Childhood Diseases

Posted by: zim$ | 2011-06-22


swelling,itchiness& stomachache

Good day Doc,

Im very worried of my 3 year old son he develops an itching & swelling rash then when he straches his body it turns into wounds.I have consulted a GP more than 5 times because of this problem and i was told he has allergy but i am not sure what it is that he is allergic on.He also has a problem of stomach bug , this started last year and he has had it more than 3 times this year which would make him vomit ,have a loose stool and complaining of a stomachache.
Please help.

Expert's Reply



You have given a good description of your son's symptoms. There are three main possibilities:firstly a condition called hereditary angioedema, the second possibility is chronic urticaria and the third one is celiac disease. It is essential to take your son to see a paediatrician. Please write these possibilities down and ask the paediatrician whether it is possible that your son has one of these conditions.

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