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my son has sores and scabs all over his body. what

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my son has sores and scabs all over his body. what types of skin irritations could this be?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 8 years ago.
I am a pediatrician,
Sores and scabs on the skin indicate a skin infection. This can be secondary to any type of skin irritation (like contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, allergic reaction) which can become infected due to the child scratching at these lesions.
This will need treatment with local antibiotics and possibly oral antibiotics as per prescription medicines as prescribed by the pediatrician,
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