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Persisting skin rashes for infant, fever - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   hi
User :   its reagrding my 1 yr old child
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   for the past 3-4 days she is getting some sort of rash on her shows a red patch with a small white bump (like a mosquito bite).....and then automatically dissappears
User :   within 5-10 minutes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   after some time a new rash comes somewhere else......sometimes its much bigger....the entire area near her ear becomes red
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she was having little fever last week and loose motions.....we had given her ORS
User :   4-5 days back the area around her eye was swollen and slowly subsided and ths started
User :   what could this be?
Doctor :   You mentioned that few small spots of rashes is developing on your child's body which disappears in few minutes and new ones appear.
Doctor :   Do all the rashes disappear in a few mintues
Doctor :   or some persist for some time?
Doctor :   Do some rashes persist?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yes......the area becomes completely red
Doctor :   Does your child have itching with this problem?
User :   none persists......i all goes in 10-15 min
User :   even if she falls or hits on her face becomes red with a bump
User :   it doesnt seem like
Doctor :   Are these rashes more during a particular time in the day?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is she having fever?
User :   yes in evening
Doctor :   Ok
User :   when she's sleeping it isn't there
Doctor :   Let me explain.
User :   no
Doctor :   Changes over the skin are known to occur due to changes in the environmental changes.
User :   she's active and doesnt seem bothered by these reactions on her face
Doctor :   To explain,
User :   ok
Doctor :   cold weather and lower temperatures produced contraction of thin muscles associated with hair folicles known as erector pilli.
Doctor :   These contractions can appear nodular bumpy lesion on the skin.
Doctor :   On the other hand rise in the external temperature can cause dilatation of small blood vessels which can be easily visualized in fair individuals.
Doctor :   You probably are witnessing such skin changes to the changes in the external temperature.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are you using AC at home?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   hmmm yes
Doctor :   Allergic reactions often produce itching and peristent rashes.
Doctor :   it does not seem like an allergic reaction to me.
User :   but it seems more like a allergic reaction
Doctor :   However keep a watch on the changes over a few days.
Doctor :   If you notice new symptoms happening.
User :   oh i see... thx doc
Doctor :   Persisting rashes, itching, swelling looking like hives and so on, you need to see a doctor.
User :   yes we will be seeing the paed tomo...
Doctor :   On the other hand, if your child is comfortable, then I do not see this as a concerning problem.
User :   thanks for your advice
Doctor :   If there are persisting hives, then it could be allergic in nature.
User :   yeah it is swelling looking like hives
Doctor :   use calamine skin lotions if you find them severe.
User :   these hives come and go...
Doctor :   Trauma usually produces inflammatory changes which is the cause of lumps.
User :   even when she hits her head on something it becomes a big hive that settles in a few minute
Doctor :   There some times can be a collection of blood if the trauma was involving the forehead.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Such lumps can be prevented by placing icepacks when ever traumatic events happen.
Doctor :   Again such lumps are also non concerning.
User :   yeah but the injury is very light and the reaction is severe looking
Doctor :   We do find some growing infants reacting severely to small trauma.
Doctor :   Such changes usually improve with growth.
Doctor :   So do not worry.
Doctor :   You may consult a doctor for examination.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ok.. thanks fr your advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   My pleasure in helping you.
Doctor :   Good night.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   sure doctor...thanks appreciate your help.
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