Small red bumps or blisters on your children's body??

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worried

London, KY

#1 Oct 22, 2009
my son came home yesterday with some blister looking things on his hand and has some on his back and legs. He popped one of them and clear liquid came out of them. He said they itch really bad. He said that alot of kids at school have them and scratch them all the time. I'm going to take him to the doctor. Has anybody noticed them on their children? He goes to AES. Is there something going around that we should know about???
itchy

Clinton, IA

#2 Oct 22, 2009
Sounds like poison ivy or oak. It's very typical this time of year for people to be exposed to it as people are burning leaves and the urushiol oils become airborne. I would definitely take him to the dr, but it sounds like this is more than likely the cause.
Woooww

Sonora, KY

#3 Oct 22, 2009
worried wrote:
my son came home yesterday with some blister looking things on his hand and has some on his back and legs. He popped one of them and clear liquid came out of them. He said they itch really bad. He said that alot of kids at school have them and scratch them all the time. I'm going to take him to the doctor. Has anybody noticed them on their children? He goes to AES. Is there something going around that we should know about???
R U serious, casue if you r i think it sounds like mesuls' or chicken poxs you ever heard of either the two? Cause if its mesuls ur child should've had the pox first and that would of been followed by a moderate to mild fever. if it gets bad go to the doctor. but if not just give ur child some "oat mill" in the bath twice a day about half a box each time. Do this for about a week. Peace and out
momma

United States

#4 Oct 22, 2009
Has he had a fever? Our daughter had a fever and got the same thing, we took her to the Dr and they said it was scarlet fever. Gave her antibiotics and Benadryl. Its now cleared up. But she's in pre-school. Our son goes to AES and he hasn't had anything like that.
Concerned Mom

Ford City, PA

#5 Oct 22, 2009
Also a good possibility of hand foot and mouth disease...they start out with "blister-like" areas on the extremities which then are spread by contact with the affected area. Any fever, aches, etc?
momof3

Osage City, KS

#6 Oct 22, 2009
It sounds like scabies(body lice). We dealt with it a few years ago and it about drove us crazy! It does itch severely bad and it is VERY contagious! It is easily treated by a prescription creme. PLEASE don't send your child to school with this. It does start on the hands and then spreads to other parts of the body.
sunny

Baldwin City, KS

#7 Oct 22, 2009
Must be chicken pox better go to dr.
Nana

London, KY

#8 Oct 22, 2009
Grandson has bumps {not blisters} under his skin,all over his body,scalp also,severe itching, Dr. said it was Contact Dermatitis,he has very sensitive skin. Medication Dr. prescribed hasn't helped any.Dr. said it was not poision ivy or oak, nor scabies, nor lice..Anyone else have this same problem? Itch is really bad on fingers and stomach.
worried

London, KY

#9 Oct 22, 2009
He has had no aches pains or fever. He has already had the chicken pox. IT,s not scabies, measles, scatlet fever, or poison ivy. She said scabies would leave burrow lines in the skin. I took him to the Dr. and she said it was a viral infection called Molluscum Contagiosum. She said he had came in contact with the virus and it spreads when the bumps are popped. AND GET THIS ...he could have it for 6 mos. up to 3 years, just depends on how long it takes him immune system to get rid of it. It is contagious and she says she sees children everyday almost that has it.She said lots of people have it and don't know it in this county. But they dont require them to be absent from school over it, because they can have it for such a long time. They can get it from touching surfaces or from touching other kids that have been scratching the bumps om themselves. AND THERE IS NO MEDICINE THEY CAN GIVE FOR IT!!! The bumps will come and go and can appear anywhere on his body. they can be very tiny or as big as 2mm. I have never heard of this, but she said it they got really bad they could freeze them, but they can come back. He had to have gotten it at school because no one he has been around while not at school has anything like this on them. I researched it on the internet and the pictures i found are way worse than his. People you need to look at this and start noticing if anybody you know has this. I don't know what were gonna do.
country girl

