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6 year old recovering from flu type A. Pain under the feet, bruised skin on the feet. Have molluscum contagiosum. Are these related?

My daughter is 6 and just gettin over the Flu type A, diagnosed on monday. Flu sx have subsided but tonight she when she was c/o the bottom of her feet hurting her and i am having to help her walk to the bathroom; on the bottom of both feet she has about 3/4 bruised looking places and when i rub my finger over them it is elevated and feels like a bump but under the skin, on the arch of both feet. She has Molluscum Contagiosum on her tummy and she is broke out now on both thighs all the way down to her toes that appear to me to be the same as her tummy except more of it on the legs. My main concern is the bottom of her feet. Thanks
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Did you have a complete blood cell count done when she was having the flu?
Sudden bruise without any injury, needs to be addressed. Discuss this with your doctor immediately.

It can happen in some infections like Rocky mountain spotted fever (more in USA), Infectious mononucleosis etc.
A complete blood count should at least be done. If needed your doctor will suggest further investigations.

In cases of excessive moluscum contagiosum, immunodeficiency has to be ruled out.
Hope my answer helps you.
Wish a speedy recovery for your kid.
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

You mention that you daughter has bruises on the feet. However you also mention that she has molluscum contagiosum on her abdomen and extending up to her thighs, legs and toes. The flu and molluscum are not related and molluscum does not spread very fast.

Following a flu infection one can have complications and it is advisable to consult the doctor who shall examine the child and get basic blood investigations like bleeding and clotting time done to rule out any bleeding disorder. Fresh collection of blood as bruises are usually raised and slightly painful.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter an early recovery.


Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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