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16 month baby having red, raised bumps on body, looks like a tiny scab. What could be this?

My 16 month old son has about 8 tiny pimple like bumps that have just appeared on his body. On the top of his foot , on his shin , chest , shoulder and face. They first appear as small red dots and then become raised and hard with what looks like a tiny scab in the center. There appears to be no fluid in these bumps. Any ideas on what this may be?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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Your 16months kid is having papular eruptions speading allover as you said. The papules are skin lesions that are raisedfrom surface and are small sized, solid to feel, if they are fluctuant-having fluid then they are called pustule- layman termfor them is pimple.
I think your child has got Papules and not pimples as you have told and the most likely the problem is Molluscum Contagiosum- It's a self limitting viral disease, would heal by itself without sequelae but it can spead to other children through touch so isolation is required for two weeks.
If the eruption is pustule and is painful and child is having fever also then it is chickenpox but I do not think that is the case.
Methinks that solved your query.
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Answered: Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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