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    What does a reddish rash on the back of a child indicate?

Posted on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 in Child Health
Question: my kid has reddish patches all over his back, sides and front of his body, some on arms, but not on his face. Apparently, they are not itchy. Is this related to food or the chlorine water of the pool?
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Hives/ Urticaria

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I am dr. kakkar (dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have viewed the images.
He seems to have urticaria i.e hives. I suggest Syp. cetrizine 5mg/5ml, 1 tsf daily for a week. Topically you may apply a soothing lotion e.g calamine lotion.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 2 hours later
Thank you, Dr.Kakkar.
Is Syp. cetrizine 5mg/5ml over-the-counter medicine?
I gave him Allegra 180mg. Is that okay?
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hives; cetrizine syp and topical soothing lotion

Detailed Answer:

Yes, Cetrizine is available over the counter.
Allegra 180 mg is too high a dose for a 5 year old kid. You may give him Syp Allegra, 1tsf, twice daily.

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