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12/02/2014 at 19:25
These have appeared on Louie's chest. We have a a doctors app on Tuesday but he's picks the redder one as you can see and it bled lots. He said it was itchy which is why he scratches it. Are they the beginning of moles?
12/02/2014 at 19:44
Hi Belle, they are molluscum contagiosum. It's caused by a virus. There's nothing you can or should do(though some may say to pinch them but that can cause them to spread)
He will probably get more. Both my boys had them at around 5 and 7, one caught off the other but after about two years. It is contagious but tbh with the duration of it being about 2 years I never really did anything to avoid contamination . Some may get angry but just tell him not to pick them , they are a bit unsightly but I promise they will go. Let me know if I can help you further x
12/02/2014 at 19:45
12/02/2014 at 19:47
That's mrs Claus. How long did your boys have it for? And how is it spread? I'll look at the NHS link in a sec. My niece stayed with us at Xmas and had a skin virus according to my sister but it wasn't contagious she reckoned but was lots of little spots. Lou has had these a few weeks
12/02/2014 at 19:52
One had them for about two years and the other was about a year. I still bathed them together, I know it says not to but when you have to be careful for two years it's very hard. No one else caught themi and I guess that's due to age and advanced immune systems.
It's spread by contact so when my boys had them mostly on their trunk but they did have some on their side and where their arms rubbed over it they got them there and they did get some on their thighs too.
None came on their forearms,lower legs and face.
Tbh I soon forgot they were there once I knew what they were and that once the virus burns itself out it will go.
If your niece had it he may have caught it off her but I Think it's just one of those things that kids can be susceptible to a bit like veruccas.
Excuse typos, fat fingers and predictive text
12/02/2014 at 19:54
Oh and surprise surprise my sister just said that's what my niece had. Gee thanks!!
12/02/2014 at 19:56
This is his bum I thought it was sweat rash
12/02/2014 at 20:00
She should have told you but in all honestly he would probably have got it anyway. His bum does look a bit like a heat rash but maybe it's just early stages, the other photo definitely looks like it.
12/02/2014 at 20:03
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