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Infant woke up with swollen ear lobe and bumps all over face. Allergic reaction?

My 14 day old baby woke up this morning with a lot of red bumps all over his face, his ear lobe is swollen on both sides. He has been crying non-stop and is very irritable; he is a very calm baby and usually does not cry much at all. I think this could be an allergic reaction , it is very much like the allergies I have myself. Is this a reason to bring him to the emergency? or what can I do to treat him at home?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Thanks for writing in.
from the history given above, it definitely looks like allergy.
You should apply first cetaphil lotion to your baby's body. If that is not available, apply at least moisturiser till you get medical help.
You need to consult pediatritian to get medicines prescribed like antihistaminic syrup like cetrizine or atarax.

Mean time try to find out cause for allergy as new soap or oil or cloth. Continue breast feeding and keep him hydrated.
I hope I have answered your query.
In case of doubt, revert back.
Best regards,
Dr. Neelam.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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