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12 year old asthmatic kid having raised reddish non-itchy spots on the knees and arms. Not responding to cephalexin

My son is 12 years old, has only ever had a history of asthma when he was younger. Recently, after getting sick, these raised, red, non-itchy dots appeared all over his arms and knees. They ve spread and gotten worse. Been to the doctor, and he gave us Cephalexin but it didn t help. Any suggestions? We re starting to get quite concerned.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response

Infection-related skin manifestations can present in this way, and sometimes they take on a Christmas tree like distribution at the back. This is secondary to a viral infection and is called pityriasis rosea.
This is a self limiting condition and antibiotics are not required.

If the lesions are itchy, then antihistamines will help.
You can apply calamine lotion on the areas.
If the areas do not appear bruised and he has no fever, then it is not something to worry about.

Best Wishes.
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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