My Daughter is 16 months old I Just Noticed this rash Like subject on Her Lower Back Leg. It's reddish and flat Feels A Little Bumpy and it kinda bothered Her to scratch it. And she has also been having watery diarrhea and not very much of a appetite. Please help me , thank you

Dear Lauren,

The single red mark can be anything from one due to pressure, due to contact with an object which her skin may have been allergic to, a fungal infection, or an inflammation. It will need to be seen by a doctor. If it itches a lot, you may apply Caladryl­® lotion to it or/and give her loratadine syrup for it. For the poor appetite, you would need to reduce her dependence on a feeding bottle and give her 4-5 small, healthy-option meals with a lot of variety. For the watery diarrhoea, just give her plenty of fluids with salt and sugar added to it (such as Peditral®) to prevent dehydration. This is most likely due to a virus.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Taher


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Indian Academy of Pediatrics, life member. Mumbai Branch of the I.A.P., life member. Genetics Chapter of the I.A.P.

Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Toxicology Abstracts.

M.D., M.R.C.P.C.H. (U.K.), Ph. D. (U.S.A.) D.C.H.

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Gold Medallist in D.C.H., April, 1985
Highest aggregate marks in University of Mumbai, for M.D. ( Pediatrics ), October 1986.
Passed out with distinction from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K. in 2015.

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1. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (K.E.M. Hospital) 2. Private consulting practice. Worked as the Asst. Paediatrician and DNB Teacher at Masina Hospital. Also visiting Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. 3. Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Specialist Paediatrician. 4. Now with the NHS, UK as a Specialist Paediatric Registrar at Blackpool, Lancashire, UK.

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