Face rash on baby might occur caused by several skin conditions such as angioedema. What is angioedema? Angioedema or also known as Quincke’s edema is a condition which spotted on the deep layers of skin such as dermis, subcutaneous tissue, mucosa and a submucosal tissue where there is a rapid edema occurs. Angioedema is highly associated with urticarial or hives, the different is hives occurs in the upper dermis or outer layer of the skin.
Face rash on baby caused by angioedema might look like deep swelling around the eyes and lips. Angioedema is also found on genitals area, hands and feet. The skin condition due to angioedema may last longer than hives do, however you might find the swelling disappears in less than 24 hours. Not only baby but also people at any age can develop this kind of skin condition.
Since numerous of people with angioedema will likely develop urticaria, the face rash on baby due to angioedema is often identified as raised, red and itchy rash. There are several causes of angioedema such as allergic angioedema. This kind of angioedema occurs as baby develops allergic reaction. The allergen might be foods such as peanuts and this rash sometimes appears along with anaphylaxis.
The second cause is idiopathic angioedema. The exact cause of idiopathic angioedema is hardly known. However certain aspects such as stress or infection may cause the symptoms to occur. Drug-induced angioedema is the next cause of angioedema to occur as baby get through certain medication and get a side effect that cause swelling. Although it is rarely found, but heredity angioedema is the last types of angioedema. The skin condition causing swelling to occur is caused by “broken” genes that are inherited by baby from his parents. The chance of heredity angioedema is 1 in 10,000 and 1 in 50,000 people worldwide.