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My son has developed a rash on his hand. First, it was on

My son has developed a rash on his hand. First, it was on his wrist and it looked like mosquito bites. Within days, it had spread and started bubbling. We are travelling and have been camping put we had been in San Antonio Texas for three days when the rash started. Having travel insurance, I took him to a clinic where he saw a nurse practitioner who diagnosed him with scabies. We got a treatment, did everything recommended but after 3 days post treatment, the blisters still were spreading and getting worse. I asked for a second consultation. They send me to a hospital here where he saw another nurse practitioner. He diagnosed impetigo, prescribed antibiotics, steroids, silver sulfadiazine cream and sent us on our merry way. He was upfront with stating he was not sure it was impetigo but was sure it wasn't scabies. When asked if it could be poison oak or poison ivy he stated, "interesting question! It could, it could! But if that's it, it will run its course," he said. No testing of any sort was done. 36 hours after start of antibiotics, the rash is not looking like it's improving, still getting worse, some blisters appearing on the other hand. To note, my son would absolutely not take the steroid. It tastes really bad and made him gag to the point of vomiting. He has been taking benadryl. Also, 7 other people in the household where we are staying, none showing any signs. Now my insurance company does not want to pay for a third consultation for the same issue and I'm wondering if this looks like impetigo to other doctors. Does this look like urgent care is needed? I am set to be back in Canada only next Saturday.

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Should a 9 month old taking zyrtec in a.m. also be given benadryl

Should a 9 month old taking zyrtec in a.m. also be given benadryl at bedtime? He has cold symptoms.

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Dr. A. Clark

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My 10 year old daughter woke up yesterday with a rash from

My 10 year old daughter woke up yesterday with a rash from chin to cheeks. I gave her benedryl (two doses) and a shower. Only thing I can think of is she touched something that irritated her face or she ate irritated face with eating too much spaghetti sauces. What could be cause and should I be concerned? Or should I be treating her with a topical cream? And when do you take to dr? It's not spreading.

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Dr. A. Clark

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My 13 year old daughter developed a rash about 3 weeks ago-

My 13 year old daughter developed a rash about 3 weeks ago- our first guess was possibly poison ivy- we treated with Benadryl and calamine lotion- it has gotten progressively worse- started on her upper thighs and now spreading up around her bottom area- intense itching. Please help!

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Dr. Su S.

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I have a 25 month old that has a very strange rash that has

I have a 25 month old that has a very strange rash that has appeared now for over a week. It is only on his butt as well as a spot on his outer thigh and lower buttocks area. It first appeared with a few red spots that darkened and went away. Now it is spreading but it is no longer red it appears in raised patches of flesh color no distinct bumps or borders. The interesting thing is that in a day or two they scab over to little tiny cuts and he has not scratched it. Though it does itch at times, it doesn't seem to be a major symptom. I have tried the anti fungal over the counter creme, Destin, Butt paste, Triple paste, corn starch, A and D ointment.

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beandoctor

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i took my son on tuesday to the emergency from they told me

i took my son on tuesday to the emergency from they told me he got scabies and give permethrin cream but i think is not working his arm looks like a big burn and now he got like a rush all over his body i don't know what to do

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Dr. Ficus, MD

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Hi! I have a question. My 3 year old daughter has a reoccurring

Hi! I have a question. My 3 year old daughter has a reoccurring bumpy rash on her left lower arm (below the elbow). Now it is spreading up to her shoulder. We first noticed it ten days ago, and treated it with cream. Now it is getting worse. Any suggestions? :)

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Posion Ivy, if the dog got into it and shared with someone

Posion Ivy, if the dog got into it and shared with someone in household, can baby get this too and how can I prevent her from getting it. Do I understand that it can stay on clothing or surfaces too?

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Dr. Ficus, MD

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My sons ear lobes are itching and its in the same spot on

My son's ear lobes are itching and it's in the same spot on both ears. There is no redness or inflammation at all, but he says the itching is constant. We can't figure out how to fix this!

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Dr. Ficus, MD

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