Itchy rash for 2+ months. It’s on back, stomach, arms, armpits, legs…scabies?

My 2.5 year old son has had a worsening itchy rash for 2+ months. It’s on his back, stomach, arms, armpits, legs. Pretty much everywhere except his face, soles of his feet and palms of his hands. One dr said heat rash and the other is now treating him for scabies and it hasn’t improved yet with that treatment (going on 48hours) and has new ones since then. No one else in our house has any kind of rash so I don’t think it’s scabies. Any other ideas on what it may be or what could be causing it. I have changed laundry soap, stopped using dryer sheets, washed everything I can think of, no lotions etc. could food allergy cause this? HELP

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Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

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scabies wont present in this way for sure and it isn’t skin infection either. Only thing that comes to my mind is some kind of allergy. Allergy may be to anything in his surrounding,or food. If you have tried changing soap,clothes etc, try and do some changes in his food. The allergen needs to be found out. consult a dermatologist.
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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Hi and welcome to question doctors.com This looks like being scabies but Treatment can get rid of the mites, eliminate symptoms such as itch, and treat an infection that has developed. For the first few days to a week, the rash and itch can worsen during treatment. Within 4 weeks, your sTreatment can get rid of the mites, eliminate symptoms such as itch, and treat an infection that has developed. For the first few days to a week, the rash and itch can worsen during treatment. Within 4 weeks, your baby’s skin should heal. If his skin has not healed… Read more »
shw12
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shw12

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NOT SCABIES DEFINITELY. IT MAY BE HEAT RELATED OR ALLERGY TO SOMETHING. FOOD ALLERGIES ARE RARE BUT CAN OCCUR,MORE SO IF ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY HAS IT. A DERMATOLOGIST CAN HELP YOU BETTER IN EXACT DIAGNOSIS OF THE RASH. ANY INFECTIVE RASH WON’T LAST FOR MORE THAN 15 DAYS.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
his body isnt tolerating something he has been eating. just try and figure out if you have made any diet changes for him recently. avoid giving him spicy or oily food. vitamin E supplements and local nourishing moisturisers will give a soothing effect

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