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Black spots on child's bottom, applied vaseline, spots removed, redness still there. What it could be?

I noticed earlier this week on my childs bottom 2 black spots with light pink around it. My friend told me to put some vaseline on it and i did. I just checked again now and the black spots are gone but the red is brighter and remained there, however the black spot relocated couple inches higher in perineal area. I tried to google but didnt find anything. Anyone knows what it could be?
Asked On : Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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From your description it seems to be an infected sebaceous gland or a hair follicle. A direct examination of the area will help in better diagnosis.
You can apply an antiseptic ointment like neosporin in the area.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Wed, 13 Jun 2012
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