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Child has rash around hairline, inside wrists, elbow creases. Is it contagious?

my three year old daughter broke out with a rash (thursday night) around her hairline. Now she has it on the inside of her wrists, inside of the bend of her elbow , and some on her stomach . they look like pimples in some areas. the rash on her wrist has white heads on them i am concerned. I don t know what it is or if it is contagious
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi ,
Thanks for writing in.

The most common cause in your case scabies infection.

It is caused by a type of ectoparasite called sarcoptes scabies.
It is common and treatable.

You can take oral medications like ivermectin.
Also you can apply permethrin lotion overnight.
Keep the area clean and dry.
It better to visit a dermatologist before taking these medication.
The rash is considered contagious.It can spread to other family members.
Also treatment of family members is also essential.

I encourage you to visit a qualified dermatologist for proper advise and treatment.

Hope this helps.


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