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Hi, we have a 4 year old experiencing itchy areas

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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi, we have a 4 year old experiencing itchy areas above her lip and around her eyes. She has been on the beach in Florida for a couple of hours.
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh 3 hours later
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Hello and welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service,

Is there a visible rash, and can you describe it? Also, how severe is the itching?

It's possible, at that age, that she rubbed the areas with her fingers and irritated them with sand or salt water. It may also be a sensitivity to something in the soap from where you are staying, or in sunblock.

Please have her wash the face with a bar of fragrance-free, dye-free soap and XXXXXXX dry to remove whatever might be irritating the skin.

Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards


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