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4 yo- pox,bites,scabies,poison-- NO! what?

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  • Posted By: mom2003
  • December 27, 2007
  • 02:58 AM

My 4 year old daughter had a flea bite looking bump on her leg about 2 months ago, it started to grow a little into more bumps and they starting spreading, to her stomach and back and hair. Thought it was chicken pox, then poison ivy, impetigo, then scabies (all diagnosed by doc) --all no.
Now there are 5 on her leg that contue to grow from the original bite-looking bump and look like tiny blisters on top of each other in a nearly perfect circle. The largest is now the size of a 50 cent piece. There are spatterings of bumps on her stomach, arms, head and back that come and go. Mild itching, and only at night...no other symptoms.
We have tried 4 topicals, and clindamycin. We are now back on cephalexin (which we started with) and devotese (?) topical, which seem to be completely ineffective.
She is in a private preschool, (but we have had her out of school for 2 straight weeks now) and neither the other parents have reported problems, nor my husband or I. When she was diagnosed incorrectly with scabies, we put all clothing, bedding and towels in ziplock bags for 10 days and wash our entire house including carpets with an alcohol solution so I cannot imagine it is something in the house that is affecting her this way, plus we were gone 4 days during Christmas, and it only continued to worsen.
Does anyone have any advice or ideas?

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  • Where do you live? And does she have any other symptoms - digestion, respiratory, urinary, etc? Has she had blood work done? Are they just guessing at a bacterial infection or have they found any bacteria? DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 05:07 AM
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  • NC No other symptoms, one day in the last 2 months she was vomitting for 1/2 a day but I am pretty sure it was a bug. None other.No blood work yet, had scrapings and swabs done. Found nothing so far. Ideas?
    mom2003 2 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 02:49 PM
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  • I'd be concerned about the MRSA virus...get one of the poxes analyzed/scraped and sent to the lab...
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 08:42 PM
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  • The fact that the bumps are circular in formation puts me on the track of eczema. Some types of eczema form a circle with an odd (not even) number of bumps that form the circle. Weird. :confused:
    vleichleiter 3 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 04:53 PM
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