My 6 year old daughter ?
My daughter keeps coming up in rashes on her face but most recently its coming up on other parts of her body and this has been going on for the last 4 years so before covid, been doctors and they say its a viral infection, surely a viral infection cant last for over 4 years?
Can any 1 help or advise what we can do as she is only 6 years old
- Pat WoodenLv 71 month ago
If you haven't already done so, it's time for her to see a Dermatologist--they specialize in skin conditions. If you already saw one, it's time for a second opinion from another Dermatologist. Don't let the doctors brush you off.
- Obi Wan KnievelLv 71 month ago
Nobody here can actually help you, but maybe I can help you get some real help.
Which 'doctors' did you take your daughter to? You didn't say, and that matters. Lemmy explain a little...
If you took your kid to the emergency room at whatever hospital, the first thing the doctors there will do is figure out how to get you & her the hell out of there. They either want to send you upstairs to admitting, or they want to (maybe first offer a quick fix first) send you home. That sounds cold and harsh, but they're waiting for a real emergency to come in. A recurring skin rash is not an emergency.
Even your general practitioner might not be too concerned. If the skin rash is the only symptom, and if it's been happening for months or years, they'll give you a topical cream or maybe a generic antihistamine and tell you to see how that works. Again, a skin rash is rarely a fatal condition, so they don't really give a damn. To you this is important, but to them it's a minor annoyance that's hardly worth their time.
What you need to do is demand that your daughter be referred to a specialist. Specialists exist because regular doctors don't know everything, in fact most of them are guessing 90% of the time. Start with a skin specialist (dermatologist), and if that doesn't help ask for a referral to an allergist. And just so you know, you may have to plant your feet and get slightly rude when voicing your requests.
- ?Lv 71 month ago
Oh yes they can. Here is a link for you: https://www.cdc.gov/ncezid/dhcpp/chronic_viral/ind...
- Anonymous1 month ago
This is the last place you should ask a question like that. It’s a medical matter that needs professional help.
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- LafawnduhLv 51 month ago
Allergies most likely