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Has Severe Dry, Rough, Skin Patches Along With Boils On Limbs. Overcoming The Allergy?

Hello Doctor, My 30 month old son has developed a severe dry, rough, skin patches along with boil like developments on his legs and arms. He has dry skin in general which is rough and bumpy all over. A consultation with a skin specialist suggested that he has developed allergy toward mosquito bites which may last for upto when he is 11 yrs of age. He was prescribed Atarax drops and Fudic BNF cream. I ve 2 questions: 1. Fudic BNF although is temporarily drying up the boils ( constant scratching flares them up again) , the rash is not going. So should I continue with the day course, or get another suggestion. 2. Is there a way to make sure that he overcomes this allergy with some dietary supllements. Thanks, Annu
Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Hello Annu,
Your son may have dry skin that could be eczema but the boils is secondary to infections with a common skin bug called staph aureus. If there are any boils actively bursting, a pus c/s or swab will identify the mechanism.
Antibacterial creams such as Fucidin are helpful against such bacteria and Mupirocin cream 2% nasal oitment to eradicate carriage and chlorhexidine soap to wash the whole body is recommended. Please get in touch with your doctor to see if this is feasible.
Children's skin are sensitive to insect bites, and the same cream will help (Fucidin).
Thanks.
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Has Severe Dry, Rough, Skin Patches Along With Boils On Limbs. Overcoming The Allergy?

Hello Annu, Your son may have dry skin that could be eczema but the boils is secondary to infections with a common skin bug called staph aureus. If there are any boils actively bursting, a pus c/s or swab will identify the mechanism. Antibacterial creams such as Fucidin are helpful against such bacteria and Mupirocin cream 2% nasal oitment to eradicate carriage and chlorhexidine soap to wash the whole body is recommended. Please get in touch with your doctor to see if this is feasible. Children s skin are sensitive to insect bites, and the same cream will help (Fucidin). Thanks.