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Rashes on hand, feet, elbow, 5.5 years - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   has have a peadiatric query
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   i have a 5 and half year old
User :   girl
User :   who had develped rash on he hands, feet and elbows
User :   i just happended to read the write up on Hand Foot and MOuth diesease
User :   this rash appeards about ten days ago
Doctor :   Since when is she having rashes?Is there any pain, itching or burning?

User :   and i started applying lacto calamine lotion and it has almost cured it completly
User :   but younger daughter has also developed the similar kind of rash
User :   she has it on her palms, feet, elbows and buttocks
User :   the elder one had pain and itching
User :   but she is better now
Doctor :   Is there any pain, itching or burning, or discharge? Are there any other symptoms?

User :   now the younger one has develped the rash
User :   i assume there is pain since she is very irritable
User :   and has lost her appetite
Doctor :   How old is the younger one?

User :   20 months
Doctor :   Is she having any fever or any other symptoms?
User :   slight fever which is getting normal after i give her calpol
Doctor :   How long has it been she is having rash?

User :   last 2 days
Doctor :   Is she allergic to anything?
User :   i cannot see any of the rash in her mouth though
User :   she is allergic to fish....but we dont give her that
User :   besides she is also teething.....cutting her canines
User :   so that is also causing the irritability
Doctor :   On the rashes apply Aloe vera gel and leave it for an hour then apply ice on it.

Doctor :   Do it 3 times a day.
User :   ok
User :   but i have never put aloe vera gel on her before.
User :   can a chold be allergic to aloe vera
Doctor :   No you can apply.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also teething may be aggravating it
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   If there is no relief with that and symptoms increase then you need to get her examined.

User :   ok
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