Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
155 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Suggest medication for rashes near a newborn's anus

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar

Pediatrician, Cardiology

Practicing since :2006

Answered : 1975 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 8 Nov 2017 in Child Health
Question: my baby girl is just one month old. and she is getting red colored rashes around her poop holes. Can you suggest me what to do?

doctor
Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Apply zinc oxide based cream

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on this platform

I have seen the attached images. The most common cause of perianal rash in this age is diaper dermatitis. Other less common cause is transient lactose intolerance. Infetion is further less commoner cause.
To me it appears to be diaper dermatitis. There is no reducing substance in stool which is against the diagnosis of transient lactose intolerance. 4-6 pus cells in stool is also not a significant finding.
Applying Zinc oxide based creams like Rashfree helps in decreasing the inflammation and accelerates the healing of skin.Apply this cream at least 3-4 times a day. Keep the area dry and avoid rubbing while cleaning.
Just check if diaper absorption quality is good or not. The undersurface should not be wet after passing urine. Switching to a diaper of different brand with better absorptive capacity helps in such cases.
I hope with these measures the redness will subside.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Perianal rash

doctor1 MD

Hello doctor - My 6 month old son has been having frequent stools that is sticky for the past couple of days. we are currently giving neutrolin-b....

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, My 9 month old kid got some reddishness under his hips. this may be due to excessive diaper use. can you pls assist for the same. i...

doctor1 MD

hi.My Baby is 4 months old,Sometimes there are fresh blood traces in stools are found.Occurence is twice in 3 days motions.So we did stool test it...

doctor1 MD

I have perianal rash with small tiny reddened pimple like lesions on the perianal area following application of Epilator cream....I have severe...

doctor1 MD

My five yr old son has had diarrhea for 3 days now and tonight not even his childrens pepto is helping. He literally can t be off the toilet for...

doctor1 MD

past one month,my 6 months old baby, he is going loose motion ( watery greenish color) 6 to 7 times per day. Motion report showing that there is no...