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Rash around nostrils

Posted In: Skin conditions 10 Replies
  • Posted By: ae0306t
  • August 8, 2008
  • 07:47 PM

A few months ago I noticed what at first looked like several small pimples on my 12 year old son's upper lip. These "pimples" were in the area where nostril meets upper lip. I got him some acne cream but it did not do any good. We tried hydrocortizone next as I was starting to think this was not acne. It honestly did not help much. The bumps seem to go away for a while but then come back. He does not seem to have a problem with itching. The skin is also red. Anyone have any ideas? I considered impetago but I thought the was more like scabs.

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  • sounds like it could be herpes 1..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • How would a 12 year old get herpes?
    ae0306t 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • oh come on...just from life..80-90% of human beings have herpes 1 so exposure is everywhere...door handles, etc..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 10, 2008
    • 09:57 PM
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  • This rash is around the bottom of the nose. Wouldn't herpes 1 show up more around mouth and lips?
    ae0306t 4 Replies
    • August 11, 2008
    • 06:24 PM
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  • it's easily solved by a blood test for herpes 1.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 11, 2008
    • 06:46 PM
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  • Thanks, he has a doctor's appointment tomorrow. Wait and see what he says.
    ae0306t 4 Replies
    • August 11, 2008
    • 07:11 PM
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  • Herpis is a stupid suggestion, it is a fungal sweat rash, get some cream from the doctor
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 14, 2008
    • 03:12 PM
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  • Thanks, the doctor said it was some kind of skin infection and he prescribed a cream for my son to use for 10 days. It seems to have cleared up for now but we will see.
    ae0306t 4 Replies
    • September 17, 2008
    • 10:16 PM
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  • Thanks, the doctor said it was some kind of skin infection and he prescribed a cream for my son to use for 10 days. It seems to have cleared up for now but we will see.Hello, I realize it's a long time after but I was wondering what happened to your son. Did that creme work, or did it make the rash go away for a short while and then come back? I have the same problem, but have not seen a dermatologist yet.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2009
    • 02:25 AM
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  • Thanks, the doctor said it was some kind of skin infection and he prescribed a cream for my son to use for 10 days. It seems to have cleared up for now but we will see.My 12 year old daughther has been dealing with the same thing for almost a year. We've been to a derm twice with no success. It goes away for a short time, then returns. It never gets worse, but never gets better. The doc has prescribed a number of different creams to NO avail. Tmw, we're going to a new derm to see if she can figure it out... What was the name of the creme your doc prescribed for your son, and is it working?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2010
    • 03:23 AM
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