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1 year old having rashes on arms. Could it be food related?

My one year old daughter has these rashes on her arms , looks like a little sunburn but she hasn t really been exposed in the sun , this happened since I came home back from tj baja California , could it have been any type of food she ate , the rash doesn t seem to bother her , but it looks red at times , seems like someone grabbed her arm tight , , any idea what this might be , she s had it for about 5 days now
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Welcome to HCM.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.

Based on the information provided by you i think it might be contact dermatitis.

Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance.

Treatment includes washing with lots of water to remove any traces of the irritant that may remain on the skin. You should avoid further exposure to known irritants or allergens. Emollients or moisturizers help keep the skin moist, and also help skin repair itself. They protect the skin from becoming inflamed again. Over the counter topical antihistamine medication can also be used.

I advice you to follow the approach mentioned above and if symptom persists / severity increases i advice you to see dermatologist.

Hope I have provided the information you needed.
Wish you good health. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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