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Rash In Child
My daughter has raised red bumps in her diaper area could it a rash or are we talking yeast? She also has eczema around the folds of her body ?Help
Contageous/different: The child with true scarlet fever is infected with a strain of strep a that produces chemicals that cause the red rash.Infants in close contact (mucous or droplet secretions) have ~1/4 risk in acquiring the germ, less if contact is distant. Infants often have more a nasal carriage than throat.(to guide testing)after 24hrs on meds the infected kid is not likely to pass it to anyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Niece has blisters on back of tongue and has developed a few spots on her legs. Outbreak of scarlet fever in school. Is it related?
My son has roseola only on his upper body. In a 2 hr period he developed a rash his private parts can it be the same rash or a side effect of amoxilli?
One daughter had a ringworm which turned into a rash of ringworm. It then spread to everyone in our house and even grandparents house.. Harolds Patch?
Ring worm: Ringworm is the name for a fungal infection called Tinea Corporis which appears in a circular ring like manner on the skin. Typically with red margins and central clearing in appearance these are spread through direct and indirect contact. You should follow up with your physician to determine best anti-fungal therapy. ...Read more
See your doctor: There is no way to even begin to guess what kind of rash it might be without seeing the rash and knowing your daughter's circumstances are, whether she's healthy or sick, etc.. It could be anything from allergy to zoster or mere irritation from drool. Many rashes come and go; if it doesn't go away, see your doctor. ...Read more
Each time my child goes to the beach if any sand touches her skin breaks out in hives, could this relate to her severe seafood allergy ?
Most likely: The sand itself shouldn't cause any problems but the stuff in the sand ie parts of sea critters can definitely cause problems ...Read more
He has a rash all over his face and body. He's been to the pool (chlorine?) and in the sun (heat?)
Yes.: Diaper dermatitis will usually blanch when you press on it; it's a sign that the skin is inflamed, and the little tiny blood vessels in it have dilated to bring more blood to the area. The fastest treatment for diaper dermatitis is to take off the diaper. While that may mean somebody will have to follow the baby around with a pooper scooper, the rash will clear very quickly. ...Read more
My daughter has a blister like nappy rash that has spread to her buttocks and her face and has a light rash all over her body. they look like blisters?
Viral exanthum: Rashes associated with fever in children are often caused by viral infections. We call these 'exanthums'. These rashes are generally harmless and go away when the infection resolves. However, rashes associated with very high fevers, lethargy, rapid progression, vomiting or other concerning symptom require immediate evaluation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers