Thanks for the query.
From your description , your child's rash
appears to be a fungal infection
, called ringworm in layman's terms.It commonly occurs in creases due to sweat and moisture. It is nothing serious.
You need to wash the area with plain water, pat it dry and apply an antifungal cream containing clotrimazole
. This has to be done about 6 to 7 times throughout the day time and again once before bedtime. There should be marked reduction in the itching and also drying up of the rash within 48 hours. Continue treatment upto 1 week after the rash . Try to prevent the child from scratching it. Do not apply any steroid
If however, you find no change after 3 days or any new symptom develops in the meantime, kindly take your child to the doctor.
Hope you are reassured. Take care. bye