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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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