Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Melodey | 2011/03/31

Q.

Stains

My sons is 8 years old he has a dark tan skin, but know he has started to get white stains around his knee''s what can it be? They have told me it could be the water and i should bath him in aques cream but it is not changing .

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This may simply be due to your son having a sore or sores on his knees previously possibly following a fall. The healed sores may leave a lighter area of his skin which can last for several months but then the colour gradually returns to normal.Apply Bio-oil regularly to his knees. If he develops any more of these lighter patches on his skin in other parts of his body he should be seen by a skin specialist [dermatologist]

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