Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lem | 2011-01-17

Q.

recurring pimples

Hi,my 2year daughter keeps getting what starts out like a red pimple which is quite itchy as well. I consulted a pharmacist who recommeded a teaspoon allergex every night and a creamd for the itch.The pimples turn into open sores im guessing because of her scratching them. Once they dry up and I think that its all over, the red pimples pop up somewhere else on her body - help.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You do not mention where these pimples are on her body. If they are on her forearms, legs and the lower part of her back and tummy then this rash is probably an allergic reaction to insect bites.The rash is called 'papular urticaria' It is very itchy and a single bite from a sand flea or mosquito can cause all the pimples to appear.The best treatment is to apply calamine lotion to the bites and to give her an antihistamine that will not make her drowsy such as Allecet Syrup 2.5ml at night. She should not use Allergex because it will make her sleepy.Also give her Thiamine tablets [VitaminB1] 12.5mg [a quarter tablet] daily for 3 months [speak to your pharmacist]You can crush the quarter of a Thiamine tablet and give it to her on a spoon with some apple sauce.After 3 months the insects will not bite her as often as they do now.

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