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My 1 year old son has a rash all over the body and face, what can I give him?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: May not need anythin

The whole body rash implys a whole body issue.
Possibly a simple entero(stomach)virus that ended in a painless flat pinpoint rash as it ended, or consumed a product that resulted in itchy bumps all over. A new shampoo or bath soap/detergent etc could be an issue. For major itching a cool bath or teaspoon of benedryl/25lb might be indicated short term.If no itching do nothing, it will fade on its own.

In brief: May not need anythin

The whole body rash implys a whole body issue.
Possibly a simple entero(stomach)virus that ended in a painless flat pinpoint rash as it ended, or consumed a product that resulted in itchy bumps all over. A new shampoo or bath soap/detergent etc could be an issue. For major itching a cool bath or teaspoon of benedryl/25lb might be indicated short term.If no itching do nothing, it will fade on its own.
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

At 1 year of age, this is very likely to simply be the result of a cold virus, and nothing you really do will help it.
...Just time. However for any sign of illness (fever, not eating/drinking, sleeping too much, crying constantly, etc), or if they started any new medications recently, the child needs to be seen asap.

In brief: Depends

At 1 year of age, this is very likely to simply be the result of a cold virus, and nothing you really do will help it.
...Just time. However for any sign of illness (fever, not eating/drinking, sleeping too much, crying constantly, etc), or if they started any new medications recently, the child needs to be seen asap.
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