Child having a dark skin below the waist compared to face and hand. Underlying cause? - Online Doctor Chats
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His hand, Face is white in colour
There are few medical products which help in lightening the skin, but I would advice it to be used in a 10 month old kid.
The reason for darkening can be due to allergic causes or sun exposure.
But he hardly leaves the house and has no allergies as such
May I know if there are dark patches or the entire lower limb below the waist is darkened?
the entire below waist is darkened
specially his genetial arear
I am not aware of any organic medical condition which cause whole of the body below the waist line darkening.
ok but it cant be because of powder we use??
Darkening over the genitalia/groin could be due to perspiration, fungal rashes or due to conditions like acanthosis nigra
It is unlikely that the powder causes darkening.
but he has no rashes
I understand your concern, but without a clear examination of the skinn
also may be because he is in nappy with nappy pads the skin there is dark
it is difficult to predict the cause of these darkening.
Nappy rashes can be responsible for skin changes, but
they are not expected to spread to the entire legs and below the waist.
ok so i will show him to the skin doctor.
If you've notice a clear differentiation between 2 parts of the body, i would suggest you to consult a dermatologist
I apologize for not being much help here.
Yes ok i will take him to the dermatologist.Thanks for your advice
Is there any other concern that you wish to discuss?
no thank you
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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