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What causes recurring skin sores on palms and sole? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Sep-2014
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Doctor: lease proceed with your query.
User:My 8 year old daughter had hot sores on her palm and sole
Doctor:Can you describe the rash in detail?
User:We had consulted a skin doctor as per him these are acropustulosis
User:They have been recurring on palms for last few years
User:But now they are really acute
User:They start with small small protrusions which keep joining together to become larger protruding and are yellowish in color apparently Booz of pus
User:We had applied halovate f which use to heal these earlier
User:But now they have occurred on sole as well making it difficult for her to stand
User:Can u suggest any solution
Doctor:Halobate f is a potent steroidal medication
Doctor:Have you tried medicines that are used for acne?
Doctor:like sulfur lotion
User:What does that mean potent steroidal
Doctor:Potent means strong
Doctor:Steroids come in different potencies
Doctor:Halobate f is quite strong
User:So if that is also not working than how will normal ointments work
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:I was thinking on the lines of removing the top layer of skin so that pus drains out
User:We have tried few doctors they all start with fucidic and then move to halovate
User:Creating a puncture?
Doctor:Puncturing with a medicine
Doctor:You may check with your dermatologist about it - I am sure he will be able to try something
Doctor:Other oral immunosuppressants will be strong for her
Doctor:One thing that we can try in lifestyle is to give her water from RO system
Doctor:If works for some sllergy like conditions that require steroids
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Water from to system to be applied on hands and palm is it?
User:Ro system
Doctor:To drink and to wash
Doctor:Tulsi leaves in water can also be tried as home remedy
User:Any ointment for immediate relief?
Doctor:I cannot think of something stronger than halovate f
User:We hv been making her wash hands in water with kmno4
Doctor:Let me check for a stronger ointment
Doctor:Clobetasol is a very potent steroid - it is better to consult a doctor before applying this medicine
User:Doctor had alAo given clindamycin phosphate what does that do
Doctor:It is an antibiotic
Doctor:It is usually prescribed for acne
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Ok thanks for the advice
Doctor:Hope I could help a little
Doctor:Take care
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