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Posted by: Romy | 2003/01/28

Child's rash

My 9 yr old daughter has developed a small rash which started on her chin and is spreading to the neck area. Rash is small, raised and not red or blistered, but has a small white head. It is not itchy or painful and does not bother her in any way. There is no fever. I am just worried because it seems to be gradually spreading.
We reside in a very hot, humid climate and initially thought it may be a heat rash, but, I dont know if a heat rash would appear on the chin?
Do you have any idea what this could be?

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Romy, dermatological diagnoses are very difficult to make over the Net. It sounds like it might be a superficial yeast infection or a form of contact dermatitis, but i won’t be able to say for sure without examining her first. The best would be to take her to your doctor and to have him sort it out. Good luck.

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