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Can you attach the photos here? Itch or pain? When did he get it? Is it getting worse? Any other symptoms such as fever, joint pain? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered it? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any medications including over-the-counter pills and herbs? Any family medical history?
Mid-childhood acne (acne that occurs in children ages one to six years) is uncommon. Affected children usually present with a mixture of comedos and inflammatory lesions on the face. An endocrinology workup to evaluate for hyperandrogenism is indicated when acne develops in a child in this age group. DHEA-S, total testosterone, and free testosterone levels are reasonable initial tests. You should take it to its doctor to have them measured.