Childhood Diseases

Posted by: mom | 2010/11/07


last hope

Doc my daughter truned 3 in August she has a skin problem since las year December.She normally develops all over the body bad itchy big pimple like things on her body when they heal they leave back spots on the body .I have been to many paeditrians,GPs and dermatologist but nothing is helping up until now.Its like she''s got an allergy but I have tried to change her diet and monitor it nothing is helping .Another doc told me about impetigo.Another suspected pets in short Ihave had many stories bt nothing so far has been helping.What could this be?

Expert's Reply



This is almost certainly an allergy to sand flea bites called 'papular urticaria'. You can look up 'Papular urticaria' on Google and you will see examples of the rash. Treatment is very difficult but children always grow out of this skin rash by the time they are about 6 or 7 years old. Apply Calamine lotion to the bites and the skin rash and give your little daughter Thiamine tablets [Vitamin B1] 25mg daily for 3 months. Speak to your pharmacist about the Thiamine tablets. You can crush half a Thiamine 50mg tablet onto her food once daily for 3 months.After about 3 months on Thiamine you will fiind that the sand fleas no longer bite her.

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