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What Causes Redness In The Groin Area In A Child?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: Hi my 5 year old son has had infitigo he now has a massive hot red area around his groin and a swollen upper lip should I be worried
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (17 minutes later)
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5 year old

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.
The large read area can often be an indication that the infection is spreading. often this requires antibiotic treatment by mouth. I wouldn't call this an emergency. However, I do feel you should contact your doctor about this. Your doctor may want to opt for oral treatment.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Eric Goldstein (3 minutes later)
He also seems to have a rash all over and raised red patches which to me look like hives his red area is very hot and spread down both legs is he going to be safe over night
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (2 minutes later)
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The hives are not that worrisome. However, I don't like your description of the redness spreading down his legs. It would be a good idea to have him checked earlier and not wait until tomorrow.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Eric Goldstein (5 minutes later)
Would by any chance the red raised area just be thrush? I know please suffer from that whilst on antibiotics. And the swollen upper lip isn't a major concern to you then a child that young wouldn't get cellulitis would they just to reassure me
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Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein (1 minute later)
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Yes, the raised area could be thrush.
But a child this age can get cellulitis and that is precisely my concern.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What Causes Redness In The Groin Area In A Child?

Brief Answer: 5 year old Detailed Answer: Hello. I just read through your question. The large read area can often be an indication that the infection is spreading. often this requires antibiotic treatment by mouth. I wouldn't call this an emergency. However, I do feel you should contact your doctor about this. Your doctor may want to opt for oral treatment.