My baby has a red rash all over his body - Doctor answers

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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.

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.

Rash: Without an picture it is difficlt to give you a definitive diagnosis. It could be an allergic reaction or possibly a heat ransh. Try giving benadryl (diphenhydramine). If rash persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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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?

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?

Roseola: Adults generally do not get roseola. Roseola is a virus that children under 3 get (adults can get it but most people have already had it as an infant). Either way, viruses are self limited and require supportive care, fever control and hydration only. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Baby rash: Rashes in children can have many causes. If it feels dry and itchy, it could indicate contact dermatitis. If, they are filled with fluids, it could indicate infection etiology. Rashes need always to be checked by your primary care doctor to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 5 year old had strept throat about a week ago now he's been running a fever and has a red rash all over his body and is in some pain?

My 5 year old had strept throat about a week ago now he's been running a fever and has a red rash all over his body and is in some pain?

Scarlet Fever: Many rashes are viral in nature, and are generally not dangerous and are self limiting. One exception to this is Scarlet Fever, the combination of Strep throat and rash (the rash usually only involves the face and chest but can be more extensive). Strep infections require antibiotic treatment for cure and prevention of complications. Consider a screen for recurrent or persistent Strep infection ...Read more

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My son has got a rash all over his body and keeps itching it it started with a big red blob on his face which I didn't know where it come?

My son has got a rash all over his body and keeps itching it it started with a big red blob on his face which I didn't know where it come?

Skin hard to say: It's difficult to assess ski signs without looking at it. But a rash in a child starting with one red latch then having others particularly on the truck, suggests pityriasis rosea. This is a being rash thought to be caused by a virus that lasts about 3-4 weeks. Treatment is usually unnecessary. See picture. ...Read more

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My 4 year old was out in the sun yesterday and now he has a rash all over his body. They look like red bumps with white circles around them?

My 4 year old was out in the sun yesterday and now he has a rash all over his body. They look like red bumps with white circles around them?

Rashes and sun: There are many potential causes for your son's rash such as insect bites, early viral illness, allergic reactions, photosensitivity etc. ...Read more

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My 8 year old son has a rash all over his body, his face is red and he has a temperature of 100.2? What could it be

My 8 year old son has a rash all over his body, his face is red and he has a temperature of 100.2? What could it be

Son's Rash: Morbilliform drug eruptions are very common, comprising 95% of all drug-induced skin reactions. Antibiotics are the most common cause. However the list is very long and includes herbal and natural therapies. In general, a morbilliform skin rash in an adult is usually due to a drug, but in a child is more likely to be viral. Thus, your child's rash is most liked caused by a viral infection. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 year old seems to have rash all over his body almost like little red pimples along with he gets fevers what could this be?

My 2 1/2 year old seems to have rash all over his body almost like little red pimples along with he gets fevers what could this be?

Virus or strep: Sounds like a viral or streptococcal infection. The latter is potentially more serious as untreated it may lead to heart, kidney, or nervous system disease. A rapid strep test and, if necessary, a throat culture can make this diagnosis and determine if antibiotics are necessary. You should have your toddler seen by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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I recently took my 2 1/2 year old to the ER because he had a fever of 104.3 it's been 3 days now he has a rash all over his body almost looks like red little pimples along with a mild fever and diiharrea what could this be?

I recently took my 2 1/2 year old to the ER because he had a fever of 104.3 it's been 3 days now he has a rash all over his body almost looks like red little pimples along with a mild fever and diiharrea what could this be?

Viral rash: Although it is impossible to say for sure without actually looking at the rash, the sequence of events (fever, then rash) would suggest that this is a viral rash, such as roseola. If the temperature is coming down and your child is drinking and acting fairly normally, symptomatic treatment and observation are all that are needed. If worried--call your pediatrician! ...Read more

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What can I do for a red rash all over my body?

What can I do for a red rash all over my body?

Derm app: There are so many rashes that exist, it would be best to see a doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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A red rash all over my 11mo old daughters body?

A red rash all over my 11mo old daughters body?

Hard to tell: There are several different things that can cause rashes on children. Check with your doctor if the rash is persistent, she has a fever or other symptoms or seems to feel sick. ...Read more

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My daughter have tiny red rash all over her body whay could it be?

My daughter have tiny red rash all over her body whay could it be?

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. ...Read more

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There's red rash all over my body all of a sudden and it feels itchy. What should I do?

There's red rash all over my body all of a sudden and it feels itchy. What should I do?

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. ...Read more

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I've had an itchy red rash all over my body for about 3 months. Its intensely itchy at night and it doesn't seem to be getting any better.

I've had an itchy red rash all over my body for about 3 months. Its intensely itchy at night and it doesn't seem to be getting any better.

See your doctor: The rash and itching can be secondary to different causes. It is advisable that you see your doctor and determine the cause of your problem. ...Read more

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My friends daughter has a ichy red rash all over her body and she says it burns to. What could this be?

My friends daughter has a ichy red rash all over her body and she says it burns to. What could this be?

Rash: Rashes are difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more

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Can athletes feet spread to other parts of the body. Red rash all over body.

Can athletes feet spread to other parts of the body. Red rash all over body.

You: You could likely spread it to other parts of your body if you are not careful with washing your hands after manipulating the infected foot area. ...Read more

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Should I go to doctor for itchy red rash all over body?

Should I go to doctor for itchy red rash all over body?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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My left arm is burning and I have a red rash all over my body?

My left arm is burning and I have a red rash all over my body?

Rash: You may have a hypersensitivity reaction to a medication or to something you have ingested or an internal infection. See your dermatologist for help. The other possibility is an allergic reaction to something you came on contact with it which case you would need oral and topical steroids. ...Read more

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Rash All Over (Definition)

A generalized rash consists of lesions affecting a number of areas on the body which change the color, texture or ...Read more


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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