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What Causes Bumps On The Thighs Of A Child?

Hi, my 9 year old daughter has big pimple like bumps on the inside of her thighs. They seem to come to a white head but she can t pop them. Two of them are getting red around them. We have been to her pediatrician and they keep passing it off as molluscum, but I am worried it is somethig different.
Tue, 21 Apr 2020
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Hi,

How long these bumps are there? Is it painful now? Small, round, whitish pimple which was there for few days is likely molluscum.

Usually this will disappear its own by few months. If needed, you can ask a dermatologist for removal by chemical cauterization. Don't try popping up, as this will cause spreading and new lesions nearby.

But if there is surrounding redness, there is chance of secondary infection. If no pain or swelling around, try applying antibiotic creams like mupirocin twice daily for 3-5 days. See you doctor for antibiotic treatment if not getting better by then.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK
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What Causes Bumps On The Thighs Of A Child?

Hi, How long these bumps are there? Is it painful now? Small, round, whitish pimple which was there for few days is likely molluscum. Usually this will disappear its own by few months. If needed, you can ask a dermatologist for removal by chemical cauterization. Don t try popping up, as this will cause spreading and new lesions nearby. But if there is surrounding redness, there is chance of secondary infection. If no pain or swelling around, try applying antibiotic creams like mupirocin twice daily for 3-5 days. See you doctor for antibiotic treatment if not getting better by then. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam TK