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my 1 yr old has had a problem with itching since she has been able to scratch there isnt a rash but she is constantly scatching what's the cause?

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Dr. William Moore
67 years experience Psychiatry
Eczema/allergy: The likely causes are eczema/dry skin, food allergies and contact dermatitis. With dry skin, frequent lubrication with moisturizers should help. Food allergies can manifest themselves in the skin as itchiness. Clothing, blankets, sheets, and other products can irritate the skin, caused by the material or the detergent. Elimination trials can solve this. Discuss with your doctor if unsure.
Answered on Dec 7, 2015
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Dr. Chethan Sarabu
9 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly allergies: If itching is in a localized area it could be a contact reaction causing a skin irritation known as dermatitis. If itching is all over her body then she may have developed allergies to something she eats or otherwise is ingesting if there are new foods or other substances you've introduced, stop them and reintroduce them one at a time. If it does not improve or worsen soon see your pediatrician.
Answered on Jan 23, 2012
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