Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Karin | 2008-11-14

Q.

Virus rash

My baby is 11 months old...When I went to the dr for a check up, I also asked him about the little ' knoppie' tjies'  (it looks like little blisters, but with no puss in it) on his knees and cheeks. He just said that this is a viral thing, I don' t have to worry about it! But now I want to know: Will it go away by itself, can my other boy get it?
Thanx

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

What is needed here is a diagnosis of your baby's skin condition. It sounds like a very catchy viral skin condition called molluscum. Your son must not bath in the same bath as your baby. There is no treatment for molluscum and the little blisters disappear by themselves but they take a very long time to heal.

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