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Peeling palms on child, bumpy rash, oozing spots.

My 2 year old son has had an ever changing skin problem for 2 months now. We have been to 4 different doctors and each one has a different diagnosis. His skin does present differently each visit however, so we are getting really concerned. Started 2 months ago with about 3 blisters on his leg(not close together). They increased in number over the week and developed a ring around them about 15cm across. We were given antibiotics for Impetigo . 2 weeks later(and on holiday in a warmer climate) spots reappeared, with a small black hole in the centre - looking like scabies . 2 days later they had swollen up(and looked like welts) and covered his face arms and legs and started to ooze clear liquid. He scratched the scabs so they now also bled. Back to another doc who thought it might be Papular Uticaria and insect bites that were getting infected. More antibiotics and antihistimine. About this time the palms of his hand looked really red and swollen almost like a burn. Back home and the spots are slowly clearing although there are thousands of tiny bumps(like small pimples without the white) covering his arms and legs. His palms are less red but are peeling. Does anyone know what it could be?
Asked On : Mon, 28 Mar 2011
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OBGYN 's  Response
Thanks for choosing HealthcareMagic forum.
Your child is really having multiple horrible lesions difficult to manage.They seem to be due to some allergy to me. Try giving him some antiallergics with local application of a steroid based ointment in consultation with his doctor.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Mon, 28 Mar 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.
It is Papular Urticaria, caused by a hypersensitivity reaction to the bites of mosquitoes, bedbugs, and other insects. Watch out if the kids' bed is clean. Discourage him from scratching them, secondary impetigo is also common. Keep him away from pets. The usual treatment is with steroids and antibiotics. Keep his room's bed linen and upholstery clean and room well ventilated. Let him take his medications regularly and go for regular follow up.
Good Luck and Take Care.
Answered: Mon, 28 Mar 2011
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