Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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It sounds like what my 3 year old son has called Molluscum Contagiosum. It's a contagious skin rash that cause lil bumps to form and eventually end up like lil things you could pop. His pediatrician told me that it's actually very common among young children, and eventually will go away on it's own. It can take up to a few years. I wasn't too concerned at first because he just had a few on his tummy, but a year later my son has them now on his inner thighs, some on his upper arms, and even his genitals. I was fed up so i finally paid out of pocket to get him to the best dermatologist in my area. He sees him a whole 5 minutes and already has a prescription written for him! I don't understand why no one ever mentioned this before. If I would have treated him a year ago, he would have cleared up within a week or two. Now because they have spread so much the doc says he'll probably have to take the oral med for about 3-4 months. He's been on it almost 2 weeks now and I can already see that some of them are starting to kind of crust and seem to be drying out like the doc said. I wish I would have taken him alot sooner though! The med is called GRISEOFULVIN 125MG/5ML the dose will depend on your childs age and weight, but i would definitely look into this. It's way more common than I ever knew, and it is very contagious too other kids especially if one of them is scratched open and leaks fluid so just a cautious note. Hope this helps and good luck!
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