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Child has runny nose, dry lips and bumps around mouth and legs. Reason?

My eight-year-old has had a runny nose for weeks, now, but no other symptoms that would lead me to think it s anything but seasonal allergies or a lingering cold . She has also had *very* dry lips all winter. Earlier this week, a red bump appeared just under her nose, then a couple more around her mouth as the week wore on. Last night when she was at gymnastics, I noticed three more bumps on the backs of her legs, near the top of her thighs. This prompted me to do a full-body search, and I found one more on her arm . She says that only the ones on her legs itch , but I am very concerned. We haven t made any changes to laundry detergent, soap, etc., recently. It s possible that the bumps around her mouth and those elsewhere on her body are unrelated, but it s still much too cold for mosquitos and no one else in the family has any bites. Any ideas?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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The red bump around the mouth area and behind the legs and thigh need to be examined by the pediatrician .The common cause could be some bacterial infection like erysipelas or impetigo.These are ususlly pus filled and might need antibiotics .Dry lips need to be kept moist by using petroleum gels like vaseline application at regular interval.
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