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Child has red patches, cough. Symptoms of serious problem?

My 6 month old baby boy has been having red patches which seem to move about his body, coming and going sometimes as quickly as 10-15 minutes, sometimes taking half a day or more to disappear. I don t know if they itch , I don t see him scratching often, but do see scratch marks sometimes if his nails get too long. He also has an infrequent but persistent cough- maybe an average of 5-8 times a day. Wondering if either or both of these are symptoms of a more serious problem that needs to be addressed.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.
The boy most likely has urticarial rashes on body (also known as hives, nettle rash, or weals) .
Common causes include allergy to foods/medicines, insect bites & infections.
Very often no cause can be found.
Can try giving syp atarax in appropriate doses & if no relief in 48 hrs consult the doctor.
Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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