Barbourville, KY

#10 Oct 22, 2009
I don't know about other parents,but when my child is sick i keep them at home i don't let them go to school because i don't want them to spread it. My opinion is i don't understand why (some parents) go ahead and send their kids to school sick i believe that this should stop because they are spreading it to other kids. i don't believe that it is right for this to be going on if the teacher suspects that the child is sick then the childs parents needs to be notified. Its hard eniugh for the parents that really care for their children and try to send them to school everyday, but can't due to them either catching the flu or taking a virus off another sick child that the parents needed to keep at home to begin with. Like i said this is my opinion, i know the schools would not be carrying that many germs if some of these parents would just simply keep their sick children at home then send them to school when they are felling better....
REALLY

London, KY

#11 Oct 22, 2009
I have seen a kid in my daughters class that sit and scratch his arms constantly and they have bumps on them, at the open house.I advised my child to stay awyw from this kid. When we went on the class trip last year this one little girl had bumps around her mouth and all over her hands and arms. and every time i looked at the kid all day she was scratching. How can the teachers not notice something like that? I have never heard of this molluscum but i am gonna google it. Sounds like something else to worry about.
momma

United States

#12 Oct 22, 2009
Found this, maybe it'll help

Astringents
Astringent chemicals applied to the surface of molluscum lesions to destroy successive layers of the skin include trichloroacetic acid, podophyllin resin, potassium hydroxide, and cantharidin.[10]

[edit] Australian lemon myrtle
A 2004 study demonstrated over 90% reduction in the number of lesions in 9 out of 16 children treated once daily for 21 days with 10% strength of essential oil of Australian lemon myrtle (Backhousia citriodora) dissolved in olive oil.[11] However the oil may irritate normal skin at concentrations of 1%.[12][13]

[edit] Benzoyl peroxide
In a small randomized controlled trial twice daily application of 10% benzoyl peroxide cream for 4 weeks was found to be more effective than tretinoin 0.05% cream; after 6 weeks 92% of the benzoyl peroxide group were lesion-free, compared with 45% of the tretinoin group (p = 0.02)[14][15]

[edit] Cantharidin
Cantharidin is a chemical found naturally in many members of the beetle family Meloidae which causes dermal blistering. Not FDA approved but available through Canada or select US compounding pharmacy. It is not painful on application, and so it might be preferred by some when treating small children. It should probably not be used near the eyes or in uncooperative children, as the chemical is caustic if scratched and rubbed on the eyes. It is usually applied with a wooden applicator like the sharp end of a wooden cotton bud. Some advocate leaving it on unoccluded. Some advocate covering it with tape for 1 to 8 hours.[16]

[edit] Tea tree oil
Another essential oil, tea tree oil is reported to at least reduce growth and spread of lesions when used in dilute form.[17] Tea tree oil may cause contact dermatitis to those with sensitive skin, although less often in dilute form.
worried wrote:
He has had no aches pains or fever. He has already had the chicken pox. IT,s not scabies, measles, scatlet fever, or poison ivy. She said scabies would leave burrow lines in the skin. I took him to the Dr. and she said it was a viral infection called Molluscum Contagiosum. She said he had came in contact with the virus and it spreads when the bumps are popped. AND GET THIS ...he could have it for 6 mos. up to 3 years, just depends on how long it takes him immune system to get rid of it. It is contagious and she says she sees children everyday almost that has it.She said lots of people have it and don't know it in this county. But they dont require them to be absent from school over it, because they can have it for such a long time. They can get it from touching surfaces or from touching other kids that have been scratching the bumps om themselves. AND THERE IS NO MEDICINE THEY CAN GIVE FOR IT!!! The bumps will come and go and can appear anywhere on his body. they can be very tiny or as big as 2mm. I have never heard of this, but she said it they got really bad they could freeze them, but they can come back. He had to have gotten it at school because no one he has been around while not at school has anything like this on them. I researched it on the internet and the pictures i found are way worse than his. People you need to look at this and start noticing if anybody you know has this. I don't know what were gonna do.
school children

Sheridan, AR

#13 Oct 22, 2009
School children do so much trading, borrowing and are is such close contact with each other, there is no way that you can prevent a wide spread outbreak when just one child comes to school sick. There are cases where they get to school before they even realize they're sick and then there's the rare cases where the parents send them to school to get them out of their hair. There is not a lot that can be done about it except teach your child not to share certain things and wash their hands. Grade schools use hand sanitizer but high school kids think that is uncool.
someone

