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Urticarial rash on infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Its about my 1.5 years daughter
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she is having some red rashes over her body since yesterday
User :   they start as a small mosquito bite and then spread over to a large area
Doctor :   Ok
User :   this started yesterday.... with some rashes on the stomach
User :   but this morning those rashes disappeared
Doctor :   Ok
User :   however new dots appeared again this evening
User :   I have a couple of photos with me.... if you want me to share those...i can do that. that way you could have a better idea
Doctor :   Yes,
Doctor :   that will help me.
User :   where can I send those?
Doctor :   You can send the photo's
Doctor :   Let me know once you have sent those photo's to me.
User :   just a minute...
User :   I have sent it now
Doctor :   Give me a few minutes while I look at those pictures.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is she having itching on the affected areas?
User :   no, not at all
User :   they are not itching or paining
Doctor :   Is she having fever?
User :   No, no fever at all
Doctor :   Did you use any application or medicine after the mosquito bite happened?
User :   it is not a mosquito bite
User :   it only looks like a mosquito bite
User :   i did not use any application or medication
User :   however yesterday she tasted Honey for the first time for breakfast
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok sir...
Doctor :   The rashes appears like an urticarial rash
Doctor :   In simple words the rash appears like an allergic rash.
User :   ok...
Doctor :   It is not a worrisome problem and is expected to fade away in a few days, just like one that faded away yesterday.
User :   ok.
Doctor :   I suggest you to apply calamine lotions
Doctor :   on the affected regions and over the abdomen.
User :   can that be bought at the local chemist
Doctor :   Yes, you can buy it at a pharmacy.
Doctor :   If your child is actively feeding and playing you need not worry.
User :   ok, i shall do that
User :   yes she is actively feeding and playing....
Doctor :   If the rashes increase in number or if any other problems such as reduced activity or feeding occurs
User :   good then. I shall keep an eye.
Doctor :   you may need to visit a pediatrician.
User :   ok. i shall wait until tomorrow then.
Doctor :   The rash should disappear in a day or 2, so do not worry.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
Doctor :   Is there any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   I am following
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no sir, no other qury.
User :   query
User :   Thank you very much.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Have a nice day!!
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   This is a nice service; used it for the first time
User :   bye bye sir.
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