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Newborn having redness behind the ears with pus formation. Crusty skin rash on the hair line. Eczema?

My 6 week old daughter is very red behind her ears and is now oozing a bright yellow drainage from the skin. It has foul smell. She is also red in all her creases like neck , armpits, and groin . I have been very meticulous about putting powder in her creases and keeping her clean but it s not going away. She also has a crusty rash around her hairline and is getting some yellow crust under her nares. This is really worrying me. Is this impetaigo or yeast or eczema?
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Thank you for your query.

It is difficult to suggest a possible cause for the symptoms being described by you wihtout having a look at the skin. I suggest that you consult your doctor and, if required, a dermatologist to know the exact cause and management of the condition. You are doing the right thing by keeping your daughter clean; just ensure she has a bath daily.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.


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