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Spots on My Daughter

Hey everyone, my daugher has spots on her that appeared from nowhere. There are probally ten of them total. Going from memory, there are 3 on each of her sides, 2 or 3 on belly, and 1 just below her underwear line. I have no idea what they are? They are slighly raised and kinda look like pimples, but there dosen't seem to be anything in it. She dosen't itch. No fever. Same ole happy go lucky.

And before you guess, no, not chicken pox, she's been vaccinated, and they don't look like chicken pox plus they don't itch. It's not measles or mumps, or hand and foot disease. I know what all of those look like.
Any ideas? And before someone says something about asking someone where I work, not only am I usually too busy to stop and do anything, but I also don't work till the weekend, and I only ever talk to nurses, and they can't diagnose.

Okay, for anyone else who answers, I said no to chickpox mainly because it dosen't look like it, and from what I can tell online, it dosen't look like molluscum really either. These spots do not look like they have any fluid in them at all. And they are more red than raised(not wart like). The eczema is an idea, but I didn't know you could get spots like that? She had eczema when she was a baby but it was short lived. I'll just have to call the doc.
Thankyou ladies for the responses so far!

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The verdict is in!!! She went to the doctor today. I made the appointment yesterday and last night about 10 more spots popped up, but this time on the back of her legs, which made me a little extra worried. The original ones have started to fade away, a few are barely there.
Anyways, the doctor said it is dry skin. Which is good news considering? Poor thing got some of the not so good Daddy genes. The doctor gave some cream to put on it, but we'll have to be better about putting lotion on in these dry months I guess!

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Like others have said, just because she's been vaccinated doesn't mean she won't get chicken pox - and in most of the cases I've known about including my siblings and I, it started out on the tummy, and didn't itch at first either.

Have you changed laundry detergent recently? It could be an allergic reaction if you have. Have you tried putting a cortizone creme on it to see if that affects anything?

Just a few thoughts I had - good luck!

Yes, my daughter had this when she was a baby. I don't remember what it's called, but it's a virus that affects the trunk, and I think also the palms and soles of feet sometimes. It just goes away on its own, so I wouldn't worry if there are not other signs of illness. I think it is contagious.

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My daughter recently had strep and asked and looked for spots on elly an d below the underwear line. Could be a rash fom a virus.

My son had something similar but it was just on his bottom. It looked like little random spider bites. Some would have white heads others just red spots and they didn't seem to bother him. Our doctor seems to think it is folliculitis and is treating him with a topical and oral medication. A lot of times it is caused from bath toys that hold water. They are basically just homes for germs and bacteria to multiply. On top of the medication she just said to clean the tub really, really well and throw away any toys that hold water, use antibacterial soap for a week and see if it doesn't go away. I believe the medicine he is on is also for impetigo. Good luck! At least you are armed with some similar scenarios before you head to the doctor!

Hi J., my son had spots - raised bumps that were a little wart-like. They looked like pimples, and at first they were just on his belly and neck. They didn't go away, but they didn't bother him, so we didn't worry. Then several months later, he got a few on his face. So, (of course) he would pick or scratch, and they got red like pimples would, but after the redness went away, the bumps stayed.
I finally took him to his pediatrician. She told us she thought it was some sort of wart, and sent us to a dermatologist. The dermatologist told us they are a type of wart, caused by a virus, and can take over a year to clear up on their own. Adults are no longer able to get them; we at some point become immune. I guess everyone gets the virus, but not everyone gets the bumps? I had never seen them before...
Anyway, it is very contagious, so your daughter should not bathe with siblings. If it's too late, then it's too late... The dermatologist gave us some expensive cream (Aldara) and you only put a pin drop of it directly onto the wart every 2 days and over the course of about 2 weeks (if I remember correctly) they clear up. If they give you single dose packages, to make the medicine last longer, poke the package with a sterilized pin to get the cream out, then refrigerate it for the next dose. The docs told us that one, not just us being cheap!
Best of luck to you!

Like others have said, just because she's been vaccinated doesn't mean she won't get chicken pox - and in most of the cases I've known about including my siblings and I, it started out on the tummy, and didn't itch at first either.

Have you changed laundry detergent recently? It could be an allergic reaction if you have. Have you tried putting a cortizone creme on it to see if that affects anything?

Just a few thoughts I had - good luck!

I'm probably wrong...just an outside chance. Maybe bedbugs? That's the first thing that popped into my head. Probably since they have been in the news a lot lately. Just wanted to mention it in case you were thinking it could only be a virus. But unlikely, I'm sure! :) GL to ya!

Take her to the doctor, regardless of what we all think it might be. But here is my thought....Molluscum contagiosum. Sounds worse online then what it is, my son had a very small case of it a year ago.

A child can still get chicken pox even though they have been vaccinated. They tend to get a very mild case as you have described. Chicken pox aren't always itchy either. My son had a very similar case and we would have never known that was it other than he was around a boy that did have chicken pox one week prior to his outbreak, which is the usual incubation period. You will know it is chicken pox if the pimple (clear fluid head) dries up and then turns into a red dot and then finally disappears over the next 10 days. Your best bet is to take her to the doctor for proper diagnosis.

