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Small child, red nodules from thigh to ankle, dry nodules, dark erythema. Treatment?

My 20 month old toddler had red nodules on his left leg from thigh to ankle. Some of the nodules have become lesions and are beginning to scab, but the erythema around them is getting darker and expanding. It does not seem to cause him pain and I haven t caught him scratching . The nodules seem dry. Any thoughts as to what this may be?
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
The nodular lesions may be due to papular urticaria or may be due to mosquito bites as the erythema will surround the bit marks followed by scratching and scab formation.
You can apply calamine lotion for temporary relief and consult the doctor for the examination of skin lesions for accurate diagnosis and their specific management.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 7 Feb 2013
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