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Can a four and a half year old suddenly have Eczema?

(11 Posts)
Katkoo Sat 30-Apr-16 08:54:33

Over night my daughter has three patches of red sore skin. Under armpit, base of side of neck and just above her groin to one side.

RandomMess Sat 30-Apr-16 08:56:29

Yes they can although it could be something else.

dementedpixie Sat 30-Apr-16 08:58:21

Has she had chicken pox in the past? Could be childhood shingles (ds had them at age 3 and was misdiagnosed at first as having eczema)

sleepwhenidie Sat 30-Apr-16 08:58:37


dementedpixie Sat 30-Apr-16 08:59:09

And shingles is localised to one side of the body too. Do you have any pictures?

FromMyHeadTomatoes Sat 30-Apr-16 08:59:58

Yes they can. I had eczema at around the same age on and off for a couple of years and then never had it since.

Katkoo Sat 30-Apr-16 09:01:42

She is asleep at the moment. Two patches on one side and third on the other. She had very mild chickenpox about a year ago. No family history of eczema or allergies

Katkoo Sat 30-Apr-16 10:10:26

Now noticed a red rash up the back of her legs - done glass test and okay

anklemcankle Sat 30-Apr-16 22:27:47

Yes I developed excemA for the first time this year at 32!

Coldtoeswarmheart Sun 01-May-16 20:52:02


But.... DD has eczema and had what I thought was a new patch under one arm, GP said it was most likely fungal and now she has a course of Daktarin cream to clear it. So I would probably suggest a GP review if you can get one, to be sure.

elvislives2012 Sun 01-May-16 21:03:03

Anything changed? Could be contact dermatitis?

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