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My Four Year Old Son Has Weird Tiny Wart like Bumps in Random Clusters......

I have never seen this on either of my older children and it seems to be spreading a little...taking him to the doctor but wanted to know off hand if anyone has seen it and what might it be? There is a group on his belly and a cluster on the back of one knee. How to get rid? They don't itch, they are NOT red nor are they poppable. Thanks for any input!

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Molluscum contagiosum it is..........doctor prescribed RetinA which I thought was for acne but apparently is used to treat this as well. Thanks to all the moms for all the great input!

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Could be warts caused by a virus. My son had them and it takes many weeks for them to go away, maybe months.

To determine if they are warts, get a magnifying glass and look at one close up. If it looks like a donut with a concave area in the middle of it, they are warts. The hole does not go completely through. Looks like a Red Blood Cell if you know what that looks like.

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Has she has a chicken pox vaccine?
It can do that.
Either way, I would not worry too much.
If he is very fair skinned, it could just be sensitive skin.

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It kind of sounds like Mulloscum. My daughter had these on her leg when she was 4. You just have to wait for them to go away. Hers lasted a few months.

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It sounds like it could be molluscum contagiosum ... contagious moles. They can be picked up off of clothing, playground equipment and anything else they come in contact with. They are highly contagious and transfer in heat and moisture ... bath time should be kept to a minimum until the condition is resolved, washcloths, towels and clothing should be used once and washed to minimize the chances for becoming reinfected.

Ask your doctor about treatment options ... when we had it in our home we used a prescription topical gel that cleared it up quickly.

Best wishes for a joyous holiday season!

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Could be warts caused by a virus. My son had them and it takes many weeks for them to go away, maybe months.

To determine if they are warts, get a magnifying glass and look at one close up. If it looks like a donut with a concave area in the middle of it, they are warts. The hole does not go completely through. Looks like a Red Blood Cell if you know what that looks like.

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Could be keratosis. My son has it on the back of his upper arms. From what I've been told its harmless and NO don't try and pop em. Eucerin for moisture

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i had something like what your describe in my arm once. i got a cream and it went away. the doc said it is hereditary altho i don't know of anyone in my fam to have it...but then again it's not like you talk to everyone about every bump, rash etc you get. i wouldn't worry. i think the cream i got was a steriod of some type called triamcinolone acetonide..this was over 5 years ago.

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When bathing him scrub the bumps-not too hard though-use good judgement and use watered-(warm water) down white vinegar after every bath and then 2x during the day and hydrocortizone cream at night. You'll see results very quickly. Keep doing that until all is gone.

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Hi K.,
I realize you've already seen the doctor. Both of my kids had/have molluscum-something-or-other. Our doctor advised to wait it out as none were in dangerous places and the kids left them alone.

After one year, each of my daughter's bumps burst over a period of weeks. There were scars for a few months, now they are gone. My son's look like they are going to start bursting any time.

Here's how I understand it: apparently they are a type of wart that is contagious through many means including bath water. Once they start bursting, that's a sign the body is developing the antibody to them which is why grown ups don't normally get them from their kids. Once they're gone, they don't come back.

Good luck!

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