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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in General Health
Question: Hi my 7 year old daughter has water spots on skin what could it be or how to get rid of them
Answered by Dr. Shuba Hariprasad 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Photos and clarifications requested

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for your query.
I'm Dr. Shuba Hariprasad and will be answering be answering your query today.

Would you clarify a few things for me, please?
*by water spots, do you mean vesicles
*how long has she had these spots?
*where all exactly? How big?
*does it itch or hurt?
* any redness around it?
* did/does she have any other symptoms like a cold, fever, body aches?
* does she do any activity that involves her being in a closed space with lots of other children? Other than school of course.
*does she have any other medical issues or take any medications?

Please get back to me with these clarifications so that I can help you better. Photos of these spots will help me too. Please send photos if possible.

Dr. Shuba Hariprasad

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Follow up: Dr. Shuba Hariprasad 1 hour later
No pain no fever no other medical problems she has a couple of spots on her hands and some on her legs about the size of her fingernails yes she is around other children allot
Answered by Dr. Shuba Hariprasad 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please see. Below

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for the follow up and clarifications.

*is it itchy?
*any fluid oozing?
*has she had chicken pox earlier?
*has she been in a swimming pool or near plants?

I would like to primarily rule out chicken pox and contact dermatitis.

I recommend :
-wash the areas thoroughly with mild soap and water. Do not scrub. XXXXXXX dry
-avoid touching these vesicles unnecessarily.
If it ruptures, use clean cotton cloth or gauze to clean and leave it open to air dry.
-observe for any new vesicles or symptoms like pus formation, local warmth or reddened skin around vesicles.
If any new symptoms develop or thus persists beyond 3 to 4 days without improvement, take her to her pediatrician or a dermatologist..

Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
Wish you both good health

Dr. Shuba Hariprasad
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