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Suggest Treatment For Dry Itchy Skin On The Elbow

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Posted on Tue, 18 Oct 2016
Question: hi my nephew is 8yrs and has on the inside of his elbow dry itchy skin but now developed into a red bump with some clear liquid and sometimes blood seeping out of the centre of it.. i washed it with some dettol liquid and covered it.. is there anything else to do with it? would he need antibiotics or is it ok to just keep washing with dettol? dettol is ok for a weeping and bleeding red bump?
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload an image of the skin lesion - will advise further

Detailed Answer:
Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic.

I understand your concern.

Skin conditions are best diagnosed only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically.

Please answer the following questions too -

Questions -

1. How long has this been happening?

2. Does this happen in every rainy season or winter?

3. Is there any fever?

4. Did he have any skin allergy or eczema when he was young?

5. Is there any pus oozing there or is it only clear liquid?

Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. Wish your kid good health.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (23 minutes later)
hi
i understand you do need to see it but i tried uploading a picture before and it isnt going through. its about a cm in diameter and slowly raising where middle of it is highest and its clear liquid and sometimes blood comes out of it. he has had eczema before and gets dry itchy skin. a friend of ours told us to use a wart solution and after that this boil kinda thing came up. its been there for a few days. hasnt happened before. no fever.
if you are unable to provide advice without a picture i understand and might just take him in to see doctor just in case.
thanks
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on infected eczema

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... I am glad that the child has a positive history of Eczema as I had expected and now it has made my job easy to give suggestion for you.

I feel that it is an infected eczema. Please do not use any wart solution on the dry itchy skin of eczema. This will aggravate the situation. I feel that he has acquired a secondary bacterial infection on top of pre-existing eczema.

I suggest that you use topical antibiotic preparation like Mupirocin ointment antibiotic for external application on the area for 5 days, thrice a day. Wash the area thrice a day with water and soap, mop dry it and then apply this antibiotic.

If you are having difficulties uploading images, please send them by mail to YYYY@YYYY with subject line saying "Attn: Images for Dr Sumanth Amperayani" , they will reach me.

As there is no fever I do not see any indication to use an oral antibiotic regarding this.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Suggest Treatment For Dry Itchy Skin On The Elbow

Brief Answer: Please upload an image of the skin lesion - will advise further Detailed Answer: Hi...Thank you for consulting in Health Care magic. I understand your concern. Skin conditions are best diagnosed only after seeing directly. I suggest you to upload photographs of the same on this website, so that I can guide you scientifically. Please answer the following questions too - Questions - 1. How long has this been happening? 2. Does this happen in every rainy season or winter? 3. Is there any fever? 4. Did he have any skin allergy or eczema when he was young? 5. Is there any pus oozing there or is it only clear liquid? Hope my answer was helpful for you. I am happy to help any time. Further clarifications and consultations on Health care magic are welcome. Wish your kid good health. Regards - Dr. Sumanth MBBS., DCH., DNB (Paed).,