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5 year old, sore calf muscles, small discoloured spots on legs, no itching, marks. Treatment?

5 year step daughter old complaind about sore leg( calf ), thought she had a cramp ,on closer inspection looks like she has a couple small discoloured(like an old bruises or healed bug bites) spots on her legs, two of the spots are lumpy( like a small marble ) the marks are not as big as the lumps . They don t itch , but the bigger one is painfull to her particularly if touched or rubbed
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

The description provided by you suggests that your daughter has either of the following:
1. Insect bite
2. Blunt injury
Though it is difficult to say what it is without seeing it I suggest that you can wait for a day or two and see how it progresses. In case it subsides well and good otherwise it shall be better to get her examined by a doctor. In the interim you can give her paracetamol/acetamenophen 7.5-10 ml. three to four times a day along with warm fomentation to reduce the pain.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery.


Answered: Thu, 15 Nov 2012
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