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18 MOS OLD BOY: reddish, blotchy spots; arms, torso, side of cheek

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Asked by LJAINAK77 at 9:28 PM on Jul. 5, 2013 in Kids' Health

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  • Fifths Disease. Google it.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:31 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • good night, get off the computer and take him to urgent care, I assume he wasn't out in the sun today?

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 9:38 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • If there is no fever, no itchiness, no discomfort, then it's probably fifth disease. No big deal.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 9:38 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • Has he had his vaccines? Measles and chicken pox come to mind but there are a host of other things depending on what it actually looks like. Your doctor is your best source of determining what your child has or has gotten into.

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:32 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • Benadryl

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:49 PM on Jul. 5, 2013

  • This link will help you see what it COULD be. Based on your description, it could be Fifths, Eczema, Impetigo, Roseola, or many other things. You need to see a doctor to determine exactly what it is and the treatment needed. Maybe just lotion, maybe an antibiotic. Maybe he is contagious and you need to take precautions that it doesn't spread. In this case, you will need to see the dr. asap. The link is easy to use. Choose child's age, then one or more symptoms, then it will tell you some possibilities and even show photos. This may help you more in the future, but on this rash, go to the clinic care asap. I wouldn't take any chances. Also, no benadryl until you know what it is. Good luck!


    Answer by doodlebopfan at 1:15 AM on Jul. 6, 2013

  • Without having any pictures, it sounds like hives or infant eczema. He could be allergic to something. Call a doctor to have him checked out and get proper baby medication. You should be able to use a diluted Benadryl cream on him in the meantime. You can mix the Benadryl cream with diaper rash cream or regular unscented baby lotion in equal parts (50% each). A cool wet towel over it should also help relieve some itchiness.


    Answer by hellokittykat at 4:02 AM on Jul. 6, 2013

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