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Child having allergic rash with minimal itching. Rash present even after medication. How to remove it?

My granddaughter is 7 years old and has an allergic looking rash on both arms, cheeks and a little on her thighs. The itching is minimal, but partially due to the Benadryl I ve been giving her. She has a couple bug bites (look like misquito to me) on her upper thigh that she said she got last Friday or so. The rash started Sunday morning. I m giving her Benadryl oral and topical but it s still there. I will also say for about 2 weeks prior she has been carrying a mild fever , no energy. Also, She her mother and me & my husband just made a big move from NC to OH and she is now living with her mother only (which she has had me in her house since birth) and is missing her cousins a lot - maybe a little depressed.....
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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thanks for posting here,
your grand child may be having atopic dermatitis and insect bite reaction.
In my practice I prescribe emollients and a mild topical steroid like hydrocortisone cream. You can continue bendryl syp for a couple of weeks. Avoid harsh soaps.
Keep the house dust free.
Hope she will recover soon.
dr shilpa bhat
Answered: Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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