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Is the glass test indicative of meningitis rash? My 5 year old has a facial rash that I can still see when I do the glass test. Thank you

Is the glass test indicative of meningitis rash? My 5 year old has a facial rash that I can still see when I do the glass test. Thank you

Have it examined: I would not take chances, all tests can have false positives, but you should respect this and have it looked at and treated immediaely if necessary ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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My son is five years old and has a rash on his left bum it looks like pimples what can it be?

My son is five years old and has a rash on his left bum it looks like pimples what can it be?

Bummer: I am very fond of telling people that the main tool that a dermatologist has to use in his or her practice is their eyeballs! That means that you should have this problem looked at by dermatologist personally. This could be anything from a fully cure this too allergic contact dermatitis! I have even seen herpes simplex my butt off and nowhere else. ...Read more

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Eruption blister or abscess in 5 year old, how can I tell and what to do?

Eruption blister or abscess in 5 year old, how can I tell and what to do?

Have him seen: Eruption blisters may be bloody and full but not painful. Abscesses can be painful or not but usually are. If you do not know it is best to have him seen to know the difference as treatment is observation for one and drainage for the abscess. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter keeps complaining all week that she is itchy all over, but no sign of rash. What could it be?

My 5 year old daughter keeps complaining all week that she is itchy all over, but no sign of rash. What could it be?

Dry skin: She may have mild allergies. Some infections can cause the skin to itch but without a rash. Either way this should resolve on its own. Dry skin can also cause itching. If it doesn't resolve then see your dr. ...Read more

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My 5 year old had 3 days of low fever (98.7-99.7), then felt fine. On the 5th day, he has a rash of small pink dots on his trunk. Is this a concern?

My 5 year old had 3 days of low fever (98.7-99.7), then felt fine. On the 5th day, he has a rash of small pink dots on his trunk. Is this a concern?

Feels well?: Spots a few days after HIGH fever can signal a viral illness called roseola. Children do fine. With low fever, some other virus is likely. With a fully immunized child, take your cue from your child's activity level and appetite. Spots should clear in a day or two. ...Read more

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Eruption blister or abscess in 5 year old, how to treat?

Eruption blister or abscess in 5 year old, how to treat?

Depends on severity: Some abcesses require drainage if large and deep enough. Antibiotics both topically and orally are required to treat the infection. In some areas treatment against MRSA is necessary for the infection. ...Read more

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My 5 year old and 2 year old are both covered in an itchy rash that originated on their stomachs. What could it be?

My 5 year old and 2 year old are both covered in an itchy rash that originated on their stomachs. What could it be?

M.D. visit/mgt: From your description both your children have an allergic rash. I would advise an antihistamine, such as Claritin (loratadine) or Zyrtec for children, and following up with your pediatrician. I would suggest writing down all their soaps and lotions, new items of clothing, type of detergent and foods ingested within the 4 hour window prior to the rash. This will be important information for your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my 5 year old son has smelly fluid in ears and pimplelike rash around his body, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my 5 year old son has smelly fluid in ears and pimplelike rash around his body, what do you suggest?

See doctor: Smelly fluid in the ear could mean an ear infection. The pimply rash can be diagnosed and treated by the doctor at the same visit. ...Read more

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5 year old girl pees the bed often. This morning woke up with a pimply rash on inner thighs. She was wearing PJ pants. Rash from wetting the bed? WTD

5 year old girl pees the bed often. This morning woke up with a pimply rash on inner thighs. She was wearing PJ pants. Rash from wetting the bed? WTD

Dermatitis: Rashes in the groin and inner thighs is not uncommon in children who wet the bed. When the skin in these areas is exposed for long periods of time to the moisture from the urine, it can break down and result in various rashes. Most of them get better with local skin care and attempts to maintain dryness, but fungal infections can develop and require medicated treatment for resolution. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?

My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?

No: According to the drug manufacturers of Benadryl it is not recommended in children under six years old when the medication is purchased over the counter at the drugstore or grocery.
Pediatricians do use the medication based on weight dosing guidelines.
For safety check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son, has a rash on his chest, arms and a small amount in the grown area. It looks like goosebumps and slightly rough to the touch.?

My 5 year old son, has a rash on his chest, arms and a small amount in the grown area. It looks like goosebumps and slightly rough to the touch.?

Rash: It is hard to to diagnose a rash without seeing it, he needs to his pediatrician especially if he has fever, sore throat or any other symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms with a raised tiny bump rash across them.?

My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms with a raised tiny bump rash across them.?

Maybe viral: Could be the start of a viral illness
The enteroviruses, including the coxsackieviruses cause
s rash that includes tender blisters in the mouth and tongue as well as on the palms and soles of the hands and the feet. Occasionally the rash will also occur on the buttocks or the genital area. Young children have a general feeling of being ill (malaise) and are often cranky with a depressed appetite ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 year old son pain reliever fever reducer for fever now (8pm) after giving him benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a rash at 630 pm?

