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Rash On 5 Year Old
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
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
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 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?
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
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
I'm worried because my 5 year old son has smelly fluid in ears and pimplelike rash around his body, what do you suggest?
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
My 2.5 year old son has a heat rash. Would childrens benadryl be helpful for him to alleviate the rash and itching?
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
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.?
For about a week now I noticed that my 5 year old daughter has 5-10 pimple like rash near her vagina and butt and I tried destined but nothing works?
My 2.5 year old daughter has itchy inflamed red blotchy palms with a raised tiny bump rash across them.?
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
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?
My 5 year old son was bit by a tick 2 days ago. Now he has this strange rash all over his body. Is it Lyme or co-infection?
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
My 5 year old has hives and rash. She has used blm mouthwash. I've given her Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Should I give her Allegra also? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't help.
My 5 year old has a rash on both hands in the same exact spot between thumb and index finger? Says it's not itchy
Rash: See his doctor or dermatologist, it is not easy to diagnose or treat rashes with out examination. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
5 year old step-son has fever, projectile vomit, heart murmur (diagnosed this hospital stay), and now a rash what could it be?
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
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?
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?
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
5 yr old female, positive strep test, has a chest rash and complains of itchiness...Suggestions to get her to stop scratching?
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