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Why is my son getting itchy rashes all over his body?

Q: My four year old son is suffering from skin infection for the last two months. He develops rashes all over his body. We gave him Avil, Cetrizin and even de-wormed him but in vain. Finally we switched over to homeopathy but still no improvement. The itchy rashes develop on all parts of his body. The rashes erupt after every 48-50 hours and we have to give him Incidal/Cetrizine to control it otherwise he becomes restless. What could be the cause and please suggest names of allergy institutes/hospitals in Hyderabad/Secunderbad as we stay close to Hyderabad?

A:From your description it appears that your child has Atopic dermatitis or in lay man terms Infantile allergy. This usually stays till 1-2 years of age and gradually settles. Till then you should see a skin specialist and give minimum possible medicines to keep him comfortable. You may contact Nilofer hospital at Hyderabad.

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