Hi. I'm hoping someone can help me with this rash my DD has. She's almost 3.
The rash started about a month ago. It began on her left torso only. It is very small reddish spots, almost invisible to the eye--you can feel it more than see it. Since she had no fever, no itching and no other symptoms, and since the rash didn't look like anything Dr. Sear's website said was a big problem, I decided to wait and see what happened.
When the rash began to spread to her left arm and thigh, I started using an OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream. We tried that for about a week and it didn't help.
We then saw the ped, who agreed with me that the rash looked like contact dermatitis, but who was also at a loss as to why the rash was only affecting her on the left. The ped gave us a stronger hydrocortisone cream to use for a week, with instructions that if the cream didn't do the trick, she'd refer us to a dermatologist.
Well, the cream helped. The rash was no longer spreading and seemed to be slowly fading. We're still using the cream from the ped.
But tonight I've found the rash appears to be spreading again, this time to the right side of her torso and her right arm. Still no fever, no itching, no symptoms of anything going on, just the rash. Oh, and the rash seems to be worse when she gets really hot, though it doesn't respond like prickly heat.
I've racked my brain to think if we've changed anything in her environment that she might be allergic to, but I'm at a loss.
We will be calling the ped as soon as her office opens to get a referral to the dermatologist, but I thought with the wealth of experience here, someone might have an idea of what's going on. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!