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Atopic dermatitis in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   my name is xxxxx
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   this is for my son... he is 4 months old ..
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   some rashes on his neck ...v hv consulted a doctor .. d advised us to apply candid b cream..
User :   it is almost 2 weeks over ...stil not cured
User :   could you pls help me on this
User :   also the doctor advised us to put candid powder if req
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   To which doctor have you shown the Kid to ?
User :   child specialist
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Could you be a bit more descriptive on the rash ?
Doctor :   Does it become dry and a bit hard sometimes or Is it wet and oozing ?
User :   we can see the white patches
Doctor :   Ok
User :   normally when we have some fungus related issues ... the white patches forms right
User :   the same type
Doctor :   In Babies of the age of your kid,
User :   before he takes bath, we normally apply olive oil on his body even in his neck also ...
Doctor :   The most common possibility is Atopic Dermatitis
User :   and we use baby soap to clean that
Doctor :   Ok
User :   also he is producing some noice .. like ppl normally snoors right ... the same sound ...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   the doctor whom we consulted told it is normal and some times it will last at the age of 1 or before,
Doctor :   Let me advise you on this
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. It might be Atopic Dermatitis
Doctor :   2. You have to consult a Dermatologist for this.
Doctor :   3. Treatment is by Using 1 % Hydrocortisone lotion
User :   this is for the rash ?
Doctor :   Please apply this after you consult with a derm as i have not physiaclly seen your baby.
Doctor :   Yes
User :   ok...
Doctor :   4. Also Use a Moisturizer like Olive oil and Ghee at least for times a day.
User :   sure ...
Doctor :   5.As it is winter it may recur, so keep helping with moisturisers.
User :   ok will do that ...
Doctor :   6. For the snoring sound it might be due to the milk or fluid in the baby's mouth or pharynx , not to worry.
User :   always he is producing this sound ...
Doctor :   7. Please use Natural Eucalyptus oil drps on the baby's cloth for better respiration.
User :   which we already using ...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   That is good.
Doctor :   If you feel there is a snoring because of teh nasal block or lung infection than please go ahead and show to a pediatrician.
User :   ok ...
User :   he doen't have breathing issue ....
Doctor :   oK
Doctor :   So not to worry.
Doctor :   So in a nut shell please consult a derm. for a atopic dermatitis.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
User :   sure ...will do that
Doctor :   Hope you use the right medicine and he gets well soon.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
User :   ok sir... thaks for the help
Doctor :   Take care, Bye for now.
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