My daughter is breakin out in red spots any ideas

Sara - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 16 months old and for the past 48 hours has been breakinout in red spots that appear, disappear and then reappear. There not risen on the skin u cant feel them nothing. took her to the doctor today and its not chicken pox or anything. they really dont kno what it is. There sayin maybe a food allergy but i havent changed anything in her diet, she hasnt tried anything new, and I havent switched laundrey detergent or soaps. They told me to give her claritin but thats for allergies to outdoors.Does anyone have any idea on what this is or what could cause it and what to do cause im outta of ideas. She is runnin a low grade fever but shes also cuttin 4 teeth. So please any suggestions

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Tonya - posted on 09/28/2010

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My 20 month old son is having this same thing the last two days. These red blotches appear and disappear all over his face and body in a matter of minutes. He seems fine but it is really strange. Can't think of anything that has changed in his diet or clothing that could be causing this unless he has developed an allergy to something new.

Rebecca - posted on 04/07/2012

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My son has that too and they come and go. I gave him a haircut today and he freaked out, as always, and cried and then when I was done he had these spots all over his face and neck. They look like red freckles but I don't think you get get as many as he has in just 15 min.

Christine - posted on 10/07/2010

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hives my daughter had one misquito looking bite fifteen minutes later EVERYWHERE we went to the er sat in the waiting area for thirty min and they were still bad but once we got in the room they disappeared so i looked like a liar... good thing i had pictures huh! i have no idea what it was that caused it but heat made it worse

Erica - posted on 09/28/2010

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My daughter is 17 months and every time she gets a new tooth we have 3-4 days of rashes that are flush with the skin and low grade fevers. If the rash isn't bothering her don't worry about it. If she's itching our peditritian has us give her 3/4 tbs of Benadryl every 6 hours. Which helps the itching.

My daughter is very fair skinned which is why I believe she rashes so easily. Hope this helps!

Shannon - posted on 09/28/2010

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My son had a similar rash recently. It was on his legs and thighs. I've had 4 kids and worked in numerous daycares and never seen anything like it. Our Dr. also couldn't diagnose and said it was probably viral. It lasted about a week then went away. Im curious if anyone has simialr circumstances, like we switched to a generic brand of diapers around that time.

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Candy - posted on 09/29/2010

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allergies. No doubt. If you havnt changed foods it could be what is blooming in the air where you live.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/12/2009

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You may want to consider anything that has changed in her surroundings recently. Things like new laundry detergent, bath soap, bubble bath, and things like that can cause the rashes. Also some kids have really sensitive skin and react to things that seem weird. My son gets blochy red spots when he eats anything that is made with any oil, butter, or cooking stuff like that. He also gets spots from weather changes which can be helped with a hypoallergenic lotion. My son gets rashes really easy because of sensitive skin and as long as they are not bothering her it shouldn't be a problem.

Sara - posted on 11/11/2009

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she has now had them for a week but they dont seem to bother her. there only on her stomach face and back occasionaly the neck and legs. Ive watched her diet and tried elminating somethings but shes still gettin them the funny thing is they just pop up at no where one min there not there the next bam there back.

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When my son was little he did the same thing. U could WATCH them pop up! His moved. When it faded in one area it showed in another. His doctor said it was a type of strep virus. It happens ONLY to kids & for many the joints R also tender & sometimes swollen. Then suddenly it vanishes! It lasted only 4 days for my son, no fever, no itching--NOTHING!! Good Luck

Lisa - posted on 11/09/2009

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Are the spots appearing in specific places like the elbows and behind the knees? If so, it may be eczema and could be a reaction to many things like food, clothing or even the weather. There are many different options for treatment of it, so talk to your ped.

Meaghan - posted on 11/07/2009

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i called out the after hours doctor last night, and he said it's a heat rash. it was on her forehead and a little on her cheeks, also on the top of her back. just keep an eye on it and if it gets worse, try a different doctor.

Stacey - posted on 11/07/2009

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My son had this once and they called it roseola. It was just a minor rash that faded and cameback with temperature changes ect. They said it was viral and would go away on it own. It lasted about a week or so.

Corinne - posted on 11/07/2009

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Just to put it out there, my daughter had something that sounds similar, took her to Dr, it was in layman terms a heat or sweat rash ?? maybe. Hope it everything is ok! :)

Jess - posted on 11/06/2009

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It could also be a teething rash. All my children had the same thing, and my mother(who has 7 children), also said that my kids probably had a teething rash. Hope it gets better!

Caryn - posted on 11/06/2009

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My guess is that it is an allergic reaction, finding the cause can be hard. Think of anything and everything. Have you changed air fresherners? YOUR laundry detergent (not just hers), new foods/drinks, new lotions/soaps/ect, are YOU using a new perfume? Is she exposed to new animals? Are you b-feeding her, have YOU ate anything new? On foods, have you switched a brand of something recently that may have differet ingredients? Has the weather changed in your area, it could be outdoor allergies.

I could go on all day thinking of possible allergins. You just have to get creative to find the root cause.

If it doesn't seem to be bothering her then I wouldn't worry too much. It could also be related to her teething or even be just a virus shes caught.

For now treat the fever and any teething pain she has and if the rash is bothering her go ahead and do as your dr instructed with the clariton. Other than that all you can do is try to figure out what might be the cause of her rash. Good luck hon.

VILMA EVETTE - posted on 11/06/2009

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when my 14mo old baby had something like that was because of an antibiotic he was on it caused an allergic reaction....im not sure what could possibly be but i wouldnt worry to much it could be from teething so i hope everything works out..have a blessed weekend :)

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