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Tiny Red Dot Rash on Daughter's Stomach - Ideas?

Hi smart Mamas - my 11 year old daughter has some small raised red bumps (like tiny pimples) on her stomach and the very upper parts of her thighs. She has had this happen maybe 3-4 times over the past few years. It seems to pop up for no reason and then goes away a few days later. They don't itch. I have her take some Benadryl and they usually disappear on their own.

My question is - does anyone have ANY idea what might cause this slight rash? I will say that we were at a friend's house last night and my daughter had some snacks/candy that she usually doesn't have but nothing I would consider strange. She doesn't really have any food allergies besides maybe getting itchy in her throat if she eats the skin of a fruit like apples. I try really hard not to give her too many processed foods. I watch additives and preservatives pretty closely but she does still have some foods with those in them. Any ideas as to what might cause the rash?

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I'm thinking it is prickly heat or a form of heat rash from sweating or having her pants rub on her legs.

My son gets them some times on his stomach and they go away within a day or two.

If she isn't bothered by them and they go away fairly quickly -- I wouldn't worry.

M.

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Sometimes people's furniture has been cleaned with harsh detergents. That's why I don't clean mine. HAHAHA

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Could it be heat related? Ask your pedi.

Could it be her skin simply getting irritated? Maybe, it's from her clothing rubbing these areas? Does she sweat there? You can really get a rash anywhere with a food allergy, but those are not the most common places.

Take a photo of it, when it happens.
THEN show the Doctor.

When I was a child I sometimes got small red dots and my mom and grandmother called it a heat rash (I only got it in warm weather). They just put baby powder on it and said not to wear anything tight over it until it went away, usually only a day or 2.

It could probably be any number of things so I like the idea of taking a picture and showing the doctor.

Laundry detergent? My son is sensitive to some kinds or too much detergent. I do an extra rinse in the washer to make sure it's all out of the clothes.

My son gets the same kind of rash. Our doctor said that most of the mild, nonspecific rashes were generally due to a virus (my son shows no other signs of being sick when his shows up). I would do as the others said and try to get a picture and show it to her pedi or a dermatologist. Best of luck.

I'm thinking it is prickly heat or a form of heat rash from sweating or having her pants rub on her legs.

My son gets them some times on his stomach and they go away within a day or two.

If she isn't bothered by them and they go away fairly quickly -- I wouldn't worry.

M.

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