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Comment from: shakia, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 10

My child's armpit has little bumps under her arm. I thought it was ringworm, so I put antifungal cream on it, and hydrocortisone, and it still hasn't gone away.

Comment from: tonya, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: February 10

My two year old daughter woke up from her nap and began to start scratching her neck. I looked at it and it is red with little bumps in them.

Comment from: belinda crosby, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 25

My grandson has this real bad, itchy, red, blotchy rash all over his legs. He has had it for about a month. He has been to the hospital twice. The doctor said it looked viral and could take two weeks to go away, but never did.

Comment from: Heidi, 3-6 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

My 5 year old son has a rash under his arms, very small bumps and cold like symptoms. It is very itchy and when he baths or get hot it itches more.

Comment from: Bluto, 3-6 Female Published: May 11

The children were sick with cold-like symptoms. It seemed as though when they broke their fever that is when the rash appeared. One child, as soon as I gave him some Benadryl and uncovered him his went away for the most part. The other child was basically the same way except her rash has not gone away. The rash is pinkish red and is worse in the warmer parts of their body.

Comment from: Mommy of 1, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 11

My nine month old daughter started with one red bump on her right leg. Then I noticed two on her left arm, and now three on her neck.

Published: October 14

My three-year-old showed signs of developing a rash this am. She was scratching constantly on her back as the day progressed I could see a red raised rash forming and moving around to her abdomen and chest. Yesterday we went on a school trip and she was given a school shirt to wear onsite. On the school trip she was bitten by ants 5 times on her right ankle. She also received a flu vaccine about a week ago.

Comment from: Pip21, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 04

My two year old daughter woke up this morning with a rash on her chest. After a bath tonight it has raised and spread down her arm. I am not worried as she appears fine within herself.

Comment from: Mommy03, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 26

My son has bumps all over his sides and chest. They weren't red or itchy and he had no pain or sign of discomfort.

Comment from: Raymond Dewan, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 17

My son is one year old. He started with small abscess in his stomach and doctor treated him with anti-bacterial ointment. It didn't get better and later he diagnosed him as impetigo and put him under treatment. It also didn't work, so a week later he prescribed amoxicillin with not much progress. My son has lots of rashes all over his body and face and I am really worried.

Comment from: concerned mum, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 11

My 2 year old has a cluster of red raised bumps, a little bigger than pin head in size, on her one butt cheek. The cluster has few bumps scattered away from the dense area which seemed to have spread broader in 2 days. After the next day the bumps scar because I think she scratches it. Only complains it burns 'itches' at night after a bath.


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