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2 year old having white spots on his arm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my 2 year old has white spots on his arm
Doctor :   hello
User :   HI
User :   MY 2 YEAR OLD HAS WHITE SPOTS ON HIS ARM, AND I AM REALLY WORRIED
Doctor :   since when ?
User :   I JUST NOTIECED THEM 2 DAYS AGO
Doctor :   have they grown ?
User :   NOT REALLY.... BECAUSE I JUST NOTICED THEM.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well there are few conditions that can cause such white spots in babies
Doctor :   are they just on his arm ?
User :   WE NOTICED ONE ON HIS FACE BY HIS EYE
Doctor :   these are the main reasons
Doctor :   lack of calcium
Doctor :   or maybe a fungal infection
Doctor :   and dry skin
Doctor :   or can be running in the family
User :   HE DRINKS ALOT OF MILK, AND DOESNT EAT MUCH
User :   ARE U STILL THERE
User :   HOW CAN I CURE IT?
Doctor :   does any one else in the family has such spots
User :   NO..
Doctor :   well usually its not a matter of concern as these spots go by them selves ....
User :   DOES IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH DRINKING LOTS OF MILK?
Doctor :   no drinking milk will not cause it
User :   SO WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Doctor :   the exact cause can only be found out by having a physical examination done, i can assure you that its not a serious condition
User :   OK... THATS A RELEF
User :   IS THERE A DISESE CAUSED BY DRINKING TOO MUCH MILK?
Doctor :   yes dont worry just take him to a pediatrician and on examination the cause will be found.
Doctor :   no there is no disease caused by drinking too much milk
Doctor :   it can only cause stomach upset thats all
User :   MY FAMILY DOCTOR TOLD ME NOT TO GIVE LOTS OF MILK.
Doctor :   everything should be given in moderation
Doctor :   thats true with EVERYTHING
User :   BUT HE DOESNT EAT ANYTHING ELSE..
Doctor :   at this age its all about experimenting with food
Doctor :   try many different things
User :   OK THANKYOU FOR YOUR TIME AND PATIENCE.
Doctor :   as far as the white spots are concern dont panic.. just take him to a pediatrician and your baby will be fine
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   THANKS AGAIN BYE.
Doctor :   bye
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