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My Six Month Old Baby Is Having Rashes On His

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Posted on Tue, 16 Aug 2022
Question: My six month old baby is having rashes on his face and hands.
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Answered by Dr. Arun (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Could be allergic or viral

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us. At this age rash is usually viral or allergic .
It would be better if you can send some pictures to see and help you exactly .
I usually suggest any calamine lotion on such rash . Avoid cosmetics and powder .
Let me know after sending pictures
Regards
Dr Arun
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Arun (2 hours later)
Thank you for your response.
Please see the attached pic as requested. It is increasing on his both hands, legs and face.

Please help.
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Answered by Dr. Arun (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Looks like handfoot mouth disease or viral rash

Detailed Answer:
I have seen the picture .
Nowadays we see more of this kind of viral rash due to coxackie virus , called hand foot mouth disease. It is very common , nothing new .
But it has no medicines or vaccines .
No need to worry . It will increase for a few days and settle in a week .
No treatment is usually required .
Use calamine lotion and feed him frequently.
Avoid other kids to come near him for a week .
It will fully recover , usual diet , regular bathing can be done
Dr Arun
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My Six Month Old Baby Is Having Rashes On His

Brief Answer: Could be allergic or viral Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. At this age rash is usually viral or allergic . It would be better if you can send some pictures to see and help you exactly . I usually suggest any calamine lotion on such rash . Avoid cosmetics and powder . Let me know after sending pictures Regards Dr Arun