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My 5 year old gets these smooth, red, splotches on her butt. They are painless. What could they be?

They don't hurt
They come and go
sometimes they are accompanied by little bumps like bugbites other times alone.

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Musicmom80

Asked by Musicmom80 at 9:47 PM on Dec. 15, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • Excema??
    genagina

    Answer by genagina at 9:49 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • Do they itch? It could just be chafing. I would ask the Dr. next time you are there, but for now, you can apply some Hydrocortisone to the splotches.

    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 9:50 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • She has eczema and this is not it. The splotches are silky smooth, no dryness, and not even slightly raised. It almost looks like a birthmark but it goes away! wierd..
    Musicmom80

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 9:51 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I would take pictures of it and show them to her doctor. I say take pics because you know if you make an appointment they will go away before you get in to see the doc. One of those mysterious things that happens to all of us with kids.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 9:59 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • That's a good idea sleepingbeautee. That's happened to my dd too many times and I can't figure out what it is.
    sweetpea1217

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 10:03 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • My daughter has some spots like that on her lower back, but they haven't gone away yet. I think my daughter's are a reaction from a vaccine she had recently.
    DigiScrapperMom

    Answer by DigiScrapperMom at 10:26 PM on Dec. 15, 2010

  • I have never encountered this kind of rash.
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 5:33 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • hmmm... i have no idea. I would see what a dermatologist has to say/
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 8:18 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • That's an odd place to blush. he he IDK, it sounds pretty harmless.
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 9:37 PM on Dec. 16, 2010

  • Hmmm...I really don't know. Never heard of anything like that. I agree with a PP, taking photos and showing your doc sounds like a good idea.
    PhilsBabyMama

    Answer by PhilsBabyMama at 11:24 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

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