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Small child, redness on cheeks, forearms, hands, nasal discharge. Due to eczema or allergies?

My 2 year old has had red cheeks for 2 days and his forearms from elbow to his wrist are red. Also the top of his hands. He has had a clear runny nose for weeks now. I m suspicious he either has eczema or allergies.....I don t think it s more serious, but want to check it out....he often gets red cheeks so what concerned me was really the redness on his arms and top of hands.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
This is probably a rash that develops during a viral insult like running nose.
He might develop fever too...
Give him an antiallergic syrup for few days along with some calamine lotion at the affected areas.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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