Q. What causes itchy spots with pus?

Answered by
Dr. Gaurang Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 17, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 09, 2018

Hello doctor,

My 15 month old baby is having spots with pus. It is itchy and scaly. The spots have increased in a week. It seems to heal, but then they appear in other region. I have attached the photos. Kindly check them. Thank you.

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetology Dermatology Hair Transplant Surgeon Venereology


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

You child has atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis). He scratched it a lot and so the lesion got infected. Basically, two things have to be in mind.

  1. First, we need to treat atopic eczema.
  2. Secondly, treat infection due to uncontrolled scratching in eczema.

Atopic eczema is very common problem, as age increases it goes of itself.

Keep the skin moisturized. Use some good moisturizer and apply it four to five times in a day. More the skin is hydrated lesser the itching.

Avoid exposure to dust, chemical, powder, irritant clothes, spicy food and sea food.

Cut the nails and keep body clean. Avoid over use of soap and shampoo as these are too chemical only.

Use steroid cream like Diprovate (Betamethasone dipropionate), Clonate (Clobetasol propionate) over itchy eczema. It should not be applied on infected, crusted and bled part.

Antihistamines are a must. Give syrup Atarax (Hydroxyzine) 2.5 mL thrice a day.

For crusted and infected area use T-bact cream (Mupirocin ointment) twice a day. Let it heal. Continue it for months till allergy subsides.

For further doubts consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist

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