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1281453 tn?1275898200

patch of bumps

my nine year old son has a patch of skin colored bumps under his chin this is a picture. Is it contagious? what is it can you help please?
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563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Sorry replied to an earlier question first. These small bumps can be due to folliculitis or irritated hair follicles, small cysts, clogged pores, flat warts or viral infections( if they have sprung up recently). I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist so as to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment can be decided thereafter.

Till then apply warm compresses, Neosporin ointment and calamine lotion and avoid messing with it. Also make your child wear cotton clothes and avoid direct sun exposure. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
From the symptoms the possibility of eczema needs to be ruled out. Eczema is a form of chronic dermatitis (rash).Allergic reaction is one of the important causes of eczema. Apply calamine lotion and take some antihistaminics like Benadryl. If the symptoms persist then topical steroids may be needed. For this please consult a dermatologist. Also keep it well moisturized as eczema can be exacerbated by dryness of the skin. Use good quality moisturizers to prevent moisture loss from the skin.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

1281453 tn?1275898200
think they might be flat warts if so what can i do?
563773 tn?1374250139
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Flat warts are benign tumors of the epidermis and usually occur in children. They are about the size of a pinhead and usually appear on the face, but can also appear on arms, knees, or hands. Several medications(like podophyllum resin, Podofilox (Condylox), Trichloroacetic and bichloroacetic acids, Imiquimod 5% cream and interferons) are available, which can be applied directly to the surface of the warts.Other treatment options include electrical cautery, surgical removal, Carbon dioxide laser treatment and electrodesiccation.

In my opinion you should talk to a cosmetologist/dermatologist about this and get these warts evaluated. I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep us posted on how you are doing. Kind regards.


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