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Need help with puzzling rash

Hi, 2 weeks ago today we had a damaged drain field replaced on our property (never knew it existed till 8 months ago) Our 3 year old daughter got away from us when we were outside and ran for the dirt/sand in our yard from the ground being turned from the machinery (live on an Island and the dirt is all sand) and laid/rolled in the dirt

The following morning she woke with a prickly rash on the her right side of her torso, later that day she had a rash on her right forearm.  We thought the rash on her arm was poison ivy and treated it with cortisone cream.  The rash on her was not itchy nor red just small raised prickly bumps that looked like heat rash but it was not all that hot out.  Well over the next week her rash started to spread over her whole arm into her arm pit, the crease of her arm diaper area.  We took her to the doctors and they gave her Claritin (which she has been on for 3 months), Azithromycin and Prednisone but the rash kept spreading across her back down her legs and started getting red, really itchy, and sore.  The itching didn't start until about 8-9 days after if first appeared not to mention that she also had diarrhea along with it.  We took her back to the doctors on Thursday and they started her on Keflex and Benadryl cream.  Now the rash in some places is taking on a purplish look and she now has the rash on her left palm of her hand which is really itchy but she cries when she scratches it saying it really hurts.

We are at a complete loss here with her and don't know what to do, currently we are using Baby Aveeno Lotion along with Benedryl cream, Keflex 4 times a day, Claritin, prednisone is done.  Any sudgestions from anyone would really help we are desperate for her to feel better.  The doctor is re-checking her on Tuesday and will start her on anti-fungal cream if its still there.  Has anyone ever gone through this or have any ideas that we might be able to bring up to the Doctor that they could check her for??

Thank you for taking the time to read this.


Also on her doctors visit they checked her ears and throat no reddness.
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I forgot to mention the rash on her hands look like blisters but I'm not sure if they really are or not and she is starting to get a few bumps around her mouth now.
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The bumps on her are getting really scaly looking with what looks like some blisters.  I put the pictures of her rash (very hard to get a good picture) in my profile.
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Hello,
From the symptoms the possibility of lichen planus needs to be ruled out. Lichen planus is an inflammatory disease that affects the skin and the oral mucosa, and presents itself in the form of papules(flat spots) or rashes. It is an itchy papular eruption characterized by its violaceous color. Treatment is available only on prescription and consists mainly of steroids, retinoids, hydroquinone and phototherapy.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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