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Getting small boils in feet and arms. Very itchy and has blood or puss. Underlying cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jul-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2009
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User:Hello doctor.
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I have a question regarding my daughter's skin issue.
User:She has started getting small boils in her feet and arms.
User:It is also itchy for her and when she does that there is small amount of blood or pus due to itching.
User:The boils are spreading and the older ones are getting dry and turning into black spots or small marks.
User:It is not subsiding.
User:We visited a pediatrician for this two weeks ago and thinking if we have to visit a skin specialist or is there any suggestion from you..
User:The marks are like small sponts, for example mosquito bites
Doctor:It is better to take the opinion of a dermatologist
Doctor:She seems to be having a bacterial infection or bacterial over load
Doctor:But it is hard to conclude without direct examination
Doctor:Avoid taking excess of antibiotics without dermatologist opinion
Doctor:It may be eczema too
User:Thank you for your advice.
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
Doctor:Take care
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