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Rash On 1 Year Old
What kind of rash could my 1 year old daughter have her doctor has been perscribing her fluocinolone acetonide cream for almost 3 months now and her rash isn't going away im very worried she has red bumps all over her feet and hands wich are the worst and
This: This is difficult to answer without a picture. Possibilities include eczema (atopic dermatitis), psoriasis, allergic rash, drug rash, and scabies. Since you are not better, I would recommend she see a dermatologist for diagnosis and to discuss treatment options that can help. Does it look similar to the picture in the link below? ...Read more
What could cause red rashes and small breakouts around mouth, cheeks and also on the body on a one year old child, and what would it be called?
My one year old had a high temp for 2 days temp broke and went down to 34.4 now she broke out in a rash.
Fever plus Rash: As long as she is awake, alert, eating well. Playing and interacting then there is probably no reason for concern. The rash is probably a heat rash which will settle if you keep her cool and dry. Alternatively it maybe caused by a viral infection and will settle as she gets better. ...Read more
What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?
Mosquito bites: That's what mosquito's do - cause those huge local reactions, and in a rare person, even more widespread reactions. If I get a mosquito bite on my leg, it will often swell to the size of a small cup saucer. It's due to histamine release locally. Sometimes cool compresses to the area are helpful, but for such a large reaction, topical anti-itch meds probably won't do much. Could try oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
My 1 year-old was diagnosed w chicken pox. Its been >1mth now n new rashes r growing. Y? Shudnt it resolve in 3 wks? Can antihistamine b given for itch?
I'm concerned.: There are three possibilities. (1) it's not chicken pox. (2) it's chicken pox but your child's immune system isn't working correctly due to a congenital immune defect. (3) it was chicken pox (aka varicella) but there is a secondary infection. The most severe of these are caused by the same streptococcus ("strep") that causes sore throats. See your doctor. ...Read more
Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but I n
You: You can see a small fine red rash after a MMR vaccine but the rash you describe has occurred too long after receiving the vaccine. No need to fear the MMR vaccine. The rash you describe sounds like hives. The next time it happens, take a picture of it to show your pediatrician. Phone cameras are great for documenting short lived rashes like this since odds are your child may not have it at the time of the doctor visit. ...Read more
How is ringworm diagnosed? My one year old has a circular rash that looks like it may either be eczema or ringworm.
Ringworm: Often, the diagnosis of ringworm is obvious from its location and appearance. Otherwise, skin scrapings for microscopic examination and a culture of the affected skin can establish the diagnosis of ringworm. If the diagnosis is unclear, a potassium hydroxide (koh) preparation of a skin scraping can be reviewed under the microscope to confirm the diagnosis of a fungal dermatophyte infection. ...Read more
My one year old son has a red dry bumpy in some area rash around genitals on inner thighs and up his butt crack. He's had it for over a week.
My one year old developed a bright red rash on the back of his neck and around his ear. Is this an allergic reaction or something else?
Wrong doctor: So you ssk a doctor on the internet who does not know the child's medical history and is unable to visualize the rash instead of asking the child's own doctor. Does this sound logical to you? ...Read more
Dermatitis: Could be seborrhoeic or perioral dermatitis or simply a viral rash. There are some rarer causes. Easier to make the diagnosis by viewing the rash so please see doctor. Alternatively if you're in the Waikato area and it's after hours you may be able to send images/video via virtual consult ...Read more
My one year old just started cows milk. I noticed he does fine with 2% but got horrible gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash. Why is that?
Question incomplete: Please rephrase. You've asked us to compare your child's response to 2% milk which you say is well tolerated, versus...What? Which causes gas pain, loose stool, etc. ...Read more
My one year old just started drinking milk. He's fine with 2%. But when he drinks whole milk he got bad gas pains, loose stools and bad diaper rash.
May not need anythin: The whole body rash implys a whole body issue. Possibly a simple entero (stomach)virus that ended in a painless flat pinpoint rash as it ended, or consumed a product that resulted in itchy bumps all over. A new shampoo or bath soap/detergent etc could be an issue. For major itching a cool bath or teaspoon of benedryl/25lb might be indicated short term. If no itching do nothing, it will fade on its own. ...Read more
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
I have a 1 year old baby that has been having some kind of rash in his back I have a 1 year old baby that has been having some kind of rash in his back and I already ask his doctor and he said it was drynest, but I just noticed that ies spreading onto his
Rashes: Rashes can be difficult to diagnose when seeing a patient in the office and almost impossible to diagnose without an exam. Without examining your child, I can't even guess what it could be. If the rash is worsening despite following the doctors suggestions, then you should give the doctor a call and have your baby seen again. Often, how the rash behaves also gives us clues as to what it may be and so another visit may be helpful as far as finding a proper diagnosis and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more
My 1 year old has a rash on her cheeks for 1 week. They started red, going purple. Last night she got a fever. Could the 2 be related?
Important: Fever and rashes, particularly rashes that are purple, can be serious. Without knowing more about your baby's signs and symptoms, it sounds like she should be seen and evaluated today, even if this means taking her to an er. Some serious bacterial infections (cellulitis) can have symptoms like you describe. ...Read more