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Toddler And Rash
Infection, see md: This represents an infection- viral, strep most likely. Rarely the can also represent other rarer infections which can be serious. It is i portent to be seen for examination and series of blood tests to determine cause. Untreated this may involve internal organs- heart, kidney etc. ...Read more
My 2 year old son has a dark rash all over him and is running a fever and red inside his mouth. Thinking maybe Hand Foot and Mouth??
My niece has these very itchy and hot rashes all over her body, expecially on her face. Is it scarlett fever?
Maybe,maybe not: This would occur within 12 hours or so of an established infection with some strains of group A strep in one of several possible sites. The rash seldom appears without fever, and usually starts in the bathing trunk area and axilla.There is often a pale area around the mouth.Without an exam by a doc, this is all just speculation.Many other things cause rasher over the body. ...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
Yes: Typical diaper rashes respond to diaper cremes like desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) balmex, triple paste, dr flanders, calendula, etc. If it lasts more than three days with no improvement then it may be yeasty and using creams like tinactin, micatin, or a paste made out of probiotics can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my child get a non-itchy rash as an allergic reaction to her body wash? I noticed since changing her wash, she now has flat red rashes on her.
Yes , it is possible: Although It is not common to get an allergic rash as a reaction to the body wash, but it is possible. She should be checked by her pediatrician to be sure that it is an allergic rash and not a something else. Changing the body wash in addition to use of a mild antihistaminic medicine would solve this problem ...Read more
My six year old has sunburnlike rasg on her legs and hips . No other symptoms rash is dry and scaly itchy and burning hot to touch?
My daughter has a rash all over her body and is very itchy and steriods and creams and its not going away and she is 11yrs old?
Rash: Has she had chicken pox? Get her in to see her pediatrician. ...Read more
My daughter has red bumps all over her except her nose today i noticed three more on her chest, is this baby acne, eczema or heat rash?
No rash decisions!: There are so many causes for different types of rashes, that without knowing what is causing the rash, it's hard to tell you how to treat it. If it's caused by something the child is sensitive to, avoid that thing. If it's a more diffuse allergy, try benadryl (diphenhydramine). If it's from an illness, have the illness treated properly. For instance, the rash with scarlet fever goes away once strep infection tx'd. ...Read more
Maybe hives??: Hives are raised itchy bumps, splotches, or welts caused by histamine, a chemical released during an allergic reaction. Blocking histamine by taking oral anti-histamine will help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For young toddlers, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid is often used. For kids over 2 years, oral zyrtec or Claritin can also be used. A doctor can look and give a diagnosis. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
My 21month baby has measle like rashes all over the face, his chest, his belly and extremities. But no fever, runny nose and teary eyes.
How much Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can my 11 year old son have? He has a red rash over most of his body. Please advise.
25-50 mg and SEE DOC: Assuming average weight of about 80lbs or 35kg, you can give 1-2mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) per 1kg of weight = 35-70mg. Variables would be his weight and the severity of the reaction, as well as how often you plan to give it. A one-time, 50mg dose would be appropriate, or 25mg every 6 hours till symptoms improve. Also consider time of day and drowsiness side effect. You can safely give 200-300mg/day if needed. ...Read more
My 3 month old grandaughter has red rashes on her tummy and its weeping. How to treat it and is it heat rash?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer