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Child has white bumps on left torso. Taking claritin OTC for congestion. How to cure?

My five year old grandson has white bumps on his left torso. They don't itch. They have been there for two months. My niece said her son had the same thing and it went through the children in the neighborhood. It took several months to get rid of it, but there wasn't a medicine to use. Does this sound at all familiar? It doesn't seem to impact adults.
He is taking an allergy med for congestion. I believe it's claritin OTC. Thank you.
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

From the clinical history provided, these lesions seem to be contagious . These could probably be viral warts or molluscum contagiosum lesions. The diagnosis can only be confirmed by a visit to a dermatologist nearby.

Treatment for the above mentioned probabilities is in the form of topical creams like tretinoin or salicylic acid( response variable) or a more definite treatment like cautery of the lesion.
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Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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