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Rash that disappears in a matter of minutes, then reappears elsewhere.
CanCol posted:
My 3 year old daughter is getting rashes that appear out of nowhere and then disappear minutes later. This started yesterday afternoon.

The rash appears as a red area with little raised bumps that kind of look like bug bites. It has showed up of her trunk, wrists, inside of elbow, feet, and legs. Sometimes she says it itches, but most of the time the rashes don't seem to bother her. She has no fever or other symptoms.

We have changed soaps, etc, but she did start attending a daycare last week on Monday.

Any ideas what this could be? Should I take her to the doctor or just give it time? Should I treat with Benadryl, if so what dose (she is 25 lbs)?
Susan Evans, MD responded:
Dear CanCol,

Because the "rash" seems to disappear shortly after it appears, I do not think you need to treat her with Benadryl at this time.

Keep an eye on the rash and ask at Daycare if anyone else is suffering from any type of rash.

If this continues, especially if the rash lasts longer than a few moments, you might want to have your pediatrician evaluate your daughter.


Dr. Evans
midwestmomof2 responded:
My son has a been experiencing a similar thing -he is also 3 years old. The rash/welts just come and go very quickly. His Ped said "odd" and then blew me off. Did anything ever come of it? Thanks.

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