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    Suggest treatment for diaper rashes and redness in the scrotum of a child

Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017 in Child Health
Question: My son is 6 months old and today we saw lot of diaper rash with lot of redness near anal and scrotum sac region.
We have applied only desi ghee. Please advise something which gives him instant relief as he is crying a lot at times
Answered by Dr. Arun 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Try antihistamine and mefanamic acid

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us.

Diaper rash is usually chemical irritant dermatitis. but sometimes it can get worse with superimposed bacterial or fungal infection. Try diaper cream after cleaning with water after each urination or passing motion. Other options is vaseline.

To get immediate relief from irritation and crying try antihistamine like cetrizine syrup. I usually prescribe around 2 ml two times a day at this age for babies in my clinic.
Also I usually advice mefanamic acid around same dose (should be used only rarely not regularly) to decrease pain if it is very severe .

It is better to consult your doctor and get him examined if not improving.

Wishing your child speedy recovery.
Dr Arun
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