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Child has recurring rash on hands after returning from day care that subsides within hours. Any ideas?

My 20 month old daughter came home from daycare on Thursday with a red bumpy rash on the back of her hands. The rash was gone within 2-3 hours of being home. It reappeared the next day after daycare but instead of being bumpy it appeared as a flat broad red rash (no red bumps). You could make out lines that looked like small spider-like veins running throughout the rash. Having been home from daycare for two days, the rash reappeared suddenly. It comes and goes with and without treatment with Aquaphor and/or lotion. We have also tried a Benadryl cream. Any ideas what this could be?
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
As you mentioned your baby had rashes for two days on returning from daycare,i suggest you to cheek his daycare as allergen seems to be there,either some baby is having some allergy or there is something else.
Apply ice compresses on affected area.apply calamine lotion 3 to 4 times a day and in case it persist get you babe evaluated by pediatrician.

Wishing your baby good health
God bless
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Pediatrician Dr. Diana Divakar's  Response
Thank you for opting to post your queries and to give us this opportunity to clarify your doubts.
Well, a very strong possibility is that your child gets exposed to something in her daycare to which she is allergic. Most probably, this exposure must be happening while she is leaving the daycare, since none of the teachers have noticed it. The rash also appears only after coming home and disappears within few hours. You will have to find out, what is it that she is allergic to. You might have to find out this with respect to, her clothes, any painiting in the daycare, her bag, her friends things, her teacher's things, etc. I would also recommend you to see your pediatrician in case, you do not find any allergen. It will be better if he can see the rash. It will help him in the diagnosis. I hope you have a record of all the teachers and the non-teaching staff in your son's daycare.

I hope I have been successful in clarifying your doubts and I will be available to you for any further doubts. Take care and stay healthy.
Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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