Childhood Diseases

Posted by: rr | 2011-04-21



My little girl age 2 years 4 months has been strungling with a runny nose for months now. I''ve started making notes and her nose is probably clear for one week out of 4 weeks. She stays at home.
She also has something like cradle cap - terribly and it itches which wakes her up at night.
And then 2 weeks ago she started getting a rash on different parts of her body which looked terribly sore and red and itched. But it dissappears as fast as it comes. I showed it to the pharmacists and she said it is allergy related.
Should I take her for blood tests?
WE have dogs for the past 8 months and I''m wondering whether it could be them?
Also how accurate is the blood tests. I''ve heard that is it not when they are so small.
I''m not sure what to do

Expert's Reply



Your daughter does appear to have a nasal allergy problem as well as possible eczema. She should certainly be seen by a doctor preferably by a paediatric allergist and she should be tested for allergies. The tests are very accurate and it does not matter if your daughter is only 2 years old as these tests can be done in very young babies.

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