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What is the reason for white patches on the face of 50 day old child and how can it be treated ?

My son is 50 days old. After a few days of his birth he developed som pimple like stuff on his cheeks. Doctors told us not to worry and they will peel of on there own. they did peel of but now my son has some white patches on his face . Doctor has prescribed Zole-F for this. I am not sure if this is the correct ointment because after reading on the net I believe that the ointment is for Fungal infection. Also, I would like to know why are these white spts there?? please help..
Asked On : Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

New born skin changes are common and are mainly due to the maternal hormones like Oestrogen. Most of these changes spontaneously regress on their own. It is very uncommon for a new born to develop fungal infection on their own. It is something he would have acquired if the mother has vaginal fungal infection.

I advise you to check with a Dermatologist and also the mother.

Answered: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist Dr. Puvvula Kishore Kumar's  Response
Hi.dear saurav..,
Thanks for choosing HCM...,
Pimple like lesions on cheeks..,
could be .....IRRITANT DERMATITIS...,
It is due to irritation of Saliva ( kiss on cheeks produce) ..,
So don't worry..,
Flollow these.,
1) Apply fusidic acid and Betamethasone (FUSIBACT).,
on cheeks daily 2 times..,
2) Levocetrizine syrup...2 spoonful for 2 times daily..,
3) Ofloxacin syrup...........1 spf...2 times daiy..,
ok...good luck.

Answered: Tue, 20 Mar 2012
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