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my 1 year old son has a rash all over the body and face, what can i give him?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: At 1 year of age, this is very likely to simply be the result of a cold virus, and nothing you really do will help it....Just time. However for any sign of illness (fever, not eating/drinking, sleeping too much, crying constantly, etc), or if they started any new medications recently, the child needs to be seen asap.
Answered on May 7, 2017
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
May not need anythin: The whole body rash implys a whole body issue.Possibly a simple entero(stomach)virus that ended in a painless flat pinpoint rash as it ended, or consumed a product that resulted in itchy bumps all over. A new shampoo or bath soap/detergent etc could be an issue. For major itching a cool bath or teaspoon of benedryl/25lb might be indicated short term.If no itching do nothing, it will fade on its own.
Answered on May 17, 2015
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