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Posted by: Pumkin | 2004/10/19

Q.

Allergies?????

My one year old has recently had a "break-out of pimples on her body. As soon as old ones disappear new ones appear. Is she too young to have an allergy test done? Our family is prone too allergies i.e. hayfever, asthma, grass, dust, etc.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

She is not too young to have allergy tests done, but what you descibe sounds like papular urticaria, which is a common "allergic type" response to an insect bite. In the absence of any other symptoms my advice would be to observe its clinical course at home. You may get something for the itchiness, and only see you doctor if the lesions persist or deteriorate e.g. become infected.

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