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Child has red bumps on chest, back, limbs and buttocks. No itching. Allergy?

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Hi, my son 10yrs and daughter 6yrs both get red pus filled small red bumps all that cover only there chest and backs and a few on arms legs and butt. They don't itch but are sore like pimples.In about 3 to 7 days they start drying up and go away then reappear in a couple week or months. This has been going on since they where 1.
Is it some kind of allergy? The bumps are the only symptom.
Posted Sat, 8 Sep 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar 19 minutes later
I would be pleased to answer your question .

If they are getting recurrent pus filled sores / boils it would be important to rule out primary Immunodeficiency in them . Serum IgE levels should be asked for by the treating pediatrician to rule out immunodeficiency ( JOB's Syndrome) . Other causes of immunodeficiency should also be ruled out .

This is not an allergy and will need to be investigated by getting a blood work up done .

till you XXXXXXX the Dermatologist or the Pediatrician you should apply Neosporin cream on the boils wherever they occur.
You can apply those twice a day for a period of 10 days.
It would be important to see the Pediatric Dermatologist as early as possible .
Thanks and Take care
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