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Jill - posted on 04/13/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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hey there, my son woke up this morning with a big rash on his stomache chest and back. I just switched laundry soap but i'm just wondering if its possible for him to have chicken pox when he hasnt been around any other kids??

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Cristina - posted on 04/25/2010

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has he got rather red ckeeks as well? and is the rash just that and not spotty?also has someone in your house or close to him had a bad coff ,if so it could be slapped ckeek it has got a medical name too but most people know it as this ,it is cause by resporaty liquids in other words people coffing over him.no cure but calpol and its not catching

Melissa - posted on 04/23/2010

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i would take him to the doctor to make sure its not a virus. i cant remember the name but my daughter got it but it went away i took her to the doctor the next day after finding it on her but i cant remember the name this was last may

Jeanne - posted on 04/20/2010

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Yes it is possible for him to have been exposed to chicken pox because you or your husband or any other adult could have been carrying the chicken pox without knowing it when they saw him. It could be the laundry detergent change, as well as a food allergy. Bring him to his doctor to make sure and to ease your mind as well. Good luck.

Ashley - posted on 04/20/2010

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A couple of weeks ago my son had the same thing, rash on chest, face, back, i took him to the doctor and found out that he had scarlet fever, doc gave him antibiotics and he was all better within a day...might want to check it out.

Terri - posted on 04/19/2010

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It could be hand, foot, and mouth which is a harmless virus most kiddies get at one time or another. We were in England visiting family and both my son and I came down with it. It usually leaves a rash in your hands, feet, or mouth, hence the name, but I remember my son had it on his tummy and back as well. As everyone else has said, the best thing to do is to have the doctor check it out.

Cindy - posted on 04/18/2010

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I agree with Ashley, my son had a fever for a couple of days, when the fever broke he was covered with red spots on the upper portion of his body. they didn't seem to be itchy but he was iritable. It could be roseola. Best bet would be to take him to the dr.

Lisa - posted on 04/18/2010

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my kids get a rash when they have a cold or are just under the weather.my son has a really nasty rash when he gets too hot

Lois - posted on 04/17/2010

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hello my son has very sensitive skin so we only use dreft baby detergent for all his clothes, linens, towels, and wash cloths. always call your child's pediatrician when concerns arise that you yourself can not answer.

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I would immediately stop using the new laundry soap and make an appointment with the doctor. It could be as simple as the new laundry soap. Our daughter gets a rash when she runs a temperature ... it's just one of the ways her body reacts. But it's always good to have the doctor take a look and let you know their professional opinion. Good luck - hope he's feeling better!!

Lindsay - posted on 04/16/2010

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It could be any number of things. I would make an appoitntment with his dr just to make sure it's not something serious.

Kerry - posted on 04/14/2010

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nhs direct are the best people to contact for things like that they will give you on the spot advice and maybe even a diagnosis i have called them before and they were very helpful as it was the middle of the night

Angela - posted on 04/13/2010

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it could be anything....best that you see your family doctor to confirm what it is since a rash can be from many things...change in laundry powder, chicken pox, onset of a fever if he has had one recently, insect bite, allergic reaction to something he has eaten...etc. I would see a doc straight away for piece of mind.

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