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    daughter breaks out in itchy bumps on legs only
    bnkg36 posted:
    My daughter is 11 yrs. old. She has had this problem her whole life where she will break out in these bumps which severely itch but they are only on her legs (mostly thighs but also on upper calf). She cries when the break outs happen and says it burns and itchs so bad. This mainly happens late afternoon and into the night. We tried everything from changing detergents, soap, you name it (like doctor suggested). I've taken her to children's hospitals and still nothing because they say they would have to see her break out to be able to test yet she doesn't do this during the day. We can put cortisone cream on the areas when it happens and usually it will be gone within an hour and then she is fine until the next break out. Also this mostly occurs during the winter however it has on occasion happened in other times but not nearly as frequent. I'm open to try anything to give her some relief.
    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    Your poor daughter needs a skin biopsy for a 100% accurate diagnosis. I would begin with a consultation w the dermatologist at your Children's Hospital in order to establish care. Once you have seen the dermatologist he or she is more likely to allow you to come in ASAP when your daughter does break out in the rash.

    I hope that helps and please keep us posted
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology

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