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Red rash on both cheeks. Should I seek treatment?

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My daughter who is seven years old has come out with a red rash on both of her cheeks. It is hot to touch. We have been to visit friends who have a sheep farm, and she apparently cuddled a lamb who she thought was unwell. Do I leave it alone or should I seek treatment. She said It is not bothering her, it just looks awful... Thanks Emma xxx
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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hi..Thanks for your query.
From what you describe ,there can be two possibilities:
1) Infection : is the area is warm ,tender and red ,there is a possibility of an infection in the cheeks.Treatment would include antibiotics ,warm compresses and anti inflammatory medication.
2)Allergic rash : Due to contact with external allergen or air borne allergens ,she might be having an allergic dermatitis.Treatment includes mild topical steroids and anti- histaminics.

I would suggest you to visit your dermatologist for an appropriate management.
Hope this is helpful..Best wishes!
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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