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can an ear infection cause a body rash that is

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Dr. Kakkar S.


Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: can an ear infection cause a body rash that is itchy and contagious? my 1 year old daughter has been leaking fluid from her ear and now has a fever and a rash all over with red raised bumps (very itchy and now i have the sane rash on me so i know it is contagious) but can an ear infection cause this rash?
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Kindly upload images

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query.

I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area with rash in " reports section " so that I am able to have a look and guide you accordingly

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 49 minutes later
rash is very itchy and only spreads when scratched i dont understand..also a fever and possible ear infection(lots of fluid lraking from ear and pus) can am ear infection cause an itchy rash and fever? the rash is contafious because i got the rash and started itching after my daughter cuddled with me. (only skin to skin contact. )
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possibly it is scabies

Detailed Answer:
thank you
Perhaps it is scabies. I don't think it is related to the ear infection. Scabies can affect other family members plus it is very itchy, specially at night

I suggest application of permethrin 5% cream (Permite cream). Single, application to whole body of 5% permethrin cream sparing face. It should be left overnight. All affected family members should be treated similarly. You may give syp. cetrizine for symptomatic relief from itching.

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