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What causes red splotches on the face with swelling on forehead in an infant?

I have an 18 month old that has a swollen, red forehead that comes and goes. She has very sensitive skin with excema. She seemed to begin having red splotches on her face a couple of days ago off and on as well. We bathe her with Dove soap. She has been around dogs this weekend for the first time so I am wondering if maybe it is just allergies. We have been giving her Benadryl as suggested by a pharmacist. Any other suggestions?
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Dermatologic conditions are difficult to say much about without seeing them. AND, a discoloration that lasts briefly without anything being there when it is gone is hard to be: infection, growth, bug bite, significant immunological reaction.

We are left with mild circulatory or mild inflammatory conditions that are not going to be diagnosed or treated.

Allergies, as such, last longer and it would have to be either all over or due to something pressed to the skin Only in the area of the reaction. Neither is likely.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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