This itchy, temporary rash is caused by histamine release from blood vessels in response to an allergic reaction. Cause/triggers can be new drugs, heat, sun, food allergy.
Symptoms are on examination pale weals on pink/red flare.
Treatment is an over the counter dose related antihistamine i.e. Chlorphenamine (Piriton) from age of one. If under one your child would need to see a GP/Independent Nurse Prescriber for a prescription. The rash will usually settle after a few days.
Cautions-If a drug allergy is suspected stop drug and refer to doctor.
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