Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Raey | 2010-09-23



Good Day

About 2 years ago my then 2 year old daughter got bitten by a flea on practically her whole body. She blistered up at every bite and these have now left marks on her whole body.
She was prescribed Thiamine here so that when she got bitten, it would only be 2/3.
She does not blister as much now if she does get bitten, but the marks of 2 years are still there and her body looks so bad. I have been using tissue oil but with no success.
Is there anything I can use for her skin to get rid of the marks perhaps?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



This skin condition is known as papular urticaria and is an allergic reaction to flea bites. The marks left by the rash can persist for a very long time, even years but will fade eventually.Continue to give her the Thiamine 25mg [half a 50mg tablet or a quarter tablet of the 100mg strength] daily for 3 months a year. You can crush the tablet and sprinkle it onto her food. Also continue to use the tissue oil or Bio-Oil on the marks.

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Posted by: Raey | 2010-09-24

Thank you very much for the advice. will do so.

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