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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Mamo | 2009/10/02

Q.

Rash

Hi Doc mu daughter 13 months old has fine rash all over her back and front on the tummy and chest and neck. The rash is itching, im just wondering what can i use to treat it? i also found out that my mother was rubbing vicks on her chest and back when she had flue a couple of weeks ago. could this be the cause and what can i do to treat?? also should i worry about this german measles going around?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is not German measles which is going around but ordinary Measles.The measles rash is not usually itchy.Your baby's rash may be a reaction to the Vicks which was used recently or may be a heat rash. Apply aqueous cream once daily to the rash and only let your baby wear cotton clothing. Do not dress her too warmly.

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