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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i have a kid of 9 months old
Doctor :   ok
User :   he is getting red rashes on his entire body
User :   i consulted a children specialist he suggested me to apply CALADRYL but no use
Doctor :   when did it started
User :   5 days back
User :   these rashes are coming only during the nights
User :   can you please suggest me any quick remedies how to solve this
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   caladryl is the solution which relieves any itch or redness associated with rash
Doctor :   it won't reduce rash

User :   so what shoud i do to reduce the rash
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Are you back
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   ok
User :   i have done the payment
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Your child is having red rash for the past 5 days which is on and off in nature
User :   yes

Doctor :   you are applying CALADRYL which is not reducing his rash
User :   yes
Doctor :   Is that right
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Let me ask few more questions about your child s condition
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is that rash developing only curing nights ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   *during
User :   when we woke up in the morning rashes are appearing
Doctor :   What do you think might be the reason for the rash
User :   on his body
User :   doctor told that may be some insect has bitten him
Doctor :   Is that palpable rash
Doctor :   or flat one
User :   flat one
User :   palpable means what
Doctor :   Is that raised above the normal skin level
User :   yes
User :   those are appearing on the whole body
Doctor :   Does he complain any pain or itch
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does he have any other symptoms like fever
Doctor :   cough
User :no
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The only problem is rash
User :   yes
Doctor :   that too on and off
User :   yes
Doctor :   Did you recently changed his bed sheets
User :   no old one only
User :   we regularly wash them in hot water as well
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any change in his food habits these days
User :   some times his mom is feeding some food and some others are just feeding some other food
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Let me explain you
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   We can assume this red rash in different types
Doctor :   1.It might be because of skin allergy to any unknown allergen
Doctor :   2.Mild viral infection
Doctor :   But the rash in viral infection will not be episodic like your child's rash
User :   ok
Doctor :   and it is also associated with other symptoms like fever or cough
Doctor :   But there are no such symptoms in your child
User :   yes
Doctor :   But it is very early to tag it as Allergy also

User :   ok
Doctor :   But wait for 4 further days , if the rash still persists without any symptos .. it might be an skin allergic condition to unknown allergen
User :   ok
Doctor :   what is the location of rash
User :   shoulders
User :   chest
User :   thighs
User :   legs
User :   on cheeks as well
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any exfoliation of skin
User :   Some Red rashes are appearing
Doctor :   ok
User :   so can you please suggest me any quick remedies
Doctor :   Does he cry while passing urine
User :   no
Doctor :   Sometimes rash may be the preceeding symptom for forthcoming fever
User :   but these rashes are coming from wednesday
Doctor :   If you suspect any fever or any cough .. take him to the pediatrician
User :   ok
Doctor :   and have a physical examination
User :   ok
Doctor :   IF at all it is a viral infection he will give antibiotics to prevent secondary bacterial infection
User :   ok
User :   he has given two more syrapus
User :   can i tell you those names
Doctor :   yes proceed
User :   Omnacortil
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is a steroid ointment
User :   Cetirizine Hydrochloride syrup Alerid
Doctor :   That is the anti histaminic which supress any sort of allergies
User :   will they solve the problem
Doctor :   When did you start this medication
User :   on previous thursday
Doctor :   ok
User :   menas 4 days completed
Doctor :   IS there any improvement in his condition after putting him on this medication
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   It Indicates his condition is of allergic origin
User :   ok

User :   actully my mom told to apply ASH on the rashes so that they will get cured
User :   can i use that remedy
Doctor :   Because this cetrizine is the drug which suppress the cells which release histamine ( which is produced by the cells in the body and creates allergic symptoms)
Doctor :   Omnacortil is the steroid drug which reduces the ongoing inflammation process

User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes ,you can continue using those drugs
User :   ok
Doctor :   There is no harm in using them
User :   can i apply some ASH on the rashes
Doctor :   But they wont prescribe omnacortil for many days.
Doctor :   ASH?
User :   yes i stopped it yesterday
Doctor :   ok good
User :   when we burn sticks or coal the last powder which lefts
Doctor :   Dont do such things
User :   ok
Doctor :   It is no way useful ... and it is just a myth
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   then i will proceed with these medicines
Doctor :yes .
Doctor :   you can continue the cetrizine syrup
User :   ok
Doctor :   but that is also symptomtic treatment
Doctor :   it is not going to treat the root cause
User :   other than medicines do n't you have any remedies for this
User :   ok
Doctor :   But most of the times these allergies are transient
Doctor :   they will relieve on their own
User :   becz i am against using medicines for small reasons
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Try to find out the allergen if possible
User :   ok
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   USe mild soaps for his skin
Doctor :   maintain proper hygeine
User :   if you find any remedies please forward them to me
Doctor :   Give him nutritious diet
Doctor :   Sure
User :   ok
Doctor :   And watch his atmosphere for any skin allergen
Doctor :   IF you find any try to avoid that
Doctor :   ok
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