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Question
Posted by: | 2019/10/07

Q.

8 year old grandson has broken out in rash,

Wears SPF50 sunscreen and sun shirt while on beach and  in water.  He said it doesn't hurt and not really itch. He has EOE and uses an oral steroid delivered in a syrupy mix to coat his esophagus once a day. red blotchy, a few verty small welts in spots. 

Expert's Reply

A.

Allergy expert
- 2019/10/25

Children can develop heat rashes and Polymorphic Light Eruption (PLE) at the beginning of summer with first sun exposure. This is unlikely to be associated with the Eosinophilic Oesophagitis (EOE), which may be a delayed food hypersensitivity causing swelling of the gullet and difficulty swallowing. But the oral steroid syrup may help the body rash as well as the EOE.

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