My 3yr old daughter developed a itchy blotchy red rash on her hands along with a few little raised red bumps. Then where her arms bends she developed a bumpy red rash. Then 2 days ago she seems to have the blotchy red rash on her feet. I have taken her to the doctor and they said it is not hand foot and mouth. They think it's eczema. However, the entire family seems to have this sore hand symptom with some bumps but not the redness or blotchy areas.
It could be eczema, sweat dermatitis, allergic reactions or eczema.
You need to wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites.
Apply calamine lotion at the site of the lesions and see if it helps. You could take some oral antihistamine medications like cetrizine or loratadine. You need to maintain a good personal hygiene .
Anti-itch drugs, often antihistamine, may reduce the itch during a flare up of eczema, and the reduced scratching in turn reduces damage and irritation to the skin.
For mild-moderate eczema a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone or desonide), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).
Eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Moisturizing is one of the most important self-care treatments for sufferers of eczema. Keeping the affected area moistened can promote skin healing and relief of symptoms.
Let us know if you need any further information.
It would be advisable to consult a skin specialist for the symptoms and a proper clinical examination to rule out scabies or insect bites.
Let us know if you need any other information and post us on how she is doing.
Thank you so much for your help. We are sort of wondering if it is hives. She has been eating alot of chocolate lately due to the holiday candy. We put it all away about 3days ago and have been giving her antihistamine. To me it looks as though it is getting better. The doctors did give me an eczema lotion for her hands. I haven't let her use any soaps out in the public restrooms or the paper towels. I have been just rinsing her hands with water and not letting her touch anything. I have been using purel hand sanitizer instead. Do you think that is okay? My 9yr old son's finger tips break out and the skin peels away when he washes his hands and uses those brown paper towels at the school. So I was just trying to avoid anything that could be irritating her. She has no fever and acts totally normal unless her hands itch. I do think she is getting better and will keep in touch to let you know how she is. Thank you again.
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