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Child has raised spots on head, thigh, buttocks. Disturbed sleep. What is this?

hi my 14 month old son has been quite miserable and very clingy for a few days. he is having disturbed sleep too. today at nursery they discovered a few small raised spots on him. he has about 4. two have a head on them. they are one his bum, his inner thigh and the front of his other thigh. he is off his food too. I also seem to have some itchy spots on my lower back which look the same. what could this be?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Your 14mths son is most probably suffering from some viral rash .And at present you also seem to be developing a similar rash then most probably it looks like a chickenpox rash though there is associated fever in this kind of rash .Hand foot mouth disease leads to a lot of ulcers in the mouth so watch out for those in your kid.
I would suggest that you both need to be examined by a doctor for diagnosis of the condition .For the rash you could apply calamine lotion .if it turns out to be the viral rash then these would subside in 10-15 days.

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Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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