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Toddler with sensitive blotchy skin, scratching over her body, makes it red. Cause?

My 18 month old toddler has sudden sensitive blotchy skin. If she rubs her face softly against my pants for example she has a big red blotch on her face and within 5 minutes it disappears. This is happening all over her body. If she scratches her belly she gets a massive welt then 5 minutes it is gone. This has just suddenly occurred and has been going on for about a week now. Confused why her skin is suddenly so super sensitive.
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care Magic

I think of Allergic dermatitis in kids presenting with such symptoms

Does he have any other forms of allergy ............ like allergic rhinitis etc

Is there any family history of allergies

normally pediatricians prescribe antihistaminics in such cases

try to find out the substance causing allergy and avoid it.......... difficult in most cases......... may be a new soap or oil you started using etc

You may contact me with further details on the following URL...........

In such scenario the questions are directly forwarded to me .............. and I can answer your queries regarding your kid online regularly.

Hope this helps.
Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Samik Basu's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Your child is suffering from urticaria/hives.
This is a special type of allergic reaction.
Give her antiallergic drops, lactocalamine lotion for a few days.
Deworm her after she recovers.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Wed, 27 Feb 2013
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