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Sudden rash in 17 months old DD - what could it be?

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Idefixx Tue 16-Sep-08 18:44:09

My DD seems to be covered in red blotches on her belly and side and top of her thighs. She also has a cold, but apart from runny nose and rash seems fine (no fever, eating, her usual chatty self). What could it be? Any thoughts welcome!

stickyj Tue 16-Sep-08 18:56:47

Have you done the glass test?Could just be a viral rash.

Idefixx Tue 16-Sep-08 18:57:30

Yes, done that. I have pulled the skin and they seem to fade, so that seems to be okay.

Idefixx Tue 16-Sep-08 21:32:34

Right. Just got back from the walk-in centre and it looks like she has a chest infection and the rash is nothing to worry about. She was given antibiotics, a zinc lotion and calpol. Also been told to not go out for the next 48 hours. Hopefully this is all gone soon!

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