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    Default Red patches on face

    What could cause my DS to suddenly get red patches on his face?

    Nothing has changed, diet is the same, and it's been like this since Tuesday buy today (this arvo in particular) it's got a lot worse.

    He keeps rubbing his face and neck, he swipes the back of his arms along his brows and cheeks and then does the same on his neck.

    We are in Sydney and DH says there is a lot of pollen but it seems to be worse in the arvos and not sure why it hasn't affected him ever before if it's pollen.

    He's 3.

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    Washing powder (on clothes or bed linen?)
    Dust?
    Dry air?
    Teeth?

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    I bought aldi washing powder but DH said the last box was also aldi... So surely it would have happened with the last box?

    Don't think it's dust unless air outside is dustier?

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    Food allergy? If he gets wheezy take him to see gp or ED straight away??

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    Also not teeth, he has all teeth and air seems ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsPRSH View Post
    Food allergy? If he gets wheezy take him to see gp or ED straight away??
    This.
    Just keep and eye on it to see if it gets worse.
    My daughter use to LOVE eggs. She never had any allergies to them.
    We started noticing little rashes that wouldn't go away, egg is in everything so we didn't notice the rash after any particular food, we thought it might have been a bit of eczema.
    After about a week of these come and go rashes she was handling some eggs and went into anaphylactic shock.
    She didn't even eat them! Just touching cracked eggs set her off, even though 4 days before she had eaten eggs for breakfast.
    It was straight to the hospital and allergy tests showed she had a full blown allergy to eggs. She has to have her epi pen on her at all times she is now that sensitive.
    They said her body might have been able to somewhat tolerate eggs for some time, then as each little reaction happens the next one gets worse and worse until the body just can't handle it.
    The allergy can sort of build up.

    Just thought I would share so you can keep a closer eye on the rash.
    I know you said you haven't changed his diet, but keep in mind that doesn't always rule out an allergy.

    Has it been hot though?
    It could be a heat rash coming on, have you changed shampoo or conditioner, sun cream?
    You could always keep a diary and just write down everything he comes into contact with during the day and write down when the rash is at it's worst.
    I would still recommend getting it checked by a GP if it doesn't let up though.
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    Oh and I added a picture of my daughters rash when her allergy first fired up.
    This is what it was looking like when it all first started.
    It was only small, but as days passed it got bigger and started going towards other body parts.

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    Poor little man
    I would go get it checked out by a GP, especially because the rash is close to the lips too.
    Do you have any children's antihistamine on you?
    Some other signs to look out for with an allergy is things like sore tummy, changes in breathing (slower or breathing faster, wheezing, tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing), swelling around the face, cough, dizziness, anxiety, nausea or vomiting, nasal congestion.

    When my daughter has a sever allergic reaction she gets a rash and increased saliva, not drooling, but her lips get quite wet and she is constantly swallowing, she also goes hyper, she can't sit still or focus, then the swelling usually starts and it then effects her breathing.
    Some people have the opposite though get very tired and sluggish.
    So just keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary.

    If he shows any other signs with the rash I would go to A&E.

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    Is it just on his face?

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    Looks painful almost like burn,


 

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