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My 5 yr old has a strange rash

Ok...Picked my son up today from his Dad, he looked fine, then got home, his face looked a little red , I took his temp, no fever, he ate supper fine, drinking fine. I asked him and he said he felt good. Went to get him ready for bed and his dad said he had a bath so i was putting his jammies on and couldn't believe how bad the rash was...I called the nurse line, im taking him in in the morning to his ped. I wondered if anyone else has ran into this? The rash is all over his body, little tiny pin head sized raised bumps.. Thanks in advance!

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:35 PM on Feb. 1, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • it's so hard to guess a rash without pictures. could be hives or allergic reaction, viral, etc. have you given him some benedryl?

    Answer by teri4lance at 10:38 PM on Feb. 1, 2009

  • yeah i did at bedtime.. I know even seeing it has me confused, thats why im taking him to the dr in the morn....

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 PM on Feb. 1, 2009

  • Hmmm...
    Roseola? or maybe Fifths disease? Possibly allergic to something? Hard to tell without seeing it.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 11:56 PM on Feb. 1, 2009

  • Keep in mind that alot of rashes actually look much worse after a bath because the hot water irritates the rash and makes it more visible. My son has eczema and it always looks worse after a bath.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 1:30 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • pick prick rash sounds a little like a heat rash. was he sweaty at all ?

    Answer by 3rdtymsthecharm at 4:34 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • sorry pin prick

    Answer by 3rdtymsthecharm at 10:56 AM on Feb. 7, 2009

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