Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Catherine | 2009-09-15

Q.

Allergies?

My 2 yr old has a bumpy rash on his ankle &  up his one leg, and a few on his tummy. It seems to be a bit itchy, and last night he was crying a lot with his feet being pink &  puffy underneath. His hands also seem to itch a bit, as he' s constantly rubbing them and wanting me to kiss them better. Could it be allergy related, and what is my next step?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is difficult to be sure about your little son's rash without being able to see him. He may have a skin condition called scabies which is caused by a tiny mite which burrows into the skin.This condition is very catchy. It is easily treated. Please see your doctor.

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