Undiagnosed Skin Rash with No Fever

by Tricia

I have a two year old daughter that has now had a skin rash since before Christmas time. I did bring her to see the doctor almost one month ago and the doctor said that the best treatment for the rash would to be oral prednisone steroid medication for a period of ten days. He suggested this treatment because the skin rash was difficult to diagnose and was something that he was not familiar with and never encountered. He did suggest that it could possibly be a form of eczema. Therefore, we tried the prednisone treatment with no positive results in terms of treating the skin rash.

We have also tried a number of home remedies in order to try and combat my daughter’s undiagnosed skin rash. These home remedies consisted of the use of expensive skin lotions or coating the affected skin areas with Vaseline and then wrapping these skin areas with Saran Wrap. These techniques and other home remedies we have tried did not cure the skin rash problem and therefore I would really appreciate the help of any visitors to this website on solving this skin rash problem.

In terms of other symptoms, there has been no fever at all since day one. However, we all did suffer from a stomach bug in the house and my daughter is currently getting over a pink eye infection. I am not thinking that these health conditions could be related to her rash but you never know. I also have two older children that are four and seven years old and they have no similar rash symptoms and so this leads me to believe that the rash is not contagious and cannot be spread from one child to another. My daughter was previously diagnosed with ITP or Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura after receiving her MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) and VARICELLA vaccines and thankfully is in full recovery from that. I am not sure of any connection between the vaccines and ITP and this skin rash, but I guess it is possible.

I have had two doctors trying to diagnose this skin rash problem with limited success. One doctor is brilliant but soon to be retired and the other a newer doctor that is current with all the newer medical problems and treatments. However, I still need help in solving this skin problem.


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