what is it?

Henry's picture
Fri, 07/21/2006 - 11:41 -- Henry

My son (16 mos) has these weird bumps on his palm and fingers - like little pimples. Just on one hand so far. about 6 or so. The look like zits or tiny blisters, they are red around the edges and very small. They don't seem to bug him so far.
What the hell is this? It creeps me out.


mamasusie's picture
Submitted by mamasusie on

Warts. That's my non-professional opinion.

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sweetdumpling's picture

this much i know... if its going to be chicken pox, look in the creveses and hot spots. it probally wont bother him at this age.

i dont think its warts mainly because i dont think they pop up that fast.

look for any changes in the spots or in his temp.


a little me

Henry's picture
Submitted by Henry on

he is acting normal so far. no fever. He may have some on his feet, but its hard to tell - he has a couple of bumps but I can't tell if they are the same or just more scars (from heel sticks as a tiny baby, being in the hospital for 3 months getting blood taken every day really scarred them up)
I can't really see anything in his mouth so far.

Monarda's picture
Submitted by Monarda on

my DS had it and we had no idea till his daycare told us. i noticed a little rashy/pimply stuff near his mouth but most of his rash was all in his mouth, poor thing.

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Submitted by dreamie on


"What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common illness of infants and children. It is characterized by fever, sores in the mouth, and a rash with blisters. HFMD begins with a mild fever, poor appetite, malaise ("feeling sick"), and frequently a sore throat. One or 2 days after the fever begins, painful sores develop in the mouth. They begin as small red spots that blister and then often become ulcers. They are usually located on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks. The skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days with flat or raised red spots, some with blisters. The rash does not itch, and it is usually located on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It may also appear on the buttocks. A person with HFMD may have only the rash or the mouth ulcers."

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Submitted by brainymom on

last month. We knew a friend's kid had been exposed but never had signs so we weren't too freaked that it showed up. she had little blisters on her hands and feet but they never showed up in her mouth. It's a virus so you can't do anything but ride it out. She had a mild fever the day before they showed. I put lotions on it so that they wouldn't itch or bother her and they were gone in about a week
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Ruby of the Moon's picture

Sometimes kids get flat round warts in their hands. Maybe it's that? Usually with hand foot & mouth they get cold sores in their mouths too..

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Henry's picture
Submitted by Henry on

i don't think so.
they weren't there yesterday, and they are red around the edges.