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Suggest Treatment For Diaper Rashes On The Buttocks

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Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017
Question: Hello,

My 7 year-old daughter woke up this morning with very bright redness and hot skin on the surface of both butt cheeks. It is not in between the cheeks like diaper rash, but on top of the buttocks. It hurts her to sit and it had some bumps on the red area as well. I put Neosporin on her but this does not help.
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Most likely allergic origin

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on this platform

Sudden appearance of red rash which is warm to touch in bum area can be due to contact dermatitis(allergy to any cloth or washing chemical). Giving oral antiallergic like cetrizine or hydroxyzine with application of steroid cream helps in such cases.
Other uncommon cause is cellulitis (skin infection). The point against cellulitis is symmetric involvement and very rapid onset. Here antibiotic treatment is needed.
Skin lesions are best diagnosed by direct examination.
So I request you to consult a pediatrician or dermatologist for evaluation and management accordingly.

I hope this helps
I shall be glad to help further if you need any.

Regards

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain

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Suggest Treatment For Diaper Rashes On The Buttocks

Brief Answer: Most likely allergic origin Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for asking on this platform Sudden appearance of red rash which is warm to touch in bum area can be due to contact dermatitis(allergy to any cloth or washing chemical). Giving oral antiallergic like cetrizine or hydroxyzine with application of steroid cream helps in such cases. Other uncommon cause is cellulitis (skin infection). The point against cellulitis is symmetric involvement and very rapid onset. Here antibiotic treatment is needed. Skin lesions are best diagnosed by direct examination. So I request you to consult a pediatrician or dermatologist for evaluation and management accordingly. I hope this helps I shall be glad to help further if you need any. Regards