Rash,Age 11 and Younger - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your child's condition by being prepared to answer
the following questions:
- What is the history of the rash, including:
- When did the rash start?
did the rash start?
- Has the rash spread?
- Has the rash
- Has anything made the rash better or worse?
- Has your child had this rash before? If yes:
- What were the circumstances?
did he or she last have it?
- How was it treated?
long did it last?
- What other symptoms has your child had? Symptoms
may include itching, burning, stinging, tingling, numbness, pain, tenderness to
the touch, fever, cold symptoms, or diarrhea.
- Has your child been
exposed to a contagious illness, such as measles, rubella, mumps, or
- Have you recently used a new food, medicine, or
product, such as soaps, detergents, shampoos, lotions, fabrics, new toys, or
- Has your child been exposed to poisonous plants. such
as poison ivy, oak, or sumac?
- Has your child had other health
problems during the past 3 months?
- Has your child recently traveled
to a rural area or to another country?
- Does anyone in your
immediate family have a skin disorder or an allergy?
- What home
treatment measures have you tried? Did they help?
nonprescription medicines have your tried? Did they help?
- Does your
child have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 19, 2010
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