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Suggest treatment for fungal infection in a child

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015
Question: I have a one year old that has two white patches surrounded by a reddish ring. We have a dog. Is there an over the counter anti fungal that can be used on a one year old? YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Your child might have developed a fungal infection known as P XXXXXXX
it can be treated with an antifungal cream like clotrimazole.
It is usually available over-the-counter and is safe for toddlers.
It gives a good response within 15 days.
you can try this in consultation with your doctor.
If possible please upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
Let me know if you have any of the doubt.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
hello
Thanks for the photographs.
It looks like fungal infection.
Please use clotrimazole cream for at least one month.
Your child should get a response with this.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Brief Answer: Fungal infection Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Your child might have developed a fungal infection known as P XXXXXXX it can be treated with an antifungal cream like clotrimazole. It is usually available over-the-counter and is safe for toddlers. It gives a good response within 15 days. you can try this in consultation with your doctor. If possible please upload a photograph of the involved area. This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis. Let me know if you have any of the doubt. Thank you