Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned | 2009/11/11

Q.

Eczema

Good day

I have a 5 year old son who suffers from eczema and 2 days ago it flared up again and he has fine pimples all over his body and itches. It' s even on his penis and bum as well. I feel so sorry for him at night cos he can' t sleep cos he has to scratch.
I have put on epizome and gave him some deselex which only works for a while. Is there anything i can get from the chemist without a prescription?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This present rash does not sound like eczema. It may be an allergic rash called urticaria. Give your son a single dose of Allergex syrup at night for 3 nights and see if the rash disappears. If not it would be best to ask your doctor to see him.

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