Rash on 18 month old

Tracey - posted on 02/25/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My 18 month old daughter has a rash across her stomach, lots of pink pin prick size spots and a few on her chest. She is her normal active crazy self, no temperature? Any ideas??

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Mandisa - posted on 11/26/2013

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Please help me.. My son (18 months) has the same issue, but it's not only on his stomach, it's everywhere - even on his face. He has no fever though, he's eating well and playing too.. I thought it was the soap I used on him (I tried out a new soap); but now i'm not sure because I never used soap on his face..
I am using Tetmosol soap on him (it was prescribed by the GP last time he had a rash) and Epimax cream. And I'm also giving him 5ml of Allergex 3 times a day. I plan to monitor him till Friday, if no improvement by then straight to the GP.. Am I making the right choice???

Jennifer - posted on 02/25/2009

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My 16 month old daughter has exactly the same thing. I haven't been worrying about it, since she also seems not to be bothered by it and it doesn't seem to be spreading.

Kristy - posted on 04/24/2009

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If she spikes a fever---definitely see ur doctor......otherwise a lot of time just a phone call to them will help relieve ur concern..........my son had something similar, it was eczema, my daughter had what looked the same, it was a heat rash........rashes just vary.......but FEVER and RASH--->uber important to get checked

Beth - posted on 04/09/2012

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It could be roseola or cocksacky which are childhood viruses that cause rashes on various parts of a childs body. I remember both my kids had them and I was really freaked about it until my doctor looked at them and pegged the diagnosis. Your doc will be able to tell you for sure. good luck.

Rachel - posted on 02/25/2009

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If she does'nt seem sick then it's more than likely just a heat rash but i would take her to your doc just to be on the safe side.

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Tracey - posted on 04/10/2012

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Thanks guys for all your comments, it went as quickly as it came?? alls good.

Leanne - posted on 04/24/2009

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My daughter who would have been 2 at the time had similar on her body.But hers were like little pimples which turned into eczema went to specialist now all gone hopefully dosent return.Look it could be a number of things ,keep an eye on it for the next couple of days and if it still hasnt cleared up the l would get her looked at.

Renee - posted on 02/25/2009

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if she starts to get a fever it could be roseola (sixth disease), my daughter was 9 mos. at the time and by the time I figured out what it was it was already cleared up.

Jenna - posted on 02/25/2009

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Sounds like eczema. Use non sented bath products and vasoline head to toe once to twice a day. Still have it looked at!

Shelley - posted on 02/25/2009

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perhaps she's related to my daughter?  seriously, my almost-3 gets rashes like that frequently, and it clears up on its own.  it maybe is just a kid thing.

Rickie-lee - posted on 02/25/2009

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My son had something like that and it turned out jut to be hives my advice jut go see a doctor or nurse

Jen - posted on 02/25/2009

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If it's at her pants line it could probably just be a heat rash. If she's pretty active sweat can get trapped and cause a little rash. I wouldn't treat it unless it gets really bad or if the doctor says it's something to worry about.

Heather - posted on 02/25/2009

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My 20 month old had something that sounded like that and it turned out to be eczema. A few days of a thick lotion..we used Vanicream... after bath time did the trick :)

Carey - posted on 02/25/2009

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Hi there, My son had a similar rash appear just after turning one. Took him to the dr and was told it was a viral infection that will go with time. Sometimes when a child is run down also they tend to come up in a type of viral rash. As she has no other symptoms like a fever etc then i wouldnt worry. If it is there still in a week or so take her to the Dr. Have you done the glass test ? honestly if you are concerned then take her to the dr :-) Good luck.

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It sounds like it could be a heat rash.  With rashes though I would call your doctor/nurse line.  I'm happy that she doesn't seem sick though.

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