Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:

what would cause a rash

Posted by Twyla G. Facebook

my 11 year old son has a cluster of red raised bumps on his chest, a few on his elbow and back. he is not feeling ill and is not running a fever. he said the rash on his chest is starting to itch a little, but not at all on his elbow and back...this has me very concerned.  thank you for your help
Answers (1)
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first
Just about anything can cause a rash. It could be from a food allergy, an allergic reaction to a plant or metal, clothing fabric, some skin condition, or something he may have touched outside that somehow also got on his chest. Rashes are really tricky to diagnose because of the different agents that can cause them. Your best bet would be to talk to a dermatoligist, and make sure the rash isn't from some sickness/infection and try to bring as many details surrounding it. For example when the rash developed, where it started/if it has spread, and any outside factors that you may have noticed (like playing in the grass at the park). Good luck!
NOTICE: The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on Wellsphere. If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Post an answer
Write a comment: