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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 24. No. 1, 2019

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2019;24:40-42

Case Report

Urticaria in Skin Care with Skin Cream Containing a Wheat Compound and Prompt Treatment at Home

K Taniguchi, Y Ichiyama, K Uemichi


Skin care is a basic treatment for children suffering from eczema. However, almost all individuals are not adequately aware of the pitfalls hidden in skin care. We herein report that a skin cream containing a wheat compound induced acute urticaria. An 8-year-old boy with no history of a wheat food allergy used a skin cream containing a wheat compound. Acute urticaria appeared on all parts applied with the skin cream immediately after application. The acute urticaria disappeared after treatment at home involving removal of the skin cream (taking a bath), an oral anti-histamine drug, and a steroid ointment. Skin creams that contain a wheat compound can induce acute urticaria. Prompt treatment, which can be performed at home, can prevent the allergic reaction from progressing. We should be aware of the pitfalls in skin care. We should also learn prompt treatments for unexpected allergic reactions as prehospital care.

Keyword : Skin cream; Urticaria; Wheat allergy

Abstract in Chinese


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