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My 15 month daughter got a red rash about 2 weeks ago. It started on the inside of her left arm. They were 2 clusters about quarter sized near the fold of her arm but not in the fold and a penny sized cluster on the left side of her trunk and it looked like a heat rash and as the days went by the cluster got bigger and bigger so I took her to her doctor and he said it looked like some sort of irritation and prescribed her triamcinolone and said it should go away within a week. It cleared at the point of origin but now its every where else on her left arm and more on her belly and has started appearing on her right arm and legs. But now its not so much like a rash but bumps and some are red and some are not and some big and some smaller. They dont bother her, no fever, no pus, no white heads, no blisters. I did take her back to the doctor about 2 days ago and he has no idea what it is but said since it doesnt bother her or cause fevers, or has blisters, white heads or pus he says its not bad or will cause serious scaring. Her doctor doesnt seem to worry about it but I am worried since its spreading more. I took pictures but some aren't very clear. But there is one i got of one big one that is pretty clear. Please help  
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From the symptoms the possibility of molluscum needs to be ruled out. Molluscum contagiosum is a common, benign, self limiting viral infection of the skin. It generally affects children and presents as multiple, small, dome-shaped papules, often with a central depression or plug. Treatment includes physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage.

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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Thank you so much. i will be sure to take my daughter back into the doctors asap. i will keep you posted.
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My son is 10  and he woke up this morning with a quarter size red rash, that looks like a really bad burn , with little bubbles of fluid around the edges of the circle on his top side of his arm on his wrist. He said at first it was a little itchy. But now, he says it doesn't hurt, doesn't itch, and  there is tighten of the skin around the rash. The Circle rash looks like he's been burn with a quarter that had been laid out  in the sun for a very long time.  The  rash is tight, red , and has hard blisters around the edge that looks like it won't pop.  I thought he may have been bitten by some kind of bug or spider while he was sleeping. The rash is only in one spot and he has not ever had these kind of rashes before and I'm very concerned.  I thought I might wait it out for a few days before we see a doctor.  I cleaned  the rash with some hydrogen peroxide and gave him the ice pack to put on his arm.  He said it doesn't sting... Please help.. Concerned Parent
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