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I know it can be a number of things...but

if a child is allergic to your laundry soap or softner will they break out all over or just in patches? my son has red dots on his belly and a few on his left shoulder. About 20 total. Its not chicken pox b/c spots have not gotten worse. Took him to dr and they were only concerned that it might be chicken pox...nothing else. He hasn't had a fever but has had a cold now for about 5 days. I dont know what else to think that it could be.

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Asked by leann74016 at 9:33 PM on Nov. 29, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Could go either way. Has your child recently received the varicella vaccine? DS got a small pox-like reaction from it that only lasted a couple of days, so if so, that's one possibility. Could be a detergent reaction.

    Answer by musicpisces at 9:37 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

  • The problem with mystery rashes is just that, they're a mystery. Usually laundry soap rashes appear in the same places chicken pox and other rashes begin to appear, warm spots and where clothes fit tightest, under arms, waist bands torso. If it is soap, running a load through with plain water and having him wear those for a few days, then switching back to regularly laundered clothes and tracking the rash should answer that question. If that does not seem to have any bearing, it is probably any number of other causes, from something he has eaten, to a virus. Just keep a daily log of where rash appears, severity, & foods eaten (be sure to date every entry and note time of day). If it persists this kind of info may help solve the mystery.

    Answer by NaptimeNanny at 9:42 PM on Nov. 29, 2010

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