My Daughter Has a Bunch of Red Bumps...What Is It?

Updated on April 30, 2007
A.C. asks from Dayton, OH
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My 4 year old daughter has broke out in little red bumps all over her body, they started out under her arm and on her tummy and then the next day they were all over her back and tummy. i took her to the doctor and he said it was some kind of viral rash...he said it could be chicken pox but she has no symptoms...the itching is very minimum. But each day these bumps keep spreading, the only place I havent seen them is on her face...but they are everywhere else on her body even on her hands and feet and her privates. Any advice would be helpful.

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So What Happened?

well i took her too chilrens urgent care for a second opinion and the doctor there said it was an allergic reaction to if I just knew what it was. :)

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answers from Dayton on

What do the bumps look like? Are the bumps there all the time? My daughter used to break out in red bumps and I had no idea what they were. The doctor thought I was crazy, because every time I went to take her in they wouldn't be there. I later find out after taking pictures and showing them to the doctor that I wasn't crazy and it seemed to have been allergies and she was breaking out in hives. I hope this helps.




answers from Dayton on

Don't know if this is your case, but my son broke out like that when he was about a year old. I had to stop using washes and lotions that contained mineral oil or any petroleum products (stay away from things like petrolatum, isoparaffin etc). Try it for a few days and see if the bumps clear up.



answers from Dayton on

Dear A.,
Sometimes getting a second opinion can be helpful, if you are still concerned about the rash take your daughter to Children's I know it can be a wait at times, but if you take her to Urgent care instead of the Emergency department, that can be helpful, they are great down there. Your daughter could have the viral infection or could be allergic to something that can be anything.....I'm too a single mom of two, my daughter is 5 and my son will be three in a few weeks, it's stressful at times, but don't ever think that you can't second guess your pediatrition, i've had to several times.....good luck and let me know what the turn out is.....hope she get's better....also try soaking her in a lavender bath or an oatmeal bath, that could ease the itching.....i would prefer the oatmeal because if she is itching then she could have opened some bumps and the lavender could cause irratation.....oatmeal baths are usually suggested for chicken pox.....but it helps with itching symptoms of anything...good luck........



answers from Cincinnati on

Maybe hives. Benadryl will help with the itching and flushing. Has anything changed recently? New laundry soap, bath soap, something new shes eating or drinking, medication, even playing in new area could be a cleaner or something sprayed on the grass. Could be allergic to something causing her to have hives. Also some foods change their ingredients so could double check that, maybe a new ingredient. My son always has hives, so I'm constantly on the look out for triggers. I would call an allergist and maybe have her tested for allergies, food or environmental. People can not be allergic to something and then become allergic. Especially airborne, and with weather changes lately more allergens in air.



answers from Dayton on

Has she had Roseola? My daughter had it last year. She had a mild fever for several days and right when the fever went away she got red bumps everywhere. They didn't seem to bother her much, she wasn't really scratching them, but she looked terrible. They went away after a couple days. Hopefully your daughter's will clear up soon, whatever they are from!

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