Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Peta | 2011-08-29



hi Dr
My son started with a rash this weekend - l noticed a small red dot on his leg when l changed him in the afternoon and then another one or two later in the day when l did the next nappy change.It is not raised and not itchy either.

On bathing him, l took off his vest and shirt and saw that these little red dots were all over his chest and back, with a couple of dots on his thighs and his bum.

That was Saturday and today is Monday and they are still there. I was told that this could be an allergy but he didnt drink or eat anything that he doesnt usually have.

He has no cold, no temp, nothing unusual expect this rash. I am just leaving it, but just wondering what on earth is can be?

He is now almost 3 years old...


Expert's Reply



This sounds like a heat rash known as prickly heat. It can occur in the winter months as well if a child tends to sweat easily. No treatment is necessary and the rash will disappear after a few days.

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