A lacy, red rash has broken out across part of my baby's body. do i need to bring her to a doctor, or is there a way to treat the rash from home?
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Pediatrics 42 years experience
No: Generally a lacy red rash that is not itchy is associated with mild viral illness. If your child is not bothered by the rash, it is not likely to be dangerous.
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Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: It's hard to make "rash decisions" over the phon or computer, but if baby has a rash that you can't identify, it's usually best to have your doc look at it. When you say "lacy red rash"to a pediatrician, we immediately think of something called fifth's disease, which we now know is a parvovirus infection.While generally harmless and not needing treatment for baby , can be dangerous to unborn babies.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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