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Question: skin rash


 5kids - Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:55 pm

i have 14 month old baby boy who broke out this morning with red spots all over his body, has no fever and is not irretated at all. has no history of this happening before. do you have any ideas on what we should do
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:05 am

User avatar There are many causes of rashes - some viral in nature that you may never have a name for, and others along the lines of allergic reactions.

He could be having some type of contact dermatitis with sensitivity to some kind of irritant or it could be hives from allergy or unknown causes (called ideopathic). Sometimes you can treat the symptoms with something like Caladryl lotion but if it doesn't resolve on its own you may need to see a doctor for a prescription treatment. If the rash is itchy, try to treat symptoms and cut his fingernails to prevent infection due to scratching.

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