Mystery Rash on 15 Month Old

Updated on February 22, 2017
L.C. asks from Orange City, FL
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My daughter has had this rash on her for almost 3 weeks now. Doctor said it is hives, but it is just on one side of her body. The worst part is on the side of her abdomen. It spread to the underside of her arm and the top of her thigh. It does itch her, but nothing seems to help it. It stays a pink color, except when she gets hot or cries alot, then it turns bright red. I just didnt know that hives could last this long and I thought they sorta came and went. Hers have just stayed put. I dont see where I can add a picture to the question so i will try and put one up on my profile. TIA

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answers from Portland on

My son has had hives and as you say, they didn't last three weeks. They went away with Benadryl.

Eczema and contact dermatitis can be itchy. My kids have had both. They both get deeper red if irritated, in the bath, etc.

If it were me, I'd take her back in pronto. My kids were seen by dermatologists.

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answers from Atlanta on

Your daughter needs to be seen by a pediatric dermatologist.

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answers from Washington DC on


Welcome to mamapedia...

1. how old is your daughter?
2. what does the "rash" look like?

Sounds more like shingles than it does hives. Has your pediatrician done any sort of test on the rash - been able to pull any skin cells off the rash/hive to test it? Has he/she done ANY type of blood test to find out what is going on? Allergies, etc? If you don't know what it is, you don't know how to treat it.

Go to a pediatric dermatologist to find out if he/she can help your daughter.

Good luck.

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answers from Norfolk on

Sounds a bit more like a heat rash like where she sweats a lot.'
Have you tried some colloidal oatmeal in her bath water?
It's very soothing for the skin.
It might be time to take her to an dermatologist or allergist and see what they have to say.

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answers from Oklahoma City on

To put a photo on your profile you go to the top right side of this page where it says "My account". Then you can go through all your settings and stuff. There's a place to upload a photo for your profile.

Then we can see what you're talking about. But I agree with the others. The best thing to do is call your insurance company and ask them if you have to have a referral to a specialist or if you can just make an appointment and come in.

They might also have certain docs on their list that takes your insurance.

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answers from Los Angeles on

How many times have you had your daughter see the doctor for this? If you've had her seen by the doctor a few times already and the doctor is still saying hives, I would make an appointment with a dermatologist.



answers from San Francisco on

Do you have a phone, or can you borrow one? It makes more sense to just call the doctor and ask. If they are closed speak to the 24 hour nurse line.



answers from Portland on

This sounds like when my daughter was diagnosed with eczema. It started on her belly and then went to her diaper area and then up her back. At first her doctor thought it was fungal but anti-fungal cream didn't do anything. Turned out that she had several food allergies. Once she quit eating those foods, her skin cleared up. SHe had to have a skin-prick test done in her back to figure out what foods to avoid.

She eventually grew out to of her allergies but she still tends to have dry skin.



answers from Pittsburgh on

When my kids got rashes at that age, it was due to food intolerances. For my kids, dairy caused it, but other common food allergens that can cause rashes are nuts, eggs, and even some fruits like strawberries or pineapples. Have you introduced anything new into your child's diet? Hives will last a long time if you keep up the exposure - for example, if it's dairy allergy and you keep giving your child dairy every day, the hives are going to stick around.



answers from Indianapolis on

It sounds like eczema. I would get a 2nd opinion. Good luck!

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