My youngest son (almost 2) just recently had a pimpley looking rash (about 6 pimples) on his bottom. I didn't know what it was.. but took him to the pediatrician when one of them started to kind of look infected. It turned out to be impataigo. I was shocked because my 3 older boys had impataigo at one point or another when they were small, but I didn't remember it looking like a pimple like that. But that's what it was.... just an idea. =)

Yes, my daughter had this when she was a baby. I don't remember what it's called, but it's a virus that affects the trunk, and I think also the palms and soles of feet sometimes. It just goes away on its own, so I wouldn't worry if there are not other signs of illness. I think it is contagious.

even though she has been vacinated doesnt mean she wont get the pox or measles get her to a dr or hospital or clinic soon.none are something to play with.can cause other health related issues.

I don't have an answer for you but I'm wondering if you ever found one? My daughter has the same thing - sounds identical. The doctor first thought it was little broken blood vessels. I can't recall the medical name, but one of them did have very slightly broken bloods vessels around it, so I guess that is why he came to that conclusion, but she is fair skinned, so that is not uncommon for her in general. He said they would not go away but not to panic - they were common and kind of like a delayed birth mark (there were three on her face), but they did go away - just a few days later. But then a few days after that, the exact same three spots flared up again. Then those went away and now she gets random ones on her face, arms, and she did have one on her ear. I haven't noticed any on her bottom, legs, torso or back. They do not seem to bother her in the least, but they are raised and red - no white center and nothing seems to be inside of them (although I have not tried to mess with them at all). They sometimes get a bit crusty, but not like a scab - like just a little dry tip in the middle - right before it goes away. Then it lightens and goes away. The ones on her arm seem to have a little white ring around them...just where the skin looks a bit lighter around the bump, which is a perfect circle. They do not seem to be correlating to anything in her diet, which was my first thought. Anyway, I see your post is from 2008, so I thought you could tell me how your situation ended or progressed? I would sincerely appreciate it...thanks in advance!

before you completely rule out chicken pox, just because your child has been vaccinated doesn't mean they still can't get it. my sister in law has 2 kids, one 4 an the other 16 mo. she brought them over for me to watch & when i changed her 16mo old i saw the red bumps on his stomach and a few on his legs. i told her it was chicken pox & she said "no way, he was just vaccinated last month", when she picked him up & took him to the doc, low and behold he did have them, just not a bad case of them. her doc said that just because you've been vaccinated doesn't mean you can't get it, just that you stand a lesser chance of getting it & that it wouldn't be as bad as if he didn't get vaccinated. there are various things that red bumps can be from eczema, chicken pox, mumps, measels, to psoriosis. you can go to www.wrongdiagnosis.com and type in her symptoms & it gives you a lists of the possibilities. i've been in the medical field for almost 11 years & i can also tell you that without actually seeing what they look like, you're going to have alot of people swing between eczema & chicken pox.

Two of my sons and my daughter have what you are describing. It looks as though its a mole starting or maybe a wart of sorts. I am not certain but think that is a virus and eventually it will go away. I plan on asking my pediatrician when taking my other son in for his checkup. I am interested to know what you find out.

Could be hand-foot-mouth disease. It is very contagious for other kids. My son had it but didn't have rashes on his hands and feet like you would read if you looked it up online. He had about 8-10 random spots, some on his legs and face and forearms. About 2 days or so after those spots he had sores in his mouth. If that is the case there is no treatment just tylenol for fever and push liquids. If she isn't eating ( my son wouldn't after he got the sores in his mouth) just push liquids. I hope she feels better soon.

eczema, that's what my daughter and I have. Looks like raised pimples with white heads. use lotion with oatmeal in it. It will help with the calming of the skin.

I would keep an eye on them. My son was vaccinated but still got the chicken pox, just a mild case of about 15-20.

My son had scarlet fever once (just another form of strep) and he had no symptoms either other than bumps on the torso. Best bet is to take her to the pediatrician.
Good luck!!

I am not certin but I believe that even if children are vaccinated they can still get a mild case of Chicken pox. I would keep an eye on the spots and possibly keep her home from school/daycare until you know what they are.

check out webmd sometimes it can help:)

Good luck
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I agree that it could possibly be mollescum contagiosum. My son started out with what you were describing and it has turned into a very severe case. It covers his whole torso, back, upper arms, neck and is spreading to other areas. I've been to a dermatologist since we spotted the first twelve bumps many times and have been on four different types of creams and one oral medication. I don't think that most cases are as bad as my son's, but it is definitely something you want to get checked out asap. Thankfully the bumps don't seem to bother children who get them much. However, in my research, I've found that this virus can last as long as two years! As someone else said, it is contagious to other children so try to avoid as much skin to skin contact as you can. Should be pretty easy since they are on her shirt covered areas. I hope that you are able to figure out what the bumps are and that they clear up soon! Hope this helps!

It could be eczema. Some cases are more severe than others, and I believe it can even present differently. Sometimes creams like eucerin & aveeno will help. This time of year the dry air makes it hard to cure! Keep the areas well hydrated (after bath apply lotion immediately to damp skin)
Good Luck

I second the though of looking up molluscum online to see if that seems right (until you can see the doctor). Both of my sons have had it, and it's really benign.

It might be Molluscum, which are little warts caused by a virus.
My children never had them but 2 of my grandchildren do.
Google it on the Internet for more info.

My daughter started going to daycare after being with a babysitter for 2 1/2 years after a few weeks I noticed the exact same thing that you are explaining is on your daughter. The doctor thought it was one of two things either a staff infection or contact dermatitis. She gave my daughter a prescription for antibiotic just to be safe and I informed the daycare that she was picking this up from somewhere in her classroom. Needless to say she hasnt gotten it back since. Just a thought. Good Luck.

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