Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
190 Doctors are Online

7 weeks old having white patches and dry skin. Could it be fungal infection?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 474 Questions
my baby is 7 weeks old, she has small 2 mm and bigger 5 mm whitepatches, she has also very dry skin around her ears and when I clean these places the skin pilled off and become very white. I am woried about fungal infection or prmaybeshehas got problem with melanin production. She has teses spots foe 3-4 weeks, my GP told me to moist the skin, I am using Aqueous, for a week, but there is no change. She has also red rash on her chicks, but the red rash on chick is getting better. What shell I do? Please help
Posted Fri, 2 Nov 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Pravin Banodkar 7 hours later
I would be pleased to answer your question .

From your description it looks like she has something called P XXXXXXX . This condition occurs in babies with Atopic Dermatitis which is a condition where a lot of dryness of the skin is seen along with dry scaly white patches and red rash on the cheeks .
However to rule out Vitiligo it is best to see the skin under a special lamp called Woods lamp which helps differentiate the condition .

It is not fungal infection for sure as such discrete fungal infection is rare in infants .

Please show her to the Dermatologist .
Presently you can just continue with the moisturisation .

Thanks and Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor