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Having skin irritation problem and getting pimple like red dots on body. Causes? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 06-Sep-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:good evening
Doctor:please proceed with your query
User:for the last 3 days, I've skin irritation problem, is like getting pimple like red dots over on body and keep getting irritation and when scratch with hand its getting bigger
User:and the same issue happening for my wife and my 2.5 old son
User:this could be the water problem ?
Doctor:it seems like an infection
Doctor:it seems more like infestation of the linen and bed sheets with insects
Doctor:Please give all your bed spreads and pillow covers for laundry
Doctor:and get them cleaned thoroughly
Doctor:Apply calamine lotion over the affected areas
Doctor:Do not touch each other often
User:is there any specific on calamine lotion ?
User:can i use the same for my son too ?
Doctor:same for all three of you
Doctor:Please make sure that your home and the surrounding is hygienic
Doctor:Also, look for scabies like symptoms like itching in between finger webs
Doctor:scalp itching
Doctor:itching between toes
User:so no need to worry much
Doctor:hygiene is of prime importance here
User:after applying how long will take remove those red dots ?
Doctor:one week
User:how ofter can apply ?
User:once in a day - night
Doctor:every 2 hours
User:with that i can proceed i guess
User:i thought of looking the doctor in direct --- since the problem is for all 3 of us
Doctor:wait for 3 days and watch
Doctor:if it is not subsiding you could see a dermatologist
User:ok doctor
User:thank you
Doctor:thank you too
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:bye for now
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