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Skin rashes for an infant, fungal infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   Hello This is regarding my 11 month old son.
User :   He has developed a ring like rash on his under thigh.
Doctor :   Ok,
User :   and some rashes as well in the under-side of the skin between the legs..
Doctor :   Since when did you notice the same ?
User :   sorry not between the legs..
User :   but around the butt area.
User :   ring was noticed about 2 days back
Doctor :   Ok , is there any redness surrounding the affected area ?
User :   redness on the ring... No redness surrounding.. But rashes nearby
Doctor :   Ok do you see any discharge form the lesion ?
User :   no discharge from the ring area
Doctor :   Ok , based on the description you gave me i suspect it to be fungal infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   this happens commonly in the above mentioned areas by you
Doctor :   and much common in babies on diapers
User :   ok... for babies as well.
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes,
Doctor :   Do apply antifungal dusting powder like KETO all around the affected area and keep the area dry to the maximum
Doctor :   and do change the brand of the diapers if using and then do change them frequently
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