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Small child, having bumps on thighs, lower buttocks, itching, having white heads, bleeding. Treatment?

my granddaughter is five years old and for about the last two months she has had these bumps on the inside of her tyhighs and on her lower buttocks . they did become itchy at one point, now there is not as many but they are bigger and have white heads, she scratches them and makes them bleed . What are they and what should I do about them?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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Dear dvdavies I am sorry to hear about your grand daughter. I think she has got
childhood eczema. The eczema is not a desease but a disorder. the most common
cause is allergy which could be of deffrent things eg Food, drinks, pollens, hair, plants and so
on. It presents wth raugh dry skin which usuall itchy.That gets infected due to scratching
and becomes weepy. As you mensioned about 'white heads' those are the infected sites.
There are also other causes like skin allergy(Uticaria) or fungal infection (thrush).
I thing you shoud take her to a Paedtrician for further examination and treatment.
kindest regards Dr. S.K.Mukherjee
Answered: Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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