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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son has some kind of rash on his stomach and back. It had not been itching until today but he has had the rash since well bumps since monday. he did have lobster for the first time sunday and we did recently change washing detergent. is it a simple break out or should i take him to the doc?
Doctor :   HI
User :   hello
Doctor :   dr
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   has the rash changed in its appearance ?
User :   no
User :   it's different size bumps persay
Doctor :   may i know the color and size of the rash ?
User :   they are bumps
Doctor :   do they look like small pustules ?
User :   they are faint pink
Doctor :   ok,
User :   no they dont
User :   and he does have excema also
Doctor :   how many bumps do you think you can see ?
User :   so he has some visible spots of that
User :   on his stomach 6
Doctor :   does he scratch on them ?
User :   on his back and underarm 7 or 8
User :   he just started itching today
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this looks like an allergic rash
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can apply some hydrocorticsone cream on that , and it will go away
Doctor :   application of ice packs will also reduce the itching
User :   now the question is... he eats shrimp and crab but never had lobster is it possible he could be allergic to lobster
Doctor :   you can give him Zyrtec to reduce the rashes as well
User :   ok...
Doctor :   yes many kids find themselves allergic to seafood, including lobsters
Doctor :   did he have any diarrhea or abdominal cramps
User :   he did have diarrhea yesterday
Doctor :   ok, in that case, it is definitely seafood induced
User :   aaaahhhhhh
Doctor :   it will pass off in a few days
User :   ok so just give him allergy medicine and that cream?
Doctor :   the medications i mentioned will be good enough to reduce the symptoms
Doctor :   yes that is right
User :   okay....thank you so very much!!
Doctor :   also icepacks
User :   ok
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   i will get him an iron man one tomorrow
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   have a great were very i think that is it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and good night
Doctor :   bye for now
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