Sheridan, AR

#14 Oct 22, 2009
I had these mysterious bumps for several weeks. I went to the derminatoligist and she really did not know how to diagnose them but to say they were warts but i knew they did not look like warts. I insisted she freeze them off. Although she said that it could stay in my system for quite some time and I might have to have them frozen off more than once. It only took one time. When I was reading this I googled the Molluscum Contagiosum and it looks exactly like the bumps I had. So it seemed to work just by having them froze off.
grandma

London, KY

#15 Oct 22, 2009
my grandson came home with infitigo from ecc he cant go back 2 school until monday started out with blisters with clear stuff in them
Sorry

AOL

#16 Oct 22, 2009
worried wrote:
He has had no aches pains or fever. He has already had the chicken pox. IT,s not scabies, measles, scatlet fever, or poison ivy. She said scabies would leave burrow lines in the skin. I took him to the Dr. and she said it was a viral infection called Molluscum Contagiosum. She said he had came in contact with the virus and it spreads when the bumps are popped. AND GET THIS ...he could have it for 6 mos. up to 3 years, just depends on how long it takes him immune system to get rid of it. It is contagious and she says she sees children everyday almost that has it.She said lots of people have it and don't know it in this county. But they dont require them to be absent from school over it, because they can have it for such a long time. They can get it from touching surfaces or from touching other kids that have been scratching the bumps om themselves. AND THERE IS NO MEDICINE THEY CAN GIVE FOR IT!!! The bumps will come and go and can appear anywhere on his body. they can be very tiny or as big as 2mm. I have never heard of this, but she said it they got really bad they could freeze them, but they can come back. He had to have gotten it at school because no one he has been around while not at school has anything like this on them. I researched it on the internet and the pictures i found are way worse than his. People you need to look at this and start noticing if anybody you know has this. I don't know what were gonna do.
You referred to the childs DR as a she. If the she happens to be a Shirley Brown I would get a second opinion then switch DRS & never look back! That heffer doesn't know her a$$ from a hole in the ground!!!
REALLY

London, KY

#17 Oct 22, 2009
someone wrote:
I had these mysterious bumps for several weeks. I went to the derminatoligist and she really did not know how to diagnose them but to say they were warts but i knew they did not look like warts. I insisted she freeze them off. Although she said that it could stay in my system for quite some time and I might have to have them frozen off more than once. It only took one time. When I was reading this I googled the Molluscum Contagiosum and it looks exactly like the bumps I had. So it seemed to work just by having them froze off.
you could have them frozen, but the virus is still in your system and it could be months or years before it shows up again.
Concerned

Peapack, NJ

#18 Oct 22, 2009
I know some boys.. They said the Football team had these condition. They have these like soars all over them. Doc said it was infitago.
lice

Manchester, KY

#19 Oct 22, 2009
it is probably scabies. my kids had it once and it was the most tormenting thing, it itches all the time you can't do anything for scratching. it is very contagious and you will have to wash all your clothes and sanitize everything and it they can give it to anyone who comes in contact with you furniture bed clothes or anything your kid has touch. get some lotion from the dr. and it will clear up in about a week.
Hey

London, KY

#20 Oct 23, 2009
Molluscum Contagiosum does not have watery blisters.
worried wrote:
He has had no aches pains or fever. He has already had the chicken pox. IT,s not scabies, measles, scatlet fever, or poison ivy. She said scabies would leave burrow lines in the skin. I took him to the Dr. and she said it was a viral infection called Molluscum Contagiosum. She said he had came in contact with the virus and it spreads when the bumps are popped. AND GET THIS ...he could have it for 6 mos. up to 3 years, just depends on how long it takes him immune system to get rid of it. It is contagious and she says she sees children everyday almost that has it.She said lots of people have it and don't know it in this county. But they dont require them to be absent from school over it, because they can have it for such a long time. They can get it from touching surfaces or from touching other kids that have been scratching the bumps om themselves. AND THERE IS NO MEDICINE THEY CAN GIVE FOR IT!!! The bumps will come and go and can appear anywhere on his body. they can be very tiny or as big as 2mm. I have never heard of this, but she said it they got really bad they could freeze them, but they can come back. He had to have gotten it at school because no one he has been around while not at school has anything like this on them. I researched it on the internet and the pictures i found are way worse than his. People you need to look at this and start noticing if anybody you know has this. I don't know what were gonna do.

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