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What causes a rash on the upper thigh and cold in an infant?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: Hello, I have a 17 month old son and he has a funny looking rash on his upper thigh close to his behind, he doesn't have a fever, but has had a cold for a week. Should I take him to the doctor about this issue?
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Likely diaper rash

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM,

I have read your query and carefully reviewed the picture even enlarging it.

From the pucture,it looks like a diaper rash but I not 100% sure since the picture quality is not so good.

Here,I will also want to rule out chances of fungal infection.

Meanwhile, you can continue with diaper medications like topical rashfree cream.

Oral antihistamine like syrup cetrizine 3ml twice daily will also be helpful.

However, I will suggest you to see some nearby doctor for a safer side and if rash does not go away even after 24 hours of symptommatic treatment.

Regards,

Dr.Sandip kabra
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What causes a rash on the upper thigh and cold in an infant?

Brief Answer: Likely diaper rash Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM, I have read your query and carefully reviewed the picture even enlarging it. From the pucture,it looks like a diaper rash but I not 100% sure since the picture quality is not so good. Here,I will also want to rule out chances of fungal infection. Meanwhile, you can continue with diaper medications like topical rashfree cream. Oral antihistamine like syrup cetrizine 3ml twice daily will also be helpful. However, I will suggest you to see some nearby doctor for a safer side and if rash does not go away even after 24 hours of symptommatic treatment. Regards, Dr.Sandip kabra