Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kitty | 2010-06-29


Cow''s milk reaction?

Hi Professor,

I started my 1 year old on cow''s milk on Saturday. On Monday he had what I thought was flea bites on his lower back. It is a raised bump in a few places, that he scratched, so the area went red. I changed his bedding, but today I see a few on his cheek and behind his ear.

Can this be due to the change in milk?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



This rash does not sound like it is due to a milk allergy from your description.It is difficult to be sure about the cause of this rash without being able to see your son, but it may be due to a viral rash called molluscum contagiosum.Another possibility is that the rash is due to flea bites. Have a look at pictures of 'molluscum' on Google and see if you think your son may have this rash. If you are concerned take your son to see your paediatrician.

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