What causes white bumps on anus in infant?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 in Child Health
Question: Hi my 4 month old baby has some white bumps on his anus. They don't seem to be itchy or painful, what could be the reason?
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Answered by Dr. Archana Verma 27 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Treat with antifungal....

Detailed Answer:
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Yeast infections with Candida albicans are common in infants giving rise to the typical white bumps with mild localized redness in napkin area. I understand your concerns but don't worry it can be easily treated by the following measures:

1. Change napkins regularly and keep the area uncovered for some time in between each nappy change if possible.
2. Apply Nystatin cream available easily OTC thrice a day till it completely goes off.

In case you can't see any improvement after 10 days then do contact me.
Hopefully this will help.
Take care

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