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What do itchy lumps on head of a child indicate? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Nov-2014
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User:Hi Dr
User:Thanks a lot for making some time Dr
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:I need a urgent help
User:My son is 5 year old and suddenly I saw small small lumps on his head and he is having itching in it
Doctor:Ok, How big is the bump ?
User:I also saw some hard patch kind of thing on his back and stomach as well
User:looks to me around 2 cm radius circle
User:even his forehead has 3-4 lumps
Doctor:What colour is the patch ?
User:its colouless..its like He bumped his head against the wall and soon developed a lump
User:behind ear, its slightly rad in colour
Doctor:Since when have you been noticing them ?
User:its almost 2 hours now
Doctor:Ok, It could be due to some allergy specially related to food material
Doctor:Give him a dose of antihistaminic medication, that will take care
User:morning I notiched some on his thighs and thought its urticaria
User:is it a serious condition Dr?
Doctor:yes, it could be urticaria itself
Doctor:Need not worry. Its not serious
Doctor:Its for sure an allergic reaction
User:that's the big relief Dr
Doctor:and will wane of once the allergen is removed
User:I have Citrigen 5 mg at this point of it antihistaminic ?
Doctor:Yes it is
User:can I give 1 dose of it now?
Doctor:If its 5mg per 5 ml then give him 2 ml now and repeat 2 ml after 6 hours.
User:I have tablets
User:so can I give 1/2 tablet?
Doctor:yes, then give him a half tablet
Doctor:the next half after 6 to 8 hours
User:Sure Dr
Doctor:baby may feel drously due to the medication
Doctor:need not worry there
Doctor:Drowsy *
User:sure Dr
User:thanks a lot Dr for your valuable gave a big relief
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to know about ?
User:no Dr...I'll give him a dose as directed and consult you again in case needed
Doctor:take care
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Wish you good health
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Bye Dr
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