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Itchy rash started on shoulder blades,rash on full body,red bumps all over body

My daughter who is 10, developed an itchy rash that started on her shoulder blades and then spread over her entire body. The rash consists of red bumps that start out small and then grow to raised blisters before going away. The rash started on her shoulder blades grew and slowly went away, then different regions all over her body developed the rash over a two week period of time. The rash seemed to go away, but now the bumps have reappeared on her shoulder blades. The doctor gave her a prescription of some strong steriod cream, and told her to take benedryl . Nothing really helped the itching or redness. It seemed like the rash just needed to run it s course.
Asked On : Mon, 7 May 2012
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Welcome to health care magic.

Based on the information provided by you, there are two possibilities- Seborrhoeic dermatitis and urticaria.

Based on the description given, your child is likely to be having seborrhoeic dermatitis. As it is recurrent , the primary cause is to be treated. The primary cause is Seborrhoea ( Dandruff). In case if your child has dandruff of scalp the treating it shall help your child. The reason for me going in favor this diagnosis is that the shoulder girdle is the area where the dandruff tend to fall . Using Ketoconazole shampoo twice a week will get rid of dandruff. Applying lotions containing lactocalamine or liquid paraffin on the effected skin will relieve he itching and irritation. Along with taking levo cetrizine 5mg will relieve the itching.

Coming to the second possibility of Urticaria, it could be due to allergy or insect bite. In that case the treatment given by your doctor would have worked.

Hope you got the solution you were looking for.

Take Care
Answered: Mon, 7 May 2012
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