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Red rash on thigh, calf and sheen. Can it be caused by a detergent?

my 17 month old son has a red rash on his left out side thigh then now two days ago i noticed it spread to the left side of his leg around the calf and sheen i have tried different creams but nothing is really working i have racked my brain trying to he might of have eat or bathed in anything different even down to my cleaning stuff and even the laundry detergent and nothing has changed so i am clueless and worried and dont know what to do please help JAMIE,
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Hi Jamie,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

The rash could be due to an allergic rash.

The cause of allergy could be a newly introduced food, soap, or clothes.

Observe for the causative factor.

For rash, you can apply a calamine lotion externally over the rash twice or thrice daily.

If there is itching, you can give an oral antihistamine in prescribed dose.

Consult the pediatrician for examination and for medication advise.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 20 Jun 2013
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