Q. My son has few spots in his legs and elbows which looks like chickenpox. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Atishay Bukharia
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Nov 17, 2019

Hello doctor,

One week ago the back of my son's legs became spotty most of the spots became blisters, looked a lot like chicken pox, but some stayed as little spots. He also has a few spots on the outer side in his elbows, but these have not blistered. He is not ill, and not on any medication.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I will not be able to diagnose and grade your disease without a photograph, so would you mind in sending the good quality photographs taken in a natural light so that I could prescribe you the best according to the grade.

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the photos.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I have seen the photographs. (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

How long it has been there? It could be a chronic bullous disease of childhood, atypical viral infection as well as bullous eruption because of allergy to some food or medication.

Thank you doctor,

It has been there for one week. It seems to be scabbing over and does not have any more blisters.

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Plastic Surgery – Reconstructive And Cosmetic Venereology
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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Then it will subside automatically by its own, nevertheless, I would advise you to take syrup Amoxicillin Clavulanic acid and Mupirocin ointment in order to prevent secondary infection and thus scarring. If a relapse is there then you should consider biopsy and immunofluorescence.

I hope it helps.

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