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5 year old, upset stomach, dry heaving, itching, hip, underarms and neck rashes. Oatmeal bath shows improvement. Advise?

My almost 5 year old so woke up at 7 am with an upset stomach and dry heaved 2 separate times about 20 minutes apart. Fell back asleep until 1130am. Woke up and around 12:30 complained of an itchy bottom. I checked him and he has a large raised up, welt like rash on his hips, bottom, under both arms and around his neck. I haven't switched detergent, soap or any foods and he doesn't have a fever. Gave him an oatmeal bath it looks much better but is still itchy
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for your query.

Your history suggest an allergic reaction. Maybe he ate something that he shouldn't? Anyway, if he is feeling well, breathing well and does not have an upset stomach anymore, you could try benadryl or other anti-allergic medication that he has used in the past. Use the smallest dose recommended in the instructions and observe him. If you don't see an improvement, consult with a pediatrician.

Have a nice day, and good luck.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

It could be skin allergy.
Most of the times it is very difficult to identify the allergen.

Antihistaminics prescribed by your doctor will help in such a scenario.
Calamine lotion will have a soothing effect.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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