Kelly - posted on 12/28/2012
I am pretty sure my son has this and I am scared to death! I have never heard of it and hope to god his health is ok. I am so scared for him he only has 2 bumps that I can see. One on his neck and one on his chin. They have been there for 5 months. I asked my family dr about them and she said oh some virus he probably picked up from preschool. And referred us to a derm. I just need someone to let me know that this is normal. Just some reinsurance that he will be ok. Jake has an appt with the derm on Jan 18th wish me luck. I hope my younger son does not get it!
Kylie - posted on 12/17/2009
Seems like most kids get them, my three all had them, no treatment required, no fuss, takes a while for them to go, I figure, its common and not really a problem. No scarring at all. let nature as nature intends, maybe there is a reason for them.
Naida - posted on 12/17/2009
My daughter had this about 2 years ago, and our dermatologist used something that was just as effective as wart treatment, but I can't remember what it was. It was much less painful and scary for her than the couple that she did get the wart treatment for. You might ask them for an alternative to the wart treatment to see if they have one. Whatever they used on my daughter was a chemical that seemd to sort of burn them off, as bad as that sounds... but it was better than freezing them. She has no scars on her arms where she had it, and very slight scarring on her torso. You have to know it's there to see it.
Deanna - posted on 12/17/2009
Thanks Cara. T did visit a dermatologist to get the original wart treatment. Was reluctant to get them frozen as she stated that it could cause scarring..They are getting better with the Benzoil poroxide surprisingly it is working.
I had molluscum contagiosum as a little kid. I remember going to the dermatologist, and he eventually froze a number of the spots off with liquid nitrogen. I suggest seeing a dermatologist to prevent your son's skin from scarring. That was many years ago now though, maybe the treatment has changed!
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