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Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. it's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots. ????

Son had tiny cluster of itchy bumps on face. it's better-ish but now the skin around it is turning white, not scaly/raised. He has 4 white spots. ????

See doctor: It is best for the child if you take him to the doctor for evaluation. You do not want the skin to scar especially on the face ...Read more

Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more


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My baby has white spots on her lips what is it?

My baby has white spots on her lips what is it?

?white spots: White spots on the lips can be several different things. A baby can develop thrush in the mouth which looks like white patches that are located on the inner lips, inner cheek, roof of the mouth, or on the tongue. It often is painful for the baby to feed and if nursing the infection can transfer to the breast. You should schedule a visit with your baby's doctor to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy cause white patches on babys face later on flaking?

What kind of allergy cause white patches on babys face later on flaking?

Reply: Baby's skin is very sensitive. Especially face is exposed to many topical irritants like saliva, rubbing their faces on clothes while being held, face wipes. It's very common to have dry flaky skin on face in babies. Try to keep the face moisturized all the time, used damp washcloth to tap dry the face after feeds, use shoulder towel while carrying, see his dr. As needed. ...Read more

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White bumpy bumps on my newborns gums blister looking... bothers her while she feeds?

White bumpy bumps on my newborns gums blister looking... bothers her while she feeds?

Bumps: Could be enamel pearls. Could be baby teeth trying to erupt. See your Pediatrician or better still, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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Red spots on the pslm grows bigger and has got white dry skin on top wha is that?

Red spots on the pslm grows bigger and has got white dry skin on top wha is that?

Red spots w/dry skin: On the hands, these most commonly would be eczema, psoriasis or fungal infection. Eczema and psoriasis are treated similarly however a fungal infection would get worse with eczema treatment. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My 9 old month baby boy has some red spots (looks like ring worm like) on his penis, balls and on top of his private area skin. ?

My 9 old month baby boy has some red spots (looks like ring worm like) on  his penis, balls and on top of his private area skin.  ?

Yeast perhaps?: The diaper area, being generally warm and sometimes moist, is an area that can develop yeast infections of the skin, even in boys. Ringworm, caused by a different fungus, could also affect this area. Unfortunately, these aren't the only 2 things that could cause what you describe. You could try an anti-fungal cream and see if it helps. If he's really uncomfortable, i'd seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My 2 year old black son has bumps on his skin on his chest, belly, back, diaper area, and face. They don't appear to itch or hurt. Look like goosebump?

Need more info: Is he on any meds right now or prior to rash? Any fever prior? If he isn't itchy and it doesn't bother him, i suspect it is probably viral and will resolve in 24 to 48 hrs. Just monitor him and take him in if no resolution in 3 or 4 days or if his symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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My child has 2 spots on her leg, swollen, red and white with blisters in the center?

My child has 2 spots on her leg, swollen, red and white with blisters in the center?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give your child something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis ? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis ? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's not possible to tell because there are many diseases that look the same. ...Read more

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Dry tongue white patches and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

Dry tongue white patches  and raised bumps on back of tongue is it hiv?

HIV: This is not indicative of HIV but needs to be checked by a physician. It may be simple thrush but please get it checked ...Read more

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