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Urticaria + other symptoms

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rednellie Fri 07-Jun-13 15:50:56

My DD(3) developed a skin rash when we moved house which was diagnosed as urticaria by the GP. It's come and gone and come and gone. Mostly gone when we've gone on visits to Wales (we live in London). I'd like to get to the bottom of what's going on. Tbh, now it doesn't look like urticaria, it's more just very rough skin and lots of dryness round her eyes and scalp. The roughest bits are on her flanks. One theory is that it is the hardness of the water that is the culprit as it clears when we're in Wales.

Also, she's had gunky eyes, weird things on her lips and has been complaining about tummy aches.

It's one of those things it doesn't seem worth going back to the GP over as they're all quite small things, but at the same time I know she's just not right.

For full disclosure, her baby brother has a severe dairy/soya/egg allergy which means we've got a referral for DD to the allergy clinic, but we've tried her on an exclusion diet and it didn't seem to make a difference, however it is harder to be accurate as she's 3 and wilful (smile) and has had the odd bit of dairy during the exclusion period.

I know you can't get a diagnosis over the net, but any fresh ideas are helpful!

mikkii Fri 07-Jun-13 21:55:07

I can't help with diagnosis, but also living in London have you tried softening the bath water with oats?

In case you don't know how, put a handful into a muslin or a pop sock and tie up, put under the tap as you run the bath, give it a good squeeze to release the white liquid.

freefrommum Sat 08-Jun-13 00:32:40

I would suggest having her tested for coeliac disease as her symptoms are quite similar to my DD before she was diagnosed. It's a simple blood test that can be done in the GP surgery. It's worth doing if only to rule it out.

rednellie Sat 08-Jun-13 18:06:27

Thanks both! We're thinking about getting a softer put on the water supply and interesting about coeliac disease. Will pursue that.

rednellie Sat 08-Jun-13 18:06:51

Thanks both! We're thinking about getting a softer put on the water supply and interesting about coeliac disease. Will pursue that.

OHforDUCKScake Mon 10-Jun-13 17:59:31

My sons urticaria leaves his skin like sand paper. So just because it has gone dry, really doesnt mean that it isnt urticaria.

He had it around his eyes too. Everywhere really.

He was ingesting an allergen at the time, it also gave him terrible stomach ache. With green mucousy acidic smelling poohs.

I hope you get to the bottom of it, good luck.

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