How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 32699
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
18722459
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

My daughter as a red itchy rash appear all over one side of

Customer Question

My daughter as a red itchy rash appear all over one side of her face and half od the other side. The rash is angry lloking and appeared from nowhere, I am concerned. She is nearly 12 years of age.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Hi. Could you post a photo on this page?

If not, can you further describe the rash--is it just completly red or more of a small dot like rash?

Any problems with her breathing or swallowing?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Hi - No problems breathing or swallowing its a small dot like rash I will try and get a pic. Concerned Loopus?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
I'll be here until you can post the photo Jason--that would really be extremely helpful
Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Take your time Jason
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks - now sent

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

Got it--thanks. A few more questions please.

Has she ever had anything like this before?

Has she been vaccinated agains measles and chickenpox?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Never anything at all like this before. Yes had all vaccinations against measles and chickenpox.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

And there isn't anything like this anywhere else on her body?

Any fever?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No nothing else and no fever.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

OK. First off this isn't lupus

It looks like either measles or chickenpox and even with vaccinations that can still happen.

One other possibility would be multiple canker sores as in cold sores.

The best thing to do would be to have her doctor take a look at this and get some blood tests

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Ok thank you very much for your help, one more thing, is it possible that it is chickenpox or measles when its only on her face and nowhere else? She has had mild chickenpox three times before. Thanks again, much appreciated.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.

It would be unusual for the rash to be only on her face but maybe in a bit more time it will appear elsewehre Jason. One other possibility, since she's had chickenpox in the past, would be shingles

Let me know how it goes.