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What causes skin rash and runny nose in a child?

My 3 year old son had a basic allergen profile blood test. It showed low allergy to milk and undetermined allergy to egg whites and wheat. Doc will not refer him to an allergist for further testing. He just wants us to try an elimination diet for a few weeks. His only symptoms that we noticed are a rash (keratosis pilaris) and a runny nose. The allergen profile only tests for a few things. Should we insist on seeing an allergist?
Tue, 6 Jun 2017
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Hello,

If symptoms of allergy like a rash or runny nose improve after eliminating egg or milk, then probably you don't need to go for further testing. More than food other allergens like pollens, dust, mites, artificial flavors in candies, chocolates, juices, etcetera, can cause allergy. If symptoms are not improving, you need to go to an immunologist. In the meantime, you may have antihistaminic medicine for symptom relief.


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

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Dr. Khan Shoeb Mohammad Sher Mohammad
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What causes skin rash and runny nose in a child?

Hello, If symptoms of allergy like a rash or runny nose improve after eliminating egg or milk, then probably you don t need to go for further testing. More than food other allergens like pollens, dust, mites, artificial flavors in candies, chocolates, juices, etcetera, can cause allergy. If symptoms are not improving, you need to go to an immunologist. In the meantime, you may have antihistaminic medicine for symptom relief. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Khan Shoeb Mohammad Sher Mohammad