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Pus filled sores on arm, legs and fingers. What could be causing this?

Feb 2013
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My son aged twenty two arrived home from Thailand three weeks ago and has come out with pus filled sores on his arm legs and fingers. Whilst travelling he thinks the had his drink spiked two of his friends who also claim had drinks spiked have also come out with these sores could this be related besides the sores he appears well
Posted Sun, 24 Feb 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 3 hours later
Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic,
As per your discription, your son and two of his friends have similar clinical symptoms of having pus filled sores on arms, legs and fingers.
This condition may be due to the following problems:
1.Pustular skin like pyoderma or impetigo which will spread from one to another by
2. Hand-Foot-Mouth disease, which is caused by a virus and the virus will spread
from one to one in close associates.
3.Scabies, which will associated with burrows and fluid filled vesicles and spread
from one to the another in hostels,crowded places.
The drink they had in the travelling may not be related to the development of this
pus filled sores in this three persons.
But there are chances of one person getting the sores from one another because of spreading of skin infection from one to another with contact among the friends.
Ask your son to consult the doctor for the accurate diagnosis and its management including the preventive advise.
Hope i have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.
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