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Skin Bumps on my 3 y/o

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  • Posted By: Rmoritz
  • November 10, 2008
  • 02:21 AM

My family moved to southwest Missouri from Arizona about 10 months ago. My wife and I had lived other places and did not feel the change of climate. My 6 y/o girl did not feel any effects either. We feel that is due to her healthy eating habits and sturdy immune system. My 3 y/o boy however has been battling sinus conditions for months. About 11 weeks ago, what appeared to be about 100 bug bites appeared on him. My wife got some bites and myself and my girl were least affected with only a few. We researched and were convinced they were either fleas or mites. After a visit to the pediatrician, the conclusion was to treat for mites. We did the lotion and cleaned well according to mite fighting. We all seemed convinced that it cured us. He itched terribly and scratched huge areas of his body causing a mild staph infection. While moving through those weeks, he had what appeared to be hives a couple of times. While the initial bites were definitely well into healing at about 9 weeks, he developed another type of bump that looks more like acne without the head. He has had bad diarrhea and is as itchy as ever. He has been through many doses of antibiotic for the sinus' prior to the initial bites and has been prescribed internal and external anti-itch itch medicine as well as an external antibiotic. Recently, prednisone was given with an external anti-itch only.

What we feel now is that his body is reacting and fighting and trying to recuperate. I have had a gut feeling to take him off everything and try building his probiotics up naturally with an over the counter mild antihistamine and a topical anti-itch as needed. He was a desert rat all of his young life and now he lives in the very alive forest.

Does anyone have any experience with this type of scenario? Are we on the right track? Any info would be appreciated.

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  • Congratulations on your healthy life style. Are you sure the little one did not get some type of measles? If the child was bitten by fleas, they can cause trouble at times. They can carry the plague and/or lyme disease. He may be fighting one of the diseases. No-see-ums give pretty nasty bites, too.http://www.ext.colostate.edu/Pubs/insect/05600.html http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin/Md/fleabites.html http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/images/thumb/c/c2/Borrelia_phage.gif/250px-Borrelia_phage.gif&imgrefurl=http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Borrelia&h=269&w=250&sz=31&hl=en&start=22&usg=__LIYpgGzE9oBdCIW0OQUg3QfVzr8=&tbnid=iifefzQFgOzhsM:&tbnh=113&tbnw=105&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dflea%2Bbite%2Brash%26start%3D20%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • November 10, 2008
    • 05:37 AM
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  • Some mites can cause diarrhea. The problem is, they are not usually a kind found in the US. He may need some kind of oral medication to get rid of them. I would find a very good infectious disease specialist.
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • November 10, 2008
    • 08:45 PM
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  • Take him to an allergist-he just changed pollen types completely, he could could be horribly allergic to trees but be fine in the desert. The allergist (or possibly his pediatrician) could perform tests on his arms (or back, given his size) to see what he is/isn't allergic to. Not sure if that would explain the diarrhea per se, but ask him (and the 6 y/o) if he's been eating anything unidentified in the backyard. Best case scenario, he just got the runs from eating raspberries you weren't aware of.
    lstevens 9 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 01:20 AM
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  • I cant thank you all enough for your great information. My wife and I have done tons of research and of course couldn't find some of these great ideas to check out.Warmest regards to you,Bob
    Rmoritz 1 Replies
    • November 12, 2008
    • 03:04 AM
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