Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Charlene | 2011/01/13


3 year old - itchy rash

Hi Doc,

My 3 year old gets these red rashes on her body, i took her to the gp who said that it is eczema and prescribed advantan fatty ointment and sbr repair cream for her dry skin, but i have been using the advantan for a while now and she still gates flare up''s on her right hand between her knuckles. I do not want to use the cortisone for too long as i heard it thins the skin. Also, i started her on brain child multivitamin and omega 3 burstlets about 2 weeks ago and, could this also contribute to the flare up''s? My gp said its not necessary to see a dermatologist cause he will just prescribe the same thing she did, please would you let me know what doctor i can take her too as the itchiness is really bothering her. Oh, she is also on Allecet syrup 5ml daily.

Thank you so much.

Expert's Reply



What is needed is a definite diagnosis of your little girl's skin rash. She has been given and has used a very strong cortisone ointment [Advantan Fatty ointment] and also she is on an antihistamine syrup [Allecet] with no improvement in her skin rash.Eczema usually responds very well to this kind of treatment as well as using a moisturiser such as SBR Repair. Also it is unusual for children to have eczema on her hands, it can occur but it is rare.It would really be in your daughter's best interests to take her to be seen by a dermatologist.

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Posted by: sar | 2011/01/13

hi there
i have been in a similar situation with my daughter 3 advantan didnt work, we did however find ellocon ointment mixed with epimax worked wonders just for a 2days till it clears then no cortisone, only plain epimax, and only on flair ups use ellocon, where abt are you, as they is a good Paediatrician allergy specialist in westville hospital that helped us if you need the info. i know what you going thru

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