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What causes small boils around neck? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Sep-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
User:I have 2 2 yr old girl
User:2 yr old*
User:she is having small boils around her neck
User:which has recently increased in number
User:the place we stay is very humid and she sweats a lot around the arear
User:we have applied neem leaves too for the same
Doctor:Can you describe the boils?
User:boils means they do not contain any water as such or pus
User:its like prickly heat
Doctor:Is it very small or is it like mosquito bite?
User:its small
User:not like a mosquito bite
User:small round ones
Doctor:Can you upload a photo of the rash?
User:oh..but I am not having one
User:and I am at work
Doctor:From how long does she have the rash?
User:from past 1 week
Doctor:You can try hydrocortisone 0.1% cream on it
Doctor:But it is better to first get her checked by a doctor, preferably dermatologist
Doctor:I think it is dermatitis
User:is it serious
Doctor:Also if she can stay in air-conditioned room
Doctor:No it is not serious
Doctor:Since it is happening in folds of skin, it is due to sweating and heat
Doctor:It will get better when the temperature and humidity of room is maintained
User:ok..can we try the cream you suggested for a few days
User:and is neem leaves good
Doctor:Neem is good but may irritate the skin
Doctor:So better to avoid it
Doctor:You can try the cream but better see a doctor
Doctor:since I am not able to see the baby
User:i will try to get a pic
User:and we are using medimix soap
User:is it good for a 2yr old
Doctor:I personally think medicated soaps should be used minimally
User:then which soap can we use
Doctor:Her skin may be irritated with harsh soaps
Doctor:Juhnsons baby soap is better until her skin is healed
User:we were using XXXXXXX baby soap that fine
User:and she has become very dark
User:how can we lighten her skin tone
Doctor:I wouldnt suggest medicines for her delicate skin
Doctor:It may be because of sun exposure
Doctor:Sun exposure can be avoided
Doctor:Sunscreen lotions can also be used
User:and for a 2yr old she is only 11 kg
User:which sunscreen can we use for her
Doctor:Any sunscreen above spf 30
User:ok..please can you suggest any names
Doctor:Like Lotus, neutrogena, etc
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