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Child, rough, red rashes on hind thigh, painful, burning. Boroline used. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor...
User:good evening..
Doctor:How are you doing?
Doctor:Good evening
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Fine at our end doctor. Tx
User:how abt u?
Doctor:I am good thank you
User:Doc i have a son of 8 years, he has developed rashes on his hind thigh, he complains of pain and burning in the infected area
Doctor:Since when does he have the rash?
User:it is also rough and red in colour
User:about an year
User:but since yesturday it is bad
Doctor:Has he been treated for this before?
User:no doctor
User:onlu used boroline
Doctor:Does he have any fever or any other symptom?
User:no doctor
Doctor:Does the rash look like a cluster of boils or something?
Doctor:Or does that itch?
User:no cluster but is a patch of around 3-4 cms radius below the butt
Doctor:Is there itching?
User:it burns rather, no itch
Doctor:Ok, XXXXXXX right now,
Doctor:I would suggest the following
Doctor:Firstly, cold compresses on the rash will halp
Doctor:So take a cloth and soak it in ice cold water
Doctor:and then put it
Doctor:Second, I want you to put calamine lotion on it
Doctor:Can you send me a picture of the rash XXXXXXX?
User:Yes.. i can ..
User:just 5 mins doc...
User:i will send it right now...
Doctor:Please send it at YYYY@YYYY
User:i will sent it now..
User:and ping back..
User:is it fine doc?
Doctor:and write Attention to Dr. XXXXXXX in the subject line
Doctor:Yeah sure
Doctor:Come back on the chat
Doctor:We'll take it from there
User:awesome.. thx doc...
Doctor:Should I close this chat then?
User:yeah, that would be fine. i will get back to u.
Doctor:Thanks XXXXXXX
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:This is Dr. XXXXXXX
User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:This is Dr. XXXXXXX
User:THis is XXXXXXX here..
Doctor: XXXXXXX I need a favor
User:i hv send you the photots
User:yes Doc
Doctor:Please send the email to YYYY@YYYY
User:sent Doc..
Doctor:Thank you
User:hv sent 4 snaps...
Doctor:It'll take a minute or so, I guess
Doctor:Appreciate your patience
User:not a prob Doc..
Doctor:Does your child have a very dry skin, XXXXXX?
Doctor:or does he sweat too much?
User:only in the affected area, it has become rough..
User:sweat, normally...
Doctor:Then do 1 thing apply the cold compresses, calamine lotion and Venusia cream
Doctor:Do you have any oil at home right now?
Doctor:like coconut oil?
User:Venusia cream... ok
User:is this cause of heat Doc?
Doctor:Its possible
Doctor:But first we need to take care of the severe dryness
Doctor:do you have coconut oil at home
User:yes, we do have
Doctor:Try and apply a little on the rash
Doctor:See if it helps
Doctor:I'm waiting
User:i just applied Alovera,,
User:leave juice..
Doctor:That will only soothe not moisturize
Doctor:Just rub a little oil in
Doctor:Does he feel better?
User:he says yes...
Doctor:good, then
User:no much of burning now tho...
Doctor:The first thing right now is to treat the dryness
Doctor:So what I suggest is wipe this area clean and apply a little oil
User:ok... shd i apply even the Venusia cream ( will get it now tho)
Doctor:Oil will be good enough
User:ohh ok..
Doctor:It will serve the same purpose
User:Cool.. thx doc.. i will revert if any issues by mor.. hope ok
Doctor:But XXXXXXX over the long term, I want you to make your child have a bath twice a day
Doctor:He should keep this area dry and clean
Doctor:and after having a bath, he needs to put a moisturizer
User:typically, he does have 2 baths... Chennai mandates him tho :)
Doctor:Whenever he goes out to play, when he comes back
Doctor:let him wipe this area clean
User:ohhh ok..
User:sure Doc
Doctor:I hope he's not overweight
Doctor:Is he?
User:no.. he is 26 Kgs..
User:8 years old..
Doctor:Its the weather XXXXXXX
Doctor:Its changing
Doctor:Thats why
User:we felt so,. but did not want to take a chance..
Doctor:Allergies+Dry skin
Doctor:I understand
User:Okies... thanks very much for the guidance Doc..
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:i will surely keep you posted on the same...
User:nothing for now..
User:thx again Doc..
User:Good night...
Doctor:Good night
User:Really appreciate your kind help
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