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What Do Tiny Pin Head Marks All Around The Navel Area?

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Posted on Thu, 30 Jun 2016
Question: my 6 yr old son has got tiny pin head type white marks all around his navel and on elbow and knees and legs ankle part. around the navel he had more than a 100 tiny dots circling the area which was earlier white then turned red a bit and they r sharp like pin heads very tiny. now it is also there on his penis foreskin . i am attatching picture of the same
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Lichen spinulosus

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query and photograph.
It's lichen spinulosus a common skin problem in children.
It's not an infection or anything of much concern.
Just relax the child will recover on his own.
For faster relief you can use xerina lotion.
Apply the lotion daily in night let it be there for 2 hours and then wash off.
Do this for a month and see results.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (5 hours later)
sir
please see the penis picture once again. i have searched the internet for lichen spinulosus pictures but they do not look like the ones on my sons penis. one of the doctors here on seeing the pictures gave a different term some follecan dermatisis or something like that as i cant read it properly. the doctor said we can ignore it but i dnt understand how suddenly he developed so many tiny white dots. i am not concerned about the dots elsewhere on the body but only on the penis shaft. 3 days back he had some red patches on his legs hands palms and ankles which subsided after giving allegra twice daily and omnacortil twice daily. the doc has also advices to stop omnacortil.
also he scratches a lot when bitten by mosquitoes and makes the skin bleed after which scabs are formed and then again scratches as it itches and leads to dark scars on the skin. please advice an ointment , we are applying linical lotion recently.please share your views
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (18 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It's not dangerous.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
I examined the photograph again.
He might have said lichen spinulosus.
These are same and are just hardened skin.
There is nothing to worry these lesions will subside on their own.
You can try xerina lotion.
This should help in faster recovery.
Regarding itch, child might have developed an allergic reaction.
These things are common in children.
Don't use omnacortil, it's a steroid and can hamper child's growth.
You can use ritch cream for local application.
It is very safe and effective.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
sir what if we leave the white spots on penis without any treatment? they occured suddenly and so mamy of them ....do they happen to other children also and is how common..and also i had asked abt the scabs and scarring which occurs when he keeps scratching his mosquito bites then bleeds it then again after scab formation again scratches it ultimately the area gets dark brown scar which dont go. whats the solution for it ? can i msg u on whatsapp sir my no is 0000 and email id is YYYY@YYYY if u cud pls provide urs .......if the marks on his penis never go will it harm his health
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (24 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No treatment required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
These spots on penis can be left as such.
They might take one or two years to go off and they won't leave any scar.
As I mentioned earlier you can apply ritch cream whenever there is an insect bite.
The child won't develop any itch and hence there won't be scarring.
Sorry the company policy doesn't allow us to share contact details.
You can ask your doubts here as follow up query whenever you want.
We are there to help you.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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What Do Tiny Pin Head Marks All Around The Navel Area?

Brief Answer: Lichen spinulosus Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query and photograph. It's lichen spinulosus a common skin problem in children. It's not an infection or anything of much concern. Just relax the child will recover on his own. For faster relief you can use xerina lotion. Apply the lotion daily in night let it be there for 2 hours and then wash off. Do this for a month and see results. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you.