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post #21 of 33
There is a strain of coxsackie going around here...my DS and I both are just getting over it! Two other kids I know have it, too. It does occur in the palm, foot sole & diaper area along w/mouth & throat. There are different strains. Kind of what it looks like to me.
post #22 of 33
weird, I don't know and can't see it good enough in the picture.
post #23 of 33
From what I can see it looks exactly like herpes. I have it and dd2 has it, and we have both had it on our fingers/hands as well as our faces. Herpes is everywhere and some people get it, some don't. Everyone is exposed some time in their childhood. Last week I was exposed to a little boy who had it and then he held my hand. Guess what I have starting on my face today? Most of the time it's harmless, but just keep an eye on any changes of behavior. I would take him into the ped just to confirm what it is so you know.

The oral/hands herpes is different than genital herpes.
post #24 of 33
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Originally Posted by USAmma View Post
From what I can see it looks exactly like herpes. I have it and dd2 has it, and we have both had it on our fingers/hands as well as our faces. Herpes is everywhere and some people get it, some don't. Everyone is exposed some time in their childhood. Last week I was exposed to a little boy who had it and then he held my hand. Guess what I have staring today?

The oral/hands herpes is different than genital herpes.
Do I need to take him to the dr? How do you treat it? Do I need to put some neosporin or something on it?
post #25 of 33
Here's a pic of herpes whitlow.
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...lr%3D%26sa%3DG

This case is starting to heal so it scabs over after the blister/white rash stage

I would take him just to confirm what it is. Try not to touch it or spread it to other areas. I would put a sock on his hand until you know what it is for sure. There's not much you can do for it. It just has to go away, and usually it will within a week or so. Just keep it exposed to hair (sock is fine, thick creams and band-aids are not so great).
post #26 of 33
After looking at the pics and then USAmma's link, I agree with her assessment, looks like herpes to me. I also agree, take him in just to get confirmation.
post #27 of 33
I had a herpes simplex sore come up on my hand about a month ago, on the side of my index finger. it started like a few itchy lumps, and quickly developed into something that looked a lot like what your baby has. (but I cant tell for sure).
It got worse, was painful for a day, then became big blisters and got better within a week or so.
I'd recommend (whatever it is) that if your baby seems fine in all other respects and no other symptoms, cover it with a sock and dont worry about it. If it gets worse/ doesnt improve or other symptoms appear, especially fever, go see a DR, just to get it checked out.
let us know how it goes
post #28 of 33
Did you touch any plants outside or did he?It looks like something from a plant that he may be poisonous too.
post #29 of 33
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Did you touch any plants outside or did he?It looks like something from a plant that he may be poisonous too.
I doubt it. He's not grabbing stuff yet, and still clenches his fists a lot.
post #30 of 33
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anyone else? he has an appt tomorrow with ped..

i just saw a flea/gnat or something on him just now. I wonder if it's bug bites?
post #31 of 33
Bumping this up b/c I'm curious to see what the doc had to say!
post #32 of 33
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Well, I didn't see my regular dr and I was not too impresed with this dr. He said he would suspect herpes if someone in the family had it but he doubted it. He also said herpes would be more widespread on the body. (Both of these things I know are not good arguments probably..) He just said it was just one of those baby things that will go away on its own. He gave some a script for some Bactroban to put on it.

I'm not sure what to think. I asked the dr if he could have gotten herpes from someone in church (lots of people touching on him) and he told me he tells his patients not take their babies out of the house until 2 months, after the first set of shots. That didn't make much sense to me, seeing as how there is not a HERPES vaccine.

SO... I probably should have just not taken him. It looks a lot better and two of the bumps are almost gone, leaving a brown dot. Plus, the waiting room was FULL of sick kids, sneezing and snotting... I just know we will probably catch something.
post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by mat4mel View Post
he told me he tells his patients not take their babies out of the house until 2 months, after the first set of shots.
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Sounds like a wasted trip...sorry mama! I retract the coxsackie suggestion, btw, if those are still the only bumps your babe has.
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