Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Megan | 2010/09/10


Red marks with what looks like goose bumps

Dear Doc. My son is 2 years old. At the beginning of the week while I was creaming him after a batch a felt a strange rough surface on either side of his stomach. On closer inspection I can see a small red mark, it looks like there are goose bumps on it, as it is raised these bumps on top of the red surface which is small &  strangely shaped. It does not seem to bother him at all. I now see it is on his legs as well. The strange part is that last night while I was in the bath I found 2 on me as well, 1 on either side of my stomach. Pls can you let me know what this could be? Thanx and have a great weekend.

Expert's Reply



It is always difficult to diagnose a skin condition without being able to see your child. You do not mention whether the rash is itchy. From your description this at first sounded like an allergic rash called 'urticaria'.[Look this up on Google] but then you mention that you also have the same rash. So the possibility is that this may be a ringworm. It would be best to ask your doctor to have a look at your son's rash and to make a diagnosis so that the correct treatment can be given.

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