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Child diagnosed with molluscum and eczema. Can a dog cause this?

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My 8 year old granddaughter has what has been diagnosed as molluscum and eczema. The condition is quite severe particularly across her stomach and chest. They have had a new dog for about three weeks and these conditions have come on only since the dog. Could they be related?
Posted Wed, 25 Apr 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Rohit Batra 6 hours later
Thanks for your query.
Molluscum is a contagious viral disease which is transmitted from one person or animal to another.
Eczema occurs as a result of dryness or irritation to the skin.
Irritation to dogs and cats might result in eczema in children. The cause of eczema is unknown but people have an increase in the symptoms after coming into contact with rough or coarse materials, feeling too hot or too cold, exposure to certain household products like soap or detergent, or coming into contact with animal dander may cause an outbreak.


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