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Red patch on back in baby. Why is it spreading?

Hi, I have a 19 month old boy. This morning when he woke up, he had a little patch of red on the back of his neck and behind his ear. I thought he may have been bit by a mosquito but within the hour, he had an extremely itching red rash in between his legs and on the band of his pants. Later we discovered it was also around his ankles. We thought it may have been a new fabric softner. We changed his clothes and wiped him down. As the day has progressed, so has his rash. It is now going up his trunk and becoming even more red. What should I do given his age and the progression on this rash?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Your son seems to have acute urticaria.
There is itchy erythematous rash on various parts of the body.
There may be some cause.
It may be infection somewhere in body,allergen,irritants,infestation ..etc.
You consult dermatologist for perfect diagnosis.
He might advise some investigations.
and then treatment may be given.
Antihistaminics may given.
Treatment of the cause is must.
If there is severity, steroids may be given in tappering dose.

I hope you got my answer.

Dr. Ilyas patel MD
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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