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My baby started breaking out with acne type symtoms and she is 2 yr. Red small rash bumps all of a sudden?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
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A healthy 2 yr old toddler won't just break out in an acne rash for no reason, especially since he is much to young for real acne.
So, the question becomes: is it a viral rash (like hand-foot-mouth disease), is it a skin infection (like folliculitis), or is it an allergic or drug reaction? To figure this out, a doctor will have to look at the rash. Meanwhile, if itchy, some oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help.

In brief: Doctor can check
A healthy 2 yr old toddler won't just break out in an acne rash for no reason, especially since he is much to young for real acne.
So, the question becomes: is it a viral rash (like hand-foot-mouth disease), is it a skin infection (like folliculitis), or is it an allergic or drug reaction? To figure this out, a doctor will have to look at the rash. Meanwhile, if itchy, some oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help.
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