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PICS added. I wish I could show a picture. I was looking at my 5 week old's hands this morning and noticed that on one of his palms, are a cluster of very tiny blisters (red with white centers). Then there is a single isolated bump closer to his wrist. I seriously doubt these are insect bites, because he is with me 24/7 and although we have been outside, he wouldn't have gotten bugs on him. Any ideas what this could be?

edited to say I am looking at them again and they are mostly just white bumps.. not red bumps with white centers.
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http://www.askdrsears.com/html/8/T082900.asp


check this link...has lots about rashes....
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coxsackie?
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Perhaps hand/foot/mouth virus.............does he have a fever?

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I already looked at Dr. Sears site and don't see anything that could be related. Milia is common in newborns but it doesn't happen on the palm of hands..

I thought of coxsackie but my kids have had that before and it didn't look like this.
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That's a good link. Good luck, DD had a funky rash all over once, but we got through it and she was fine. Check with a pediatrician if you are worried.

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no fever, no other symptoms.
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im thinking hand foot and mouth ... sounds like it to me ..
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I really don't think its coxsackie/hand food and mouth. He has no other symptoms, and I've seen this virus before on my other kids. Plus, I was just looking it up and it says it usually doesn't happen on the palms.
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And it's not just a concentrated patch of newborn acne??? My ds#1 didn't get his until he was around 6 wks old.
A picture would really help because I've seen hand and mouth.
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There is a form of the oral herpes virus that shows up on fingers and hands. If that's what it is, watch your baby because in rare cases it can be very harmful to newborns, spreading to the brain (!). In most cases it will clear up on its own. From your description it sounds like it could be that.

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Infant acne on the palm? I really don't think so..

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Is it possible that he has thrush? That can transfer to the hands in the form of a rash if he sucks on them.

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Probably the easiest way is to just go to photobucket.com, it's a quick-sign up, and then you'll see the form for uploading a picture. Once you select the picture location and upload it, there will be three boxes below the picture. You want the one that says URL. Just copy and paste the URL into your post here.

As for the rash itself, I have no idea. Just trying to help here where I can.

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Don't I have to have herpes to pass it on to him? I don't have herpes.
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85% of adults have (dormant) hsv1.
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Do the bumps have a dimple in the middle? That could be molluscum contagiosum.
But it sort of looks fungal to me. I'd probably get it checked out when you can.
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Do the bumps have a dimple in the middle? That could be molluscum contagiosum.
But it sort of looks fungal to me. I'd probably get it checked out when you can.
Here, it says molloscum contagiosum doesn't occur on the palms.

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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.
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weird, I don't know and can't see it good enough in the picture.
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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.

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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?
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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).

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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