Re: My 5 year old son has a rash....due to caterpillars we think
I have seen some pretty severe allergic reactions to the caterpillars that turn into monarch butterflies. I'm not sure if it the caterpillar itself or lots of pollen caught in all the little hairs being dragged across the skin. Allergic reactions usually itch and look more like hives- red circles with a small pale bump in middle. I would caution him not to play with them, and if the rash persists, get it checked. Some Benadryl gel on the rash may help it clear up faster. It is OTC and topical.