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Child has water, pus-filled bumps on legs, itchy.

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MY DAUGTHER 4YEARS OLD. HAS WATERY PUSS FILL BUMPS ON HER LEGS. AND IT ITCHY AND IF SHE SCRATCHES IT, IT BURST AND LEAVES LIKE A LIL WHOLE IN HER SKIN
Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rohit Batra 2 hours later
Dear XXXXXXX,

Thanks for your query.

I was able to view the picture and I can tell you that the lesion showed in the picture seems to be a bacterial impetigo. The lesions erupt as pus filled blisters and burst to form a crust.

Another likely diagnosis is an infected molluscum contagiosum.

The picture sent by you is not a high resolution picture and hence it is difficult to come to a conclusive diagnosis. So I encourage you to visit a competent dermatologist to confirm the possibility.

An oral antibiotic course is required in both. Your dermatologist can prescribe it to your daughter. Besides molluscum contagiosum requires a removal of the lesions too.

Hope this answers your query. Let me know if you have any other helps.

Regards
Dr.Rohit Batra
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