Posted by: Jehaan | 2008/10/30

Rash on 3 yr old for over 1 month!!!

Hi there,
PLEASE help us.
My son is almost 4, he has a rash on his tummy, on his arms and on his hands- it has moved towards his thighs about 2 weeks ago... you can feel it- rather coarse, never red except for the little rash on his jawline (infront of ears, just under ' side-burn'  area). Some of this rash (on his upper arms) actually has a little whitish dot/ head. It only started to really itching when he is really hot. He have tried creams and Allergex- doctor said it must be a viral infection. What kind of viral infection is this.
Please help. Is this eczema???? He had the flue about 3 weeks ago.
Thank you so much....

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Dear Jehaan
Some viral infections and scarlet fever can cause a fine rash that feels coarse but this usually goes away in a week or so. Ask your doctor to have another look, he could try Celestamine or may need to refer your son to a dermatologist if this does not clear up.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Jehaan | 2008/10/31

Hi Dr. Bets,
What is so weird about tis is that this rash comes and goes- like last night his tummy and hands was smooth again- you cannot really see it- you just feel this rash- like it is underneath his skin??? We have pets, can he be allergic, he spends alot of time outside playing... We are running out of ideas...

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