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Child having nausea, cough. Itchy rash on legs, palms. Swollen soles. What could this be?

Hello, my five year old daughter woke up yesterday feeling nauseous and with a cough . By lunchtime she had developed an itchy large blotchy rash all up her legs but nowhere else. This morning she has woken up saying it hurts to walk on her feet and she seems to have red swollen soles and some marks on her palms. Cough still present. Can you tell me what this may be please?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Your child seems to have Acute Urticaria of the skin which may be an allergic reaction due to any change in diet, or any exposure to pollen or plants and some times due to internal allergens like worm infestations.
Check for any new food or any exposure to pollen or to pet animals to look for thecauses fo this allergic reaction and if you findy any avoid exposing them.
Hurting while walking is due to rash with itchy sensation which may be percieved by the children as pain.
You can apply calamine lotion externally over skin in the rash areas and oral antihistamine like cetirizine or hydroxyzine can be given for 3 to 5 days depending on the rash in prescribed dose.
Consult your Pediatrician for the examination and to look in to the causes of allergy.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

It is very difficult to give a reason for the symptoms described by you without having a look at your daughter. I suggest that you consult your doctor but in the interim give her an antihistamine like citrizine and observe.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


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