Can I give my 5 year old son pain reliever fever reducer for fever now (8pm) after giving him benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a rash at 630 pm?

Yes: But if the pain reducer also contains Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) then you may end up a higher dose making him more likely to get drowsy. Otherwise, no problem. ...Read more

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5 year old with trunk rash, then spread to extremities, now fever and vomiting?

5 year old with trunk rash, then spread to extremities, now fever and vomiting?

Rash and fever: Developing a fever accompanied by vomiting is concerning. I recommend to have your child checked by his pediatrician asap or go to the ed. ...Read more

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My 5 year old daughter complains of her stomach hurting a lot. She has a rash now on her bottom and on the back of her legs. What is this?

My 5 year old daughter complains of her stomach hurting a lot. She has a rash now on her bottom and on the back of her legs. What is this?

Think HSP: Makes me instantly think of henoch-schonlein purpura. Check this link out and see if the pictures look like it. She should see a doctor soon to get it diagnosed because if that's what it is, it can cause some issues especially with the kidneys. Let me know what happens. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/henoch%e2%80%93sch%c3%b6nlein_purpura. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has a rash on his cheeks and arms he said his arms itch but that's all. He feels fine, no fever just spots warm what is this? And how should I treat it?

My 5 year old son has a rash on his cheeks and arms he said his arms itch but that's all. He feels fine, no fever just spots warm what is this? And how should I treat it?

Parvovirus B19: You are accurately describing erythema infectiosum caused by infection with parvovirus b19. He will probably develop a lacy rash on arms or trunk within a few days. It is also called slapped face fever. The overwhelming majority of these infections are benign and self-limited and require no treatment. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has a light brown raised rash on side of stomach, chest and back. No fever. Not itchy.?

My 5 year old has a light brown raised rash on side of stomach, chest and back. No fever. Not itchy.?

Rash: Without seeing this it is impossible to accurately diagnose this. See a dermatologist, although you might start with your child's pediatrician or with your PCP. ...Read more

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My 8.5 year old daughter, Eve Jordan, has a skin rash covering arms, legs and body. Diagnosed as viral condition - would like dermatologist to confirm?

My 8.5 year old daughter, Eve Jordan, has a skin rash covering arms, legs and body. Diagnosed as viral condition - would like dermatologist to confirm?

You made this: Submission on Health Tap Basic. This portion of HeatlhTap is for general health/ medical education. We can't see uploads. You could obtain a consultation on HealthTap Prime or Concierge or see a dermatologist that is local to you. ...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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4 year old son had rash on groin area, 2wks later 5 yr old has rash same area and spots all over body, I had under my breasts what could this be?

Possibilities: It sounds like this could be ringworm- usually this happens in perineum or areas where skin rubs against skin, and can be more diffuse. Another thought is impetigo, another rash that can spread among people in close contact. Best for your md to see. ...Read more

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My 5yr old son keeps getting a rash at night on his upper thighs and butt. What could this be or could be causing this?

My 5yr old son keeps getting a rash at night on his upper thighs and butt. What could this be or could be causing this?

Harmless rash: Maybe this is contact dermatitis. Was there a change in detergent or bath products? Treatment is cortisone cream. Could also be Keratosis pilaris - no treatment really works, it is generally eventually outgrown. ...Read more

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5yr old small rash on tummy and elbow should I take her to her dr or is she ok for school?

See the doctor: As you describe your child's rash it sounds as it might be allergic but could be the beginning of a contagious process in a child of this age. You do not say if the child has a fever or is itchy. Whatever is the case, you should take the child to the doctor and not send her to school until cleared to do so by her doctor. ...Read more

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5 yr old female, positive strep test, has a chest rash and complains of itchiness...Suggestions to get her to stop scratching?

5 yr old female, positive strep test, has a chest rash and complains of itchiness...Suggestions to get her to stop scratching?

Strep test: It appears that your child has scarlet fever. I hope she is under treatment. Have her soak in colloid oatmeal baths to reduce the itching. ...Read more

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Since he was a baby my 5yr old breaks out in a bad itchy rash on his torso at night during summer months. Possible causes? Treatment?

Since he was a baby my 5yr old breaks out in a bad itchy rash on his torso at night during summer months. Possible causes? Treatment?

Heat rash: Heat rash is a normal rash that occurs in infants and children when they are overheated and sweaty. Most likely your child is too hot at night. Avoid nylon or polyester sleepwear, cotton is best. Apply cornstarch baby powder at bedtime to prevent the rash from occurring. Also use lightweight, cotton bedding only. It is safe to use Hydrocortisone cream 1-2 x/day on the rash to ease the itching. ...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