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3 year child having small rash on feet, blisters on buttock and mild fever. Is this due to allergy?

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Hi my 3 year old daughter has a small rash on her feet and very small blisters on her buttock.She had a mild fever three days ago and on the same day she became normal and is doing good from then. This rash has not been spreade to other parts of the body. She goes to child care ,Is that because of allergy?
Posted Fri, 3 Aug 2012 in Skin Rash
Answered by Dr. Harish Naik 53 minutes later
Welcome to XXXXXXX
Blister is a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin, typically caused by forceful rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure or infection.
In children and that to in buttock it is usually due to friction, might have occurred while sitting or playing with other kids.
The clear fluid will be reabsorbed as new cells develop and the swollen appearance will subside.
Regarding rash it is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
It will be great if recall is there in history of injury or any history of allergies like have she might have come across something that she usually won't.
your symptoms are suggestive either of contact dermatitis or insect bite. contact dermatitis is a itchy rash caused by things your skin touches, such as: cosmetics, soaps, and detergents, dyes and other chemicals in clothing, rubber gloves, shampoos, antibiotics such as neomycin rubbed on the surface of the skin or any plants.
Treatment for both in general includes washing with lots of water to remove any traces of the irritant that may remain on the skin. You should avoid further exposure to known irritants or allergens. In some cases, the best treatment is to do nothing to the area.
Emollients or moisturizers help keep the skin moist, and also help skin repair itself. They protect the skin from becoming inflamed again. They are a key part of preventing and treating contact dermatitis.
Corticosteroid skin creams or ointments may reduce inflammation. Overuse, even of low-strength over-the-counter products, may cause a skin condition should be used with caution.
As the rash is not spreading it might be due to insect bite i assume.
I advice you to follow this above mentioned measures still if it persists or if it continues to occur, consult the dermatologist for examination and also to find out the cause.
Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
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