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    Default Help identifying rash on 3yo child

    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.

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    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?

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    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).

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    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.

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    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?


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