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Baby Has A Rash All Over Body
My baby has a rash all over her body, especially her legs. They are tiny pimple like bumps slightly red in color. What could this be?
Good day. My 1 year old baby boy has a rash all over his body. We were at the pharmacy they gave alergex syrup and an ointment but its not going away. It has been 3 days now
Viral infection?: At 1 year of age, the usual cause of body wide rash is one of several viral infections, including measles, rubella, roseola, chickenpx, and others. Usually mild, but some are serious. The chance of some is nil if he received routine childhood vaccines. Allergex will not treat any infection. Your baby should be seen by a physician or clinic with experience in childhood disease. Good luck! ...Read more
My 15 week old baby has suddenly developed a rash all over his body! Could this be a milk allergy or would that have come before now?
Rash in newborn: Rash can be form various causes. It could be allergy but you have not stated if the baby is breast fed or formula fed. Some allergens pass thru the breast milk as well ; some babies are allergic to cow's milk proteins in the formula. Rash could be from other reasons as well. Baby should be seen by the pediatrician 4evaluation. It could b detergent/fabric softener/skin care prod. Used (baby/family. ...Read more
I have a year old baby and he has rashes all over his body and look like blisters and all over his fingers. What could it be?
Several Possible: There are many diffeent things thid could be but without seeing it it is best you go see your pediatrician. ...Read more
What does a heat rash look like on African American babies? My 1 year old has a rash all over and on her face. How do I treat a rash?
3 mo old has rash all over stomach and back. Does not disturb infant. Is not red, just small bumps that cover back and stomach.
Why does baby always has rashes all over his face and body? Sometimes he does not have but sometimes its all over. Is it milk intolerance?
Eczema in babies: It is increasingly recognized that eczema/atopic dermatitis in infants is a manifestation of a food allergy. If mild, addressing the skin barrier with mild topical medication is all that is necessary. If it is more severe or affects large areas of the body, allergy testing by blood and/or skin is recommended. Babies can develop other rash conditions that have nothing to do with allergies as well. ...Read more
My child has eczema but today has started to break out in a rash all over his body. Nothing in his diet or home has changed.?
Same or different?: Rash same or different than his eczema, and if so, how? Eczema, or atopic dermatitis is a chronic, relapsing rash by definition. It will spontaneously flare on its own as well as flare from triggers varying from environmental changes, stress, and potentially food allergy. Seek an allergist to identify such porential triggers. ...Read more
9 month old diagnosed with roseola. I have red rash all over body. Dr says it's a virical rash, most likely roseola. Baby's ped says it can't be. Thks?
My 6 mth baby just broke out in rash all over body & face. Not too severe but she's never had it I use odor free soap and lotion. Should I worry?
Maybe: In order to know how serious the rash may be more information is needed. If there is a fever or any other signs of infection it may be a viral rash, however that decision should be made by your medical provider. Fevers in infants need to be taken seriously and the child examined to look for source of infection. Speak with the provider today to decide further course of action. ...Read more
My daughter gave birth by c-section 5 days ago nad has now developed a rash all over her body. Should she be alarmed? She is 23 and first baby
Time for a call: I would have her call the ob's service & discuss the issue with him/her. This could be a reaction to a medication used during the l&d process, one she is on, or a separate issue requiring a visit & testing. ...Read more
My child was complainin of a sore tummy an now he has came out in a rash all over his body an behind his ears. He has had the chicken pox before,
Likely enterovirus: Many intestinal viruses will enter on contaminated fingers & travel to the intestines where they can cause fever, cramping & or diarrhea. As the body responds & fights off the germ it often comes to the skin surface as a pinpoint rash. Some may also have a blister quality but that is less common than the pinpoint red dotty rash. The rash will generally peak after a few days & disappear gradually. ...Read more
First of all: How old is your baby? Babies, newborns get a lot of rashes on the face, neck, chest and at times all over the body! This cause a lot of anxiety on the parents and most of these rashes are harmless. They do tend to get worst before they get better or totally resolved on their own through time. Most common are seborrheic dermatitis, heat rashes, newborn acne, erythema toxicum, dry skin, milk bumps. ...Read more
My baby had her 14 weeks vaccinations on Wednesday and has a spotty rash all over her body. Is this caused by the vaccinations?
Maybe, maybe not: This might signal a minor reaction to something in one of the vaccines, or be related to something incubating before they were given. I would mention it to her doc before the next set of vaccines but don't consider it a reason not to give them again. ...Read more
I have rash all over my body soon after giving birth. My baby is 6months and I breastfeed, what do I do?
Pregnancy rash: Polymorphic eruption of pregnancy is an itchy rash that commonly begins on the abdomen, particularly within stretch marks (striae). It most usually develops during late pregnancy (third trimester) but can also start immediately after the baby is born. It was previously known as puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy) but this name has been abandoned as it caused confusion. ...Read more
My 5 week old baby has come up in a dry bumpy rash all over his body but he is breastfeeding fine and his toilet routine is normal. How to treat it?
You should discuss: This with your infant's pediatrician. Without seeing the rash, it's impossible to advise you. Most rashes in infants are benign and will get better on their own. Atopic dermatitis / eczema can present anywhere on the body in infants. It's reassuring that your baby is feeding well with normal bowel routine, but you should have him or her seen by the pediatrician to determine what this is. :) ...Read more
What is a rash all over body but mostly around genitals that look like mosquito bites but are not?
My 5 months old has a rash all over body, dr said to give her 2ml Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that it was an allergic reaction, this didn't help at all what is this rash?
? seen and diagnosed?: Hives at that age can be triggered by foods, food additives, bug bites and illnesses. If foods or food additives, the trigger must be removed before improvement. Improvement can be slow if the food is still in babies system. Bites usually respond but hives after an illness can takes a few weeks to fade. An exam to confirm/exclude the label is important, many assume hives from a phone description. ...Read more
See you Dr: This sounds like either part of a viral syndrome, or possible allergic type reaction. It all depends on what the rash looks like and whether or not you have fever, swelling, itching etc. A doctor will be able to help distinguish between possible causes after examining you and taking a detailed history. ...Read more
My month old baby has a rash all over her face esp bad near her eyes, all around her ears neck, it's spreading, a yellow liquid comes from it too?
Facial rash: Given your baby's young age, best to have doctor check out the rash. Yellow liquid from the rash is concerning that it may be more than a simple rash. ...Read more
RASH OVER BODY:
IF IT LOOKS LIKE A RASH, IT IS PROBABLY IS A RASH.
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE?
PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more
Not enough info to: Know. This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Find out what it is.: There are so many causes for different types of rashes, that without knowing what is causing the rash, it's hard to tell you how to treat it. If it's caused by something the child is sensitive to, avoid that thing. If it's a more diffuse allergy, try benadryl (diphenhydramine). If it's from an illness, have the illness treated properly. For instance, the rash with scarlet fever goes away once strep infection tx'd. ...Read more
Be seen: The answer to this is almost impossible to give without seeing the rash & taking a history. See a physician. ...Read more
I have recently developed a rash all over my body and it is multiplying daily it has been over three weeks?
Serious: Stop taking any medications you are not SURE that you MUST be taking, and get to a competent physician, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more