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What causes an itchy rash spreading over the body of a child?

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Dr. Kakkar S.

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Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My grandson has a rash that started on upper back and shoulder blade area about 3 days ago. It has spread to lower back and seems it is spreading on to shoulders. He has complained of it being itchy. What could this be?

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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload images.

Detailed Answer:

Hello. Thank you.

I have noted your concern.

I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area in "Reports Section" so that I am able to guide you better.

Regards.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 9 hours later
Brief Answer:
Topical soothing lotion and oral antihistamine.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Thank you.

Seems like a viral exanthema or it could be a heat rash. I suggest you to apply a soothing lotion e.g Calamine lotion. In addition I suggest a tab cetrizine for symptomatic relief from itching.

Hope this helps you.

Regards,
Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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