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Rashes on face. Rough to touch, look like whiteheads, becomes red when exposed to sun. Solution?

My son has some rashes on his face below his sideburns,they r rough to touch,some look like whiteheads and generally they become red when exposed to sun,also he has got very tanned.Any solution ??he is 6 year old.I am using cetaPhil to wash his face everyday.These rashes have become more now after we moved to Singapore few months back.Can you please help.thankyou.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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From the description it seems he might be having these lesions due to sun allergy known as polymorphous light eruptions. To treat the same, you may apply a mild steroid cream like flutivate cream twice in a days over his lesions. Also he should avoid sun exposure as much as possible. If the lesions are very itchy, you may give him syrup cetirizine.

Hope that helps. Take care.

Answered: Thu, 28 Feb 2013
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