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Child having recurrent bumps on elbows, knees that emit white ball on popping leaving a bleeding crater hole. Worrisome?

My 6 year old son gets these bumps on his elbows, backs of he s arms and on the front and back side of his knees. They don t pop like a pimple . I take a paper towel and rub it a few times and a hard white ball will pop out. It leaves a small crater hole and it bleeds pretty good. Is this something I should be worried about?
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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I would be pleased to answer your question.

Yes , you need to take him to the doctor.
These bumps may be Molluscum contagiosum . This is a virus infection that has a white material inside and removal of the material it bleeds .

Please take him to the doctor to rule it out.

Thanks and Take care

Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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