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My nephew has red, itchy raised bumps on his elbows and knees. Was prescribed a steroid which didn't improve the rasH, what could this be? He's 3

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Itchy Rash

Red, Raised, Itchy bumps sounds like a description of hives.
Usually oral steroids improve a hive-like rash. This type of rash can be brought on by recent viral infections, food ingestion or drug ingestion. There are, however, many causes of rash in a 3 year old child so seeing the rash would be helpful to assist in diagnosis. I would be happy to consult with your nephews mom as I am in Ohio.

In brief: Itchy Rash

Red, Raised, Itchy bumps sounds like a description of hives.
Usually oral steroids improve a hive-like rash. This type of rash can be brought on by recent viral infections, food ingestion or drug ingestion. There are, however, many causes of rash in a 3 year old child so seeing the rash would be helpful to assist in diagnosis. I would be happy to consult with your nephews mom as I am in Ohio.
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