Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ell | 2010-10-23

Q.

skin problems

hi doc
i have a 2yr old boy.i have noticed that whenever he gets a bite, mosquito or anything, and he sratches, the sore becomes ubnormally big and the scar doesn''t go away.as a result his legs are full of spots,some from way back.again he has developed patches of rush-like sores at the back of his legs.he scratches a lot and now the patches are dark. looks like big ring worms.his inner thighs are also dark as compared to the rest of his legs.could he be having aczema?what can i give him or put on him/ i have tried several ointments but nothing seem to help so far.i use johnsons baby soap and aqueous cream on him
thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is probably an allergy to sand flea bites which is called papular urticaria. It is very difficult to treat but your son will grow out of this allergy. Apply calamine lotion to the rash. Also give him Thiamine tablets 12.5mg daily for 3 months. This is a quarter of a 50mg tablet which you can crush and put in a little honey on a spoon. Speak to your pharmacist.

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