A 21-year-old member asked:
my 1 year old son has a rash all over the body and face, what can i give him?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Edward Neilsen answered
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
Dr. James Ferguson answered
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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