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Skin rash on back of neck spread on rest part of body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi, my 18 month old son has a rash that started at the back of his neck and has since spread down his back and around the front to his chest and his stomache. It has skipped the diaper area almost completely but there is some rash on his legs..
User :  
i'm not sure what to do
Doctor :   does he has fever
User :   slightly.. its 100 and that was taken rectally
User :   we haven't changed anything recently that could cause a reaction
Doctor :   there are various reasons like chicken pox, measles
Doctor :   you need to get him examained by a pediatriciana
Doctor :   apply calamine to the lotions to soothening
User :   ok yeah it looks somewhat like a heat rash but it spread a lot on his body and rather quickly

User :   it spread from just being the back of his neck to the rest of his body in 5 hours

Doctor :   give Crocin syrup 5ml every 4 houtrs
Doctor :   but heat rashes will not associated with fever

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