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A 29-year-old female asked:

My baby boy, 9months old, suddenly got a rash on his head today. it is red and blister like only in his hair. looks itchy. what clould it be?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Without seeing it: it will be difficult to diagnose for sure, but it could be eczema, a contact rash, or an infection. I would recommend that you have him seen by a doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. If you have Prime on HealthTap, you could also consult with us that way, so we could actually see the rash.
Dr. Kenny Chuu
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck!

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Last updated Feb 27, 2018

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