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Child having welt like rash on buttocks, legs, knees, calves. What could it be?

My 3 year old son developed a rash that s raised, almost blister looking but i don t see or feel any fluid in them. Kind of a welt like rash. It s on hit butt cheeks, back of thighs most thickly. But also on the front of his legs, knees and moving to the calves. Tried a benadryl cream for kids and am thinking of doing an oatmeal bath next. I can t find any pictures online that really match this 100%. Thinking about a dr visit but also thinking i should try the bath, change his bed clothes and see what tomorrow brings. Any advice would be helpful
Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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If he is behaving & feeding well and is without fever , joint pain or tummy ache you can opt to observe for a day or two. If the rash is itchy - piriton or zeet or atarax syp will help in appropriate doses. I am wondering could it be HSP (henoch scholein purpura) .It would be interesting to know the clinical course in next 3-4 days.
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