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What Causes Itching On The Forearm, Elbows And Legs?

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Posted on Wed, 27 Sep 2017
Question: i am asking to a dermatologist. sir/madam, my kid of 4yrs (son) has itching on her forearm, elbows, back of his forearms, even on ears & some part of legs too. we noticed this just 2 days ago & we thought it may be because of mosquito bite but yesterday it looked that the pimples /allergy that he is getting is more. please see the pictures attached.
we went to our family doctor (he is a general physician). he told nothing to worry & gave B-CG cream (image is attached). please advice on this.
what are these pimples & whats the reason to get this?
do we continue applying the same cream or u advice anything different? pls explain in detail
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Perhaps it is erythema multiforme minor

Detailed Answer:
hello. thank you for writing to us.

I am Dr. Kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have viewed the image.

Most of the lesions I see have a target like presentation i.e have either a central fluid filled vesicle or a central crust along with redness and edema surrounding the central vesicle/ crust.
This type of presentation seems typical of Erythema Multiforme Minor (EM Minor) where there are typical "target- like"lesions on extremities and face.
EM Minor is a hypersensitivity reaction to either infections( common viral infections, herpes simplex/ cold sores) Or due to drugs/ medications.

Does the child has fever?sore throat?
Was the child already on some medication when this happened?
Are there any lesions on lips or inside the mouth?
Can you upload a few more bright, clear images of the skin involvement on legs?

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Kakkar (17 hours later)
* my kid had fever for 2 days.

* we were giving Meftal P suspension & an antibiotic for 3 days.

* these lesions are only on both elbows, back of the forearms, slightly on the upper tip of one ear.

however we have been applying B-CG cream from 2 days. it looks like these pimple kind of things are getting dried. i will upload new images by tomorrow or so, so that you can see if these are getting reduced.

we are applying this cream twice a day (in the morning & night). is that sufficient or how to apply the cream?

by the way, once this is cured, wil this leave black marks on the skin?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Ointment for application

Detailed Answer:
hi

You may apply flutibact ointment, twice daily. They would not leave any permanent marks.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What Causes Itching On The Forearm, Elbows And Legs?

Brief Answer: Perhaps it is erythema multiforme minor Detailed Answer: hello. thank you for writing to us. I am Dr. Kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have viewed the image. Most of the lesions I see have a target like presentation i.e have either a central fluid filled vesicle or a central crust along with redness and edema surrounding the central vesicle/ crust. This type of presentation seems typical of Erythema Multiforme Minor (EM Minor) where there are typical "target- like"lesions on extremities and face. EM Minor is a hypersensitivity reaction to either infections( common viral infections, herpes simplex/ cold sores) Or due to drugs/ medications. Does the child has fever?sore throat? Was the child already on some medication when this happened? Are there any lesions on lips or inside the mouth? Can you upload a few more bright, clear images of the skin involvement on legs? Regards