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Suggest treatment for red rashes on face

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Posted on Mon, 30 Nov 2015
Question: My daughter has had a little rash on her face for a week now, it started off as little cluster of pimples and now it's just blotchy red. It's has not gone anywhere else just on that part of her face. She has also shown symptoms of a cold, contested at times and raspy voice. Could this be a bacterial rash, should I take her in? I'm really worried that this is something serious.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely allergic rash (Atopic)

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for asking on this platform

I can understand your concern.
Red rashes that are limited to face only associated with respiratory symptoms are most likely due to allergy.
I would like to know if there is past history of same episode or if the rashes are itchy with white scales over it,as these are more suggestive of atopy/allergy.
To me it appears to be due to allergy but skin lesions are better diagnosed by direct visualisation.
I would request you to attach an image so that I better able to help you out.
Bacterial skin lesions are usually pustular (pus filled lesions) and not limited to face only in this age.
I would like to give some antiallergic like chlorpheniramine with decongestant like phenylephrine syrup.
Application of Mild steroid ointment over the skin lesion will provide relief.
All these are prescription medicine so please get it prescribed by a physician.
In case the rashes progress rapidly or there is any associated respiratory distress consult a pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management accordingly.
I hope this helps.
Please let me know if you have any more query.
Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (7 hours later)
Thank you for your answer, her respiratory symptoms do seem allergy to me. Here is a picture of it.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The rash also appears to be due to allergy

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back

I have seen the image.To me this rash appears to be due to allergy.
I suggest you to give her medication as advised and observe the baby for recovery or deterioration if any.

Wishing for your baby's speedy recovery.
Take care.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for red rashes on face

Brief Answer: Most likely allergic rash (Atopic) Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for asking on this platform I can understand your concern. Red rashes that are limited to face only associated with respiratory symptoms are most likely due to allergy. I would like to know if there is past history of same episode or if the rashes are itchy with white scales over it,as these are more suggestive of atopy/allergy. To me it appears to be due to allergy but skin lesions are better diagnosed by direct visualisation. I would request you to attach an image so that I better able to help you out. Bacterial skin lesions are usually pustular (pus filled lesions) and not limited to face only in this age. I would like to give some antiallergic like chlorpheniramine with decongestant like phenylephrine syrup. Application of Mild steroid ointment over the skin lesion will provide relief. All these are prescription medicine so please get it prescribed by a physician. In case the rashes progress rapidly or there is any associated respiratory distress consult a pediatrician for clinical evaluation and management accordingly. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more query. Regards