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9 year old having itchy armpits with reddish spots. Need to get checked?

Hi My 9 year old son came to me tonight with itchy armpits, I looked at them and he has a slight rash, small light red spots, they don't look like heat rash as though small they are slightly raised. He tells me they've been itching for a week or two. He has no other symptoms and is otherwise well. It has not been especially hot lately, nor have I changed washing powder lately. I put some topical 1% cortisone cream on them. Should I take him to the doctor?
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Asked On : Sat, 11 May 2013
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It is unlikely that your son's rash is allergic in nature.
It seems that your son may have ringworm, a fungal infection that appears in moist areas, like the armpits. Cortisone is not a good idea. You should take him to the doctor for confirmation of the diagnosis and proper antifungal treatment.
Answered: Fri, 17 May 2013
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