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13 year old daughter's skin eruptions

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  • Posted By: David Feldman
  • October 21, 2007
  • 02:59 AM

My 13 year old daughter spent 3 months in the Philippines during the Summer of 2006. While there she experienced several skin eruptions on her back which were very painful, puss filled, and difficult to heal.

When she returned to the USA she experiened more of these erruptions
on her legs and then I got one on my leg and subsequently one on each of
my smallest fingers (left & right). These were unusual., not the typical
eruption these were extremely painful and difficult to heal.

Now my daughter has another skin eruption above her right eye and there
was enough swelling to almost close her eye. She went to a physician
and is now taking an antibiotic for 10 days and just today it burst open and pus emerged and the swelling is abating.

Does anyone know the cause of these eruptions? We've never experienced anything like these. The physicial took a blood test to
see if there was something in the results that would help pinpoint a
cause and she is looking at possible causes for visitors to the Philippines.

Does anyone know the cause of these eruptions or has anyone experienced something similar? We would appreciate hearing from you!

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