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Periodic appearance of rashes on the body - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query.
User :   hi doc
User :   my 2 1/2 yr old son has rash on his body
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when is the rash present?
Doctor :   is there fever associated with the rash?
User :   it had come last week for 3 days.....
User :   completly cleared by friday
User :   and now its come back
Doctor :   could you describe the appearance of rash in detail? where did it first appear?
User :   there was fever last week
User :   first appeared on his legs......
User :   they are small and big flattish pink patches
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is he on any medications?
User :   last week they used to come at one spot and then go after a while and appear at a different palce
Doctor :   is the rash present all teh time? or does it seem to increase any particular time of the day?
User :   umm...
Doctor :   is it more concentrated on the exposed areas of the body?
User :   no they were all over his stomach and back as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was fever associated when they started?
User :   the day before the ras appeared for the 1st time last week, he had just finished a course of dependal antibiotics for an upset stomach
Doctor :   have you shown it/got it examined by his doctor?
User :   on the 2nd day he had fever
Doctor :   ok
User :   spoke to the doc on the phone.......he had asked us to give him atarax thrice a day last time
Doctor :   ok. is the Atarax helping him?
User :   and said that temp increase was due to rash and was not fever
User :   it did....coz the rash completely disappeared in 3 days....
User :   but now it has re-appeared
User :   again started on his legs and thighs
Doctor :   i would recommend you to get him examined by a dermatologist as the rash started after the medication use
Doctor :   and has been continuing.
User :   could it be some kind of an allergy?....
User :   it is not itchy
Doctor :   allergis rashes are suually itchy
Doctor :   *usually
User :   is there something to worry about?
Doctor :   get him a dermatology consultation done, if allergy is suspected, get an 'allergen patch testing' done to fond out what the cause is
Doctor :   *found
Doctor :   if it is a drug reaction appearing often, then it will need a different line of management
User :   how do we find out its a drug related reaction?
Doctor :   a drug related reaction is usually not accompanied by lethargy, itching and typical rash
Doctor :   they are usually patchy
User :   i dont know if its a reaction to something he ate,cuz he hasnt eated anything new or different from what he usually eats
Doctor :   ok
User :   ya he has not been lethargic.....he's been quite active and the rash does not bother him
User :   it couldnt be some sypmtom of some other underlying problem, coul it?
Doctor :   ok. then it is likely that it is a drug rash
Doctor :   get him examined by a dermatologist
User :   is this kind of a rash a symptom to any other underlying problem
Doctor :   need not be. first rule out teh common causes
Doctor :   if they are all not found, then further investigations would be required to rule out any metabolic causes
User :   what are theses metabolic causes?
Doctor :   they can be gluten sensitivity, urticaria etc. exact cause is made out after careful examination and investiagtions
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no, doc thanks a lot
User :   any recommended dermatologist
User :   is XXX
Doctor :   ok. please give me a moment.
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Doctor :   visit this link to locate a dermatologist in your area.
User :   thank you
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