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A 29-year-old female asked:

my son is 2yrs old. he has bumps that started in his face then spread to his neck. the next day the bumps were over his back and now on his hands and feet as well. he's not scratching either, however seems to bit irritable. this is day number 3.

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Dr. Rodney Pollary
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Rashes: Rashes are caused from infection, allergy or skin disorders. Your son's rash sounds like a viral rash and will probably last 7-10 days and go away. Specifically this maybe hand foot and mouth diease which spreads like your description. There is sore throat and fever with it as well as irritability. If it persists or he seems sicker you may want your pediatrician to evaluate him.
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
General Practice 46 years experience
Viral skin rash : If your son is not running a fever he is most likely has a viral skin rash which will resolved in a few days. If he has a fever he needs to see the doctor.

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