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Red pimple like bites and big red inflamed patches. What is this

Hi my 5 year old and I began staying at my parents house two days ago. My daughter first had a bug bite that appeared to be a mosquito bite on her ankle. Large, red, and inflamed. No white circle or anything. Now, she has little tiny red bumps that look like small pimples. It's not itching her but this developed as soon as we came here. My mom has three cats, two dogs (who look unhealthy), also she doesn't keep up with the house at all.. It's dirty. She hasn't been outside in the evening.. PLEASE does anyone have ideas as to what this may be??!?!?

She first had the large red bump (didn't have white circle in middle so I don't think its a mosquito) for the 1st day and now she's formed the tiny pimple like bumps

please help or direct me to a website for information THANK YOU!
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replied June 29th, 2014
I would try giving her an antihistamine and see if that helps. Telfast/Fexofanidine. Should be a children's syrup in the pharmacy. Does she have a runny nose/watery eyes? It's odd that the bumps aren't itching although the rash sounds like what I get with my dust allergy.

Is it worse after showering? The water could be different as it varies from area to area or different soaps.
Are the small pimple like bumps on ankle as well or appearing on other areas?
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replied June 29th, 2014
I'm not sure if my post showed up before but I have a question..Is the pimple-like rash only on the ankle as well or appearing on other areas of the body?

Because it could be a contact dermatitis of some sort. If it's appearing everywhere it actually sounds like the rash I get with my dust allergy (except mine is itchy..).
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