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Suggest treatment to cure white heads behind the knee

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: My 8 year old daughter developed some white heads behind her knee they are not pimples but they are prominent and with white heads. I used benanthen plus but they didn't go away and now it's also showing on the cheek of her bum

Please advise
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need more information+Picture

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query. I would like to gather some more information from you in order to be able to guide you better.

-Since how long have you been noticing them?Are they on both the sides or only on just one side?
-Does she has any symptoms associated with the lesions?
-Can you upload a clear digital picture?

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
No additional symptoms
She had it for three to four weeks now

I uploaded the two picturs already
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Molluscum Contagiosum

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

This is molloscum contagiosum.

Molluscum contagiosum is an infection caused by a virus. Clinically the lesions present as pearly white dome shaped lesions with some of them having a central dent or pit.

Although the lesions may resolve on there own as well but that may not happen always, therefore as far as possible they should be treated. They may even spread to other sites by autoinoculation.

Various treatment methods are: Needle extraction, Chemical Cautery, ElectroCautery etc. Topical Imiquimod cream is a feasible option in small children because they usually do not allow extraction by needle or Cautery.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Suggest treatment to cure white heads behind the knee

Brief Answer: Need more information+Picture Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your query. I would like to gather some more information from you in order to be able to guide you better. -Since how long have you been noticing them?Are they on both the sides or only on just one side? -Does she has any symptoms associated with the lesions? -Can you upload a clear digital picture? Regards