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Rash like erythema migrans on 10-yo face, but itchy, no known tick, & nothing flu-like. Saw dr who guessed random bite. No rx. 2nd opinions, please?

Rash like erythema migrans on 10-yo face, but itchy, no known tick, & nothing flu-like. Saw dr who guessed random bite. No rx. 2nd opinions, please?

Rash: I'm afraid- rash - can only be diagnosed after seeing it and feeling it. You will have to rely on your md's opinion. For second opinion, you need to take your child to see another md. ...Read more

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What are the tests for erythma toxicum?

What are the tests for erythma toxicum?

None I'm aware of: Erythema toxicum is a transient condition affecting 1/3 to 1/2 of newborns & is relatively easy to diagnose on exam. I don't need a confirmatory test. Microscopic exam of some of the tiny blisters will yield eosinophils, a white cell associated with allergy.It's a cute test but i haven't done one since medical school. ...Read more

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Can you explain what erythma multiforme is?

Can you explain what erythma multiforme is?

Inflammatory rash: it is an inflammatory skin rash. It can be present for many reasons. Is not specific for anyone diagnostic consideration. infections of various types, parasites and viruses, medication reactions can cause it, sometimes heat or light cause it. Your physician needs to help clarify why it present ...Read more

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Why does erythema multiforma take so long to go away?

Why does erythema multiforma take so long to go away?

Underlying problem: Erythema multiforme is often caused by an underlying problem, such as a smoldering infection or a chronic inflammatory condition. Until that is found and treated, the em will persist. Your doctor can help you find the underlying cause, if there is one. ...Read more