Posted by: Grandparent | 2004/11/02


Facial rash comes and goes.

Dear Sir,

My granddaughter is 22 months old, and quite recently she started displaying the following symptoms.

A red facial rash, and sometimes on her tummy, would appear, and then within an hour or so would dissipate. We are not sure whether this is an allergy or not. Her father is allergic to some fruits.

How can we ascertain whether this is in fact an allergy or not? Which doctor or specialist should we approach for advice?

We live in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Thank you for you kind attention

Yours faithfully

Leo Tanchum

Expert's Reply



You may discuss the problem with her paediatrican if it persists, but from what you describe I will not be too concerned if she is otherwise healthy and thriving.

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Posted by: dr anonymous | 2004/11/04

Are the rashes, tiny red dots all clumped together? Is it itchy?

If they come & go then it is probably allergic to some high protein or acidic food. It's called "URTICARIA".

Identify these foods and avoid until 6yrs. Thereafter she will have milder froms as uriticaria doesn't always get outgrown.

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