BeeRae22 Posted January 8, 2016 Report Share Posted January 8, 2016 Dd(10) has had this patch of bumps at the fold of her arm for a long time (a year and a half?). Started with one skin-colored bump, and over time there were more, but just in that area. Finally took her to the pediatrician for a referral to a dermatologist and he said he's fairly sure it's a viral skin infection called mollescum contagiosum. Anyone familiar with this? From what I've read, MC is contagious and one can reinfect themselves on other parts of the body. None of us have it, and with the skin picking she does when she's flaring, I would think she would've reinfected herself already if it was contagious. She has actually gouged a few of them off during flares. I also read that for for those with healthy immune systems, it will usually resolve on its own. For those with compromised immune systems (lucky us!) it won't resolve without treatment. Anyone have any helpful information? Her pans doc looked at them the last time we were there, and he suggested that they may be Bartonella related. I have no idea. We're waiting for an appointment with a dermatologist but thought I'd check here too! Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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