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What is wrong with his skin? so about three weeks ago my son started getting redness around his skin. he kept scratching it and almost made it bleed. about two days ago i noticed that there are red spots all over his back and some on his stomach. he has a

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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
A : A rash with raised red bumps is called a maculopapular rash and can be caused by many, many things such as: -food or drug allergy -viral infections such as fifths disease, roseola, ebv, CMV just to name a few -insect bites such as fleas or scabies -bacterial infection such as scarlet fever (caused by strep) -medication reaction or it can be seen in very rare things such as: -measles -toxic shock syndrome -kawasaki disease -meningitis -stevens-johnson syndrome -rocky mountain spotted fever disease the list goes on and on. The best thing to do is to call your child's doctor. They may want to take a look to see what it may be. Odds are that if your child does not have a high fever or is not acting sick, then it's probably nothing serious.
Dr. Lisa Cosgrove
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Rashes : Rashes can be caused by many things but most importantly when it is associated with a fever and is spreading, the child should be seen right away. Some rashes with fevers require antibiotics and or hospitalization. Take to your child's physician asap.

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