Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Innocentia | 2010-12-20


4yr old watery sore all over body

Good day Paed

My four year old son is asthmatic, has eczema and sinuses. last month he developed some terrible watery sores inside his anus. it started as a small watery sore that was itching and eventually spread through his anus nose and head. i took him to the doc who gave us treatment. the sores healed. i am worried now as he developed a blister that looked like a mosquito bite and now that blister has also spread. it look like if the water from that blister causes more blisters once it get into contact with onother area of her boy. i really dont know what to do now as his skin is very sensetive and have taken him to several paed and did all the pathological test as to determine his allerges but to date we only know of asthma and eczema as that he had since chil birth.please help

Expert's Reply



From your description it seems that your son recently had an infected skin condition called 'impetigo'. This is caused by infection with bacteria known as Strep and Staph and the rash can spread very rapidly. Fortumately it is easily treated with an antibiotic.Children with eczema are more likelty to develop this skin infection. It now appears that your son has a recurrence of his impetigo. He should be seen by his doctor again and he probably will need another antibiotic. It will help your son's skin and prevent him from getting more skin infections in the future if you put a very small amount of Condy's Crystals in his bath water daily. The bath water must just be a very light pink colour. Condy's crystals may stain your bath so do not use too much.

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Posted by: Innocentia | 2010-12-20

Thanks a lot Chocolate. I really appreciate your assistance. I am going to buy that cream now. Will update u.

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Posted by: Chocolate | 2010-12-20


My son had the same watery sores on his body. It is called IMPETIGO caused by a bacterial infection from their nose. the bacteria is called STRAPHYLOCOCCOUS (i hope i spelt it right) Everybody has the bacteria in the nose. It can sometimes happen that they touch teir noses &  then touch the body &  subsequently touch another spot which causes it to spread. The water in the blister is very contagious. You need to get Canestan Cream to apply &  consult his Paed for an anti-biotic.

Hope this info helps!

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