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Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Common patters: A lot of infant viral infections will have fever for a few days and end in a generalized rash. Some have names based on location and type of rash, but they are expected and rather benign. I'd consider the crying evidence it is not finished. As long as the kid takes fluids well and plays occasionally you can monitor at home. If not drinking the kid should be seen. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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The rash started as 2 or 3 bumps now they're all over the baby's face, back, and chest?

The rash started as 2 or 3 bumps now they're all over the baby's face, back, and chest?

Virus or drug: Most likely induced by a virus - watch for fever or other accompanying symptoms. Could also be a drug eruption if the baby was taking a medication or vitamin. Let a dermatologist take a look and tell you for sure. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has a petechiael rash on her chest and back. The doctor said her blood work was ok. What could be the cause of the petechiael rash?

What do you suggest if my child has a petechiael rash on her chest and back. The doctor said her blood work was ok. What could be the cause of the petechiael rash?

Enterovirus?: This time of year certain enteroviral infections go around and they can cause petechiae (essentially enterovirus is just a common virus that most kids get)The CBC should rule out "bad stuff" like leukemia or other blood disorders & serious infections. Trauma can also cause a petechiae as well. Of course, I really don't know your child's history. Sounds like your ped is doing everything as I would) ...Read more

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My 7 week old baby developed a small red rash on her face back of her neck and upper part of her chest what can it be? Is it something to worry about?

My 7 week old baby developed a small red rash on her face back of her neck and upper part of her chest what can it be? Is it something to worry about?

Usually baby acne: Timing and location suggest baby acne. A simple process about half of babies will have, peaks at 2 mo and usually fades without treatment at 3m. While pregnant, baby floated in moist conditions like face cream and the placenta removed maternal hormones. Deliver/clamp the cord and baby must deal with left over hormones and dry air. This is likely a normal process, check with doc if you wish. ...Read more

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Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby has pimples that turn red with sweat or bath but stay white when normal on back, chest, and arms. Is it acne, heat rash, or allergy from vaccine?

Baby Pimples: Baby pimples or acne, which can be light colored and on various body parts as you describe, often become a bit darker on certain conditions like exposure to heat/water or agitation/crying. These should gradually fade away in a couple of months. Get these checked by your baby's pediatrician at his next regular check to get reassurance re their benign nature. ...Read more

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Frequently have rashes and black heads on my back neck and chest?

Frequently have rashes and black heads on my back neck and chest?

Could be acne..: Acne can take different forms, especially on the back and chest. There are some great creams that can help, and even some oral antibiotics may be appropriate. To help in the meantime, try to avoid synthetic fiber shirts, always shower immediately after working out and sweating and avoid scented or perfumed soaps. But talk with your doc if it's not improving. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

I suddenly started having skin disease like enzyma on my chick, chest and back. Almost same time red rashes started coming out too. Waht can I use?

Get this examined: If this is eczema a topical steroidcream may help/ would not apply anything on your face without a doctor looking at it. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

I've developed rashes in various places on my body, they look like scratches and are itchy...Located on shoulders, chest, back, head, inner thigh?

If you have: No other signs and symptoms, apply some lotion, moisturizers, topical steroids, aquaphor ointments, take oral histamines for itching and avoid washing with hot or warm water. ...Read more

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I've broken out in rashes on my chest stomach and back. Some have recently began to connect. They rarely itch and they began about 3 weeks ago. Any idea?

I've broken out in rashes on my chest stomach and back. Some have recently began to connect. They rarely itch and they began about 3 weeks ago. Any idea?

Rash: A picture may help? A 3 week history and the location may be in keeping with pityriasis rosea. Look it up. All the best and you are welcome to send an image or see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino

Hi, I have ringworm-like rashes on my back, chest and stomach. What could be the problem as the numbers keep growing? Awino

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the rash at www. Imgur. Com
the picture will be tagged with its own URL website

You can RESUBMIT the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper back is still the can it be hiv rash?

I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper back is still the can it be hiv rash?

No: Unless you are an HIV patient, even though, it doesn't sound like it. If you have a risk factor for acquiring HIV, get tested or see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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I had a fever 1 month ago and this month I have non itchy rashes on my face and chest and upper back all is gone but only the one at my upper back the?

I had a fever 1 month ago and this month I have non itchy rashes on my face and chest and upper back all is gone but only the one at my upper back the?

Can't tell: You need to be examined, rashes or skin problems cannot be managed without examination, at least inspection, so kindly see your doctor or a dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

I've been getting Wierd small circular red rashes blotched around my body (mainly chest, back, and under upper arms) they are not itchy.

