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Child started teething, has small red raised rash on torso and legs. Worrisome

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6.5 month old has small red raised rash on torso and legs. She is also teething at the moment. Is a bit hot but doesn't seem to have too high a fever. She is quite irritable but seems to be more from teething than the rash?
Posted Mon, 6 May 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Synthyia Bhagat 18 minutes later

Thanks for writing to us.

I understand your concern.

Rashes in infant could be due to;
-infection which is mostly viral but could be bacterial as well.
-allergic reaction
-drug allergy.
-environmental exposure.
-any recent immunization.

I suggest you to get your baby examined by pediatrician as physical examination of rash is needed to ascertain cause.

In the meantime, apply calamine lotion 2 to 3 times a day.

Observe features like;
-increasing rash
-increase in fever
-refusal of feed

Give acetaminophen as per dosage 15mg/kg if fever is above 100F.
Maintain hydration; give plenty of fluids.

For teething, I suggest you to massage her gums gently with damp cloth 3 to 4 times a day.
Acetaminophen will relieve teething pain as well.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any other question I would be glad to help.

Wishing your baby good health.

God bless...
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