The child came out of her bath complaining of itching. I applied some moisturising cream, the one I have been using for quite a while. She continued to complain and was clearly very unfomfortable. And right in front of my eyes she started developing these huge red blotches on her arms, legs and soon on her face as well. It was painful for her to even wear her shoes. I swooped her in my arms and rushed to the closest General Practitioner.
He said it was an allergic reaction to something. Maybe the soap or the cream.
The rash subsided in an hour or so. She was fine all day.
The next day she developed few red blotches, not itchy, not unconfortable. They subsided soon enough.
The next day, as i stood on the platform waiting for the train to baroda she broke out into the same darned blotches of red, coupled with itching. ( again within an hour of waking up in the morning). I almost did not board the train. But the rash cleared up very soon.
And the next day, in Baroda, again within an hour of waking up the rashes surfaced. Intensely. This time her hand was swollen and patchy. Subsided in an hour.
The next day, as i stood waiting for the train to get back to Bombay, again within an hour of waking up in the morning. The rash was back. I gave her the anti allergy syrup. She was fine in an hour.
This morning, until she went to school there was nothing.
WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? Its clearly an allergic reaction, but to what. There is nothing new in either her diet or the soap etc that she uses. She begins the day by drinking a glass of milk- but she has had that since she was seven months old and began drinking from the cup.