Circular rash: May be fungal like ringworm. You can try over the counter anti-fungal medications. Or may be eczema due to dry skin or food /environmental allergies or granuloma annulare which needs steroids, sometimes you can first layer the antifungal and then on top the steroid cream or get a cream that contains both by prescription f/u /w/doc

see http://www. Cdc. Gov/fungal/diseases/ringworm/treatment. Html ...Read more

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My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

My 1 month old son has developed rashes in form of small red bumps all over his body including face neck chest and back. What should I do?

Baby acne?: It's likely to be baby acne at his age, assuming that he is otherwise well and feeding normally. Baby acne tends to occur right around this age and looks like red bumps that get redder and stand out more when baby is upset or just after a bath. This goes away on its own in a few weeks. It is caused by maternal hormones that crossed through the placenta. No treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I had a fever 1 month ago and the next month I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper bac?

I had a fever 1 month ago and the next month I had a non itchy rashes on my chest and face and upper back all is gone only the one at my upper bac?

Allergic vs Scarlet: If you have a rash that we can look at it would be helpful to give you a better idea. If some of the rash disappeared then it's less likely to be anything serious. I doubt it was scarlet fever based on what you have described but it's possible.
Other causes could be allergic reaction or medication reaction.
I would watch and see if the fever comes back, if so please contact a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

Is it normal for a 6 week old baby to have little rashes all over their face, ears, neck, and half of chest?

Common, not normal: Babies will have many episodes of illness and rashes, so these are quite common but not normal by 6 wks. If it is tiny/prickly little bumps (like-goose-bumps) and baby is acting normally, it is likely heat-rash. So, keep/dress baby comfortably and avoid excessive heat exposure. Check with doc for an eval to make sure. Congrats on new baby and good luck. ...Read more

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Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Having small red itchy rashes for last 5 days. Close to 25 points. Mostly on my hand, neck, chest & back. Itching is not continuous on all points.

Allergy/Insect bites: You have an itchy rash on different parts of your body. It may be due to an allergy to something or it may be an allergic reaction to some kind of insect bite like mosquito bite.There are other possibilities. Have it checked if it persist. Meanwhilevyou can take some anti itching meds like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter till you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Petechiae rashes on upper chest. What could this be? I have had blood test for lupus and sjogren's syndrome but all came back negative except C3 level

Petechiae rashes on upper chest. What could this be? I have had blood test for lupus and sjogren's syndrome but all came back negative except C3 level

Are they petechiae?: Real petechiae do not lose their color when you press down on them. With your dry eyes and joint pain, sjogren and lupus labs are in order. What's your platelet count, did you bleed badly during a dental procedure, and did your physician try something simple like a capillary fragility / tourniquet test? If it really petechiae without signs of clotting trouble, a dermatology consult is in order. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms. Is it allergy?

I drank alcohol, the next day I woke up I got red spots or rashes in my back, chest and arms. Is it allergy?

Maybe. Maybe not: Write down everything you ate or drank that night....If the same thing happens again, bring all the info from both times to an allergist. ...Read more

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1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

1Yo5M baby having red spots rashes on body--front chest, abdo, ear left ear. Is not particular itchy--no scratch. Had fever for 4 days last week?

Rash: A picture may help? This is an infection called rosella where a rash breaks out in this location after 3-5 days of high fever. All the best. ...Read more

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Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Have some very big knot like blister/red rashes behind both ears, on chest, back and a few on legs. They hurt to touch. What could this be?

Need eval: With skin lesions it is always best to see and feel them and occasionally biopsy then. With what you are describing, recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I started with a sore throat and voice loss now I have a chesty cough and rashes on my chest and back what could it be?

I started with a sore throat and voice loss now I have a chesty cough and rashes on my chest and back what could it be?

Viral illness: Most likely a viral throat and larynx infection that is causing cough either by vocal cord irritation or progressing to trachea or lungs. Hydrate, use humidifier, rest voice, use honey and dextromethorphin to suppress cough if it is nonproductive. Laryngitis is rarely bacterial. Rash is also probably a viral exanthem. ...Read more

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Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?

Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?

Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue can arise from many sources - not the least of which is not sleeping soundly. Have your doctor refer you for a sleep study. If that turns out OK a consult with a neurologist will evaluate your abnormal (weak) gait would be my next choice for you. ...Read more

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My 21month baby has measle like rashes all over the face, his chest, his belly and extremities. But no fever, runny nose and teary eyes.

My 21month baby has measle like rashes all over the face, his chest, his belly and extremities. But no fever, runny nose and teary eyes.

Rash: It is really hard to diagnose rash on the body of a baby. It is better to see your pediatrician about this rash, especially if it this extensive rash ...Read more

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Ever since I got my kitten I have gotten this rash on my back and chest. What is this?

Ever since I got my kitten I have gotten this rash on my back and chest. What is this?

Rash: It might be ringworm but you may be allergic to something. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. Your dermatologist could determine if you need to see an allergist also. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more