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My 1 year old son woke up with a red mark, looks kind of like a pimple, then the next day it spread to 3 of them. What is this?

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Dr. Howard Gollup
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe skin infection

Could be a skin infection, which often can look like a small pimple, and it sounds like it may be spreading.
Consider a topical antibiotic ointment like neosporin, but see your doctor if it continues as it could require a stronger topical ointment or even oral antibiotics.

In brief: Maybe skin infection

Could be a skin infection, which often can look like a small pimple, and it sounds like it may be spreading.
Consider a topical antibiotic ointment like neosporin, but see your doctor if it continues as it could require a stronger topical ointment or even oral antibiotics.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of things

This may be something as trivial as a house spider or bedbug bite to an initial infection with herpes simplex (if someone who gets cold sores kissed him there) to a serious bacterial infection.
Marked pain, spreading redness, or marked swelling should prompt a physician office visit.

In brief: Lots of things

This may be something as trivial as a house spider or bedbug bite to an initial infection with herpes simplex (if someone who gets cold sores kissed him there) to a serious bacterial infection.
Marked pain, spreading redness, or marked swelling should prompt a physician office visit.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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As with any condition, if the symptoms continue to spread or worsen, call your health care provider for evaluation.
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