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    Unhappy HELP!!Skin Rash and Lesions on a 3 year old!!!!

    everyone,
    My friend has a little girl that is almost 3. She developed a rash about a month ago that lasted 1-2weeks. The rash looked like lots of little bites all over her skin and was very itchy. They took her to the doc (not their usual one) and he said he had no idea. So they tried some of her food as she seems to be allergic to a few different types of food. Anyway after a week or 2 it cleared up with the help of some excema cream.



    Now a month later it has flared up again and is about a hundred times worse. First time it was mainly her legs, feet and belly. This time its her whole body. They have taken her to the docs again (this time their regular doc) and he has no idea either. He thinks possible allergic reaction to something but its just sooo horrible I was hoping someone might know something. It looks like a heat rash underneath or look red, inflamed goose bumps all over and then on top of that it looks like insect bites that she has scratched at and they have become lesions. Some of them look a little pussie too. They have 6 kids and not one of them has anything like it even her sister that sleeps in the same room has not a bite on her.

    So if anyone has any idea PLEASE Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    P.S: I have also posted in the medical conditions but thought I might get more advice over here as maybe more ppl look at this forum.

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    I have no idea but i would get a second opinion. The doc should of at least sent her off to a specialist because he didn't know what it is. It could be a food allergy or also a plant/grass allergy.

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    Sorry I'm not able to help you but maybe if it is that bad and they are having no luck with the Dr's see if she can get checked out at the hospital at least that is a step in the right direction into getting the right help they need.

    They should do allergy testing on her to work out what is causing it.

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    perhaps she could go to an allergist and get tested properly, as they have lots of experience with all different kinds of allergies.

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    Yes I can help!!!!!!!!!!!! DD who is 7 had something very similar last week. It scared me to death and first Dr had no idea. Went to my normal dr after who said "school sores". I have researched on web and it is also known as Impetigo. Not the prettiest thing At ALL but it is highly contagious and very easily spread in young kids. My mum said it was common when she was little. The Dr said it looks a whole lot worse than it is.
    have a look on net at either of the above names, and see if it looks similar. The way it is spread is if they have a sore or scratch on their skin and then they scratch, it becomes infected. there's something we all have on our skin, but with kids dirty nails and scratches etc, it gets infected more easily with them. It's harmless too. xoxox

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    Hi I use this website as a guide when I find a rash on DD google askdrsears
    I find it really useful. I would be taking her to the hospital though. Your dr does not seem to be really helpful in finding a problem, if he doesnt know he should refer her to someone who would know. Anyway I know it's not that easy to tell a dr what you want, I seem to come away sometimes (from an unkown dr, first avail) fuming that they did nothing.

    Hope everything goes well, keep us updated.

    Love

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    And just q uickly, they start as blisters (DD's started sooo quickly and spread sooo quickly I just thought it was exzma to start) they go crusty after a while, and DD needed antibiotics but after being on them for 24 hours they are no longer contagious. They were awful to look at and so itchy, and I just didn't know what was going on. They were on the back of her leg. They're common on limbs and face, but basically anywhere there's a sore, exzma etc to start which the kids scratch. Hope this is what it is, only because it's easy to treat and get rid of. xoxo

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    My nephews extemities are covered in ilcers... I guess thats the best way to describe them, he has so many on his legs but only from knees down & from elbows down to his hands, nowhere else!!!
    He has been to so many specialist & tried so much at this stage the only that is helping are bandages that are soaked in a zinc & wrapped over them....
    So I hope they arent these coz its' been 2 months without a real answer, he is still seeing Dr's & surgeons etc!!!

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    Hi,
    There is an article in the magazine Practical Parenting March Issue about a skin condition molluscum contagiosum. That also sounds similar to your daughters condition. At the Victorian government has a website at betterhealthchannel with lots of of these types of conditions. You might want to read up about them.

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    Laura, my first thought when you said they were pussy is that it was impetigo too. My eldest son was allergic to mosquito bites when he was little. Whenever he got bitten he would then itch them so bad that they would turn into impetigo. So maybe what starts out as an alergic reaction once scrathed gets infected and turns into impetigo.....

    Just a thought anyway. I'm surprised that the Dr hasn't done any testing on her yet.

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    Just wanted to Thank everyone for their replies. My friend is a little stressed with her daughters condition at the moment. I have had a look at some of the photos on google of that Impetigo but it doesn't really look like that. Or maybe it hasn't got that bad. But I was thinking if its contagious her other kids should have got it by now as she has had it for a couple of weeks. Will keep researching and let you know. Might try and get a piccy too and post it on here in the next couple of days so you can all get a better idea of what its like. Thanks so much for all your answers. Might tell my friend to take her daughter to a skin specialist or an allergist too. Will be back later to check again. CHEERS!!!

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    Good Luck, as with my nephew it hasnt spread to anyone else in the family....

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