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What causes red itchy spots on the back and neck in a 3 year old?

My 3 year old started scratching his head frequently so i checked for lice and eggs. I found none. Small red itchy bumps began to appear on his neck and spread to his back. I thought it might be an allergic reaction but i have used nothing new. What is this?
Fri, 26 Jun 2020
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Hi,

It may be lichen urticatus most probably.Consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment.

I would recommend you to apply mild steroid cream combined with antibiotic. And give her a course of oral steroid in tapering dose. Also give antihistaminics like hydroxyzine HCL 10mg daily at night.

Hope this helps.

Dr.Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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What causes red itchy spots on the back and neck in a 3 year old?

Hi, It may be lichen urticatus most probably.Consult the dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment. I would recommend you to apply mild steroid cream combined with antibiotic. And give her a course of oral steroid in tapering dose. Also give antihistaminics like hydroxyzine HCL 10mg daily at night. Hope this helps. Dr.Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist