View Full Version : Help identifying rash on 3yo child

06-27-2015, 10:15 PM
Can anyone help me to identify this rash on my 3 year old? It is located only on the lower legs, arms and face (and some on back of neck). It has been with him for about 1 week now. Thanks.




06-28-2015, 04:11 AM
Welcome Jeremy to dermatalk. So does it itch? does it blanch when pressed? Fever? Abdominal pain? Is it on both cheeks? Has he been to farm or something?

06-29-2015, 02:33 PM
Hello! He has itched a little, but it does not seem like it is itching him all the time.

I tried the blanch test this morning, from what I can tell, it DOES NOT blanch away completly, maybe it fades a little, but the redness does not disappear completly.

No fever. No abdominal pain

Yes, both cheeks.

Yes, we have been to a "breakfast on the farm" event recently (before the rash appeared).

06-29-2015, 04:58 PM
Hi Jeremy! Welcome to DermaTalk . Your condition seems like urticarial vasculitis to me a severe form of allergic reaction. Consulting a dermatologist and starting of immediate antihistamines with topical and systemic steroids may be helpful.

06-29-2015, 05:57 PM
Thank you for the quick response. If you see the comment above, Dr deepak asked about being on a farm. Could that have anything to do with it? What would have caused it?