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Had a little patch of red on the back neck. Its spreading all over and becoming more dark red. What should I do if the progression on this rash continues ?

Hi, I have a 3.5years old boy. This morning when he woke up, he had a little patch of red on the back of his neck and behind his ear. I thought he may have been bit by a mosquito but within the hour, he had an extremely itching red rash in between his legs and on the band of his pants. Later we discovered it was also around his ankles. We thought it may have been a new fabric softner. We changed his clothes and wiped him down. As the day has progressed, so has his rash. It is now going up his trunk and becoming even more red. What should I do given his age and the progression on this rash?
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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I suggest you immediately take him to a dermatologist or if they are not available, take him to emergency department in nearby hospital.He is probably having acute urticaria.well there are lot of other causes which can cause a rash over the body.It is very importantthat he be seen by a doctor who would be able to take a complete history and do the necessary investigations so as to treat him appropriately.

Meanwhile if you have antihistaminic syrup at home you can give him the recommended dose and put cold compress or calamine lotion over the rash.

Hope it helps
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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