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    What causes white bumps on the legs and chest in a child?

Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in General Health
Question: Hello Doctor,

My child just turned 6 months and is now in her 7th month. Recently she has started developing prickly heat kind of small small swellings in her legs and chest areas. those are not in reddish though. and the area where there is such swellings the skin is becoming rough.

Currently we are giving her cerelac rice flavor 2 times a day and similac advance stage 2. Are these due to these foods?

Please advise.

Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please upload an image.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking once again on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. It could be due to milia. I do not think that it is due to the mentioned foods. However, I would request you to upload image of the affected areas. It will help me to evaluate the condition. You could also apply some emollient like calamine lotion or some moisturizer like aloe vera lotion. You can also apply Candid (clotrimazole) powder topically.

I would await your response based on which I will guide you further. Let me know if I could help further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das 26 hours later
Hello Doctor

I have added images of my daughter, where there is grainy kind of prickly heat kind of swellings near neck area and legs.

Please advise.
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
These are milia. Not a cause for concern.

Detailed Answer:
These are milia. These are due to deposition of dead skin cells under the skin. These are normal in children of this age. Nothing needs to be done about it. However, you can apply candid (clotrimazole) powder topically.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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