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Bacterial infected rash during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My 34yr old daughter developed a rash in the last 2-3wks of pregnancy.It was small round, now it is large round and raised, looks mushroom like.About 1inch in diameter, nothing in the centre, red and tiny spots outside before a round red ring, very painful and only on her torso(front)one behind her left ear on her hairline. she is breastfeeding and does not want to use Cortisone Cream. the Obstetcian saw her yesterday, horrifed and screwed his face at her in horror at the sight of this rash. It appears to be getting worse, she is under a lot of stress, her oldest son of three children, has Influenza virus in his collapsed right lung on long term anitbiotics and he is not getting any better. What can you suggest she do about this rash please.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read ur query,
Doctor :   please give me a few minutes
Doctor :   did the doctor she saw mention anything about the rash ?
User :   Her baby 6 wks, has developed bright red marks on his testes since her rash has become worse.Do you think perhaps this is related to my daughter's rash?
Doctor :   no this is not related to the rash
User :   He mentioned that she go and see a dermatologist
Doctor :   is the skin on the scrotum intact ?
Doctor :   the description given,appears to be due to either a fungal infection
Doctor :   called tinea alba,
User :   She has been prescribed cortisone cream and as I said she will not use it because she is breastfeeding. She into Homeopathic remedies and not confident about western medicine.
Doctor :   fungal infections do not heal with homeopathy
User :   If this is tinea, what can she use that will not affect the baby suckling?
Doctor :   and she might use a anti-fungal cream , of fluconazole ointment
User :   The rash is so bad that they are all joining together in enormity and the pain she said is so bad that she cannot sleep. Please if you have any suggestions?
Doctor :   she can take some advil or tylenol for the pain and inflammation
Doctor :   in addition applying cold packs can reduce the pain too
User :   How long do think that this will take to clear up with the suggested ointments?
Doctor :   within a week
User :   Fluconazole ointment, is it prescription or over the counter?
User :   Have you seen a rash as bad as I am describing before?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   such rashes when infected with bacteria, can look very ugly
Doctor :   and severely painful
User :   Here in or somewhere overseas?
User :   Does Fluconazole have cortisone in it?
Doctor :   no it does not
User :   Well I thank you for your information and I will pass this on to her today and see if it works because nobody here that she has seen has experienced anything like it, although I know that she does have tinea and fungal infections on her back from time to time, she lived in very damp there and her husband is.
Doctor :   ok ,
Doctor :   in that case, she will benefit by the ointment i mentioned
Doctor :   take care , bye for now
User :   About my grandson, he had a strepptococcal infection as well on his lung but cannot shake this influenza, he is on longerm pennicillan and they cannot tell her anything about it, he has very high fevers and crashes instantly, do you any comments on this subject?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   kids that young have recurrent such infections
Doctor :   I hope you have followed my advice
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
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