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Posted by: Aron | 19/07/2019

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Do I really have to give antihistamines to my 3 year old?

Yesterday, she had an allergic reaction to something: large (about 10cm circumference), red and raised patches all over her body (thighs, arms, back). BUT they were not itchy, they didn't give discomfort of any sort, she took no notice of them and, most importantly, they disappeared in 7 hrs on their own. Since then, they have reappeared here and there, but these new patches don't look as bad and they also disappear in 2-3hrs. Everyone argues I should give her antihistamines. But do I have to? Is it not better to let the system sort itself out ? I'm very grateful for your advice! Thanks, Aron

EXPERT’S REPLY

Posted 07/08/2019

A
Its possible this could be a rash related to a virus and not an allergy. Unless the rash causes any discomfort or itching, it quite acceptable to not give medication and just let the rash settle spontaneously.
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