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My 20 month old is scratching her back and stomach. It looks like she has small red bumps that go away, but she sometimes leaves scratch marks on her?

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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fabric or irritant

She is having something that is irritating and inflaming her skin.
Could be fabrics and detergent, or grass and pollen if she's been outside. Cool compresses, vaseline, and baking soda/ aveeno (oatmeal) baths are very soothing. Hydrocortisone cream can help with the itching also. If it doesn't resolve discuss it with your doctor.

In brief: Fabric or irritant

She is having something that is irritating and inflaming her skin.
Could be fabrics and detergent, or grass and pollen if she's been outside. Cool compresses, vaseline, and baking soda/ aveeno (oatmeal) baths are very soothing. Hydrocortisone cream can help with the itching also. If it doesn't resolve discuss it with your doctor.
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology

In brief: Keep nails short

Keeping her nails short can help prevent the scratches, but that doesn't take care of what's causing her red bumps.
Those could be insect bites, or hives, or molluscum contagiosum, or viral infection, etc.

In brief: Keep nails short

Keeping her nails short can help prevent the scratches, but that doesn't take care of what's causing her red bumps.
Those could be insect bites, or hives, or molluscum contagiosum, or viral infection, etc.
Dr. Tara Passow
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