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What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Many

There are many other illness that cause rashes.
Most of them are viral. If your child still has the rash i would see your doctor.

In brief: Many

There are many other illness that cause rashes.
Most of them are viral. If your child still has the rash i would see your doctor.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Many causes

Red bumps may be due hives or possibly the beginning of impetigo.

In brief: Many causes

Red bumps may be due hives or possibly the beginning of impetigo.
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Viruses, mostly.

Viral rashes are common in kids; chicken pox is the most popular, but just about any virus can cause a rash.
Other possibilities include allergic reactions to medications or food additives, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and other things. It's impossible to make a precise diagnosis without seeing the rash, so you should consult a dermatologist, especially if your son is running a fever.

In brief: Viruses, mostly.

Viral rashes are common in kids; chicken pox is the most popular, but just about any virus can cause a rash.
Other possibilities include allergic reactions to medications or food additives, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and other things. It's impossible to make a precise diagnosis without seeing the rash, so you should consult a dermatologist, especially if your son is running a fever.
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