Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: juils | 2008/08/05

Q.

could it be chickenpox?

Morning doc

Baby (16 months) has spread-out spots on her back. Noticed late Sunday evening. Took her to a pharmacist - emergency clinic - but they said it is a form of skin irritation (allergic reaction). Gave me some cream and alligie moetie. The spots have not spread and baby is not irritated by it at all by the looks of things. What could it be?

This is a first - she has never shown any signs of allergic reaction to anything. She is perfectly fine - no fever, eats and sleeps well - all great.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not due to chicken pox but sounds like a skin condition called miliaria which is a form of heat rash. Don't overdress your baby and don't overheat her bedroom.Her rash will clear by itself. You can help her to heal up more quickly by using an infant aqueous cream twice a day.

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