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Red rash with white margin on arms, legs and face.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 5, 2011
  • 01:35 AM

My son has a red rash on his face, down the fronts or his legs, and upper side of his arms, on the tops of his feet, and the top of his hands but not on his torso.

He had one day of being a bit tired and miserable before the spots appeared. The rash is red and rough feeling with each spot having a white margin of skin around it (as if there is not as much blood flowing there or something). The rash is itchy but not painful.

A day after the rash first appeared he developed a cough and now also has a runny nose. He has not had a fever, a slight increase in temperature but nothing dramatic, his appetite is normal, he is not overly lethargic.

Today is day 5 and there has been no change in the rash, it has not started to clear nor has it got any worse.

We took him to the Dr's the day the rash appeared and the Dr said it was an allergic reaction, most likely to something he had eaten. But he hasn't eaten any new foods and we have been very careful with what he has been eating the last few days. We haven't introduced any new furnishing, shampoos, detergents etc into the home in the last few weeks.

I also don't think an allergic reaction to something he had eaten would be persisting 5 days later with no improvement and also causing a cough and runny nose.

Any ideas on what he has?

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