Child feeling itchy in upper thigh region. Suggest the treatment? - Online Doctor Chats
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My 1 year old son looks like is having some kind of itching in between the legs (upper thigh)
Since when is this problem?
and how did it start?
We saw it from last couple of days...
When ever his pant is off, he always try to scratch there....
is there any rash?
Today even with the pant he is trying to scratch there..
Do you put diapers for him?
We can easily make out some problem is htere..
We use very less diapers...
is the rash between the thighs?
either side of penis on the thighs.
How often do you give bath to your son?
It looks like very itching for him...
as his hand always goes there today..
The rashes are generally very itchy
We give once a day...normally..
some times twice...if it was not chilly.
Is the rash spreading is size?
We just observed today in detail...
It was aroiund 1 cm in length each side..
If possible can you send a photograph of the rash so that I can have a look and see what it is?
is the rash elevated?
to which mail ID ?
elevated meaning ?
You can send it to YYYY@YYYY with subject line as Attn: To Dr. XXXXXXX
Elevated means raised
can you feel the rash when you try to touch the area?
some small elevations...across the area..
You said your son has been trying to scratch the area since a couple of days, can you be a little more specific?
is it two days or 3 days?
is there a white pus point in the center of the rash?
shall i send the photo...?
it just looks like a reddish raised area
yes please send the photo
to which ID ?
the id is YYYY@YYYY
Give me a minute... I will click it and come back..!
Are you there ?
Mr. XXXXXXX ..
Have sent the picture?
check the mail from YYYY@YYYY
will look at the pic and get back to you in a minute
I have looked at the picture you sent and I feel the rash looks more like a fungal infection
I too though the same..
So any ointment..for remedy
You would have to start applying a good antifungal cream
any suggestion ?
I mean name...
the antifungal cream should be plain, meaning it should not contain any steroids
I generally prescribe KZ cream to my patients
but this medication is available on prescription only
so, I suggest you consult your family doctor for the same
oh...! But it is only external only..right ?
The KZ cream needs to be applied twice a day for a minimum of 4 weeks
yes it is external only
still the medicine is available on prescription only
Does it have any side effects ? (or any precautions with children of 1 yr )
For external applications not many side effects
but if you are giving any other medicine currently then this even on external applications can have some interactions
For the time being (Till morning) if you have a cream called rash free at home, you can apply that
Currently we are not giving him any medicine..
Ok..I will first try to get a KZ cream in my local store...if he asks for prescription...i will check for pediatrician..
Is there something else you would like to discuss with me today?
I can't comment on that
No...nothing else doctor...Thank you for the support..
Is everything clear
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