Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
157 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Child with splotchy rash, loss of appetite, vomiting. Have itching. Reason?

My almost 3 year old recently had a severe rash. It first looked like a sunburn, and then turned to a splotchy rash. The entire time it was itchy. As it got better (about 4 days) it became dry and rough. A few days later she spent a little time outside. The next morning (yesterday) the rash was back, but not as severe. Yesterday and today she has had little to no appetite. Today she has vomited 3 times (just water and the little bit of eggs she had for breakfast.
Mon, 10 Jun 2013
Report Abuse
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for writing in.
The condition can be viral exanthem or urticaria.
A visit to dermatologist or pediatrician will help a lot.
Oral antihistaminics and soothing lotion for topical application would be helpful.
Regards
DR Sudarshan
MD
Dermatolology
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Recent questions on Viral exanthem


Child with splotchy rash, loss of appetite, vomiting. Have itching. Reason?

Hi, Thanks for writing in. The condition can be viral exanthem or urticaria. A visit to dermatologist or pediatrician will help a lot. Oral antihistaminics and soothing lotion for topical application would be helpful. Regards DR Sudarshan MD Dermatolology