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Is this nettle rash (urticaria)?

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colditz Thu 21-Apr-05 20:14:40

And if so can I give my just turned 2 year old any more piriton? He had 2.5ml at 3 pm today.

The rash is red, very slightly raised, tiny tiny pinpricky spots, and doesn't seem to be bothering him much. I think he has hay fever anyway, that's why I gave him the piriton. he is still snotty, and he had a similar rash this time last year which the nurse put down to nettle rash.

gingernut Thu 21-Apr-05 20:33:08

It doesn't sound like urticaria to me but I'm no expert. Urticaria tends to present as spots with lighter centres surrounded by a red, raised area (this is called a wheal). There are lots of images here .

It's also, IME, very itchy.

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