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Child has water filled blisters all over the body, not streps, leaving scars, leg pain. Allergy?

My 3 year old grandson has had water filled blisters appear on his legs, face, hands, neck , and arms. His doctor cultured some of the fluid and it isn t staph or strep . The blisters he had on his legs left scars. The family doesn t own a pet, so I don t think the blisters are caused by flea bites. However, we do have a lot of misquitoes and I wonder if this could be an allergic reaction to a misquito bite. He also has leg pain, and will often wake in the night crying with his pain. I don t know if the two things are related, but am wondering if you have any ideas.
Asked On : Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there. At the outset, this child needs be evaluated by a dermatogist if not done so hitherto. The blisters could be one of many things but if one were to put the calf pain & blistering together, one wud have to ask if there is a stomach pain of sorts or cramping. Porphyrias cannot be ruled out & blood & urine & feces investigations need be carried out. It does not look like a mosquito bite reaction from your description but yes, allergic contact dermatitis after exposure to garden products or/& aggravated by photoexposure need be borne in mind & due precautons taken with sunscreens et al recommended by your dermatologist on the ground. There are some other childhood bullous dermatoses that come to mind & an ideal test would have to be a skin biopsy of an intact blister followed by histopathology & immunofluorescent studies that should be available in a major hospital near you. Cheers & Good luck!
Answered: Mon, 3 Sep 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi...dear user.,
Thanks for choosing HCM..,
It is due to insect bites..,
Calamine lotion application morning times..,
Betamethasone and gentamycin cream....night times..,
Levocetrizine syrup...3 spf daily 3 times..,
Ofloxacin syrup...2 spf daily for 3 times..,
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