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White spots on lower left arm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   my two year old son has white spots on his arm
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when he developed
User :   my two year old son has white spots on his arm?
Doctor :   Can you describe in detail
Doctor :   Like size/ discharge/ pus / scab
User :   i just noticed the spots about two days ago
Doctor :   Exact region in arm?
User :   lower left arm.
Doctor :   Since when?
User :   they look more like lines and spots
Doctor :   Ok is it movavble?
Doctor :   Or painfull?
Doctor :   And was his vaccination completed up to date
Doctor :   Any history of recent fever
User :   no not painful, not moveable
User :   vac's are up to date.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   similar lesions any where in the body
User :   no.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   then the most probable cause is eithe heat boils or bacterial infection#
User :   is it serious
Doctor :   You will require to provide him with topical antibiotic creams and hot padding
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Just will require an antibiotic course
Doctor :   And some more hygenen
Doctor :   * hygene
User :   what about hygene
Doctor :   Keep him more clean
Doctor :   Wash him after he plays outside and returns
User :   they look like scraps and spots
Doctor :   Keep watch on where he is meddling around
Doctor :   They are very active in the age and try to explore everything possible
Doctor :   See i can confirm the finding online
User :   he drinks alot of milk and doesnt eat much
Doctor :   Unless visualised
Doctor :   So i will also advise you to meet an peaditrician to confirm the same
User :   he doesnt eat much, but will drink milk all day, could that be a cause\
Doctor :   Nno
Doctor :   * no
Doctor :   Its probably an infection or friction boil
User :   my family doctor said that if he drinks alot of milk and doesnt eat he will not grow and will get a disease.
Doctor :   Thats just a moral threat to feed him well
Doctor :   There are no such issues related to feed
User :   ok
Doctor :   The only issue is he will become undernourished if not fed well
Doctor :   So just keep him feeded as required and make his food intersting so he will love it
User :   he doesnt have spots any where else on the body but his arm
Doctor :   And sure at this age there will be difficuklty feeding kids
Doctor :   give then an appreciation when eating properly so he develops good eating habits
Doctor :   Can you forward me the pic
Doctor :   By mail
Doctor :   I cant get the exact picture of the spots
User :   alot of my family has said that he looks pale...
User :   ok i will send u a pic..
Doctor :   Then he should eb checked for haemoglobin to rule out Aneamia
Doctor :   Have you sent the pic
Doctor :   Are you there?

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