The rash could be eczema,requiring steroid cream. For the other common rash, see link.
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