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Question: Rash/Blotches acquired in Honduras, Belize or Mexico


 sharon67 - Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:21 pm

We were traveling in Belize, Honduras and Mexico this past week. My daughter has acquired some sort of rash or blotches on her arm that are accumulating. Looks reddish in color and is predominantly flat with some minor bubbles forming. Has started on forearm and preceeded down toward hand in few patches....... Any idea of what this is? How to treat? Infectious?

We were in Honduras on Wednesday. While there she and I both acquired tiny red spots with a dark red center (pin head size) no itching no welps. They eventually vanished. My daughter now has as described above... this arose on Saturday.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:04 pm

User avatar Hello,There could be two causes.One, a viral infection since all of you have developed it.But since there are no constitutional symptoms like fever or body pain it could well be Miliaria Rubra.This is caused by obstruction of sweat glands due to humidity.This would settle with applications like calamine.
Here one caution that needs to be mentioned is that rash in children with headache,and neck rigidity and rash should get immediate attention to rule out meningococcal disease.
Do consult your pediatrician just to make sure.
Best wishes.

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