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My daughter who is 16 has been getting red flare ups on both

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Hi my daughter who is 16 has been getting red flare ups on both her lower legs and feet. No pain or itch. It comes and goes. Not blotchy, just covered in red. Do you know what this could be?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi--can you describe the red spots please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its not spots. The entire area from halfway up the calves to the top of the feet, around the ankles, get bright red. Comes and goes. No pain or itch affiliated. We thought heat brought it on, but not the case. They flared up indoors a few days ago
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK--and how long does it last when it hits her?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it changes, sometimes 30 min, sometimes longer.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We noticed it the first time a little over a month ago. Thought it would just stop, but she has it come and go at least once a day.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK. This sounds like a allergic reaction even if the temperature makes no difference. Nothing too serious but to see what exactly is causing it she would need to see an allergist for allergy testing

For now Benedryl or daily Claritin should take care of it

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
an allergist, not a dermatologist? Could it be from a new soap? She just started the pill, but I am quite sure the first flare up began before she took her first one.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Doesn't need a dermatologist although a dermatologist could also do the allergy testing.

It could be from new soaps, new detergents, etc. but it wouldn't be from the pill

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay. So we just need to find the source of the allergy. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Exactly

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