Papular Urticaria-Itchy eruptions in a child

Children often develop itchy eruptions on their arms and legs. Interestingly these are much less on other parts of their body.
Intense itching is the predominant symptoms. This is associated with slight discharge of watery fluid and rarely blood. More characteristically, this occurs intermittently and leave some marks.
Scientific name of this condition is known as Papular urticaria and is a form of skin allergy.
Doctors diagnose these as mosquito bite that mothers are not ready to agree. But, truely, these are caused by insects like mosquitoes, bed bugs etc.
However, these are not bite, rather these are allergic rash to bites. Thus, a single bite anywhere can lead to many eruotions on limbd.
Protection from mosquito bite is vital.
These generally improve after childhood.
Consultation with a dermatologist is advisable. Itching can complicate with bacterial infection. Thus, ignoring this can be dangerous sometime apart from the sleep disturbances and psychological stress in the child.

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